High Fashion and Exciting Singing in Juilliard Opera’s Don Giovanni

29/04/2019

Mozart, Don Giovanni: Soloists, Juilliard Orchestra / Joseph Colaneri (conductor), Juilliard Opera, Peter Jay Sharp Theater, The Juilliard School, New York, 26.4.2019. (RP)

Jessica Niles (Zerlina) & Gregory Feldmann (Masetto)
in Julliard Opera’s Don Giovanni © Richard Termine

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The Turk in Italy: A Clash of Cultures at Zurich Opera

29/04/2019

Rossini, Il Turco in Italia: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Enrique Mazzola (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich 28.4.2019. (JR)

Donna Fiorilla (Julie Fuchs), Selim (Nahuel Di Pierro), Don Narciso (Edgardo Rocha),
Don Geronio (Renato Girolami): © Hans Jörg Michel

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Oscar Straus’s Operetta Entertains the Zurich Opera Audience

28/04/2019

Oscar Straus: Eine Frau, die weiss, was sie will!: Dagmar Manzel, Max Hopp (singing actors), musicians / Adam Benzwi (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich 27.4.2019. (JR)

Dagmar Manzel & Max Hopp (c) Iko Freese

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So Much to Absorb in Kentridge’s Much-Trimmed Il ritorno d’Ulysse

27/04/2019

Monteverdi, Il ritorno d’Ulysse in patria (abridged Kentridge/Pierlot): Soloists, Handspring Puppet Company, Ricercar Consort / Philippe Pierlot (viola da gamba/director). Opéra Royal de Versailles, 18.4.2019. (CC)

Il ritorno d’Ulysse in patria (c) ICKHEO

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A New Production of Falstaff Opens in Madrid

26/04/2019

Verdi, Falstaff: Teatro Real Chorus and Orchestra / Daniele Rustioni (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 23 & 24.4.2019. (JMI)

From Falstaff at the Teatro Real © J. del Real

Teatro Real’s Falstaff © J. del Real

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Musical Virtues of Staatsoper’s Meistersinger Hampered by Incoherent Production

24/04/2019

Wagner, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Soloists, Staatsopernchor Berlin (chorus director: Martin Wright), Staatskapelle Berlin / Daniel Barenboim (conductor). Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin. 21.4.2019. (MB)

Staatsoper’s Die Meistersinger (c) Bernd Uhlig

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The Komische Oper’s La bohème is More Memorable than Poro

22/04/2019

Puccini, La bohème and Handel, Poro: Soloists, Children’s Chorus (chorus director: Dagmar Fiebach), Chorus (chorus director: David Cavelius), and Orchestra of the Komische Oper, Berlin / Jordan de Souza and Jörg Halubeck (conductors). Komische Oper, Berlin, 19. and 20.4.2019. (MB)

Komische Oper’s La bohème (c) Iko Freese/drama-berlin.de

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Deutsche Oper’s Rienzi is Compromised by Cuts and Miserable Conducting

21/04/2019

Wagner, Rienzi: Soloists, Chorus and Extra Chorus of the Deutsche Oper, Berlin (chorus director: Jeremy Bines), Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper, Berlin / Evan Rogister (conductor). Deutsche Oper, Berlin, 18.4.2019. (MB)

Deutsche Oper’s Rienzi Act IV (c) Bettina Stöß

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