Die Soldaten Premieres In Latin America At Teatro Colón


Zimmermann, Die Soldaten: Soloists and Orchestra. Conductor: Baldur Brönnimann, Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. 19.7.2016. (JSJ)

Die Soldaten - Foto 1 - Arnaldo Colombaroli

Teatro Colón’s Die Soldaten (c) Arnaldo Colombaroli.

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Striking Visuals Are Just the Beginning of This Tosca


Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, Christopher Allen (conductor), Cincinnati Opera, Aronoff Center for the Arts, Cincinnati, OH. 23.7.2016. (RDA)

 'Tosca' at Cincinnati Opera (Photo courtesy Cincinnati Opera)

Tosca at Cincinnati Opera (c) Cincinnati Opera

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Munich’s Don Giovanni – Nicely Sung, but a Totally Absurd Production


Mozart, Don GiovanniBayerisches Staatsorchester, James Gaffigan (conductor), National Theatre, Munich, 23.7.2016. (JMI)

Don Giovanni © W. Hösl

Don Giovanni © W. Hösl

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Bampton Classical Opera’s Double Bill is Absolutely Divine



Gluck, Philemon and Baucis (1769) & Arne, The Judgement of Paris (1742): Bampton Classical Opere/Paul Wingfield (conductor), The Deanery Garden, Bampton, Oxfordshire, 22.7.2016.  (RJ)

The Judgement of Paris: Pallas, Venus, Juno.  Photo credit: Jeremy Gray.

The Judgement of Paris: Pallas, Venus, Juno. Photo credit: Jeremy Gray.

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A Somewhat Uneven Flying Dutchman Returns to Munich’s National Theatre


Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer: Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper, Asher Fisch (conductor), National Theatre, Munich, 22.7.2016. (JMI)


Der fliegende Holländer © W. Hösl

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A Puzzling (and Ultimately Disappointing) Production of Mefistofele


Boito, Mefistofele: Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Chor und Kinderchor der Bayerischen Staatsoper, Omer Meir Wellber (conductor), National Theatre, Munich, 21.7.2016. (JMI)


Mefistofele © W. Hösl

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An Uplifting Cinderella from The Australian Ballet


Prokofiev, Cinderella: Soloists and Artists of The Australian Ballet, English National Opera Orchestra / Nicolette Fraillon (conductor), London Coliseum, London, 20.7.2016. (JPr)

Leanne Stojmenov as Cinderella- photo by Jeff Busby

Leanne Stojmenov (Cinderella) with Artists of The Australian Ballet
(c) Jeff Busby

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Two Superb Casts Produce Two Splendid Nights of I Puritani in Madrid


Bellini, I PuritaniTeatro Real Orchestra and Chorus, Evelino Pidò (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 17 & 19.7.2016. (JMI)

Madrid I Puritani

I Puritani (c) Javier del Real

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