Travelogue from the Santa Fe Opera Festival as it Premieres Poul Ruders’s The Thirteenth Child

31/07/2019

Poul Ruders, The Thirteenth Child: Soloists and Chorus of the Santa Fe Opera / Paul Daniel (conductor), Santa Fe Opera, New Mexico, 27.7.2019. (CCr)

The Thirteenth Child (c) Ken Howard

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Much-Anticipated US Premiere of Korngold’s Das Wunder der Heliane at Bard’s SummerScape Opera

30/07/2019

Korngold, Das Wunder der Heliane: Soloists, Bard Festival Chorale, The American Symphony Orchestra / Leon Botstein (conductor), SummerScape Opera, Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, 26.8.2019. (RP)

Das Wunder der Heliane (c) Stephanie Berger.

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Sondra Radvanovsky and Piotr Beczala Triumph in Barcelona’s Luisa Miller

26/07/2019

Verdi, Luisa Miller: Soloists, Liceu Chorus and Orchestra / Domingo Hindoyan (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 23 & 24.7.2019. (JMI)

Sondra Radvanovsky (Luisa) and Piotr Beczala (Rodolfo) © Antoni Bofill

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Three Appealing Cast Combinations for Teatro Real’s Il trovatore

23/07/2019

Verdi, Il trovatore: Soloists, Teatro Real Chorus and Orchestra / Maurizio Benini (conductor). Teatro Real, Madrid, 18, 19 & 21.7.2019. (JMI)

Teatro Real’s Il trovatore © Javier del Real

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New York’s Teatro Nuovo Resurrects Two Bel Canto Gems

23/07/2019

Bellini, La straniera; Rossini, La gazza ladra: Soloists, Teatro Nuovo Chorus and Orchestra / Jakob Lehmann (primo violino e capo d’orchestra), Rose Hall, New York, 17 & 18.7.2019. (RP)

Hannah Ludwig (Pippo) in La gazza ladra (c) Steven Pisano

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Komische Oper Berlin’s Dazzling, Tech-Savvy Magic Flute Arrives in New York

23/07/2019

Mozart, The Magic Flute: Soloists, Choir Soloists of the Komische Oper Berlin, Members of the Tölzer Boys Choir, Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra / Louis Langrée (conductor), David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center, New York City. 17.7.2019. (BH)

Julien Behr (Tamino) and Audrey Luna (Queen of the Night) (c) Stephanie Berger

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Plácido Domingo Stars in a Pleasing Concert Version of Verdi’s Giovanna d’Arco

22/07/2019

Verdi, Giovanna d’Arco (concert version): Teatro Real Chorus and Orchestra / James Conlon (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 20.7.2019. (JMI)

Giovanna d’Arco © Javier del Real/Teatro Real

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Rain on Figaro and Susanna’s Wedding is a Good Omen

22/07/2019

Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists and Ensemble of Läckö Slottsopera, Läckö Chamber Orchestra / Simon Phipps (conductor), Läckö Castle Courtyard, 14.7.2019. (NS)

Susanna (Frida Engström) (c) Daniel Strandroth

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