Kirill Petrenko’s Magical Conducting and Anja Kampe’s Superb Voice Highlight This Shostakovich Opera

06/12/2016

Shostakovich, Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District: Bayerische Staatsoper Orchestra and Chorus / Kirill Petrenko (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 4.12.2016. (JMI)

Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District © W. Hösl

Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District © W. Hösl

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An Uneven Turandot Weighed Down by an Excessive Production

04/12/2016

Puccini, Turandot: Bayerische Staatsoper Orchestra and Chorus / Dan Ettinger (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 3.12.2016. (JMI)

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Turandot © Bayerische Staatsoper

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A Well-Staged and Well-Sung L’elisir d’amore in Munich

03/12/2016

Donizetti, L’elisir d’amore: Bayerische Staatsoper Orchestra and Chorus / Daniele Callegari (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 2.12.2016. (JMI)

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L’elisir d’amore © Bayesrische Staatsoper

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The Sting and Seduction of Tristan

30/11/2016

Wagner, Tristan und Isolde (opening of 2016/17 season): Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro dell’Opera Rome / Daniele Gatti (conductor). Teatro dell’Opera Rome, 27.11.2016. (JB)

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Rachel Nicholls (Isolde) & Andreas Schager (Tristan) (c) Y Kageyama

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Curtis Opera Theatre Mounts Touching, Finely Sung Rape of Lucretia

30/11/2016

Britten, The Rape of Lucretia: Curtis Opera Theatre, Conner Gray Covington (conductor), Prince Theater, Philadelphia, 19.11.2016. (BJ)

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Evan Johnson and Tiffany Townsend as the male chorus and female chorus
in the Curtis Opera Theatre’s The Rape of Lucretia (c) Cory Weaver

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Diana Damrau and Simon Keenlyside Are Superb in Milan’s Le nozze di Figaro

29/11/2016

Mozart, Le nozze di FigaroTeatro alla Scala Orchestra and Chorus / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor), Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 27.11.2016. (JMI)

Le nozze di Figaro ©Teatro alla Scala

Le nozze di Figaro © Teatro alla Scala

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A Musically Pleasing but Uneven Performance in Bergamo of a Donizetti Rarity

29/11/2016

Donizetti, Olivo è PasqualeAccademia Teatro alla Scala Orchestra, Donizetti Opera Chorus / Federico Maria Sardelli (conductor), Teatro Sociale, Bergamo, 26.11.2016. (JMI)

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Olivo è Pasquale © Rota/Fondazione Donizetti

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A Brilliant Performance of Donizetti’s Rosmonda d’Inghilterra at the Bergamo Festival

29/11/2016

Donizetti, Rosmonda d’Inghilterra: Donizetti Opera Orchestra and Chorus / Sebastiano Rolli (conductor), Teatro Donizetti, Bergamo, 25.11.2016. (JMI)

Rosmonda d'Inghilterra. Photo: Courtesy Festival Internazionale. Donizetti Opera

Rosmonda d’Inghilterra Courtesy Festival Internazionale Donizetti Opera

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