Rhymes With Opera Explores Loneliness and Love in Two World Premieres

20/05/2019

 2019 New York Opera Fest [4] – Colin Read, On Loneliness and Solitude; Daniel Thomas Davis, The Impossible She: Soloists, Rhymes With Orchestra / George Lam (conductor), Rhymes With Opera, 124 Bank Street Theatre, New York, 17.5.2019. (RP)

Bonnie Lander, Elisabeth Halliday and Zach Herchen in The Impossible She
© Janette Pellegrini

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Glyndebourne Fails to Make the Case for Staging La Damnation de Faust

20/05/2019

Glyndebourne Festival 2019 [1] – Berlioz, La Damnation de Faust: Soloists, Dancers, Glyndebourne Chorus (chorus master: Aidan Oliver), Glyndebourne Youth Opera, Trinity Boys Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Robin Ticciati (conductor). Glyndebourne Opera House, Sussex, 18.5.2019. (MB)

(c) Richard Hubert Smith

La Damnation de Faust (c) Richard Hubert Smith

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Another Opportunity to Experience Henze’s Phaedra in London

20/05/2019

Henze, Phaedra: Soloists, Southbank Sinfonia / Edmund Whitehead (conductor), Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, London, 16.5.2019. (MB)

Phaedra (c) Bill Cooper

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Raw Streetcar Named Desire Premieres In Buenos Aires

20/05/2019

Previn, A Streetcar Named Desire: Soloists and Orchestra / David Brophy (conductor). Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. 14.5.2019. (JSJ)

A Streetcar Named Desire premiered in Teatro Colón. (Photo Arnaldo Colombaroli)

A Streetcar Named Desire (c) Arnaldo Colombaroli

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The Royal Ballet’s Contemporary Triple Bill Never Fully Takes Flight

18/05/2019

The Royal Ballet’s Within the Golden Hour / Medusa / Flight Pattern: Dancers, Singers, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Jonathan Lo and Andrew Griffiths (conductors). Directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon and broadcast live to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 16.5.2019. (JPr)

Matthew Ball (Perseus) and Natalia Osipova (Medusa) (c) Tristram Kenton

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An Uneven Concert Version of Handel’s Agrippina at the Teatro Real

17/05/2019

Handel, Agrippina (concert version): Il Pomo d’Oro/Maxim Emelyanychev (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 16.5.2019. (JMI)

From Agrippina © J. del Real

From Agrippina © J. del Real

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TV Reality Show Staging of Les pêcheurs de perles at the Liceu

16/05/2019

Bizet, Les pêcheurs de perles: Liceu Chorus and Orchestra / Yves Abel (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 13 & 14.5.2019. (JMI)

Les pêcheurs de perles © A Bofill

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ENO’s Paul Bunyan is a Magnificent, Hugely Entertaining Evening

15/05/2019

Britten, Paul Bunyan: Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra of English National Opera / James Henshaw (conductor), Alexandra Palace Theatre, London, 13.5.2019. (CC)

Elgan Llyr Thomas as Johnny Inkslinger (c) Genevieve Girling

Elgan Llyr Thomas as Johnny Inkslinger (c) Genevieve Girling

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