Ariadne auf Naxos in Gothenburg: Pure Magic!

16/02/2018

Richard Strauss, Ariadne auf Naxos: Soloists of Gothenburg Opera, Gothenburg Opera Orchestra/Patrik Ringborg (conductor), Gothenburg Opera main stage, 11.02.2018 (NS) Read more

Polenzani and Yende Make the Met’s L’elisir d’amore Revival Something to Remember

11/02/2018

 Donizetti, L’elisir d’amore: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Domingo Hindoyan (conductor), Met Live in HD broadcast to the Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 10.2.2018. (JPr)

Pretty Yende (Adina) & Matthew Polenzani (Nemorino) (c) Karen Almond/Metropolitan Opera

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World Premiere of El Pintor – A Noteworthy Libretto and Impressive Staging

09/02/2018

Colomer, El Pintor: Orchestra of the Teatro Real, Chorus of the Comunidad de Madrid / Manuel Coves (conductor), Teatros del Canal, Madrid, 8.2.2018. (JMI)

El Pintor © J. Villanueva

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An Excellent Peter Grimes on All Fronts

09/02/2018

Britten, Peter GrimesComunitat Valenciana Orchestra, Generalitat Valenciana Chorus / Christopher Franklin (conductor), Palau de Le Arts, Valencia, 7.2.2018. (JMI)

Peter Grimes © M. Lorenzo and M. Ponce

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Strong Cast Heads a Realistic Bellini Classic

07/02/2018

Bellini, I puritani: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Lyric Opera of Chicago / Enrique Mazzola (conductor), Chicago. 4.2.2018. (JLZ)

Adrian Sâmpetrean, Lawrence Brownlee, Anthony Clark Evans, and Albina Shagimuratova in I puritani (Photo: Todd Rosenberg)

Adrian Sâmpetrean, Lawrence Brownlee, Anthony Clark Evans, and Albina Shagimuratova
in I puritani (c) Todd Rosenberg

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Modern Production of Idomeneo in Zurich More Accessible Than Most

05/02/2018

Mozart, Idomeneo: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Orchestra La Scintilla Zurich / Giovanni Antonini (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich. 4.2.2018. (JR)

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The Glitter of Candide Captured Superbly by LA Opera

05/02/2018

Bernstein, Candide: Soloists and Orchestra of LA Opera / James Conlon (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 3.2.2018. (JRo)

Erin Morley, Jack Swanson and Christine Ebersole in Candide. Photo: Ken Howard

Erin Morley, Jack Swanson and Christine Ebersole in Candide (c) Ken Howard

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Catherine Naglestad as Salome Is Outstanding, as Always

31/01/2018

Strauss, SalomeOrchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin / Evan Rogister (conductor), Deutsche Oper, Berlin, 28.1.2018. (JMI)

Salome © M. Rittershaus

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