Fine Adriana Lecouvreur Opens Buenos Aires 2017 Season

29/03/2017

Cilea, Adriana Lecouvreur: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra / Mario Perusso (conductor), Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, 21.3.2017. (JSJ)

Virginia Tola in the title role and Alessandro Corbelli (Michonnet) in Teatro Colón’s new production of Adriana Lecouvreur. (Photo Máximo Parpagnoli)

Virginia Tola (Adriana Lecouvreur) & Alessandro Corbelli (Michonnet)
in Teatro Colón’s Adriana Lecouvreur (c) Máximo Parpagnoli

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Colourful, Amusing and Uplifting Die Entführung aus dem Serail

28/03/2017

Mozart Die Entführung aus dem Serail: Soloists, Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper, Bayerisches Staatsorchester / Constantin Trinks (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 24.3.2017. (MC)

Entführung aus dem Serail, Bayerische Staatsoper © Wilfried Hösl

Bayerische Staatsoper’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail © Wilfried Hösl

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Lucrezia Borgia in a New Production Is Staged for the First Time at the Palau de les Arts

28/03/2017

Donizetti, Lucrezia Borgia: Comunitat Valenciana Orchestra and Chorus / Fabio Biondi (conductor), Palau de les Arts, Valencia, 26.3.2017. (JMI)

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Lucretia Borgia (c) Tato Baeza

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James Levine Leads a Fine Account of Idomeneo at the Met

28/03/2017

Mozart – Idomeneo:  Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / James Levine (conductor). Broadcast live to the Komedia Cinema, Brighton, from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, 25.3.2017. (RB)

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The Met’s Idomeneo (c) Marty Sohl

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Tchaikovsky’s Intense Emotions Performed from the Heart

28/03/2017

Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin (Jevgenij Onegin): Soloists, Finnish National Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Mikhail Agrest (conductor). Finnish National Opera, Helsinki, 17.3.2017. (GF)

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Jevgenij Onegin (c) Finnish National Opera

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Grigolo, Damrau, and Park Bring Hoffmann’s Tales Vividly to Life

27/03/2017

Offenbach, The Tales of Hoffmann: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of LA Opera / Plácido Domingo (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 25.3.2017. (JRo)

The Tales of Hoffmann: photo credit - Ken Howard/LA Opera.

The Tales of Hoffmann (c) Ken Howard/LA Opera

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With Bejun Mehta in the Lead, Rodelinda Might be Retitled ‘Bertarido’

27/03/2017

Handel, Rodelinda: Orchestra of Teatro Real / Ivor Bolton (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 24 & 25.3.2017. (JMI)

Rodelinda © Javier del Real

Rodelinda © Javier del Real

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The Semperoper’s Don Giovanni Marred by Seriously Misguided Musical Direction

24/03/2017

Mozart, Don Giovanni: Soloists, Sachsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden (chorus master: Cornelius Volke), Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden / Omer Meir Wellber (conductor). Semperoper, Dresden, 20.3.2017. (MB)

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Don Giovanni (c) David Baltzer

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