Angela Gheorghiu in Imperious Form for a Very Special Tosca at Semperoper

10/06/2019

Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden, Children’s Chorus of Sächsischen Staatsoper Dresden, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden / Stefano Ranzani (conductor), Semperoper, Dresden, 7.6.2019. (MC)

Semperoper’s Tosca Act I
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A Tired Un ballo in maschera Ends Geneva’s Season

10/06/2019

Verdi, Un ballo in maschera: – Soloists, Chœur du Grand Théâtre de Genève, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Pinchas Steinberg (conductor). Grand Théâtre de Genève, 7.6.2019. (ALL)

Franco Vassallo, Günes Gürle and Grigory Shkarupa (c) Carole Parodi
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David Bösch’s Contemporary New Dresden Nabucco Overcomes the Loss of its King

08/06/2019

Verdi, Nabucco: Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden, Sinfoniechor Dresden, Extrachor der Staastoper Dresden, Sächsischer Staatskapelle Dresden / Omer Meir Wellber (conductor), Semperoper, Dresden, 5.6.2019. (MC)

Semperoper’s Nabucco (c) Ludwig Olah
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Entirely Compelling Semperoper Die tote Stadt

07/06/2019

Korngold, Die tote Stadt: Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden, Kinderchor der Sächsischen Staastoper Dresden, Sächsischer Staatskapelle Dresden / Dmitri Jurowski (conductor), Semperoper, Dresden, 4.6.2019. (MC)

Die tote Stadt (c) David Baltzer
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First-Timers in Bizet’s Classic Yield Uneven Results in San Francisco

07/06/2019

Anita Hartig (Micaëla), Matthew Polenzani (Don José), and J’Nai Bridges (Carmen)
(c) Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera)
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Experiments in Opera Premieres the Zany, Crazy and Touching Chunky in Heat

05/06/2019

2019 New York Opera Fest [6] – Various Composers, Chunky in Heat: Soloists, Contemporaneous / David Bloom (conductor), Experiments in Opera, The Flea Theater, New York, 2.6.2019. (RP)

 Sarah Daniels (Chunky) © Reuben Radding
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Sleepy but epic, Zurich revives a Robert Wilson Norma

05/06/2019

Bellini: Norma: Soloists and Chorus of the Opernhaus Zürich, Philharmonia Zürich / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Opernhaus Zürich, Zurich, 2.6.2019. (CCr)

Norma (c Toni Suter
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Richard Strauss Is Well Served by the Teatro Real’s New Capriccio

03/06/2019

Strauss, Capriccio: Teatro Real Orchestra / Asher Fisch (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 2.6.2019. (JMI)

Capriccio (c) Javier del Real
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