Angela Denoke Triumphs in The Makropulos Affair


Janáček: Věc Makropulos, Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Chorus, Tomáš Hanus (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 24.5.2016 (JMI)

Copyright - Wilfried Hosl.

Copyright – Wilfried Hosl.

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Lohengrin Revival Provides a Night to Remember in Dresden


Wagner, Lohengrin:  Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden, Herren des Sinfoniechores Dresden, Extrachor der Semperoper Dresden, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden/Christian Thielemann, Semperoper, Dresden, 19.5.2016. (MC)

Semperoper Dresden - Lohengrin

Lohengrin Anna Netrebko, Piotr Beczala. Semperoper Dresden. Photo: Daniel Koch.

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Opera North’s Ring Launched as Full Cycle to Glorious Effect


Wagner, Der Ring des Nibelungen: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North/ Richard Farnes (conductor), Leeds Town Hall, Leeds, 23.4.2016 – 21.5.2016. (JL)

Michael Druitt as Wotan, Jo Polheim as Alberich and Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke as Loge. Photo credit: Clive Barda.

Michael Druitt as Wotan, Jo Polheim as Alberich and Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke as Loge
Photo credit: Clive Barda.

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Downbeat Atmosphere in Verve’s Performances


Various composers, Thank You For Coming, A Soft Target,The Thin Veil, Almost Poetic: Verve, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, The Place, London, 21. 05. 2015. (J.O’D) Read more

A Delightful Account of Acis and Galatea


Handel: Soloists, Academy of Ancient Music/Richard Egarr (director/harpsichord), Milton Court, Barbican, London, 21.5.2016 (CC) Read more

Conlon Leads Powerful Concert Otello


Verdi, Otello: (concert performance): Soloists, Cincinnati May Festival, James Conlon (conductor), Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio, 22.5.2016 (RDA) Read more

Colourful and Satisfying Carmen with Gold Standard Orchestral Playing


Bizet, Carmen:  Soloists, Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden/Giuliano Carella (conductor), Semperoper, Dresden, 14.5.2016. (MC)

Carmen, Semper Oper, Dresden

Carmen at Semperoper Dresden

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Liam Scarlett Generates More Tedium than Horror in Royal Ballet’s Frankenstein


Lowell Liebermann, Frankenstein: Soloists, Corps de Ballet and Royal Opera House Orchestra/Koen Kessels (conductor). Broadcast to the Empire Cinema, Basildon, Essex. 18.5.2016. (JPr)

<i>Frankenstein</i> with Steven McRae as The Creature & Federico Bonelli as Victor Frankenstein and Alexander Campbell as Clerval ©ROH 2016. Ph by Bill Cooper (2)

Frankenstein with Steven McRae as The Creature & Federico Bonelli as Victor Frankenstein
© Bill Cooper

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