Fasten Your Seat Belts: Angela Meade Triumphs as Anna Bolena in Seville

18/12/2016

Donizetti, Anna Bolena: Coro de la Asociación de Amigos de la Maestranza, Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla / Maurizio Benini (conductor), Teatro de la Maestranza, Seville, 16.12.2016. (JMI)

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Anna Bolena (c) Teatro de la Maestranza

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A Brilliant Evelyn Herlitzius Leads an Outstanding Cast in Elektra on the Liceu Stage

18/12/2016

Strauss, Elektra: Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu / Josep Pons (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 15.12.2016. (JMI)

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Evelyn Herlitzius (Elektra) © A. Bofill

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NEW! Göran Forsling’s Opera Update from Helsinki and Stockholm

15/12/2016

Recent Opera in Helinski and Stockholm Reviewed by Göran Forsling Read more

Some Fine Moments in a Generally Disappointing Revival of I Vespri Siciliani

14/12/2016

Verdi, I Vespri Siciliani: Comunitat Valenciana Orchestra and Chorus / Roberto Abbado (conductor), Palau de les Arts, Valencia, 13.12.2016. (JMI)

Il Vespri Siciliano © Tato Baeza

Il Vespri Siciliani © Tato Baeza

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Further to Rome’s Magnificent Tristan

12/12/2016

Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro dell’Opera/Daniele Gatti (conductor), Rome, 11.12. 2016. (JB) Read more

A Carmen That Delivers on All Counts

12/12/2016

Bizet, Carmen: Soloists and Chorus of Gothenburg Opera, dancers, children’s choir, Gothenburg Opera Orchestra / Karen Kamensek (conductor), Gothenburg Opera main stage, 25.11.2016 and 3.12.2016. (NS)

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Katarina Giotas (Carmen) and (left to right) Joachim Bäckström (Don José), Ann-Kristin Jones (Mercédès), Mia Karlsson (Frasquita) and Anders Lorentzson (Zuniga) (c) Mats Bäcker

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Mascagni and Hindemith Form an Unlikely Double Bill in Paris

08/12/2016

Mascagni, Cavalleria rusticana, and Hindemith, Sancta Susanna: Soloists, Chorus (chorus master: José Luis Basso) and Orchestra of the Opéra national de Paris / Carlo Rizzi (conductor). Opéra Bastille, Paris, 3.12.2016. (MB)

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Sancta Susanna (c) Julien Benhamou /OnP

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Iphigénie en Tauride Gluck’s Great Opera Thoughtfully Staged and Splendidly Sung in Paris

06/12/2016

Gluck, Iphigénie en Tauride: Soloists, Chorus (chorus master: Alessandro di Stefano) and Orchestra of the Opéra national de Paris / Bertrand de Billy (conductor). Palais Garnier, Paris, 2.12.2016. (MB)

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Iphigénie en Tauride © Guergana Damianova/OnP

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