The Pearl Fishers Reimagined


Bizet, The Pearl Fishers: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of LA Opera / Plácido Domingo (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 7.10.2017. (JRo)

The Pearl Fishers  Photo Ken Howard

The Pearl Fishers (c) Ken Howard

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Radvanovsky and DiDonato Triumph in McVicar’s Gloomy Met Norma


Bellini, Norma: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / Carlo Rizzi (conductor). Broadcast live to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, 7.10.2017. (JPr)


Joyce DiDonato (Adalgisa) & Sondra Radvanovsky (Norma) (c) Ken Howard

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A Rather Modest Trovatore Takes the Stage in Oviedo


Verdi, Il trovatore: Ópera de Oviedo Chorus, Oviedo Filarmonía Orchestra / Ramón Tébar (conductor), Teatro Campoamor, Oviedo, 5.10.2017. (JMI)


Il trovatore (c) Ópera de Oviedo

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A Bit of ‘Twin Peaks’ in 3D Opera Blank Out


Mia Persson and Roderick Williams in Michel van der Aa's 'Blank Out' (Photo: Stephanie Berger)

Mia Persson and Roderick Williams in Michel van der Aa’s Blank Out (c) Stephanie Berger

 Michel van der Aa, Blank Out: Miah Persson (soprano), Roderick Williams (baritone), Netherlands Chamber Choir, Park Avenue Armory, New York City, 21.9.2017. (KG) Read more

Autumn Sonata: New Opera Evokes Bergman Film


Sebastian Fagerlund, Höstsonaten (Autumn Sonata): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Finnish National Opera / John Storgårds (conductor), Finnish National Opera, Helsinki, 23.9.2017. (GF)


Anne Sofie von Otter in Autumn Sonata (Charlotte) (c) Finnish National Opera

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Rousing Rigoletto Revival in Helsinki


Verdi, Rigoletto: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Finnish National Opera / Pietro Rizzo (conductor), Finnish National Opera, Helsinki, 22.9.2017. (GF)


Rigoletto (c) Finnish National Opera

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Animation and Live Action Combine in a Cunning Little Vixen Revival


Janáček, The Cunning Little Vixen: Soloists, Cleveland Orchestra Chamber Chorus/Lisa Wong (acting director), Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus/Ann Usher (director), Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor), Severance Hall, Cleveland, 26.9.2017. (MSJ)

The Cleveland Orchestra revival of 'The Cunning Little Vixen' (Photo courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra, copyright Roger Mastroianni)

The Cleveland Orchestra revival of The Cunning Little Vixen (c) Roger Mastroianni

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Still Going Strong – Manon Lescaut in Stockholm


Puccini, Manon Lescaut: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Swedish Opera / Marc Soustrot (conductor), Royal Opera Stockholm 20.9.2017. (GF)

Kungliga Operan - Manon Lescaut. William Davis Lind och Kungliga Operans kör.

William Davis Lind (Edmondo) & Chorus (c) Markus Gårder

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