Despite Excellent Artists, a Mixed Bag on Lyric’s Opening Night

10/10/2018

 Puccini, La bohème: Soloists, Lyric Opera of Chicago / Domingo Hindoyan (conductor). Civic Opera House, Chicago. 6.10.2018. (JLZ)

Lyric Opera of Chicago’s La bohème © Todd Rosenberg

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Sonya Yoncheva Triumphs in the Staatsoper’s Médée

09/10/2018

Cherubini, Médée: Staatsopernchor, Staatskapelle Berlin / Daniel Barenboim (conductor), Unter den Linden, Berlin, 7.10.2018. (JMI)

Sonya Yoncheva in Médée © B. Uhlig

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The Met’s Memorable Revival of Aida

08/10/2018

Verdi, Aida: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Metropolitan Opera, New York / Nicola Luisotti (conductor). Broadcast live to the Dundonald Omniplex Cinema, Belfast, from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, 6.10.2018. (RB)

Anna Netrebko and Aleksandrs Antonenko in Aida (c) Marty Sohl

Anna Netrebko & Aleksandrs Antonenko in Aida
(c) Marty Sohl

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A Clever New Robert Carsen Production of Die tote Stadt at the Komische Oper

08/10/2018

Korngold, Die tote Stadt: Komische Oper Orchestra, Chorus and Kinderchorus/ Ainars Rubikis (conductor), Komische Oper, Berlin, 6.10.2018. (JMI)

Die tote Stadt © I. Freese

Die tote Stadt © I. Freese

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Superb Die Frau ohne Schatten at the Staatsoper Berlin

07/10/2018

Strauss, Die Frau ohne Schatten: Staatsopernchor, Staatskapelle Berlin / Simone Young (conductor), Unter den Linden, Berlin, 5.10.2018. (JMI)

Die Frau Ohne Schatten © H. J. Michel

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Anja Harteros Is Magnificent in the Deutsche Oper’s Tosca

07/10/2018

Puccini, Tosca: Orchestra, Chorus and Kinderchor of the Deutsche Oper / Pier Giorgio Morandi (conductor), Deutsche Oper Berlin, 4.10.2018. (JMI)

Anja Harteros in Tosca © B. Stöss

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Thoughtful New Tosca Reflects #MeToo, and Shows an Eloquent Orchestra

05/10/2018

Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, orchestra and chorus of San Francisco Opera / Leo Hussain (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, 3.10.2018. (HS)

Carmen Giannattasio (Tosca) (c) Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

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An Updated The Beggar’s Opera from Carsen and Christie

05/10/2018

Gay, The Beggar’s Opera: Soloists, Les Arts Florissants / William Christie (conductor). Grand Theâtre des Nations, Geneva, 3.10.2018  (ALL)

The cast of The Beggar’s Opera

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