Zurich’s Mahagonny Lacks Pizzazz But Very Enjoyable


Weill, The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny: Soloists, Dancers and Chorus of Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Zurich Opera 9.11.2017. (JR)

Opernhaus Zürich - Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny - 2017/18 © T + T Fotografie - Tanja Dorendorf

Annette Dasch (Jenny Hill) & Christopher Ventris (Paul Ackermann aka Jimmy Mahoney)
© T + T Fotografie – Tanja Dorendorf

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Pountney’s Lyric Opera Die Walküre Exceeds Expectations


Wagner, Die Walküre: Soloists, Lyric Opera of Chicago / Sir Andrew Davis (conductor), Chicago, IL. 5.11.2017. (JLZ)

Die Walküre at Chicago Lyric Opera (Photo: Cory Weaver)

Die Walküre at Chicago Lyric Opera (c) Cory Weaver

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Les Arts Florissants’ Chaste, Glorious Beauties Lost at Disney Hall


Charpentier, Purcell: Laureates of Le Jardin des Voix, Les Arts Florissants / William Christie (harpsichord and conductor), Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, 7.11.2017. (LV) Read more

Barton’s ‘La Favorita del Re’ Proves the Favorite of Teatro Real’s Audience as Well


Donizetti, La favorite (concert version): Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Real / Daniel Oren (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 6.11.2017. (JMI)


La favorite in concert © J del Real

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A Musically Convincing Les Troyens, but a Very Unsatisfactory Production


Berlioz, Les Troyens: Staatskapelle and Staatsoperchor Dresden / John Fiore (conductor), Semperoper, Dresden, 3.11.2017. (JMI)

Les Troyens © C. Foster

Les Troyens © C Foster

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A Visually Enchanting Abduction from the Seraglio


Mozart, Die Entführung aus dem Serail: Staatskapelle and Staatsoperchor Dresden / Christopher Moulds (conductor), Semperoper, Dresden, 2.11.2017. (JMI)


Die Entführung aus dem Serail © J Quast

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Thielemann and a Stellar Cast Triumph in Götterdämmerung


Wagner, Götterdämmerung: Staatskapelle and Staatsopernchor Dresden / Christian Thielemann (conductor), Semperoper, Dresden, 1.11.2017. (JMI)

Gotterdammerung © K. Gigga

Gotterdammerung © K. Gigga

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Spectacular New Dracula Opera in Stockholm


Victoria Borisova-Ollas, Dracula: Soloists, Royal Stockholm Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Karen Kamensek (conductor). Stockholm Royal Opera 28.10.2017 (World Premiere). (GF)

Dracula på Kungliga Operan 2017. På bilden; Joel Annmo som Jonathan; Elisabeth Meyer som Minna samt Ola Eliasson som Dracula.

Joel Annmo (Jonathan), Elisabeth Meyer (Mina) and Ola Eliasson (Count Dracula)
© Carl Thorborg

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