On Paper Only an Attractive Programme – La Fenice in Zurich

20/01/2017

Rossini, Wagner, Rachmaninov: Vesselina Kasarova (mezzosoprano), Orchestra Filarmonica della Fenice / John Neschling (conductor), Tonhalle, Zurich, 17.1.2016. (JR)

Vesselina Kasarova; Photo credit: Marco Borggreve.

Vesselina Kasarova (c) Marco Borggreve.

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Piortr Beczala as Werther Triumphs at the Liceu

18/01/2017

Massenet, Werther: Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu / Alain Altinoglu (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 15 & 17.1.2017. (JMI)

'Werther' © A. Bofill

Piotr Beczala (Werther) & Anna Caterina Antonacci (Charlotte) in Werther © A. Bofill

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Grotesque Comedy Illuminates Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

09/01/2017

Shostakovich, Lady Macbeth of MtsenskSoloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Vasily Petrenko (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich 7.1.2017. (JR)

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Domingo and Levine Reunited for Nabucco at the Met

08/01/2017

Verdi, Nabucco: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / James Levine (conductor). Broadcast live to the Odeon Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex, from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, 7.1.2017. (JPr)

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Liudmyla Monastyrska (Abigaille) and Plácido Domingo (Nabucco) (c) Metropolitan Opera/Marty Sohl

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Puccini’s Ice Princess Thaws in China’s Frozen North

04/01/2017

Harbin Grand Theatre © Iwan Baan.

Harbin Grand Theatre © Iwan Baan.

Puccini, Turandot: Soloists, Mu Lan Children’s Chorus, Coro Lirico and Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliano/Giuseppe Acquaviva (conductor). Harbin Grand Theatre Opera House, Harbin, 2.1.2017. (RP)

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Geneva’s Intimate and Effective La bohème

03/01/2017

Puccini, La bohème: Soloists and Chorus of Grand Théâtre Geneva, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande / Paolo Arrivabeni (conductor), Opéra des Nations, Geneva, 29.12.2016. (AL)

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Cape Town Comes To Buenos Aires

21/12/2016

The Gershwins, Porgy and Bess: Soloists, Cape Town Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Tim Murray (conductor), Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. 13.12.2016. (JSJ)

Cape Town Opera’s 'Porgy and Bess' at Teatro Colón. (Photo Máximo Parpagnoli)

Cape Town Opera’s Porgy and Bess at Teatro Colón (c) Máximo Parpagnoli

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An Often Rewarding Der fliegende Holländer Under the Baton of Pablo Heras-Casado

19/12/2016

Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer: Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro Real / Pablo Heras-Casado (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 17 & 18.12.2016. (JMI)

Der Fliegende Holländer © Javier del Real

Der fliegende Holländer © Javier del Real

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