Nadja Michael Leads a Blazing The Makropulos Case

17/11/2016

Janáček, The Makropulos Case: Soloists and orchestra of San Francisco Opera / Mikhail Tatarnikov (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 14.10.2016. (HS)

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Nadja Michael and cast in The Makropulos Case (c) Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera)

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A Convincing, if not Extraordinary, Tosca at the Deutsche Oper

16/11/2016

Puccini, Tosca: Orchestra, Chorus and Kinderchor of the Deutsche Oper / Ivan Repušić (conductor), Deutsche Oper, Berlin, 15.11.2016. (JMI)

<i>Tosca</i> © B. Stöss

Anja Harteros (Tosca) © B Stöss

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A Beautifully Played New Production of Les Huguenots in Berlin

15/11/2016

Meyerbeer, Les Huguenots: Orchestra and Chorus of the Deutsche Oper / Michele Mariotti (conductor), Deutsche Oper, Berlin, 13.11.2016. (JMI)

'Les Huguenots' © B. Stöss.

Les Huguenots © B Stöss

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A Somewhat Disappointing Revival of Le nozze di Figaro at the Liceu

12/11/2016

Mozart, Le nozze di FigaroOrchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu/Josep Pons (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 10.11.2016. (JMI)

'Le nozze di Figaro' © A. Bofill

Le nozze di Figaro © A. Bofill

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Zurich Opera’s Confused and Confusing Entführung

09/11/2016

Mozart, Die Entführung aus dem Serail: Soloists, Orchestra La Scintilla / Maxim Emelyanychev (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich. 6.11.2016. (JR)

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A Hypnotic and Hyperbolic Akhnaten

07/11/2016

Glass, Akhnaten: Soloists, Chorus, and Orchestra of LA Opera/Matthew Aucoin (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 5.11.2016. (JRo)

Anthony Roth Costanzo in the title role of Akhnaten. Credit: Craig T. Mathew 

Anthony Roth Costanzo in the title role of Akhnaten (c) Craig T. Mathew

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Excellent Rusalka at Berlin’s Komische Oper Shows Benefits of the Repertoire System

04/11/2016

Dvořák, Rusalka (sung in German): Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus (chorus master: David Cavelius) of the Komische Oper, Berlin / Henrik Nánási (conductor). Komische Oper, Berlin, 30.10.2016. (MB)

Photo credit: Monika Rittershaus.

Komische Oper’s Rusalka (c) Monika Rittershaus.

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A Compelling Production of Barber’s Seldom-Heard Vanessa

03/11/2016

Barber, Vanessa: Wexford Festival Orchestra / Timothy Myers (conductor), O’Reilly Theatre, National Opera House, Wexford, 2.11.2016. (JMI)

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Vanessa © Clive Barda

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