Polish National Opera Presents Mariusz Treliński’s Powerful Madama Butterfly

23/05/2018

Puccini, Madama Butterfly: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatr Wielki / Piotr Staniszewski (conductor), Polish National Opera, Moniuszko Auditorium, Teatr Wielki, Warsaw 19.5.2018. (RP)

The Polish National Opera’s Madama Butterfly © Krzysztof Bieliński

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Massenet’s Werther Revival by Zurich Opera is Easy On Eye And Ear

20/05/2018

Massenet, Werther: Soloists, Chorus and Children’s’ Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Lorenzo Viotti (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich 18.5.2018. (JR)

Zurich Opera’s Werther original production photo (c) © Herwig Prammer

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Sparkling Die Fledermaus From Juventus Lyrica

19/05/2018

Strauss, Die Fledermaus: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Juventus Lyrica / Hernán Sánchez Arteaga (conductor), Teatro Avenida, Buenos Aires. 11.5.2018. (JSJ)

l to r: Monserrat Maldonado (Rosalinde), Mirko Tomas (Eisenstein) and Ernesto Bauer (Falke)
in Juventus Lyrica’s Die Fledermaus (c) Liliana Morsia

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A Billy Budd for the Twenty-First Century

18/05/2018

Britten, Billy Budd: Soloists, Orchestra, Chorus and Boys Choir of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma / James Conlon (conductor), Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Rome, 15.5.2018. (RP)

Toby Spence (Captain Vere) in Rome Opera’s Billy Budd © Yasuko Kageyama

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Colourful Homage to Rossini: L’Italiana in Algeri from Buenos Aires to San Lorenzo

17/05/2018

Rossini, L’Italiana in Algeri: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro Colón / Antonello Allemandi (conductor), Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. 9.5.2018. (JSJ)

Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri (c) Arnaldo Colombaroli

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Undiminished Optimism from Voltaire and Bernstein

16/05/2018

Bernstein, Candide: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Washington National Opera / Nicole Paiement (conductor), The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC. 14.5.2018. (RRR)

The cast of Candide (c) Washington National Opera

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A Vivid Rigoletto in a Timeless Staging at LA Opera

14/05/2018

Verdi, Rigoletto: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of LA Opera / Matthew Aucoin (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 12.5.2018. (JRo)

Juan Jesus Rodriguez & Lisette Oropesa in Rigoletto (c) Ken Howard/LA Opera

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Götterdämmerung Brings Wagner’s Ring in Leipzig to a Beautiful Conclusion

14/05/2018

Wagner, Götterdämmerung: Soloists and Chorus of Leipzig Opera, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra / Ulf Schirmer (conductor), Leipzig Opera House, 13.5.2018. (JMI)

Leipzig Opera’s Götterdämmerung © T. Schulze

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