Opéra Royal de Versailles’ revival of Grétry’s Richard Coeur de Lion is an unmissable and revelatory experience

16/10/2019

Grétry, Richard Coeur de Lion: Soloists, Ballet of Opéra Royal, Versailles; Chorus and Orchestra of Le Concert Spirituel / Hervé Niquet (conductor). Opéra Royal de Versailles, France, 10.10.2019. (CC)

Opéra Royal de Versailles’ Richard Coeur de Lion (c) Agathe Poupeney

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An American Figaro in San Francisco — and it works

15/10/2019

Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of San Francisco Opera / Henrik Nánási (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 11.10.2019. (HS)

San Francisco Opera’s Le nozze di Figaro (c) Corey Weaver

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Standout performances from Yusif Eyvazov and Eleonora Buratto in memorable Nézet-Séguin-led Met Turandot

13/10/2019

Puccini, Turandot: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor). Broadcast live to the Everyman Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex, from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, 12.10.2019. (JPr)

The Met’s Turandot (c) Marty Sohl

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An Aida with potential in Geneva

13/10/2019

Verdi, Aida: Soloists, Choir of Grand Théâtre de Genève (chorus master : Alan Woodbridge), Orchestre de la Suisse Romande / Antonio Fogliani (conductor), Grand Theâtre de Genève, 12.10.2019. (ALL)

Elena Stikhina (Aida) (c) Samuel Rubio

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At the Met, Lisette Oropesa shines as Manon

11/10/2019

Massenet, Manon: Soloists, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra / Maurizio Benini (conductor). Metropolitan Opera House, New York City. 2.10.2019. (DS)

Lisette Oropesa (Manon) (c) Marty Sohl/Met Opera

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A strong company evening as Turandot is revived at Deutsche Oper, Berlin

11/10/2019

Puccini, Turandot: Soloists, Children’s Chorus (chorus master: Christian Lindhorst), Chorus (chorus master: Jeremy Bines), and Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin / Claude Schnitzler (conductor), Deutsche Oper, Berlin, 10.10.2019. (MB)

Deutsche Oper’s Turandot (c) Bettina Stöß

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James Darrah’s Semele in Philadelphia: a revelatory blend of depth and brilliance

10/10/2019

Festival O19 [4] – Handel, Semele: Soloists, Chorus, and Orchestra of Opera Philadelphia / Gary Thor Wedow (conductor), Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia. 28.9.2019. (BJ)

Opera Philadelphia’s Semele (c) Dominic M. Mercier

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Gregory Kunde is an excellent Calaf in the Liceu’s pleasing new production of Turandot

10/10/2019

Puccini, Turandot: Liceu Chorus and Orchestra / Josep Pons (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 7 & 8.10.2019. (JMI)

Turandot at the Liceu (c) A. Bofill

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