Susanna Branchini as Abigaille shines in Verdi’s Nabucco at Teatro di San Carlo

19/10/2018

Verdi, Nabucco: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra / Francesco Ivan Ciampa (conductor), Teatro di San Carlo, Naples, 12.10.2018. (GT)

‘Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves’ (c) Teatro di San Carlo

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An Eerie Rarity, The Turn of the Screw Offers No Escape

19/10/2018

Britten, The Turn of the Screw: Soloists of Seattle Opera, Seattle Symphony / Constantin Trinks (conductor), Seattle, Washington, 13.11.2018. (ZC)

Seattle Opera’s The Turn of the Screw
(c) Philip Newton

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Marc Albrecht Makes His U.S. Debut Conducting Arabella

18/10/2018

R. Strauss, Arabella: Soloists, orchestra and chorus of San Francisco Opera / Marc Albrecht (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 16.10.2018. (HS)

Brian Mulligan (Mandryka) & Ellie Dehn (Arabella)
(c) Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

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Pittsburgh Opera’s Charming, Traditional Madama Butterfly Delights Even with an Ailing Pinkerton

17/10/2018

Puccini, Madama Butterfly: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Pittsburgh Opera / Anthony Walker (conductor), Pittsburgh Opera, Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, Pittsburgh, 12.10.2018. (RP)

Dina Kuznetsova (Cio-Cio San) and Laurel Semerdjian (Suzuki) in Pittsburgh Opera’s Madama Butterfly © David Bachman Photography

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Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena Enjoy Huge Success in Liceu’s I puritani

14/10/2018

Bellini, I puritani: Liceu Chorus and Orchestra / Christopher Franklin (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 10 & 11.10.2018. (JMI)

Javier Camarena & Pretty Yende in I puritani © A. Bofill

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The Angel’s Share Presents Gregg Kallor’s Gothic Thrillers in Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery

12/10/2018

* Gregg Kallor: Soloists, Joshua Roman (cello), Gregg Kallor (conductor & pianist), The Angel’s Share, The Catacombs, Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, 10.10.2018. (RP)

Joshua Jeremiah in Sketches from Frankenstein © Kevin Condon

Joshua Jeremiah in Sketches from Frankenstein © Kevin Condon

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Floored by Knockout Tristessa

12/10/2018

Jonas S. Bohlin, Tristessa: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Stockholm Opera / Fredrik Burstedt (conductor), Royal Opera House, Stockholm, 6.10. 2018. (GF)

Joel Annmo (Evelyn); Kerstin Avemo (Leila/Lilith)
© Sören Vilks

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Zambello’s La traviata Shows it Sometimes Pays to Stick Around After the Interval

11/10/2018

Verdi, La traviata: Soloists, Washington National Opera Chorus, Dancers, and Orchestra / Renato Palumbo (conductor), Washington National Opera, The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC. 9.10.2018. (RRR)

Venera Gimadieva (Violetta) & Joshua Guerrero (Alfredo) in WNO’s La traviata
(c) Scott Suchman

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