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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McVicar’s ‘Golden Age’ Tosca Features Role Debuts from Yoncheva and Grigolo

31/01/2018

Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Emmanuel Villaume (conductor). The Met Live in HD broadcast to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 27.1.2018. (JPr)

Sonya Yoncheva (Tosca) and Vittorio Grigolo (Cavaradossi) (c) Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

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The Long Walk – A Soldier Comes Home

30/01/2018

Beck, The Long Walk: Soloists, Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra / Glenn Lewis (conductor), Pittsburgh Opera, CAPA Theater, Pittsburgh, 28.1.2018. (RP)

Benjamin Taylor (Brian Castner) in The Long Walk © David Bachman Photography

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A Nicely Sung Carmen, but a Disappointing and Unconvincing New Production

29/01/2018

Bizet, Carmen: Orchestra and Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin / Ivan Repušić (conductor), Deutsche Oper, Berlin, 27.1.2018. (JMI)

Carmen © M. Lieberenz

Carmen © M. Lieberenz

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Joyce DiDonato Leads a Superb Cast in Dead Man Walking Under the Baton of Mark Wigglesworth

29/01/2018

Heggie, Dead Man Walking: Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Real / Mark Wigglesworth (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 26.1.2018. (JMI)

Joyce DiDonato in Dead Man Walking © J. del Real

Joyce DiDonato in Dead Man Walking © J. del Real

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An Ebullient Candide Acquits Itself with Efficiency and Wit

23/01/2018

Bernstein, Candide: Soloists, San Francisco Symphony Chorus (Ragnar Bohlin (director), San Francisco Symphony / Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 18.1.2018. (HS)

Meghan Picerno (Cunegonde),
Sheri Greenawald (The Old Lady) & Ben Jones (Governor) sing ‘Quiet’ (c) Kristen Loken

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