The Golden Cockerel Is Finally Staged in Madrid

03/06/2017

Rimsky-Korsakov, The Golden Cockerel: Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro Real / Ivor Bolton (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 31.5.2017 & 1.6.2017. (JMI)

The Golden Cockerel © Javier del Real

The Golden Cockerel © Javier del Real

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Egils Silins and Anja Kampe Shine in a Flying Dutchman Beset by Cancellations

28/05/2017

Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer: Liceu Orchestra and Chorus / Oksana Lyniv (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 22 & 26.5.2017. (JMI)

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Der fliegende Holländer © A. Bofill

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Javier Camarena Triumphs as Tonio in La fille du régiment

26/05/2017

Donizetti, La fille du régiment: Liceu Orchestra and Chorus / Giuseppe Finzi (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 24.5.2017. (JMI)

La fille du regiment © A. Bofill

La fille du régiment © A. Bofill

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Valencia’s Werther: Excellent Conducting but a Disappointing Production

24/05/2017

Massenet, Werther: Comunitat Valenciana Orchestra/Henrik Nánási (conductor), Palau de Les Arts, Valencia, 23.5.2017. (JMI)

Werther © M. Lorenzo & M. Ponce.

Werther © M. Lorenzo & M. Ponce

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Experiments in Opera: ‘Flash Operas’

24/05/2017

Various: David Bloom (musical director), Rob Reese (director), Elyse Kakacek (soprano), Kate Maroney (mezzo-soprano), Timothy Stoddard (tenor), Eric McKeever (baritone). Symphony Space, New York City. 6.5.2017. (DS) Read more

Mikhail Svetlov’s Human, Witty and Wonderful King Dodon in New Opera NYC’s Golden Cockerel

21/05/2017

Rimsky-Korsakov, Golden Cockerel: Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra, New Opera NYC / J. David Jackson (conductor), Sheen Center, Loreto Theater, New York, 18.5.2017. (RP)

Mikhail Svetlov as King Dodon in Golden Cockerel © New Opera NYC.

Mikhail Svetlov as King Dodon in Golden Cockerel © New Opera NYC

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A Compelling Modernist Realisation of L’incoronazione di Poppea

20/05/2017

Monteverdi (arr. Kats-Chernin) – L’incoronazione di Poppea: Soloists, Orchestra of the Komische Oper, Berlin / Matthew Toogood (conductor). Komische Oper, Berlin, 19.5.2017. (MB)

Photo credit: Iko Freese.

Komische Oper’s L’incoronazione di Poppea (c) Iko Freese.

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Stunning Singing, High Drama and Profound Emotions Make for a Terrific Le Prophète

17/05/2017

Meyerbeer, Le prophète: Soloists, Aalto-MusikTheater Choruses, Essener Philharmoniker / Giuliano Carella (conductor), Aalto-MusikTheater, Essen, 14.5.2017. (RP)

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John Osborn in Le prophète © Matthias Jung

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