A Vocally Splendid but Confused Aida


Verdi, Aida: Soloists, Washington National Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Evan Rogister (conductor), Washington National Opera, The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC. 15.9.2017. (RR)

Aida at Washington National Opera. Photo credit - Corey Weaver/WNO.

Aida at Washington National Opera (c) Corey Weaver/WNO

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An Excellent and Rarely Performed Opera by the Young Mozart


Mozart, Lucio Silla: Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Real / Ivor Bolton (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 16 & 17.9.2017. (JMI)


Lucio Silla © J. del Real

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A Resounding, Terrifying, Brilliant Elektra


R. Strauss, Elektra: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of San Francisco Opera / Henrik Nánási (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 13.9.2017. (HS)


Michaela Martens (Klytemnestra) & Christine Goerke (c) Corey Weaver/San Francisco Opera)

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World-Class Le nozze di Figaro in Geneva


Mozart, Le nozze di FigaroSoloists, Chorus of the Grand Théâtre Geneva, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande / Marko Letonja (conductor), 17.9.2017. (ALL)


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A fine Greek Passion in Karlstad


Martinů, The Greek Passion: Soloists, Wermland Opera Chorus and Orchestra/ Johannes Gustavsson (conductor) Wermland Opera, Karlstad, 14.9.2017. (GF)

Peter Kajlinger (Captain/Commentator) and Niklas Björling Rygert (Manolios)

Peter Kajlinger (Captain/Commentator) & Niklas Björling Rygert (Manolios) (c) Mats Bäcker

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A Day in the Life of Figaro


Rossini, Il Barbiere di Seviglia: Soloists, Chorus of the Grand Théâtre Geneva, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande / Jonathan Nott (conductor), Geneva, 16.9.2017. (ALL)


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Just Who Can Top Anna Netrebko as Leonora in Il trovatore?


Verdi, Il trovatore: Wiener Staatsoper Chorus and Orchestra / Marco Armiliato (conductor), Staatsoper, Vienna, 10.9.2017. (RP)


Yusif Eyvazov (Manrico), & Anna Netrebko (Leonora) © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH/Michael Pöhn

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Carmen Returns to LA Opera with Mediterranean Sizzle


Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Chorus, and Orchestra of LA Opera / James Conlon (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 14.9.2017. (JRo)


Ana Maria Martínez (Carmen) & Riccardo Massi (José)
(c) Ken Howard/LA Opera

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