Fairy-Tale Magic in Pittsburgh Opera’s Hansel and Gretel

09/11/2018

Humperdinck, Hansel and Gretel: Soloists, Members of the Pittsburgh Youth Chorus, Chorus and Orchestra of the Pittsburgh Opera / Anthony Walker (conductor), Benedum Center, Pittsburgh, 6.11.2018. (RP)

 The Witch (Marianne Cornett) has Hansel (Corrie Stallings) and Gretel (Ashley Fabian) in her clutches © David Bachman Photography

The Witch (Marianne Cornetti, ) Hansel (Corrie Stallings) & Gretel (Ashley Fabian)
© David Bachman

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Beautiful and Beguiling, The Queen of Sheba Makes a Rare Appearance at Lincoln Center

08/11/2018

Goldmark, The Queen of Sheba: Soloists, Members of the Hungarian National Ballet, Chorus and Orchestra of the Hungarian State Opera / János Kovács (conductor), David H. Koch Theater, New York, 2.11.2018. (RP)

 Ericka Gál (Queen of Sheba) and Boldizsár László (Assad) © Attila Nagy / Hungarian State Opera

Ericka Gál (Queen of Sheba) & Boldizsár László (Assad) © Attila Nagy

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Three Remarkable Singers Lead the Cast of Anna Bolena

06/11/2018

Donizetti, Anna Bolena: Chorus of the Opéra National de Bordeaux, Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine / Paul Daniel (conductor), Grand Théâtre, Bordeaux, 5.11.2018. (JMI)

Anna Bolena © M. Etxeverria

Anna Bolena © M. Etxeverria

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A Memorable New Staging of Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame

05/11/2018

Alan Menken, The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Soloists and Chorus of Gothenburg Opera, dancers, Gothenburg Opera Orchestra / Lars Kvensler (conductor), Gothenburg Opera main stage, 27.10.2018. (NS)

Esmeralda (Marsha Songcome) (c) Mats Bäcker

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Guilty Temptress or Victim of Abuse? Traditional Met Carmen Revival Gives the Historic Answer

03/11/2018

Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Dancers, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / Omer Meir Wellber (Conductor) Metropolitan Opera, New York, 30.10.2018. (CSa)

Act IV of the Met’s Carmen (c) Marty Sohl/Met Opera

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Jiří Heřman’s Edgy and Grand Libuše Celebrates 100 Years of Czech Statehood

31/10/2018

Smetana, Libuše: Soloists, National Theatre Brno Chorus and Orchestra / Robert Kružík (conductor), Brno Exhibition Centre – Pavilion P, Brno, 28.10.2018. (RP)

Czech Presidents T. G. Masaryk and Václav Havel in Smetana’s Libuše
© National Theatre Brno

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Joyce DiDonato Rises to Astounding Vocal and Dramatic Heights in Les Troyens

30/10/2018

Berlioz, Les Troyens: Soloists, Dancers, Chorus and Orchestra of the Wiener Staatsoper / Alain Altinoglu (conductor), Wiener Staatsoper, Vienna, 26.10.2018. (RP)

Brandon Jovanovich (Enée) & Joyce DiDonato (Didon) © Michael Pöhn/Wiener Staatsoper

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The Wild West comes to Wexford

30/10/2018

Wexford Festival Opera [4] – Puccini, La fanciulla del West:  Cast of Wexford Festival Opera / Giorgio D’Alonzo (music director). Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford, 23.10.2018. (RB)

Elisabetta Farris (Minnie) & Craig Irvin (Rance) (c) Malone Carty

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