Stars Align to Enable This Royal Opera Traviata Revival Succeed Like Few Others

16/01/2019

Verdi, La traviata: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Antonello Manacorda (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 14.1.2019. (CC)

Ermonela Jaho (Violetta) & Charles Castronovo (Alfredo) (c) Catherine Ashmore

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Bleak Trovatore Boasts an Outstanding Quartet

16/01/2019

Verdi, Il trovatore: Soloists and Chorus of the Seattle Opera, Seattle Symphony / Carlo Montanaro (conductor), Seattle, Washington, 12.1.2019. (ZC)

Seattle Opera’s Il trovatore (c) Philip Newton

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A Mother’s Words Lift Dear Erich from the Maudlin and Mundane

14/01/2019

Rosenthal, Dear Erich: Soloists, New York City Opera Orchestra / Adam Glaser (conductor), National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, New York, 12.1.2019. (RP)

Jessica Tyler Wright (Herta) & Brian James Myer (Young Erich)
in Ted Rosenthal’s Dear Erich © Sarah Shatz

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Stefan Herheim’s Staging of The Queen of Spades Comes to Covent Garden

14/01/2019

Tchaikovsky, The Queen of Spades: Soloists, Members of the Tiffin Children’s Chorus and Tiffin Boys’ Choir, Royal Opera Chorus (chorus director: William Spaulding) and Extra Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Antonio Pappano (conductor). Royal Opera House, London, 13.1.2019. (MB)

Vladimir Stoyanov as Yeletsky and cast in The Queen of Spades
(c) Catherine Ashmore

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Three Star Singers Breathe Life into Cilea’s Flawed Adriana Lecouvreur at the Met

14/01/2019

Cilea, Adriana Lecouvreur: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of The Metropolitan Opera, New York / Gianandrea Noseda (conductor). Broadcast Live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera to Everyman Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex, 12.1.2019. (JPr)

Anna Netrebko (Adriana), Piotr Beczała (Maurizio) & Anita Rachvelishvili (Princess)
(c) Ken Howard/Met Opera

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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Evocative Music of Third Coast Percussion

13/01/2019

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Third Coast Percussion: Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills, 10.1.2019. (JRo)

Hubbard Street

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago – (l to r) Kellie Epperheimer, Jacqueline Burnett,
Adrienne Lipson, Alicia Delgadillo, and Rena Butler in Ignore (c) Kevin Parry

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Resolution 2019’s Opening Triple Bill Explores Myriad Themes

13/01/2019

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Resolution 2019 – VoidBlacklistNo Sudden Moves: The Place, London, 11.1.2019. (J.O’D)

TRIBE//’s No Sudden Moves (c) Camilla Greenwell

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Cecilia Bartoli Celebrates 30 Years on Zurich Opera Stage with Spectacular Semele

09/01/2019

Handel, Semele: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Orchestra La Scintilla / William Christie (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich. 8.1.2019. (JR)

Cecilia Bartoli performing Semele in 2007 © Suzanne Schwiertz

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