Rossini Opera Festival (3): The Coloratura Contralto Herself

September 2, 2014

ItalyItaly  ROF(3)  Mozart, Gluck, Weber, Rossini, Cherubini, Donizetti, Prokofiev, Glinka, Ponchielli. Ewa Podleś (contralto) Filarmonica Gioacchino Rossini. Conductor, Carlo Tenan.  Music by  Teatro Rossini, Pesaro 20.08.2014 (JB)

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New Production of Le Nozze di Figaro by Finnish National Opera

September 2, 2014

FinlandFinlandMozart Le nozze di Figaro. Soloists, Finnish National Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Susanna Mälkki (conductor). Finnish National Opera, Helsinki, 29.8.2014 (premiere) (GF)

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Hanna Rantala (Susanna) and Melis Jaatinen (Cherubino) copyright Heikki Tuuli

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Rossini Opera Festival (1): The Juan Francisco Gatell Recital

September 2, 2014

ItalyItaly  Rossini Opera Festival ROF (1)Rossini, Mozart, Beethoven, Donizetti, Auber, Gounod and Zarzuela, Juan Francisco Gatell (tenor) Beatrice Benzi (piano)  Auditorium Pedrotti, Pesaro 18.08.2014 (JB)

Rossini Opera Festival: photo credit: studio amati bacciardi

Rossini Opera Festival:
photo credit: studio amati bacciardi

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Rossini Opera Festival (2): Plagiarism Contra Provincialism

September 2, 2014

ItalyItalyROF (2) Rossini, Aureliano in Palmira.   Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale of Bologna, Chorus Master Andrea Faidutti; Conductor, Will Crutchfield, who is also the Research Editor of the new performing edition of the Fondazione Rossini, Teatro Rossini, Pesaro.  18.09.2014 (JB)

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Aureliano in Palmira: Lena Belkina (Arsace) with Jessica Pratt (Zenobia) Photo: ROF

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Don Giovanni The Predator In Buenos Aires

September 1, 2014

 ArgentinaArgentina Mozart, Don Giovanni: Buenos AiresLírica. Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Buenos AiresLírica,Conductor:Pedro-Pablo Prudencio. Teatro Avenida, Buenos Aires. 22.8.2014. (JSJ)

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Don Giovanni (Nahuel Di Pierro) about to meet his fate with a stunned Leporello (Iván García).Photo Liliana Morsia

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Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s Magnificent Verdi Requiem

August 29, 2014

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Yannick Nezet-Seguin and Rotterdam Philharmonic

SpainSpain Verdi: Messa da Requiem, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Orfeón Donostiarra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor), Kursaal Centre, San Sebastiàn, Spain, 26.8.2014 (JMI)

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San Sebastián’s La Bohème: Traditional Yet, All in All, Attractive

August 24, 2014

SpainSpain Puccini: La Bohème, Euskadi Symphony Orchestra, Andra Mari Chorus, José Ramón Encinar (conductor), Kursaal Centre, San Sebastián, Spain, 17.8.2014 (JMI)

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Copyright: Quincena Musical / Iñigo Ibáñez.

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The Fairy Queen: A Production Evoking the Spirit of Purcell

August 23, 2014

United StatesUnited States  Purcell, The Fairy QueenThe Sebastians, Jeff Grossman (musical director), Christopher Caine (director and choreographer), East Thirteenth Street Theatre, New York, 18.8.2014 (SSM)

 

dell'Arte Opera Ensemble's THE FAIRY QUEEN Photo

dell’Arte Opera Ensemble’s THE FAIRY QUEEN
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