New Stockholm Rigoletto is a Real Treat

05/12/2018

Verdi, Rigoletto: Soloists, Royal Swedish Opera Male Chorus and Orchestra / Lionel Bringuier (conductor). Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm 24.11.2018. (GF)

Royal Swedish Opera’s Rigoletto © Markus Gårder

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A Musically Outstanding Turandot at the Teatro Real

04/12/2018

Puccini, TurandotTeatro Real Chorus and Orchestra / Nicola Luisotti (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 2 & 3.12.2018. (JMI)

Teatro Real’s Turandot © J. del Real

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A Storybook Cendrillon from Laurent Pelly

04/12/2018

 Rossini, Cendrillon (Cinderella): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Lyric Opera of Chicago / Sir Andrew Davis (conductor). Civic Opera House, Chicago, 1.12.2018. (JLZ)

Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Cendrillon © Todd Rosenberg

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Bayerische Staatsoper’s Traditional Così Staging Continues to Please

02/12/2018

Mozart, Così fan tutte: Bayerische Staatsoper Chorus and Orchestra / Ivor Bolton (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 29.11.2018. (JMI)

Così fan tutte (c) Bayerische Staatsoper

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Kirill Petrenko and Anja Harteros Are Magnificent in the Staatsoper’s Otello

30/11/2018

Verdi, Otello: Bayerische Staatsoper Chorus and Orchestra / Kirill Petrenko (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 28.11.2018. (JMI)

Anja Harteros & Jonas Kaufmann in Otello © W. Hösl

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My Caccini Runneth Over

29/11/2018

The Morgan Library and Museum in partnership with the Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Opera Series – Francesca Caccini, La Liberazione di Ruggiero dall’Isola d’Alcina: Soloists, Boston Early Music Festival Vocal Ensemble, Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble (Robert Mealy [concertmaster]) / Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs (music directors), Gilder Lehrman Hall of the Morgan Library and Museum, New York City, 26.11.2018. (CP)

BEMF’s La Liberazione di Ruggiero dall’Isola d’Alcina (c) Kathy Wittman

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Bayerische Staatsoper Triumphs in a Revival of Their Production of Jenůfa

29/11/2018

Janáček, Jenůfa: Bayerische Staatsoper Chorus and Orchestra / Simone Young (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 27.11.2018. (JMI)

Karita Mattila (Kostelnička) & Sally Matthews (Jenůfa)
(c) Bayerische Staatsoper

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Early Donizetti Opera in a Production that Ranges from Drama to Farce

27/11/2018

Donizetti Opera Festival [2]: Enrico di BorgognaAcademia Montis Regalis, Donizetti Opera Chorus / Alessandro de Marchi (conductor), Teatro Sociale, Bergamo, 25.11.2018. (JMI)

Enrico di Borgogna © W. Vitale

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