An Outstanding La Favorite Cast, Backed by the Superb Bayererische Staatsoper Orchestra


Munich Opera Festival 2017 [5] – Donizetti, La Favorite: Bayerische Staatsoper Orchestra and Chorus / Karel Mark Chichon (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 26.7.2017. (JMI)


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Frank Beermann Makes an Impressive Three Choirs Debut



Three Choirs Festival [2] – Strauss, Rasch, Janáček: Susan Bickley (mezzo-soprano); Natalya Romaniw (soprano); Claudia Huckle (contralto); Daniel Norman (tenor); Ashley Riches (bass); Christopher Alsop (organ); Three Choirs Festival Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra / Frank Beermann (conductor). Worcester Cathedral 26.7.2017. (JQ) Read more

The Dream of Gerontius at the Three Choirs: A Performance That Could Have delivered More


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Three Choirs Festival [1] – Elgar: Susan Bickley (mezzo-soprano); David Butt Philip (tenor); Roderick Williams (baritone); Worcester Cathedral Girl Choristers; Three Choirs Festival Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra / Martyn Brabbins (conductor). Worcester Cathedral 25.7.2017. (JQ) Read more

Cavalli – L’Erismena in Aix: A True Company Achievement



Festival d’Aix-en-Provence [5] – Cavalli, L’Erismena: Soloists, Cappella Mediterranea / Leonardo García Alarcón (conductor). Théâtre du Jeu de Paume, Aix, 15.7.2017. (MB)

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Festival d’Aix-en-Provence’s L’Erismena © Pascal Victor/artcompress


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An Excellent New Staging at the Munich Opera Festival of a Rare Weber Opera


Munich Opera Festival 2017 [4] – Weber, Oberon: Bayerische Staatsoper Orchestra and Chorus / Ivor Bolton (conductor), Prinzregententheater, Munich, 24.7.2017. (JMI)


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Aspen Music Festival (6): Ravel’s L’enfant and Zemlinsky’s Mermaid



Aspen Music Festival [6] – Ravel, Leshnoff, Norman, Fauré, Schoenberg, Enescu, Elgar, Franck, Hillborg, Liszt, Zemlinsky: Soloists, Aspen Chamber Symphony / Robert Spano (conductor), Aspen Contemporary Ensemble / Timothy Weiss (conductor), Aspen Festival Orchestra / Andrey Boreyko (conductor). Benedict Music Tent, Harris Hall. 21-23.7.2017. (HS) Read more

Anja Harteros Comes to the Rescue of a Tedious Verdi Production


Munich Opera Festival 2017 [3] – Verdi, La forza del destino: Bayerische Staatsoper Orchestra and Chorus / Asher Fisch (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 23.7.2017. (JMI)

La forza del destino © W. Hösl

La forza del destino © W. Hösl

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Kirill Petrenko Conducts A Remarkable, Unforgettable Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District


Munich Opera Festival 2017 [2] – Shostakovich, Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District: Bayerische Staatsoper Orchestra and Chorus / Kirill Petrenko (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 22.7.2017. (JMI)


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