Intense and Touching Relationship Drama at Vattnäs

31/07/2017

Paula af Malmborg Ward, Kärlekskriget (The Love War): Soloists, Vattnäs Chamber Orchestra / Fredrik Burstedt (conductor), Vattnäs Concert Barn, Mora, Sweden, 6.7.2017 (world premiere). (GF)

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Lars Arvidson & Pers Anna Larsson in Kärlekskriget (c) Christian Berling

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Le Donne Vendicate (The Women’s Revenge): an exciting glimpse of the Enlightenment

29/07/2017

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Festival della Valle d’Itria [1] – Piccinni, Le Donne Vendicate: Soloists of the Accademia del Belcanto Rodolfo Celletti and of the Accademia del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra ICO della Magna Grecia, Giorgio d’Alonzo (harpsicord) / Ferdinando Sulla (conductor), Masseria Palesi, Festival della Valle d’Itria, Martina Franca, Puglia, 28.7.2017. (VV)

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Piccinni’s Le Donne Vendicate (c) Festival della Valle d’Itria

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A Marvellous Anja Harteros Heads the Munich Andrea Chénier Cast

29/07/2017

Munich Opera Festival [7] – Giordano, Andrea Chénier: Bayerische Staatsoper Orchestra and Chorus / Omer Meir Wellber (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 28.7.2017. (JMI)

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Michael Spyres, Diana Damrau and Olga Pudova Shine in Munich’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann

29/07/2017

Munich Opera Festival [6] – Offenbach, Les Contes d’Hoffmann: Bayerische Staatsoper Orchestra and Chorus / Constantin Trinks (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 27.7.2017. (JMI)

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Les Contes d’Hoffmann © W. Hösl

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An Outstanding La Favorite Cast, Backed by the Superb Bayererische Staatsoper Orchestra

27/07/2017

Munich Opera Festival 2017 [5] – Donizetti, La Favorite: Bayerische Staatsoper Orchestra and Chorus / Karel Mark Chichon (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 26.7.2017. (JMI)

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La Favorite © W. Hösl

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Cavalli – L’Erismena in Aix: A True Company Achievement

26/07/2017

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Festival d’Aix-en-Provence [5] – Cavalli, L’Erismena: Soloists, Cappella Mediterranea / Leonardo García Alarcón (conductor). Théâtre du Jeu de Paume, Aix, 15.7.2017. (MB)

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An Excellent New Staging at the Munich Opera Festival of a Rare Weber Opera

25/07/2017

Munich Opera Festival 2017 [4] – Weber, Oberon: Bayerische Staatsoper Orchestra and Chorus / Ivor Bolton (conductor), Prinzregententheater, Munich, 24.7.2017. (JMI)

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Munich Opera Festival’s Oberon © W. Hösl

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A Sublime and Delectable Rossinian Fantasy in Läckö

25/07/2017

Rossini, A Turk in Italy (Sung in Swedish): Soloists and Chorus of Läckö Slottsopera, Läckö Opera Orchestra / Simon Phipps (conductor), Läckö Castle courtyard, 22.7.2017. (NS)

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L to R: Geronio (Markus Schwartz), the Poet (Carl Ackerfeldt & Narciso (Wiktor Sundqvist)
(c) Daniel Strandroth

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