Bayerische Staatsoper’s Traditional Così Staging Continues to Please

02/12/2018

Mozart, Così fan tutte: Bayerische Staatsoper Chorus and Orchestra / Ivor Bolton (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 29.11.2018. (JMI)

Così fan tutte (c) Bayerische Staatsoper

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Kirill Petrenko and Anja Harteros Are Magnificent in the Staatsoper’s Otello

30/11/2018

Verdi, Otello: Bayerische Staatsoper Chorus and Orchestra / Kirill Petrenko (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 28.11.2018. (JMI)

Anja Harteros & Jonas Kaufmann in Otello © W. Hösl

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My Caccini Runneth Over

29/11/2018

The Morgan Library and Museum in partnership with the Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Opera Series – Francesca Caccini, La Liberazione di Ruggiero dall’Isola d’Alcina: Soloists, Boston Early Music Festival Vocal Ensemble, Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble (Robert Mealy [concertmaster]) / Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs (music directors), Gilder Lehrman Hall of the Morgan Library and Museum, New York City, 26.11.2018. (CP)

BEMF’s La Liberazione di Ruggiero dall’Isola d’Alcina (c) Kathy Wittman

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Bayerische Staatsoper Triumphs in a Revival of Their Production of Jenůfa

29/11/2018

Janáček, Jenůfa: Bayerische Staatsoper Chorus and Orchestra / Simone Young (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 27.11.2018. (JMI)

Karita Mattila (Kostelnička) & Sally Matthews (Jenůfa)
(c) Bayerische Staatsoper

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Early Donizetti Opera in a Production that Ranges from Drama to Farce

27/11/2018

Donizetti Opera Festival [2]: Enrico di BorgognaAcademia Montis Regalis, Donizetti Opera Chorus / Alessandro de Marchi (conductor), Teatro Sociale, Bergamo, 25.11.2018. (JMI)

Enrico di Borgogna © W. Vitale

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Highly Enjoyable Staging of a Rarely Seen Donizetti Opera

27/11/2018

Donizetti Opera Festival [1] – Il castello de Kenilworth: Donizetti Opera Orchestra and Chorus / Riccardo Frizza (conductor), Teatro Sociale, Bergamo, 24.11.2018. (JMI)

Il castello de Kenilworth © W. Vitale

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Revelatory Das Rheingold from Gothenburg Opera

25/11/2018

Wagner, Das Rheingold: Soloists and dancers, Gothenburg Opera Orchestra / Evan Rogister (conductor), Gothenburg Opera, 17.11.2018. (NS)

Alberich (Olafur Sigurdarson, centre) & The Golden Child (Sara Suneson)
(c) Mats Bäcker

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Heggie’s Opera: Sentimental, Colorful, Effective, and Mostly ‘Wonderful’

21/11/2018

Jake Heggie, It’s a Wonderful Life: Soloists, orchestra and chorus of San Francisco Opera / Patrick Summers (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 17.11.2018. (HS)

Golda Schultz (Clara) & William Burden (George Bailey) (center) with the Angels
(c) Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

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