Memorable Singing as Paris Opéra Stages Carsen’s Rusalka

05/02/2019

Dvořák, Rusalka: Soloists, Chorus of the Opéra national de Paris (chorus master: Alessandro di Stefano), Orchestra of the Opéra national de Paris / Susanna Mälkki (conductor). Opéra Bastille, Paris, 29.1.2019. (MB)

Paris Opéra’s Rusalka (c) Guergana Damianova/Opéra national de Paris

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Frankfurt Opera’s New, Unconvincing Production of La forza del destino

04/02/2019

Verdi, La forza del destino: Oper Frankfurt Chorus, Frankfurter Opern- und Museumorchester / Jader Bignamini (conductor), Opernhaus, Frankfurt, 3.2.2019. (JMI)

Frankfurt Opera’s La forza del destino © M. Rittershaus

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Alagna and Kurzak Lift Richard Eyre’s Met Opera Carmen Revival to Another Level

03/02/2019

The Met: Live in HD – Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Metropolitan Opera, New York / Louis Langrée (conductor). Broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 2.2.2019. (JPr)

Clémentine Margaine (Carmen) & Roberto Alagna (Don José) (c) The Metropolitan Opera

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A Compelling Cast Shines in Frankfurt Opera’s Xerxes

03/02/2019

Handel, Xerxes: Frankfurter Opern- und Museumorchester / Constantinos Carydis (conductor), Opernhaus, Frankfurt, 2.2.2019. (JMI)

Frankfurt Opera’s Xerxes © B. Aumüller

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Frankfurt Opera’s Convincing Revival of the Claus Guth Production of Strauss’s Daphne

02/02/2019

 Strauss, Daphne: Oper Frankfurt Chorus, Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester / Sebastian Weigle (conductor), Opernhaus, Frankfurt, 1.2.2019. (JMI)

Frankfurt Opera’s Daphne © B. Aumüller

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Tcherniakov’s Les Troyens for Paris Opéra Will Surely Prove a Turning-Point in its Chequered Fortunes

02/02/2019

Berlioz, Les Troyens: Soloists, Chorus of the Opéra national de Paris (chorus master: José Luis Basso), Orchestra of the Opéra national de Paris / Philippe Jordan (conductor). Opéra Bastille, Paris, 28.1.2019. (MB)

Paris Opéra’s Les Troyens (c) Vincent Pontet/Opéra national de Paris

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The Paris Opéra Stages an Oratorio by Alessandro Scarlatti

30/01/2019

A. Scarlatti, Il primo omicidio: Soloists, B’Rock Orchestra / René Jacobs (conductor). Palais Garnier, Paris, 26.1.2019. (MB)

Il primo omicidio(c) Bernd Uhlig/Opéra national de Paris)

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Conductor Henrik Nánási Debuts at the Met with Riveting, if Disconcerting, Tchaikovsky and Bartók Double Bill

27/01/2019

Tchaikovsky, Bartók: Soloists, Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Henrik Nánási (conductor), Metropolitan Opera House, New York, 24.1.2019. (RP)

Sonya Yoncheva (Iolanta) © Marty Sohl/Met Opera

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