Operatic Frivolities Shortchange the Music

November 26, 2014

United StatesUnited States Rossini and Puccini: Lio Kuokman (conductor), Curtis Opera Theatre Soloists and Orchestra, Stephanie Havey (director), Brandon McNeel (sets), Amy Sutton (costumes), Christopher J. Frey (lighting), Prince Music Theater, Philadelphia, 21.11.2014 (BJ) Read more

A Brave Attempt to Put On Oberon by New Sussex Opera

November 26, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Weber, Oberon: Soloists, St Paul’s Sinfonia, New Sussex Opera Chorus, Nicholas Jenkins (conductor). Cadogan Hall, London, 25.11.2014 (MB) Read more

Six Characters and a Turk in Search of an Author

November 26, 2014

United StatesUnited States Rossini, ll Turco in Italia: Soloists, Juilliard Orchestra and Chorus, Speranza Scappucci (conductor and continuo) Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Juilliard School, New York, 22.11.2014 (SSM)

 

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Il Turco in Italia

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Herlitzius in a Class of Her Own

November 25, 2014

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Strauss R., Die Frau ohne Schatten   Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich, conductor, Peter Tilling, Zurich Opera, Zurich. 22.11.2014 (JR)

Die Frau Ohne Schatten photographer: Susanne Schwiertz

Die Frau Ohne Schatten
photographer, Susanne Schwiertz

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Daniel’s Catán’s Opera Steams Down the Amazon

November 24, 2014

United StatesUnited States  Catán: Florencia en el Amazonas, LA Opera, Grant Gershon (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 22.11.14-20.12.14 (JRo)

Photo Craig T. Mathew/LAO

Photo Craig T. Mathew/LA Opera

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A Sweet Treat Set in the Depression

November 23, 2014

United StatesUnited States Humperdinck, Hansel and Gretel: Soloists, C-CM Philharmonia, Cincinnati Children’s Choir, Mark Gibson (conductor), University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music. Corbett Auditorium. Cincinnati, Ohio. 20.11.2014 (RDA) Read more

Haydn’s Moon Opera Brings a Pompous Patriarch Back to Earth

November 23, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Haydn, Life on the Moon: English Touring Opera, The Old Street Band, Christopher Bucknall (conductor), Snape Maltings, Snape, 14.11.2014 (CS) Read more

Captivating Production of Handel’s Ottone from English Touring Opera

November 23, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Handel, Ottone: English Touring Opera, The Old Street Band, Jonathan Peter Kenny (conductor), Snape Maltings, Snape, 15.11.2014 (CS)

Image Credit Richard Hubert Smith

Image Credit Richard Hubert Smith

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