A Clever New Robert Carsen Production of Die tote Stadt at the Komische Oper

08/10/2018

Korngold, Die tote Stadt: Komische Oper Orchestra, Chorus and Kinderchorus/ Ainars Rubikis (conductor), Komische Oper, Berlin, 6.10.2018. (JMI)

Die tote Stadt © I. Freese

Die tote Stadt © I. Freese

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Superb Die Frau ohne Schatten at the Staatsoper Berlin

07/10/2018

Strauss, Die Frau ohne Schatten: Staatsopernchor, Staatskapelle Berlin / Simone Young (conductor), Unter den Linden, Berlin, 5.10.2018. (JMI)

Die Frau Ohne Schatten © H. J. Michel

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Anja Harteros Is Magnificent in the Deutsche Oper’s Tosca

07/10/2018

Puccini, Tosca: Orchestra, Chorus and Kinderchor of the Deutsche Oper / Pier Giorgio Morandi (conductor), Deutsche Oper Berlin, 4.10.2018. (JMI)

Anja Harteros in Tosca © B. Stöss

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Thoughtful New Tosca Reflects #MeToo, and Shows an Eloquent Orchestra

05/10/2018

Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, orchestra and chorus of San Francisco Opera / Leo Hussain (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, 3.10.2018. (HS)

Carmen Giannattasio (Tosca) (c) Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

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An Updated The Beggar’s Opera from Carsen and Christie

05/10/2018

Gay, The Beggar’s Opera: Soloists, Les Arts Florissants / William Christie (conductor). Grand Theâtre des Nations, Geneva, 3.10.2018  (ALL)

The cast of The Beggar’s Opera

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Excellent Performance of Tristan und Isolde but Capricious Staging

05/10/2018

Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Orchestra and Chorus of the Deutsche Oper/Donald Runnicles (conductor), Deutsche Oper Berlin, 3.10.2018. (JMI)

Tristan und Isolde © M. Hoss

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A Largely Forgettable Le nozze di Figaro in Dresden

05/10/2018

Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists, Dancers, Saxon State Opera Chorus (chorus master: Cornelius Volke), Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden / Kristiina Poska (conductor). Semperoper, Dresden, 30.9.2018. (MB)

Johannes Erath’s production of Le nozze di Figaro

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The Masterpiece Status of Moses und Aron Confirmed in Dresden

03/10/2018

Schoenberg, Moses und Aron: Soloists, Vocalconsort Berlin, Dresden Symphony Chorus, Dresden State Opera Chorus, Extra Chorus and Children’s Chorus (chorus master: Jörn Hinnerk Andersen), Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden / Alan Gilbert (conductor). Semperoper, Dresden, 29.9.2018. (MB)

Schoenberg’s Moses und Aron (c) Ludwig Olah

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