Highly Enjoyable Staging of a Rarely Seen Donizetti Opera

27/11/2018

Donizetti Opera Festival [1] – Il castello de Kenilworth: Donizetti Opera Orchestra and Chorus / Riccardo Frizza (conductor), Teatro Sociale, Bergamo, 24.11.2018. (JMI)

Il castello de Kenilworth © W. Vitale

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Revelatory Das Rheingold from Gothenburg Opera

25/11/2018

Wagner, Das Rheingold: Soloists and dancers, Gothenburg Opera Orchestra / Evan Rogister (conductor), Gothenburg Opera, 17.11.2018. (NS)

Alberich (Olafur Sigurdarson, centre) & The Golden Child (Sara Suneson)
(c) Mats Bäcker

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Heggie’s Opera: Sentimental, Colorful, Effective, and Mostly ‘Wonderful’

21/11/2018

Jake Heggie, It’s a Wonderful Life: Soloists, orchestra and chorus of San Francisco Opera / Patrick Summers (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 17.11.2018. (HS)

Golda Schultz (Clara) & William Burden (George Bailey) (center) with the Angels
(c) Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

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A Return of Britten’s Operatic Goosebumps

21/11/2018

 Britten, The Turn of the Screw: Vincent DeGeorge (Director), Members of the CCM Opera / Aik Khai Pung (conductor), College Conservatory of Music, Patricia Corbett Auditorium, Cincinnati, OH. 17.11.2018. (RDA)

The Turn of the Screw  (c) Lyons Photography, Inc.

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Intrepid Band of Artists Bring Enlightenment and Much Else to Stockhausen’s Donnerstag

20/11/2018

Stockhausen, Donnerstag: Soloists, Le jeune chœur de paris (chorus director: Richard Wilberforce), Strings of the Conservatoire à Royonnement Régional de Paris, Orchestre Le Balcon, Orchestra Impromptu / Maxime Pascal (conductor). Salle Favart, Paris, 17.11.2018. (MB)

Stockhausen’s Donnerstag (c) Vincent Pontet

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Hänsel und Gretel: A Clever Carsen Production Lacks Charm

19/11/2018

Humperdinck, Hänsel und Gretel: Soloists, Children’s Chorus and Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Markus Poschner (conductor). Zurich Opera, Zurich. 18.11.2018. (JR)

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A Splendid Revival of a Rarely Seen de Nebra Opera

19/11/2018

de Nebra, Venus y Adonis (concert version): Los Músicos de su Alteza / Luis Antonio González (conductor), Auditorio Nacional de Música, Madrid, 18.11.2018. (JMI)

Luis Antonio González and Los Músicos de su Alteza (c) CNDM

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Puts and Campbell Dramatize the Christmas Truce of 1914

19/11/2018

Kevin Puts, Silent Night: Soloists, Washington National Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Nicole Paiement (conductor), Washington National Opera, The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C., 17.11.2018. (RRR)

WNO’s Silent Night (c) Teresa Wood

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