In Cincinnati, Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito in 1959 Cuba

14/04/2019

Mozart, La clemenza di Tito: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) / Jiannan Cheng (conductor), Corbett Auditorium, Cincinnati, Ohio. 12.4.2019. (RDA)

La clemenza di Tito (c) University of Cincinnati CCM

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Unlikely Staging But Strong Singing – The Tsar’s Bride in Tallinn

11/04/2019

Rimsky-Korsakov, The Tsar’s Bride: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Estonian National Opera, Estonian National Ballet / Kaspar Mänd (conductor), Estonian National Opera, Tallinn 3.4.2019. (GF)

Rauno Elp (Grigory Gryaznoy) (c) ENO

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Anna Pirozzi Excels in the Liceu’s La Gioconda

10/04/2019

Ponchielli, La Gioconda: Liceu Chorus and Orchestra / Guillermo García Calvo (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 7 & 8.4.2019. (JMI)

From La Gioconda © A. Bofill

From La Gioconda © A. Bofill

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Opernhaus Zürich’s New Manon Has So Much to Hear, So Little to See

09/04/2019

Massenet, Manon: Soloists and Chorus of the Opernhaus Zürich, Philharmonia Zürich / Marco Armiliato (conductor), Opernhaus Zürich, Zurich, 7.4.2019. (CCr)

Opernhaus Zürich’s Manon (c) Toni Suter

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Cruel but Excellent Performance of Wozzeck in Helsinki

06/04/2019

Alban Berg, Wozzeck: Soloists, Finnish National Opera Chorus and Children’s Chorus, Finnish National Opera Orchestra / Hannu Lintu (conductor), Finnish National Opera, Helsinki 27.3.2019. (GF)

FNO’s Wozzeck (c) Stefan Bremer

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Problems of Religion and Secularism Explored in Konwitschny’s La Juive

05/04/2019

Halévy, La Juive: Soloists, Koor Opera Vlaanderen, Symfonisch Orkest Opera Vlaanderen / Antonino Fogliani (conductor), Opera Vlaanderen, Antwerp Opera House, 17.3.2019. (SS)

La Juive © Annemie Augustijns

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Dido and Aeneas in Madrid Puts the Emphasis on Ballet over Opera

01/04/2019

Purcell, Dido and Aeneas: Vocalconsort Berlin, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin / Christopher Moulds (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 31.3.2019. (JMI)

Dido and Aeneas © J. del Real

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At Opera Parallèle in San Francisco, a Legendary Painter Comes to Life

01/04/2019

Laura Kaminsky, Today It Rains: Soloists, Orchestra, Vocal ensemble of Opera Parallèle / Nicole Paiement (conductor), Z Space, San Francisco. 29.3.2019. (HS)

Blythe Gaissert (Georgia O’Keeffe) & Nathan Granner (Aubrey) (c) Steve DiBartolomeo

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