Mayer’s Las Vegas Rigoletto Sizzles at the Met on an Icy New York Night

14/02/2019

Verdi, Rigoletto: Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Nicola Luisotti (conductor), Metropolitan Opera, New York, 12.2.2019. (RP)

Nadine Sierra (Gilda) & Roberto Frontali (Rigoletto) © Marty Sohl/Met Opera

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Authentic and Gripping Dialogue des Carmélites in Stockholm

13/02/2019

Poulenc, Dialogues des Carmélites: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Stockholm Opera / Marc Soustrot (conductor), Royal Stockholm Opera, 9.2.2019. (GF)

Susanne Resmark, Anne Sofie von Otter & Sofie Asplund
© Micke Sandström/Royal Swedish Opera

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World Premiere of Casablancas’s Intriguing L’enigma di Lea at the Liceu

12/02/2019

Benet Casablancas, L’enigma di Lea: Liceu Chorus and Orchestra / Josep Pons (conductor), Gran Theatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 10.2.2019. (JMI)

Liceu’s L’enigma di Lea © A. Bofill

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An Uneven Presentation of Verdi’s Rarely Heard I masnadieri in Valencia

11/02/2019

Verdi, I masnadieriGeneralitat Valenciana Chorus, Comunitat Valenciana Orchestra / Roberto Abbado (conductor), Palau de les Arts, Valencia, 9.2.2019. (JMI)

I masnadieri © M. Lorenzo & M. Ponce

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A Blood-Drenched Elektra in Chicago

08/02/2019

 R. Strauss, Elektra: Soloists, Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago / Donald Runnicles (conductor). Civic Opera House, Chicago. 2.2.2019. (JLZ)

Nina Stemme as Elektra at Lyric Opera of Chicago (c) Cory Weaver

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Smart and Lean Grand Macabre Makes the Case for Ligeti in Zurich

07/02/2019

Ligeti, Le Grand Macabre: Soloists and Chorus of the Opernhaus Zürich, Philharmonia Zürich / Tito Ceccherini (conductor), Opernhaus Zürich, Zurich, 3.2.2019. (CCr)

Zurich Opera’s Le Grand Macabre (c) Herwig Prammer

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Memorable Singing as Paris Opéra Stages Carsen’s Rusalka

05/02/2019

Dvořák, Rusalka: Soloists, Chorus of the Opéra national de Paris (chorus master: Alessandro di Stefano), Orchestra of the Opéra national de Paris / Susanna Mälkki (conductor). Opéra Bastille, Paris, 29.1.2019. (MB)

Paris Opéra’s Rusalka (c) Guergana Damianova/Opéra national de Paris

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Frankfurt Opera’s New, Unconvincing Production of La forza del destino

04/02/2019

Verdi, La forza del destino: Oper Frankfurt Chorus, Frankfurter Opern- und Museumorchester / Jader Bignamini (conductor), Opernhaus, Frankfurt, 3.2.2019. (JMI)

Frankfurt Opera’s La forza del destino © M. Rittershaus

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