Zurich’s Mahagonny Lacks Pizzazz But Very Enjoyable

10/11/2017

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

09/11/2017

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

08/11/2017

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

07/11/2017

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

LaF

La favorite in concert © J del Real

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A Musically Convincing Les Troyens, but a Very Unsatisfactory Production

06/11/2017

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

05/11/2017

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

Mozart

Die Entführung aus dem Serail © J Quast

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Thielemann and a Stellar Cast Triumph in Götterdämmerung

03/11/2017

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

02/11/2017

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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