Verve, Passion and Intense Drama at the Cinema from Royal Opera’s Norma

28/09/2016

The ROH Live Cinema Season 2016/17 – Bellini, Norma: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of The Royal Opera / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Directed for the screen by Jonathan Haswell and broadcast to Cineworld Basildon from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 26.9.2016. (JPr)

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Norma Act I (c) Bill Cooper

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Verdi’s Otello Opens the Teatro Real 2016-2017 Season

27/09/2016

Verdi: Otello, Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro Real / Renato Palumbo (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 24 & 25.9.2016. (JMI)

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Teatro Real’s Otello © Javier del Real

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The Music Wins Through in Mozart’s Idomeneo

26/09/2016

Mozart, Idomeneo: Soloists and Chorus of Gothenburg Opera, Gothenburg Opera Orchestra/Laurence Cummings (conductor, fortepiano), Gothenburg Opera main stage, 24.9.2016. (NS)

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Idomeneo (Paul Nilon) getting soaked. Photo: Mats Bäcker

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Dutchman Lost in Tallinn

26/09/2016

Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer, Soloists, Estonian National Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Vello Pähn (conductor), Estonian National Opera, Tallinn, 22.9.2016 (première). (GF) Read more

Luxury Casting for Splendid Cav and Pag

26/09/2016

  Mascagni, Leoncavallo: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich/Daniele Rustioni (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich, 24.9.16 (JR)

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Opernhaus Zürich Cavalleria rusticana © Judith Schlosser

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Lack of Coherence Between Music and Production in Covent Garden’s Così fan tutte

26/09/2016

Mozart, Così fan tutte: Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus (chorus master: William Spaulding), Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Semyon Bychkov (conductor). Royal Opera House, London, 22.9.2016. (MB)

Così fan tutte The Royal Opera 22 September—19 October 2016 Main Stage  Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Cast: Corinne Winters Angela Brower Daniel Behle Alessio Arduini Johannes Martin Kränzle Sabina Puértolas Creative Team: Libretto - Lorenzo da Ponte Conductor - Semyon Bychkov Director - Jan Philipp Gloger Set Designer - Ben Baur Costume Designer - Karin Jud Lighting Designer - Bernd Purkrabek Dramaturg - Katharina John

The Royal Opera’s Così fan tutte (c) ROH/Stephen Cummiskey

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A Night to Revel in the Glory and Gore of Macbeth with Domingo and Semenchuk

24/09/2016

Verdi, Macbeth: Soloists, Chorus, and Orchestra of LA Opera / James Conlon (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 22.9.2016. (JRo)

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LA Opera’s Macbeth (c) Karen Almond

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Staatsoper’s Well Judged Tosca Makes a Strong Impression

22/09/2016

 Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, Staatsopernchor, Kinderchor der Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Staatskapelle Berlin/Domingo Hindoyan (conductor), Staatsoper im Schiller Theater Berlin, 18.9.2016. (MC)

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Tosca Act 2 Michael Volle (Scarpia), Staatsopernchor & Kinderchor.
Photo: Hermann and Clärchen Baus

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