Electrifying Elektra at Zurich Opera

08/07/2019

Richard Strauss, Elektra: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Simone Young (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich, 7.7.2019. (JR)

Elektra (Evelyn Herlitzius), Chrysothemis (Tamara Wilson) (c) Toni Suter

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Musically Brilliant Salome from Kirill Petrenko and the Bayerisches Staatsorchester

04/07/2019

Munich Opera Festival [3] – R. Strauss, Salome: Bayerisches Staatsorchester / Kirill Petrenko (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 2.7.2019. (JMI)

Marlis Petersen (Salome) & Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Herod) (c) W. Hösl

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Domingo Is Forced to Cancel but Munich’s La traviata Is Still a Pleasure

03/07/2019

Munich Opera Festival [2]: Verdi, La traviata: Soloists, Chorus of the Bayerische Staatsoper, Bayerisches Staatsorchester / Marco Armiliato (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 1.7.2019. (JMI)

Atalla Ayan (Alfredo) & Ailyn Pérez (Violetta) (c) W. Hösl

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An Uneven Norma at the Munich Opera Festival

02/07/2019

Munich Opera Festival [1] – Bellini, Norma: Soloists, Chorus of the Bayerische Staatsoper, Bayerisches Staatsorchester / Andrea Battistoni (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 30.6.2019. (JMI)

Carmen Giannattasio (Norma) (c) W. Hösl

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Replacing Tilson Thomas, Brabbins Creates French Magic in San Francisco

02/07/2019

Debussy, Fauré, Ravel: Soloists, Young Women’s Chorus of San Francisco (director: Susan McMane), San Francisco Boys Chorus (director: Ian Robertson), San Francisco Symphony Chorus (director: Ragnar Bohlin), San Francisco Symphony / Martyn Brabbins (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 27.6.2019. (HS)

Martyn Brabbins (c) Ben Ealovega

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Nicola Luisotti Conducts Riveting La forza del destino in Paris

28/06/2019

Verdi, La forza del destino:  Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of L’Opéra National de Paris / Nicola Luisotti (conductor)/ Opéra Bastille, Paris, 25.6.2019. (RP)

Željko Lučić (Don Carlo) & Carlo Cigni (Marchese di Calatrava) (c) Julien Benhamou

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Uneven Zurich Opera Nabucco Disappoints on a Number of Scores

26/06/2019

Verdi, Nabucco: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich. 23.6.2019. (JR)

Anna Smirnova (Abigaille) and Michael Volle (Nabucco) (c) Monica Rittershaus

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In San Francisco, Dvořák’s Magnificently Dark Fairy Tale

26/06/2019

Dvořák, Rusalka: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of San Francisco Opera / Eun Sun Kim (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 22.6.2019. (HS)

Rachel Willis-Sørensen (Rusalka) and Kristinn Sigmundsson (Vodník)
(c) Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera)

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