Anja Harteros and René Pape  ̶  A Superb Pairing in Don Carlo

July 29, 2015


Don Carlo Photo Credit: Wilfried Hösl

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Verdi: Don Carlo, Bayerische Staatsoper Orchestra and Chorus, Asher Fisch (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 27.7.2015 (JMI)

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WNO’s Peter Pan Fails to do Justice to J M Barrie’s Tale

July 28, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom   Ayres, Peter Pan: Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra of Welsh National Opera/Erik Nielsen (conductor). Royal Opera House, London, 25.7.2015 (CC) Read more

Beijing’s Il Trovatore Presents a Conundrum

July 27, 2015


Marianne Cornetti as Azucena in NCPA’s Il Trovatore.

ChinaChina Verdi: Il Trovatore, National Centre for the Performing Arts Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Daniel Oren (conductor), National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing, 26.07.2015 (RP) Read more

Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien Triumph in Eugene Onegin

July 27, 2015

GermanyGermany  Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin, Bayerische Staatsoper Orchestra and Chorus, Leo Hussain (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 26.7.2015 (JMI).

 Munich Trovatore Photo  Credit: Wielfried Hösl

Munich Trovatore
Photo Credit: Wielfried Hösl

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Passion, Jealousy and Deceit in Handel’s Xerxes at Longborough

July 26, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Handel: Xerxes (Serse):  Longborough Festival Opera Young Artists and Orchestra / Jeremy Silver (conductor), Longborough, 25.7.2015. (RJ)

Xerxes - Handel - Longborough Festival Opera - 26th July 2015 Conductor - Jeremy Silver Director - Jenny Miller Designer - Faye Bradley Lighting Designer - Anna Sbokou Xerxes - Jake Arditti Arsamenes - Tai Oney Amastris - Lucinda Stuart Grant Ariodate - Jon Stainsby Romilda - Alice Privett Atalanta - Abbi Temple Elviro - Matthew Durkan Chorus - Chiara Vinci, Laurence Panter

Pic Credit Longborough Festival Opera Alice Privett as Romilda and Tai Oney as Arsamenes

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An Argentine Cav And Pag

July 26, 2015

Pagliacci 2015 - Foto 3 (c) Arnaldo Colombaroli-500

José Cura’s Pagliacci in Buenos Aires. (Photo Prensa Teatro Colón/Arnaldo Colombaroli)

ArgentinaArgentina  Mascagni, Cavalleria rusticana; Leoncavallo, Pagliacci: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro Colón. Conductor: Roberto Paternostro, Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. 17.7.2015. (JSJ) Read more

A Bright Morning Star in Need of Scissors

July 22, 2015

United StatesUnited States Ricky Ian Gordon, Morning Star: Soloists, Cincinnati Opera. School for the Creative and Performing Arts. Cincinnati, OH. 10.7.2015 (RDA)

Ricky Ian Gordon's "Morning Star" (Photo: Cincinnati Opera)

Ricky Ian Gordon’s “Morning Star” (Photo: Cincinnati Opera)

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Premier of Vivaldi’s Catone in Utica at Glimmerglass: Singers Galore

July 22, 2015

United StatesUnited States Vivaldi: Catone in Utica, Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra, Alice Busch Opera Theater, Glimmerglass, New York, 18.7.2015 (SSM)

John Holiday as Caesar and Thomas Michael Allen as Cato in The Glimmerglass Festival's 2015 production of Vivaldi's "Cato in Utica." Photo: Karli Cadel/The Glimmerglass Festival.

John Holiday as Caesar and Thomas Michael Allen as Cato in The Glimmerglass Festival’s 2015 Production of Vivaldi’s “Cato in Utica.” Photo: Karli Cadel/The Glimmerglass Festival.

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