American Lyric Theater Presents a Little Gem of an Opera


ALT Alumni: Composers & Librettists in Concert: Various artists, Brian Fletcher (percussion), James Lowe (music director and piano), Merkin Concert Hall, New York, 14.1.2018. (RP)

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La Jeune Homme et La Mort and La Sylphide is Another Wonderful ENB Achievement.


 Bach and Herman Severin Løvenskiold, English National Ballet’s Le Jeune Homme et la Mort La Sylphide: Dancers of English National Ballet, English National Ballet Philharmonic / Gavin Sutherland (conductor), London Coliseum, London, 16.1.2018. (JPr)

Ivan Vasiliev and Tamara Rojo in Le Jeune Homme et la Mort © Laurent Liotardo

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Kirill Petrenko Leads Das Rheingold and Proves that he has Reached Olympus as a Conductor


Wagner, Das Rheingold: Bayerische Staatsoper Orchestra / Kirill Petrenko (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 13.1.2018. (JMI)

Das Rheingold © W. Hösl

Bayerische Staatsoper’s Das Rheingold © W. Hösl

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Gripping Revival of Kosky’s Gritty La fanciulla del West


Puccini, La fanciulla del West: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Marco Armiliato (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich, 12.1.2018. (JR)

Catherine Naglestad (Minnie), Scott Hendricks (Jack Rance); © Monika Rittershaus

Catherine Naglestad (Minnie) & Scott Hendricks (Jack Rance) © Monika Rittershaus

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Resolution 2018 Begins and Lucy Palmer’s The Left Hand Path Meets Audience Expectations


Resolution 2018 – Mathieu Geffré Dance/Kendall Farrell/Lucy Palmer Dance: The Place, London, 12.1.2018. (JO’D)

Lucy Palmer’s The Left Hand Path (c) (Joey Barton, Kennedy Junior Muntanga, Nathan Chipps)
(c) Lidia Crisafulli

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This Abduction from the Seraglio Features Some Fine Singing but No ‘Spiel’


Mozart, Die Entführung aus dem Serail: Bayerische Staatsoper Orchestra and Chorus / Ivor Bolton (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 12.1.2018. (JMI)


Bayerische Staatsoper’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail © W. Hösl

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A Rewarding Performance of Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse by the ROH


Monteverdi, Il ritorno d’Ulysse in patriaCast, The Return of Ulysses Community Ensemble, Thurrock Community Chorus,  Orchestra of the Early Opera Company / Christian Curnyn (conductor), Roundhouse, London, 10.1.2018. (CC)

Roderick Williams as Ulysses (c) ROH Roundhouse; photo by Stephen Cummiskey.

Roderick Williams as Ulysses (c) ROH Roundhouse/Stephen Cummiskey

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A Bel Canto Feast: Poliuto at the Liceu


Donizetti, Poliuto (concert version): Liceu Orchestra and Chorus / Daniele Callegari (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 10.1.2018. (JMI)


Gregory Kunde and Sondra Radvanovsky © A. Bofill

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