Anja Harteros Comes to the Rescue of a Tedious Verdi Production

24/07/2017

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

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La forza del destino © W. Hösl

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

23/07/2017

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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Joyce DiDonato and a Superb Cast Triumph in Munich Opera Festival’s Semiramide

23/07/2017

Munich Opera Festival 2017 [1] – Rossini, Semiramide: Bayerische Staatsoper Orchestra and Chorus / Michele Mariotti (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 21.7.2017. (JMI)

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Aspen Music Festival (5): Lugansky Conquers Rachmaninoff, Premieres by Anna Clyne and Steven Franklin

21/07/2017

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Aspen Music Festival [5] – Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, R. Strauss, Anna Clyne Prokofiev, Hillborg, Franklin, Gabrieli/Hanzlik: Soloists, Aspen Opera Center Singers and Orchestra, Aspen Philharmonic / George Manahan (conductor), American Brass Quintet. Wheeler Opera House, Harris Hall, Benedict Music Tent. Aspen, Colorado. 17-20.7.2017. (HS) Read more

A Tremendous Performance but Pinocchio at Aix Seemed Neither for Children Nor Adults

19/07/2017

Festival d’Aix-en-Provence [4] – Boesmans, Pinocchio: Soloists, Klangforum Wien / Emilio Pomarico (conductor). Grand Théâtre de Provence, Aix, 14.7.2017. (MB)

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Pinocchio at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence 2017 © Patrick Berger/artcompress

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Aspen Music Festival (4): Orchestras Outshine Chang, Luganski

19/07/2017

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Aspen Music Festival [4] – Hartke, Vitali/Charlier, Ravel, Wagner, Prokofiev, Knussen, Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Lutoslawski: Soloists, Aspen Chamber Symphony/Patrick Summers (conductor), Aspen Contemporary Ensemble/Donald Crockett (conductor), Aspen Festival Orchestra / Larry Rachleff (conductor). Benedict Music Tent and Harris Hall, Aspen, CO. 14-16.7.2017. (HS) Read more

All Joking Aside, Two Outstanding Performances Make for an Extraordinary Falstaff

18/07/2017

Verdi, Falstaff: Opera Saratoga Orchestra and Chorus / Craig Kier (conductor), Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs, NY, 15.7.2017. (RP)

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Lisette Oropesa is Outstanding in Glyndebourne’s Admirable Don Pasquale Revival

18/07/2017

2017 Glyndebourne Festival [2] – Donizetti, Don Pasquale: Soloists and Chorus of Glyndebourne Festival Opera, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Giacomo Sagripanti (conductor), Glyndebourne, 15.7.2017. (RB)

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Dr Malatesta (Andrey Zhilikhovsky), Norina (Lisette Oropesa) and Don Pasquale (Renato Girolami)
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