Heggie’s Opera: Sentimental, Colorful, Effective, and Mostly ‘Wonderful’

21/11/2018

Jake Heggie, It’s a Wonderful Life: Soloists, orchestra and chorus of San Francisco Opera / Patrick Summers (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 17.11.2018. (HS)

Golda Schultz (Clara) & William Burden (George Bailey) (center) with the Angels
(c) Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

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A Return of Britten’s Operatic Goosebumps

21/11/2018

 Britten, The Turn of the Screw: Vincent DeGeorge (Director), Members of the CCM Opera / Aik Khai Pung (conductor), College Conservatory of Music, Patricia Corbett Auditorium, Cincinnati, OH. 17.11.2018. (RDA)

The Turn of the Screw  (c) Lyons Photography, Inc.

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Intrepid Band of Artists Bring Enlightenment and Much Else to Stockhausen’s Donnerstag

20/11/2018

Stockhausen, Donnerstag: Soloists, Le jeune chœur de paris (chorus director: Richard Wilberforce), Strings of the Conservatoire à Royonnement Régional de Paris, Orchestre Le Balcon, Orchestra Impromptu / Maxime Pascal (conductor). Salle Favart, Paris, 17.11.2018. (MB)

Stockhausen’s Donnerstag (c) Vincent Pontet

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Hänsel und Gretel: A Clever Carsen Production Lacks Charm

19/11/2018

Humperdinck, Hänsel und Gretel: Soloists, Children’s Chorus and Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Markus Poschner (conductor). Zurich Opera, Zurich. 18.11.2018. (JR)

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A Splendid Revival of a Rarely Seen de Nebra Opera

19/11/2018

de Nebra, Venus y Adonis (concert version): Los Músicos de su Alteza / Luis Antonio González (conductor), Auditorio Nacional de Música, Madrid, 18.11.2018. (JMI)

Luis Antonio González and Los Músicos de su Alteza (c) CNDM

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Puts and Campbell Dramatize the Christmas Truce of 1914

19/11/2018

Kevin Puts, Silent Night: Soloists, Washington National Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Nicole Paiement (conductor), Washington National Opera, The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C., 17.11.2018. (RRR)

WNO’s Silent Night (c) Teresa Wood

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LA Opera’s Hansel and Gretel – a Holiday Treat to Savor

19/11/2018

Humperdinck, Hansel and Gretel: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of LA Opera / James Conlon (conductor), Members of Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 17.11.2018. (JRo)

Susan Graham (the Witch), Sasha Cooke (Hansel) & Liv Redpath (Gretel)
© Cory Weaver

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Patricia Racette Is Superb in the Liceu’s Kátya Kabanová

16/11/2018

Janáček, Kátya Kabanová: Liceu Orchestra / Josep Pons (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 15.11.2018. (JMI)

Kátya Kabanová © A. Bofill

Kátya Kabanová © A. Bofill

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