A Tosca of High Artistry and Overwhelming Conviction

03/06/2018

Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, Philadelphia Symphonic Choir (director: Joe Miller), Philadelphia Boys Choir (artistic director: Jeffrey R. Smith), Philadelphia Orchestra / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor), Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 19.5.2018. (BJ)

Jennifer Rowley (Tosca) & Ambrogio Maestri (Scarpia) (c) Philadelphia Orchestra

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Bayreuth’s 1967 Lohengrin Recreated by the Prague National Opera

02/06/2018

Wagner, Lohengrin: Soloists, National Theatre Chorus and Orchestra / Constantin Trinks (conductor), The National Theatre, Prague. 27.5.2018. (RP)

Dana Burešová (Elsa) in Prague National Opera’s Lohengrin © Patrik Borecký

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A Supersized Faust with a Magnificent Marguerite

30/05/2018

Gounod, Faust: Soloists, National Theatre Brno Ballet, Chorus and Orchestra/Marko Ivanović (conductor), Brno Exhibition Centre – Pavilion P, Brno, 26.5.2018. (RP)

Brno Exhibition Centre – Pavilion P © Rick Perdian

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Zimmermann’s Die Soldaten Triumphs in Its Spanish Premiere

29/05/2018

Zimmermann, Die Soldaten: Teatro Real Chorus and Orchestra / Pablo Heras Casado (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 28.5.2018. (JMI)

Susanne Elmark (Marie Wesener) in Die Soldaten © J. del Real

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Misfortune Strikes Yet Again for La forza del destino in Zurich

29/05/2018

Verdi, La forza del destino: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich 27.5.2018. (JR)

Preziosilla (J’Nai Bridges) and Chorus © Monika Rittershaus

Preziosilla (J’Nai Bridges) and Chorus © Monika Rittershaus

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A Janáček Rarity – Time Traveling with Mr. Brouček

28/05/2018

Janáček, The Excursions of Mr. Brouček: Soloists, National Theatre Ballet, Chorus and Orchestra / Jaroslav Kyzlink (conductor), The National Theatre, Prague, 20.5.2018. (RP)

Matěj Brouček (Jaroslav Březina) on the Moon © Patrik Borecký

Matěj Brouček (Jaroslav Březina) on the Moon © Patrik Borecký

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Kurt Weill Comes Back to Teatro Real

28/05/2018

Weill, Street Scene: Teatro Real Chorus and Orchestra / Tim Murray (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 27.5.2018. (JMI)

Street Scene © J. del Real

Street Scene © J. del Real

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Matthew Aucoin’s Moving Civil War Opera, Crossing

28/05/2018

Aucoin, Crossing (concert performance): Soloists and Ensemble of LA Opera, LA Opera Orchestra / Matthew Aucoin (conductor), Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills, 26.5.2018. (JRo)

 Matthew Aucoin's opera Crossing is inspired by poet Walt Whitman's experience working in military hospitals during the Civil War.

Matthew Aucoin’s opera Crossing
is inspired by poet Walt Whitman’s experience working in military hospitals during the Civil War.

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