Simon Keenlyside Leads an Impressive Vienna Cast in Pelléas et Mélisande

22/06/2017

Debussy, Pelléas et Mélisande: Soloists, Vienna State Opera Chorus (chorus master: Martin Schebesta), Vienna State Opera Orchestra / Alain Altinoglu (conductor). Vienna State Opera, 18.6.2017. (MB)

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Mélisande (Olga Bezsmertna) & Pelléas (Adrian Eröd) (c) Wiener Staatsoper/ Michael Pöhn)

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Hours Well Spent with Estonia National Opera’s Les pêcheurs de perles

21/06/2017

Bizet, Les pêcheurs de perlesSoloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the St. Petersburg Chamber Opera / Maksim Valkov (conductor). Estonian National Opera, Tallinn 5.6.2017. (GF) Read more

Zurich Opera’s First Exploration into Operetta Does Not Quite Hit the Mark

21/06/2017

Lehár, The Land of Smiles: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich 19.6.2017. (JR)

Credit: T+T Fotografie Toni Suter

Lehár’s The Land of Smiles (c) T+T Fotografie Toni Suter

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WNO’s ‘Musically Glorious’ Rosenkavalier shines in a Perceptive and Focused Production

21/06/2017

 Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Tomáš Hanus (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 10.6.2017. (GPu)

Rebecca Evans (Marschallin); photo credit: Bill Cooper.

Rebecca Evans (Marschallin) in WNO’s Der Rosenkavalier (c) Bill Cooper

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Impressive Young Singers Vie with Foxing Visuals in Janáček’s Opera

20/06/2017

Janáček, The Cunning Little Vixen: Soloists, Orchestrof Byre Opera / Michael Downes (conductor), Byre Theatre, St Andrews, 17.6.2017. (SRT) Read more

Garsington Opera’s Provocative and Compelling Staging of Pelléas et Mélisande

20/06/2017

Debussy, Pelléas et Mélisande: Soloists, Philharmonia Orchestra & Garsington Opera Chorus / Jac van Steen, Garsington Opera, Wormsley, 18.6.2017. (CR)

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Mélisande (Andrea Carroll) In Pelléas et Mélisande (c) Clive Barda

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Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream – A Concert Hall Celebration

18/06/2017

Aldeburgh Festival 2017 [1} – Britten, A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Soloists, Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra / Ryan Wigglesworth (conductor), The Concert Hall, Snape Maltings, Suffolk 12.6.2017. (MH)

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Aldeburgh Festtival 2017 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream (c) Hugo Glendinning

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Puccini’s Bohemians Move to the 1930s

18/06/2017

Puccini, La bohème: Cincinnati Opera, Natascha Metherell (director) / Louis Langrée (conductor), Aronoff Center for the Arts, Cincinnati, OH. 15.6.2017. (RDA)

Cincinnati Opera’s production of Puccini’s La Bohème (Photo: Philip Groshong)

Cincinnati Opera’s production of Puccini’s La bohème (c) Philip Groshong

Production:

Stage Director – Natascha Metherell
Scenic & Costume – Designer Isabella Bywater
Lighting Designer – Thomas C. Hase
Hair & Make-up – Designer James Geier
Chorus Master – Henri Venanzi

Cast:

Mimì – Nicole Cabell
Musetta – Jessica Rivera
Rodolfo – Sean Panikkar
Marcello – Rodion Pogossov
Colline – Nathan Stark
Schaunard – Edward Nelson
Benoit/Alcindoro – Marco Nisticò

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