Exciting New Keith Warner Production of Magnificent, if Flawed, Verdi Masterpiece

28/05/2018

Verdi, La forza del destino: Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden, Sinfoniechor Dresden, Extrachor der Sächsischen Staatsoper Dresden, Herren der komparserie, Sächsischer Staatskapelle Dresden / Mark Wigglesworth (conductor), Semperoper, Dresden, 19.5.2018. (MC)

Dresden Opera’s La forza del destino (c) Jochen Quast

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Calaf, Liù and Timur are Time Travellers in Zurich Opera’s Turandot

27/05/2018

Puccini, Turandot: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Giampaolo Bisanto (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich 25.5.2018. (JR)

Zurich Opera’s Turandot (original production)
© Judith Schlosser

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After Nearly Thirty Years Mielitz’s Fidelio Still Looks Contemporary and Fresh

26/05/2018

Beethoven, Fidelio: Soloists, Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden, Sinfoniechor Dresden, Extrachor der Sächsischen Staatsoper Dresden, Sächsischer Staatskapelle Dresden / Ádám Fischer (conductor), Semperoper, Dresden, 17.5.2018. (MC)

René Pape (Rocco) & Elisabeth Teige (Leonore) © Klaus Gigga

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Polish National Opera Presents Mariusz Treliński’s Powerful Madama Butterfly

23/05/2018

Puccini, Madama Butterfly: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatr Wielki / Piotr Staniszewski (conductor), Polish National Opera, Moniuszko Auditorium, Teatr Wielki, Warsaw 19.5.2018. (RP)

The Polish National Opera’s Madama Butterfly © Krzysztof Bieliński

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Massenet’s Werther Revival by Zurich Opera is Easy On Eye And Ear

20/05/2018

Massenet, Werther: Soloists, Chorus and Children’s’ Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Lorenzo Viotti (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich 18.5.2018. (JR)

Zurich Opera’s Werther original production photo (c) © Herwig Prammer

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Sparkling Die Fledermaus From Juventus Lyrica

19/05/2018

Strauss, Die Fledermaus: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Juventus Lyrica / Hernán Sánchez Arteaga (conductor), Teatro Avenida, Buenos Aires. 11.5.2018. (JSJ)

l to r: Monserrat Maldonado (Rosalinde), Mirko Tomas (Eisenstein) and Ernesto Bauer (Falke)
in Juventus Lyrica’s Die Fledermaus (c) Liliana Morsia

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A Billy Budd for the Twenty-First Century

18/05/2018

Britten, Billy Budd: Soloists, Orchestra, Chorus and Boys Choir of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma / James Conlon (conductor), Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Rome, 15.5.2018. (RP)

Toby Spence (Captain Vere) in Rome Opera’s Billy Budd © Yasuko Kageyama

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Colourful Homage to Rossini: L’Italiana in Algeri from Buenos Aires to San Lorenzo

17/05/2018

Rossini, L’Italiana in Algeri: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro Colón / Antonello Allemandi (conductor), Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. 9.5.2018. (JSJ)

Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri (c) Arnaldo Colombaroli

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