A Singular Berlin Staging of Der Freischütz Fails to Deliver

October 8, 2015

GermanyGermany Weber, Der Freischütz: Staatskapelle Berlin, Staatsopernchor, Alexander Soddy (conductor), Schiller Theatre, Berlin, 6.10.2015 (JMI)


Berlin State Opera’s Der Freischütz (c) Katrin Ribbe

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Lucio Silla in Sweden: Just Embryos of Mozart’s Development.

October 8, 2015

SwedenSweden Mozart, Lucio Silla: Soloists, Rebaroque, Maria Lindal (leader) at the Royal Castle, Stockholm 27.9.2015 (GF)

_DSC9254-Foto-EliasGammelgård (3)

From Lucio Silla copyright Elias Gammelgård

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More Satisfying Ending for BalletBoyz’ Revised Young Men

October 8, 2015

BalletBoyz Young Men 4 photo credit Hugo Glendinning

BalletBoyz’ Young Men (c) Hugo Glendinning

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Keaton Henson, Young Men: BalletBoyz, Sadler’s Wells, London, 6.10.2015 (J.O’D)            Read more

Opera Philadelphia’s Emotionally Compelling and Thought-Provoking La traviata

October 6, 2015

United StatesUnited States Verdi, La traviata: Opera Philadelphia, soloists, Corrado Rovaris (conductor), Academy of Music, Philadelphia, 4.10.2015 (BJ)

La traviata

La traviata Lisette Oropesa (Violetta) and Alek Shrader (Alfredo)
(c) Opera Philadelphia

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A Rewarding Double Bill Opens the Toulouse Season

October 5, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Dallapiccola: Il Prigioniero; Bartók: Bluebeard’s Castle, Capitole Orchestra and Chorus, Tito Ceccherini (conductor), Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse, 4.10.2015 (JMI)


Prigioniero-Photo Patrice Nin

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Anna Netrebko Excels as Leonora in Met Live’s Il trovatore

October 4, 2015

United StatesUnited States Met Live’s 10th Season – Verdi, Il trovatore: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Marco Armiliato (conductor). Broadcast to the Empire Cinema, Basildon, Essex, 3.10.2015. (JPr)

Il Trovatore

Il Trovatore– Anna Netrebko as Leonora
(c) Marty Sohl/The Metropolitan Opera

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An Imaginative Director Camps Up Figaro

October 4, 2015

United StatesUnited States Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro: Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra & Chorus, Henrik Nánási (conductor), Michael Black (chorus master), Civic Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, 26.9.2015 (DP) Read more

High Standards of Singing and Playing in Concert Version of Wozzeck

October 4, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Berg, Wozzeck (concert performance): Zurich Opera Chorus, Philharmonia Zurich, Fabio Luisi (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 2.10.2015 (MB)


Leigh Melrose (c) Belinda Lawley.

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