Lise Davidsen’s Powerful Voice Impresses in the Wexford Festival Opera’s Medea

31/10/2017

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Wexford Festival Opera 2017 [3] – Cherubini, Medea: Wexford Festival Orchestra and Chorus / Stephen Barlow (conductor), National Opera House, Wexford, 28.10.2017. (JMI)

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Medea (c) Wexford Festival Opera

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Another Rediscovered Opera Gem at the Wexford Festival: Alfano’s Risurrezione

30/10/2017

Wexford

 Wexford Festival Opera [2] – Alfano, Risurrezione: Wexford Festival Orchestra and Chorus / Francesco Cilluffo (conductor), National Opera House, Wexford, 27.10.2017. (JMI)

Risurrezione, courtesy of Wexford Festival Opera

Risurrezione, courtesy of Wexford Festival Opera

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A Timely, Dreamlike Production of Menotti’s The Consul

30/10/2017

Menotti, The Consul: Soloists of Dayton Opera, Dayton Philharmonic / Patrick Reynolds (conductor). Schuster Center, Dayton, Ohio. 22.10.2017. (RDA)

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Cindy Sadler, Tyler Alessi, & Karah Shay Thomson in The Consul (c) Dayton Opera

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ENO’s Rodelinda – Musical Triumph Beset by Problematic Staging

29/10/2017

Handel, Rodelinda: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera / Christian Curnyn (conductor). London Coliseum, 26.10.2017. (CC)

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ENO’s Rodelinda © Jane Hobson

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A Compelling but Neglected Foroni Opera at the Wexford Festival

28/10/2017

Wexford

Wexford Festival 2017 [1] – Foroni, Margherita: Wexford Festival Orchestra and Chorus/Timothy Myers (conductor), National Opera House, Wexford, 26.10.2017. (JMI)

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Wexford Festival Opera’s Margherita (c) Wexford Opera Festival

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Aida in Tallinn: Loose Ends but Good Singing

26/10/2017

Verdi, Aida: Soloists, Estonian National Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Vello Pähn (conductor). Estonian National Opera, Tallinn. 19.10.2017. (GF)

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Aida The Triumphal Scene (c) Estonian National Opera

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Satire And Humour In Offenbach’s Ba-Ta-Clan

26/10/2017

Offenbach, Ba-Ta-Clan: Soloists and Orchestra of Buenos Aires Lírica / Juan Casasbellas (conductor). Teatro Picadero, Buenos Aires. 16.10.2017. (JSJ)

From l. Ximena Farías (Fé-an-nich-ton), Josué Miranda (Fé-ni-han) and Agustín Gómez (Ké-ki-ka-ko) in Buenos Aires Lírica’s Ba-ta-clan.Photo Liliana Morsia.

Ximena Farías (Fé-an-nich-ton), Josué Miranda (Fé-ni-han) & Agustín Gómez (Ké-ki-ka-ko)
(c) Liliana Morsia

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Piotr Beczala and Carlos Álvarez Shine in the Liceu’s Un ballo in maschera

25/10/2017

Verdi, Un ballo in maschera: Liceu Orchestra and Chorus / Renato Palumbo (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 23 & 24.10.2017. (JMI)

Un ballo in maschera: © A. Bofill

Un ballo in maschera © A. Bofill

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