A Sometimes Confusing Yet Often Rewarding Norma

May 28, 2015

 FranceFrance Bellini: Norma, Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, Choeur de l’Opéra National de Bordeaux, John Fiore (conductor), Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux, 25.5.2015 (JMI)



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A Superb Reading of Prokofiev in Toulouse

May 27, 2015

 FranceFrance Prokofiev: Betrothal in a Monastery, Capitole Orchestra and Chorus, Tugan Sokhiev (conductor), Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse, 24.5.2015 (JMI)

Prokofiev: Betrothal in a Monastery


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Having a Ball: Rossini’s La Cenerentola Returns to Gothenburg

May 27, 2015

SwedenSweden Gioachino Rossini: La Cenerentola Soloists, Gothenburg Opera Orchestra and male chorus, dancers, Giancarlo Andretta (conductor), Gothenburg Opera main stage, 14.5.2015 (NS)


: Left to right: Alidoro (Fredrik Helgesson), Don Ramiro (Sergey Romanovsky), Don Magnifico (Markus Schwartz), dancers, Dandini (Åke Zetterström), AngelinLeft to right: Alidoro (Fredrik Helgesson), Don Ramiro (Sergey Romanovsky), Don Magnifico (Markus Schwartz), dancers, Dandini (Åke Zettersta (Gaia Petrone). Photo: Mats Bäcker

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An Excellent Nabucco Closes the Valencia Season

May 27, 2015

SpainSpain Verdi: Nabucco, Comunitat Valenciana Orchestra and Chorus, Ramón Tebar (conductor), Palau de Les Arts, Valencia, 14.5.2015 (JMI)

Nabucco Photo  Tato Baeza

Photo Tato Baeza

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A Choreographer Explores What We Lose When We Forget

May 27, 2015

United StatesUnited States Memoriam (In Memory of Memory): MamLuft&Co. Dance, Jeanne Mam-Luft (artistic director), Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, Ohio. 22.5.2015 (RDA)

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Members of MamLuft&Co. in “Memoriam” (Photo courtesy MamLuft&Co.)

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Franco-Belgian Collaboration Brings Dance to Bach’s Music

May 26, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom J.S. Bach, Partita 2: Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Boris Charmatz, Amandine Beyer, Rosas, Sadler’s Wells, London, 22.5.2015 (J.O’D)


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Excellent Singing in Freyer’s PreposterousZauberflöte

May 26, 2015

GermanyGermany Mozart, Die Zauberflöte  (The Magic Flute): Soloists, Staatsopernchor, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden / Jonathan Darlington (conductor), Semperoper, Dresden, 23.5.2015 (MC)

The Magic Flute, photo Dresden State Opera

The Magic Flute, photo Dresden State Opera

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Brilliant Criminal Opera in Tallinn

May 26, 2015

SpainSpain. Hindemith Cardillac Soloists, Estonian National Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Vello Pähn (conductor). Estonian National Opera, Tallinn 14.5.2015. Premiere (GF) Read more

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