A Disappointing New Production of Il trovatore at the Liceu


Verdi, Il trovatore: Liceu Orchestra and Chorus / Daniele Callegari (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 18 & 20.7.2017. (JMI)

Il trovatore © A. Bofill

Il trovatore © A. Bofill

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The Cradle Will Rock with Orchestra, Just as Blitzstein Intended


Blitzstein, The Cradle Will Rock: Opera Saratoga Orchestra and Chorus / John Mauceri (conductor). Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs, 16.7.2017. (RP)

Ginger Costa-Jackson as Moll in The Cradle Will Rock © Gary David Gold

Ginger Costa-Jackson as Moll in The Cradle Will Rock
© Gary David Gold

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A Tremendous Performance but Pinocchio at Aix Seemed Neither for Children Nor Adults


Festival d’Aix-en-Provence [4] – Boesmans, Pinocchio: Soloists, Klangforum Wien / Emilio Pomarico (conductor). Grand Théâtre de Provence, Aix, 14.7.2017. (MB)


Pinocchio at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence 2017 © Patrick Berger/artcompress

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All Joking Aside, Two Outstanding Performances Make for an Extraordinary Falstaff


Verdi, Falstaff: Opera Saratoga Orchestra and Chorus / Craig Kier (conductor), Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs, NY, 15.7.2017. (RP)

OS Falstaff_GG60917

Michael Chioldi (Ford) & Craig Colclough (Sir John Falstaff) © Gary David Gold

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Ermonela Jaho Triumphs in Teatro Real’s Madama Butterfly


Puccini, Madama Butterfly: Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Real / Marco Armiliato (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 15 & 16.7.2017. (JMI)

Madama Butterfly © J. del Real

Madama Butterfly © J. del Real

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A Feverish Flute That Would Have Pleased Its Composer


Mozart, The Magic Flute: Soloists, Cincinnati Opera. Aronoff Centre, Cincinnati, OH. 15.7.2017. (RDA)


The Magic Flute’ (c) Cincinnati Opera


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Celebrating Bastille Day with Opera Saratoga


 Grétry, Zémire et Azor: The Opera Saratoga Orchestra / Lidiya Yankovskaya (conductor), The Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs, New York, 14.7.2017. (RP)

Beauty has fainted at the sight of The Beast (Photo MARK FROHNA)

Zémire (Maureen McKay) and Azor © Mark Frohna

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A Magnificent Jenůfa from the Bayerische Staatsoper


Janáček, Jenůfa: Bayerische Staatsoper Orchestra and Chorus / Tomáš Hanus (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 14.7.2017. (JMI) Read more

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