A Thought-Provoking Marriage of Figaro at Longborough

29/06/2016

Mozart, Le Nozze di Figaro: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Longborough Festival Opera / Robert Houssart (conductor), Longborough, 29.6.2016. (RJ)

Grant Doyle (Figaro) and Beate Mondal (Susanna) (c) Matthew Williams-Ellis

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Garsington Opera Presents as Musically Compelling and Dramatic Version of Idomeneo

29/06/2016

Mozart, Idomeneo: Soloists, Garsington Opera Orchestra & Chorus / Tobias Ringborg (conductor), Garsington Opera at Wormsley, 27.6.2016. (CR)

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Toby Spence (Idomeneo) and Caitlin Hulcup (Idamante) (c) Clive Barda

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Zubin Mehta Conducts Elegiac, Sensual Der Rosenkavalier at La Scala

28/06/2016

Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier: Soloists, Teatro alla Scala Chorus and Orchestra, Treble Voices: Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala Academy, Zubin Mehta (conductor), Teatro alla Scala, Milan. 24.6.2016. (RP)

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Der Rosenkavalier © Teatro alla Scala

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Stephen Milling ’s King Philip II Towers over Opéra national du Rhin’s Don Carlo

28/06/2016

Verdi, Don Carlo: Soloists, Chœurs de l’Opéra national du Rhin, Orchestre symphonique de Mulhouse, Daniele Callegari (conductor), Opéra national du Rhin, Strasbourg. 23.6.2016. (RP)

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Don Carlo auto-da-fé scene © Klara Beck

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ENO’s Jenůfa Presents Human Tragedy that is Out of the Ordinary

27/06/2016

Janáček, Jenůfa: Soloists, Chorus of the English National Opera (chorus master: Stephen Harris), Orchestra of the English National Opera / Mark Wigglesworth (conductor). London Coliseum, London, 23.6.2016. (MB)

ENO Jenufa: Soraya Mafi, Natalie Herman, Laura Wilde and Peter Hoare (c) Donald Cooper.

ENO Jenufa: Soraya Mafi, Natalie Herman, Laura Wilde and Peter Hoare (c) Donald Cooper.

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John Fiore Conducts Falstaff

24/06/2016

Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff – Soloists, Chorus of the Grand Théâtre Geneva and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, John Fiore (conductor), Opéra des Nations, 20.06.2016 (ALL)

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A Well-Conducted Performance of a Rarely Seen Zemlinsky Opera

23/06/2016

Zemlinsky, Der König Kandaules: Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla, Pedro Halffter (conductor), Teatro de la Maestranza, Seville, 22.6.2016. (JMI)

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Der König Kandaules (c) Teatro de la Maestranza

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An Uneven but Generally Pleasing La bohème

23/06/2016

Puccini, La bohème: Liceu Orchestra and Chorus, Marc Piollet (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 20 & 21.6.2016. (JMI)

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La bohème © A. Bofill

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