Remembering Alberto Zedda at the Liceu’s Revival of Il viaggio a Reims

15/09/2017

Rossini, Il viaggio a Reims: Liceu Orchestra/Giacomo Sagripanti (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 13 & 14.9.2017. (JMI)

Il viaggio a Reims © A. Bofill

Il viaggio a Reims © A. Bofill

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Fireworks Aplenty from Kasper Holten and Es Devlin’s Spectacular Bregenz Carmen

15/09/2017

Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Prague Philharmonic Choir, Children’s choir of Musikmittelschule Bregenz-Stadt, Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Paolo Carignani (conductor). Recorded at the 2017 Bregenz Festival and shown at Cineworld Basildon, 14.9.2017. (JPr)

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Carmen at Bregenz (c) Bregenzer Festspiele/Karl Forster

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Hockney’s Turandot Returns, Vigorously Refreshed

14/09/2017

Puccini, Turandot: Soloists, San Francisco Opera / Nicola Luisotti (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 12.9.2017. (HS)

Act II Scene 2 of Turandot in the production by David Hockney (Photo: Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera)

Act II Scene 2 of David Hockney’s Turandot (c) Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

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Passion Runs High in Wiener Staatsoper’s Le nozze di Figaro

13/09/2017

Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists, Wiener Staatsoper Chorus and Orchestra/Adam Fischer (conductor), Staatsoper, Vienna, 9.9.2017. (RP)
Andrea Carroll as Susanna, Adam Plachetka as Figaro © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH / Michael Pöhn

Andrea Carroll (Susanna) & Adam Plachetka (Figaro)
© Wiener Staatsoper/Michael Pöhn

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Kasper Holten’s Thought-Provoking Production of Lohengrin, Excellently Performed at the Deutsche Oper, Berlin

11/09/2017

Wagner – Lohengrin: Soloists, Chorus and Supplementary Chorus (chorus master: Jeremy Bines) and Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper, Berlin / Donald Runnicles (conductor). Deutsche Oper, Berlin, 10.9.2017. (MB)
Photo credit: Marcus Lieberenz (original 2012 cast).

Deutsche Oper’s Lohengrin (c) Marcus Lieberenz (original 2012 cast)

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Powerful Turandot From Juventus Lyrica

11/09/2017

Puccini, Turandot: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Juventus Lyrica / Antonio Maria Russo (conductor), Teatro Avenida, Buenos Aires. 1.9.2017. (JSJ)

Juventus Lyrica’s Turandot. Photo - Liliana Morsia.

Juventus Lyrica’s Turandot (c) Liliana Morsia

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García Calvo and Mikhail Vekua Excel in Oviedo’s Semi-Staged Siegfried

08/09/2017

Wagner, Siegfried: Principado de Asturias and Oviedo Filarmonía Orchestras / Guillermo García Calvo (conductor), Teatro Campoamor, Oviedo, 6.9.2017. (JMI)

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Siegfried (c) Opera Oviedo

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Sir John Eliot Gardiner Brings Monteverdi Operas to the Berlin Musikfest

05/09/2017

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Musikfest Berlin [1] – Monteverdi, L’Orfeo and Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria: Soloists, Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists / Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 2.9.2017. (MB) Read more

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