Intimate and Efficient Boris Godunov in Geneva

14/11/2018

Mussorgsky, Boris Godunov: Soloists, Chorus of Grand Théâtre de Genève, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande / Paolo Arrivabeni (conductor). Grand Theâtre des Nations, 10.11.2018.  (ALL)

Boris Godunov (c) Carole Parodi

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A Fine Met Performance of Nico Muhly’s Rather Uneven Marnie

13/11/2018

Nico Muhly, Marnie: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera New York / Robert Spano (Conductor). Broadcast live to the Dundonald Omniplex Cinema, Belfast, from the Metropolitan Opera in New York, 10.11.2018. (RB)

Isabel Leonard (seated) as Marnie © Ken Howard/Met Opera

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Schager Disappoints but Petra Lang is Wicked in Homoki’s Lohengrin Revival

11/11/2018

Wagner, Lohengrin: Soloists, Choir and Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera / Simone Young (conductor). Wiener Staatsoper, Vienna, 7.11.2018. (JPr)

Petra Lang as Ortrud
(c) Wiener Staatsoper/Michael Poehn

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A Theatrical Coup Hoping for a Political One: Serebrennikov’s Così

09/11/2018

Mozart, Così fan tutte: Soloists and Chorus of the Opernhaus Zürich, Philharmonia Zürich / Cornelius Meister (conductor), Opernhaus Zürich, Zurich, 4.11.2018. (CCr)

Così fan tutte (c) Monika Ritterhaus

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Fairy-Tale Magic in Pittsburgh Opera’s Hansel and Gretel

09/11/2018

Humperdinck, Hansel and Gretel: Soloists, Members of the Pittsburgh Youth Chorus, Chorus and Orchestra of the Pittsburgh Opera / Anthony Walker (conductor), Benedum Center, Pittsburgh, 6.11.2018. (RP)

 The Witch (Marianne Cornett) has Hansel (Corrie Stallings) and Gretel (Ashley Fabian) in her clutches © David Bachman Photography

The Witch (Marianne Cornetti, ) Hansel (Corrie Stallings) & Gretel (Ashley Fabian)
© David Bachman

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Three Remarkable Singers Lead the Cast of Anna Bolena

06/11/2018

Donizetti, Anna Bolena: Chorus of the Opéra National de Bordeaux, Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine / Paul Daniel (conductor), Grand Théâtre, Bordeaux, 5.11.2018. (JMI)

Anna Bolena © M. Etxeverria

Anna Bolena © M. Etxeverria

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A Memorable New Staging of Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame

05/11/2018

Alan Menken, The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Soloists and Chorus of Gothenburg Opera, dancers, Gothenburg Opera Orchestra / Lars Kvensler (conductor), Gothenburg Opera main stage, 27.10.2018. (NS)

Esmeralda (Marsha Songcome) (c) Mats Bäcker

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Guilty Temptress or Victim of Abuse? Traditional Met Carmen Revival Gives the Historic Answer

03/11/2018

Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Dancers, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / Omer Meir Wellber (Conductor) Metropolitan Opera, New York, 30.10.2018. (CSa)

Act IV of the Met’s Carmen (c) Marty Sohl/Met Opera

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