Polish National Opera Presents Mariusz Treliński’s Powerful Madama Butterfly

23/05/2018

Puccini, Madama Butterfly: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatr Wielki / Piotr Staniszewski (conductor), Polish National Opera, Moniuszko Auditorium, Teatr Wielki, Warsaw 19.5.2018. (RP)

The Polish National Opera’s Madama Butterfly © Krzysztof Bieliński

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An Impressive Opening Night Butterfly at the 2018 Glyndebourne Festival

20/05/2018

 Puccini, Madama Butterfly: Soloists, Glyndebourne Chorus (chorus master: Nicholas Jenkins), London Philharmonic Orchestra / Omer Weir Wellber (conductor). Glyndebourne Opera House, 19.5.2018. (MB) Read more

Massenet’s Werther Revival by Zurich Opera is Easy On Eye And Ear

20/05/2018

Massenet, Werther: Soloists, Chorus and Children’s’ Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Lorenzo Viotti (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich 18.5.2018. (JR)

Zurich Opera’s Werther original production photo (c) © Herwig Prammer

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Dance Loses Out to Narrative in NB’s Jane Eyre Despite Strong Performances

20/05/2018

Northern Ballet’s Jane Eyre: Soloists, Coryphée and Dancers of Northern Ballet, Northern Ballet Sinfonia / John Pryce-Jones (conductor). Sadler’s Wells, London, 15.5.2018. (JO’D)

Dreda Blow (Jane Eyre), Dominique Larose & Mariana Rodrigues as St. John’s Sisters
in Jane Eyre (c) Emma Kauldhar

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Sparkling Die Fledermaus From Juventus Lyrica

19/05/2018

Strauss, Die Fledermaus: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Juventus Lyrica / Hernán Sánchez Arteaga (conductor), Teatro Avenida, Buenos Aires. 11.5.2018. (JSJ)

l to r: Monserrat Maldonado (Rosalinde), Mirko Tomas (Eisenstein) and Ernesto Bauer (Falke)
in Juventus Lyrica’s Die Fledermaus (c) Liliana Morsia

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A Billy Budd for the Twenty-First Century

18/05/2018

Britten, Billy Budd: Soloists, Orchestra, Chorus and Boys Choir of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma / James Conlon (conductor), Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Rome, 15.5.2018. (RP)

Toby Spence (Captain Vere) in Rome Opera’s Billy Budd © Yasuko Kageyama

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Colourful Homage to Rossini: L’Italiana in Algeri from Buenos Aires to San Lorenzo

17/05/2018

Rossini, L’Italiana in Algeri: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro Colón / Antonello Allemandi (conductor), Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. 9.5.2018. (JSJ)

Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri (c) Arnaldo Colombaroli

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Lessons in Love and Violence. An Outstanding Cast Unveil a Towering Masterpiece

16/05/2018

Benjamin, Lessons in Love and Violence: Soloists, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / George Benjamin (conductor). Royal Opera House, London, 15.5.2018. (MB)

Lessons in Love and Violence (c) ROH/Stephen Cummiskey)

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