Rain on Figaro and Susanna’s Wedding is a Good Omen

22/07/2019

Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists and Ensemble of Läckö Slottsopera, Läckö Chamber Orchestra / Simon Phipps (conductor), Läckö Castle Courtyard, 14.7.2019. (NS)

Susanna (Frida Engström) (c) Daniel Strandroth

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Glimmerglass Premieres Blue – A Story of America’s Ongoing Struggle with Race

19/07/2019

The Glimmerglass Festival [2] – Tesori, Blue: Soloists, The Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra / John DeMain (conductor), Alice Busch Opera Theater, Cooperstown, 14,7,2019. (RP)

Kenneth Kellogg (The Father) and Aaron Crouch (The Son)
© Karli Cadel/The Glimmerglass Festival

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A Splendid Production of The Ghosts of Versailles Premieres at Glimmerglass

17/07/2019

The Glimmerglass Festival [1] – Corigliano, The Ghosts of Versailles: Soloists, The Glimmerglass Festival Chorus & Orchestra / Joseph Colaneri (conductor), Alice Busch Opera Theater, Cooperstown, 13.7.2019. (RP)

Yelena Dyachek (Marie Antoinette) © Karli Cadel/The Glimmerglass Festival

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Ricky Ian Gordon’s Fascinating, Disturbing Ellen West Premieres at Opera Saratoga

15/07/2019

2019 Opera Saratoga Summer Festival – Gordon, Ellen West: Soloists, The Opera Saratoga Orchestra / Lidiya Yankovskaya (conductor), Opera Saratoga, The Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs, NY, 12.7.2019. (RP)

Jennifer Zetlan (Ellen West) © Gary David Gold

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In Philadelphia, Commemorating Bernstein’s Centennial with an Exhilarating Candide

13/07/2019

Bernstein, Candide: Soloists, Philadelphia Symphonic Choir (director: Joe Miller), Philadelphia Orchestra / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor), Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 22.6.2019. (BJ)

Yannick Nézet-Séguin (left) and the cast of Candide

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Effervescent Rossini In Wellington

10/07/2019

Rossini, The Barber of Seville: Soloists, Freemasons New Zealand Opera Chorus and Orchestra Wellington / Wyn Davies (conductor), The Opera House, Wellington. 2.7.2019. (PM)

NZ Opera’s The Barber of Seville (c) David Rowland

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Masterful Chamber Version of Das Rheingold in Vattnäs

09/07/2019

Wagner, Das Rheingold: Soloists, Dancers from M&M Dance School, Mora, Extras, Vattnäs Extended Chamber Orchestra / Joakim Unander (conductor), Vattnäs Concert Barn, Vattnäs, Sweden, 5.7.2019. (GF)

Katarina Böhm (Wellgunde), Alexandra Büchel (Woglinde), Elisabeth Leyser (Flosshilde)
(c) P-J Jansson

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Gorgeously sung Ariadne auf Naxos in Cincinnati

09/07/2019

R. Strauss, Ariadne auf Naxos: Soloists, Cincinnati Opera / Jun Märkl (conductor), School for Creative and Performing Arts, Cincinnati, Ohio. 11.7.2019. (RDA)

Liv Redpath as Zerbinetta in Ariadne at Cincinnati Opera (Photo: Cincinnati Opera)

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