Anja Harteros a Sublime Diva in Zurich’s Tosca Revival


Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, Chorus and Childrens’ Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Paolo Carignani (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich 21.10.2017. (JR) Read more

Auber’s Fra Diavolo in a Single Word – Deliziosa!


Auber, Fra Diavolo: Soloists, Orchestra, Chorus and Corps de Ballet of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma / Rory Macdonald (conductor), Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Rome, 17.10.2017. (RP)

Fra Diavolo_Anna Maria Sarra(Zerlina) John Osborn(Diavolo)_ph Yasuko Kageyama-Opera di Roma 2016-17_0849 WEB

Anna Maria Sarra & John Osborn in Fra Diavolo © Yasuko Kageyama

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She May Not Dance, but Catherine Naglestad’s Beautiful Salome Can Sing!


Strauss, Salome: Soloists, Philharmonia Zürich / Ulf Schirmer (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich, 15.10.2017. (RP)

Catherine Naglestad © Tanja Niemann

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A Splendid Pelléas et Mélisande at Berlin’s Komische Oper


Debussy, Pelléas et Mélisande: Soloists, Orchestra of the Komische Oper, Berlin / Jordan de Souza (conductor). Komische Oper, Berlin, 15.10.2017. (MB)


Komische Oper’s Pelléas et Mélisande (c) Monika Rittershaus

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A Superb Production of Die Zauberflöte Relayed from the Met


Mozart: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / James Levine (conductor). Broadcast live to the Dundonald Omniplex, Belfast from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, 14.10.2017. (RB)


Pamina (Golda Schultz) & Papageno (Markus Werba) in the Met’s Zauberflöte (c) Richard Termine

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LA Opera at Its Finest: Verdi’s Nabucco


Verdi, Nabucco: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of LA Opera/James Conlon (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 14.10.2017. (JRo)

 Liudmyla Monastyrska as Abigaille in Nabucco. Photo: Ken Howard/LA Opera.

Liudmyla Monastyrska (Abigaille) (c) Ken Howard/LA Opera

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An Excellent Don José and Two Impressive Carmens at the Teatro Real


Bizet, Carmen: Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Real / Marc Piollet (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 11 & 12.10.2017. (JMI)


Teatro Real’s Carmen © J. del Real

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Peter Sellars’ Bizarre Janáček Production Steals Attention from the Excellent Performance


Janáček – The Cunning Little Vixen: Soloists, ‘Vocal Heroes’ Children’s Chorus from the Berlin Philharmonic’s Educational Programme, Vocalconsort Berlin (chorus master: David Cavelius), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 12.10.2017. (MB) Read more

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