Bleak Trovatore Boasts an Outstanding Quartet

16/01/2019

Verdi, Il trovatore: Soloists and Chorus of the Seattle Opera, Seattle Symphony / Carlo Montanaro (conductor), Seattle, Washington, 12.1.2019. (ZC)

Seattle Opera’s Il trovatore (c) Philip Newton

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A Mother’s Words Lift Dear Erich from the Maudlin and Mundane

14/01/2019

Rosenthal, Dear Erich: Soloists, New York City Opera Orchestra / Adam Glaser (conductor), National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, New York, 12.1.2019. (RP)

Jessica Tyler Wright (Herta) & Brian James Myer (Young Erich)
in Ted Rosenthal’s Dear Erich © Sarah Shatz

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Three Star Singers Breathe Life into Cilea’s Flawed Adriana Lecouvreur at the Met

14/01/2019

Cilea, Adriana Lecouvreur: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of The Metropolitan Opera, New York / Gianandrea Noseda (conductor). Broadcast Live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera to Everyman Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex, 12.1.2019. (JPr)

Anna Netrebko (Adriana), Piotr Beczała (Maurizio) & Anita Rachvelishvili (Princess)
(c) Ken Howard/Met Opera

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Cecilia Bartoli Celebrates 30 Years on Zurich Opera Stage with Spectacular Semele

09/01/2019

Handel, Semele: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Orchestra La Scintilla / William Christie (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich. 8.1.2019. (JR)

Cecilia Bartoli performing Semele in 2007 © Suzanne Schwiertz

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Verdi Meets Bergman in Munich’s Highly Recommended Otello

28/12/2018

Verdi, Otello: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Bavarian State Opera / Kirill Petrenko (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 21.12.2018. (ALL)

Anja Harteros (Desdemona) & Jonas Kaufmann (Otello)
© W. Hösl

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26/12/2018

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Varduhi Abrahamyan and Luca Pisaroni Are Outstanding in Liceu’s L’italiana in Algeri

19/12/2018

Rossini, L’italiana in Algeri: Liceu Chorus and Orchestra / Riccardo Frizza (conductor), Gran Theatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 17 & 18.12.2018. (JMI)

L’italiana in Algeri © A. Bofill

L’italiana in Algeri © A. Bofill

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Michael Mayer’s Disneyfied Traviata is Not the Most Auspicious Start for Nézet-Séguin

18/12/2018

The Met: Live in HD – Verdi, La traviata: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor). Broadcast live to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 15.12.2018. (JPr)

Alfredo (Juan Diego Flórez) & Violetta (Diana Damrau) in La traviata Act I
(c) Marty Sohl/Met Opera

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