Opera Stars of Tomorrow Make Strong Impression

July 23, 2014

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Gomes As Fernand, Karyazina As Léonor (C) Barda

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Donizetti, Mozart, Opening Acts – Jette Parker Young Artists Summer Performance: Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 20.7.2014 (MMB)

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Swedish Opera Given Second Chance and Proves Its Worth

July 21, 2014

SwedenSweden Unander-Scharin, Tokfursten (The Mad Prince) Soloists, Vattnäs Operakapell. Mattias Böhm (conductor). The Concert Barn, Vattnäs, Dalecarlia, Sweden. 10.7.2014 (premiere) (GF) Read more

Santa Fe Opera’s Triumphant Fidelio

July 21, 2014

United StatesUnited States  Beethoven, Fidelio: Soloists, Harry Bicket (conductor), Santa Fe Opera, Santa Fe, New Mexico. 12.7.2014 (RDA)

Fidelio- Photo Santa Fe Opera

Fidelio- Photo Santa Fe Opera

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Le Nozze di Figaro:A Production That Shows Its Age

July 19, 2014

GermanyGermany Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro, Orchestra and Chorus of the Bayerische Staatsoper, Dan Ettinger (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 17.7.2014 (JMI)

La Nozzzi di Figaro-Munich Statetheater

La Nozze di Figaro-Munich Nationaltheater

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Tara Erraught Triumphs in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito

July 19, 2014

GermanyGermany Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito, Orchestra and Chorus of the Bayerische Staatsoper, Adam Fischer (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 16.7.2014 (JMI)


La clemenza di Tito Kristine Opolais (Vitellia), Tara Erraught (Sesto), Tareq Nazmi (Publio)

La Clemenza di Tito
Kristine Opolais (Vitellia), Tara Erraught (Sesto), Tareq Nazmi (Publio)

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Rare Rossini Gets a Good Outing at Buxton.

July 19, 2014

 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Gioachimo Rossini, Otello (concert performance sung in Italian with English surtitles): Soloists, Northern Chamber Orchestra. Buxton Festival Chorus /  Stephen Barlow (conductor), Opera House, Buxton, 17.7.2014. (RJF) Read more

Minimalist Idomeneo For Teatro Colón

July 17, 2014

ArgentinaArgentina Mozart, IdomeneoSoloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro Colón. Conductor: Ira Levin , Teatro Colón , Buenos Aires . 11.7.2014. (JSJ)

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Richard Croft (Idomeneo), Jurgita Adamonyté (Idamante), Verónica Cangemi (Ilia) and Emma Bell (Elettra) in Teatro Colón’s Idomeneo. (Photo Prensa Teatro Colón/Arnaldo Colombaroli)

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Dvorák’s Rarely Heard Jacobin is Ideal Festival Fare for Buxton

July 17, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Antonin Dvorák, The Jacobin. (sung in English, with surtitles):   Soloists, Northern Chamber Orchestra, / Stephen Barlow (conductor), Opera House, Buxton, 12.7.2014 (RJF)


The Jacobin - Antonin Dvorak - Buston Festival - 12th July 2014

The Jacobin – Antonin Dvorak – Buxton Festival – 12th July 2014

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Tosca Overlooking the Atlantic not the Tiber

July 16, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom  Puccini, Tosca: Singers, Chorus and Orchestra of Surrey Opera / Jonathan Butcher (conductor), Minack Theatre, on the cliffs at Porthcurno, Cornwall, 14.7.2014. (RB). Read more

Slow to Catch Fire, Onegin Eventually Triumphs

July 14, 2014

United StatesUnited States Aspen Music Festival (4): Soloists, Chorus, Aspen Opera Theater, Steve Mercurio (conductor), Wheeler Opera House, Aspen, Colorado. 10.7.2014 (HS) Read more

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