Saving the Best for Last – Mussorgsky’s Khovanschina at the Wiener Staatsoper

20/09/2017

Mussorgsky, Khovanshchina: Soloists, Slovak Philharmonic Chorus, Wiener Staatsoper Children’s Chorus, Chorus & Orchestra/Michael Güttler (conductor), Staatsoper, Vienna, 11.9.2017. (RP)

Ain Anger as Dosifei © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH/Michael Pöhn

Ain Anger as Dosifei © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH/Michael Pöhn

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A Vocally Splendid but Confused Aida

20/09/2017

Verdi, Aida: Soloists, Washington National Opera Chorus and Orchestra/Evan Rogister (conductor), Washington National Opera, The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC. 15.9.2017 (RR)

Aida at Washington National Opera.  Photo credit - Corey Weaver/WNO.

Aida at Washington National Opera. Photo credit – Corey Weaver/WNO.

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A Resounding, Terrifying, Brilliant Elektra

19/09/2017

R. Strauss, Elektra: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of San Francisco Opera / Henrik Nánási (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 13.9.2017. (HS)

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Michaela Martens (Klytemnestra) & Christine Goerke (c) Corey Weaver/San Francisco Opera)

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World-Class Le nozze di Figaro in Geneva

19/09/2017

Mozart, Le nozze di FigaroSoloists, Chorus of the Grand Théâtre Geneva, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande / Marko Letonja (conductor), 17.9.2017. (ALL)

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Saffron Opera’s Götterdämmerung Sees the End of Everything and Audience on their Feet

18/09/2017

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Wagner, Götterdämmerung (concert performance): Soloists, Saffron Opera Group Chorus and Orchestra / Michael Thorne (conductor). Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, Essex, 17.9.2017. (JPr) Read more

A fine Greek Passion in Karlstad

18/09/2017

Martinů, The Greek Passion: Soloists, Wermland Opera Chorus and Orchestra/ Johannes Gustavsson (conductor) Wermland Opera, Karlstad, 14.9.2017. (GF)

Peter Kajlinger (Captain/Commentator) and Niklas Björling Rygert (Manolios)

Peter Kajlinger (Captain/Commentator) & Niklas Björling Rygert (Manolios) (c) Mats Bäcker

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A Day in the Life of Figaro

18/09/2017

Rossini, Il Barbiere di Seviglia: Soloists, Chorus of the Grand Théâtre Geneva, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande / Jonathan Nott (conductor), Geneva, 16.9.2017. (ALL)

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Leoncavallo and Ravel: Two ‘Little Greats’ on the New Taster Menu from Opera North

18/09/2017

Leoncavallo, Ravel: Soloists, Chorus, and Orchestra of Opera North, Leeds Grand Theatre, Leeds, 16.9.2017. (CF)

PagliacciRichard Burkhard as Tonio and Peter Auty as Canio. Photo Credit: Tristram Kenton.

L’enfant et les sortilèges
Katie Bray (Louis XV Chair), John Savournin (Armchair) & Wallis Giunta (Child)
(c) Tristram Kenton

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