Das Rheingold is a good omen for the rest of Salonen’s Ring cycle

15/09/2019

Wagner, Das Rheingold: Soloists, Finnish National Opera Orchestra / Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor), Finnish National Opera, Helsinki, 3.9.2019. (GF)

Jukka Rasilainen as Alberich © Ralph Larmann

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20 years of opera in Buenos Aires – Bravo Juventus Lyrica!

13/09/2019

20th Anniversary Grand Gala: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Juventus Lyrica / Antonio Maria Russo (conductor), Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, 7.9.2019. (JSJ)

Juventus Lyrica’s 20th anniversary gala. Photo: Liliana Morsia.

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Stellar voices mark a preview of Lyric Opera of Chicago’s new season

10/09/2019

Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park 2019: Soloists, Lyric Opera of Chicago Chorus / Michael Black (director), Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra / Sir Andrew Davis (conductor), Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, Chicago, 6.9.2019. (JLZ)

Crowds at Chicago’s Millennium Park © Todd Rosenberg

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An uneven concert performance of Die Frau ohne Schatten at Musikfest Berlin

02/09/2019

Musikfest Berlin [2] – Strauss, Die Frau ohne Schatten: Soloists, Children’s Choir of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden (chorus director, Vinzenz Weissenburger), Berlin Radio Chorus (chorus director, Benjamin Goodson), Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski (conductor), Philharmonie, Berlin, 1.9.2019. (MB)

Musikfest Berlin’s Die Frau ohne Schatten (c) Monika Karczmarczyk

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Straight from the heart – Berkshire Opera Festival’s frothy, fantastic Don Pasquale

01/09/2019

Donizetti, Don Pasquale: Soloists, Berkshire Opera Festival Chorus and Orchestra / Brian Garman (conductor), Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, 27.8.2019. (RP)

Craig Colclough (Don Pasquale) & Emmett O’Hanlon (Malatesta) in Don Pasquale
© Ken Howard

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Fine Cast Can’t Overcome a Dreadful Salzburg Production of Médée

24/08/2019

Salzburg Festival [7] – Cherubini, Médée: Soloists, Vienna State Opera Chorus (chorus master: Ernst Raffelsberger), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Thomas Hengelbrock (conductor). Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 19.8.2019. (MB)

Médée (c) Salzburger Festspiele/Thomas Aurin

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Nearing the Aspen Finish Line, Mozart’s Figaro and McDuffie in Recital

23/08/2019

Aspen Music Festival [9]: Aspen. (HS) Read more

Ideally Cast Last Outing for Katharina Wagner’s Bayreuth Tristan und Isolde Led by Stefan Vinke and Petra Lang

22/08/2019

Georg Zeppenfeld (Marke), Petra Lang (Isolde) and Christa Mayer (Brangäne)
(c) Enrico Nawrath/Bayreuther Festspiele)

Bayreuth Festival 2019 [4]Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival / Christian Thielemann (conductor). Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, 16.8.2019. (JPr)

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