Sensational Singing in Concert Fidelio

June 29, 2015

United StatesUnited States Beethoven, Fidelio: Soloists, orchestra and chorus of San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Ragnar Bohlin (chorus conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 26.6.2015 (HS) Read more

Herlitzius Thrilling in Splendid Elektra

June 29, 2015

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Richard Strauss: Elektra   Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich, conductor: Lothar Koenigs, Zurich Opera, Zurich. 28.6.15 (JR) Read more

Vienna State Opera Offers Stylish Production of Hindemith’s Wonderful Cardillac

June 27, 2015

AustriaAustria  Hindemith, Cardillac: Soloists, Vienna State Opera Chorus (chorus master: Thomas Lang), Orchestra and Stage Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, Michael Boder (conductor). Vienna State Opera, 22.6.2015 (MB)

Picture of Tomasz Konieczny as Cardillac Photo credit to Wiener Staatsoper/Michael Pöhn.

Picture of Tomasz Konieczny as Cardillac Photo credit to Wiener Staatsoper/Michael Pöhn.

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Quartett Premieres In Americas

June 27, 2015

ArgentinaArgentina Luca Francesconi, Quartett: Soloists and Orchestra of Teatro Colón. Conductor: Brad Lubman, Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. 19.6.2015. (JSJ)

 Caption: Robin Adams (Valmont) and Allison Cook (Merteuil) in Quartett at Teatro Colón. (Photo Prensa Teatro Colón/Arnaldo Colombaroli)


Caption: Robin Adams (Valmont) and Allison Cook (Merteuil) in Quartett at Teatro Colón. (Photo Prensa Teatro Colón/Arnaldo Colombaroli)

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A Sylvia Worthy of Delibes from David Bintley and Birmingham Royal Ballet

June 26, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Delibes,  Sylvia:  Artists of Birmingham Royal Ballet, Royal Ballet Sinfonia / Koen Kessels (conductor), Birmingham Hippodrome, 24.6.2015 (GR).

Sylvia-Artists-of-Birmingham-Royal-Ballet-photo-Bill-Cooper-1

Sylvia-Artists-of-Birmingham-Royal-Ballet-photo-Bill-Cooper-1

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Deeply Thought Through Death in Venice by Garsington Opera

June 26, 2015

   United KingdomUnited Kingdom Britten,  Death In Venice: Garisington Opera / Steuart Bedford.(conductor), Garsington Opera at Wormsley, 22.6.2015 (RD).

DEATH in VENICE by Britten; Garsington Opera at Wormsley; 18 June 2015; Gustav von Aschenbach - Paul Nilon Tadzio - Celestin Boutin Conductor Steuart Bedford Director Paul Curran Designer Kevin Knight Lighting Designer Bruno Poet Choreographer Andreas Heise Credit: © CLIVE BARDA/ ArenaPAL

DEATH in VENICE by Britten;
Garsington Opera at Wormsley;
18 June 2015;
Credit: © CLIVE BARDA/ ArenaPAL

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Two Outstanding Chamber Operas By Birtwistle

June 25, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Birtwistle: The Corridor, The Cure: Soloists, London Sinfonietta, Geoffrey Paterson (conductor). Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, London, 18.6.2015 (MB) Read more

In Big, Glorious Les Troyens, Five Hours Fly By

June 23, 2015

United StatesUnited States  Berlioz, Les Troyens: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of San Francisco Opera, Donald Runnicles (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 20.6.2015 (HS)

Act V  Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham as Didon (Dido). ©Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

Act V
Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham as Didon (Dido). ©Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

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