Anja Harteros Comes to the Rescue of a Tedious Verdi Production

24/07/2017

Munich Opera Festival 2017 [3] – Verdi, La forza del destino: Bayerische Staatsoper Orchestra and Chorus / Asher Fisch (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 23.7.2017. (JMI)

La forza del destino © W. Hösl

La forza del destino © W. Hösl

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Kirill Petrenko Conducts A Remarkable, Unforgettable Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District

23/07/2017

Munich Opera Festival 2017 [2] – Shostakovich, Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District: Bayerische Staatsoper Orchestra and Chorus / Kirill Petrenko (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 22.7.2017. (JMI)

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Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District © W. Hösl

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Joyce DiDonato and a Superb Cast Triumph in Munich Opera Festival’s Semiramide

23/07/2017

Munich Opera Festival 2017 [1] – Rossini, Semiramide: Bayerische Staatsoper Orchestra and Chorus / Michele Mariotti (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 21.7.2017. (JMI)

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Semiramide © W. Hösl

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Up Rossini’s ‘Silken Ladder’ In Buenos Aires

23/07/2017

Rossini, La scala di seta: Soloists, Orchestra, Carlos David Jaimes (conductor). Teatro Picadero, Buenos Aires. 17.7.2017. (JSJ)

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Luis Loaiza Isler & (from l.) Sergio Carlevaris (Blansac), Constanza Díaz Falú (Giulia)
& Sebastián Russo (Dorvil) in Buenos Aires Lírica’s La scala di seta (c) Buenos Aires Lírica

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A Disappointing New Production of Il trovatore at the Liceu

21/07/2017

Verdi, Il trovatore: Liceu Orchestra and Chorus / Daniele Callegari (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 18 & 20.7.2017. (JMI)

Il trovatore © A. Bofill

Il trovatore © A. Bofill

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The Cradle Will Rock with Orchestra, Just as Blitzstein Intended

20/07/2017

Blitzstein, The Cradle Will Rock: Opera Saratoga Orchestra and Chorus / John Mauceri (conductor). Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs, 16.7.2017. (RP)

Ginger Costa-Jackson as Moll in The Cradle Will Rock © Gary David Gold

Ginger Costa-Jackson as Moll in The Cradle Will Rock
© Gary David Gold

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A Tremendous Performance but Pinocchio at Aix Seemed Neither for Children Nor Adults

19/07/2017

Festival d’Aix-en-Provence [4] – Boesmans, Pinocchio: Soloists, Klangforum Wien / Emilio Pomarico (conductor). Grand Théâtre de Provence, Aix, 14.7.2017. (MB)

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Pinocchio at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence 2017 © Patrick Berger/artcompress

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All Joking Aside, Two Outstanding Performances Make for an Extraordinary Falstaff

18/07/2017

Verdi, Falstaff: Opera Saratoga Orchestra and Chorus / Craig Kier (conductor), Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs, NY, 15.7.2017. (RP)

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Michael Chioldi (Ford) & Craig Colclough (Sir John Falstaff) © Gary David Gold

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