An Outstanding Tannhäuser under Pedro Halffter

30/10/2016

Wagner, Tannhäuser: Coro de la Asociación de Amigos dela Maestranza, Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla / Pedro Halffter (conductor), Teatro de la Maestranza, Seville, 28.10.2016. (JMI)

Tannhäuser. Courtesy Teatro de la Maestranza.

Tannhäuser (c) Teatro de la Maestranza.

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Unmasking Un Ballo 2

30/10/2016

Verdi, Un Ballo in Maschera: Chorus (Chorus Master: Roberto Gabbiani) and Orchestra of Teatro dell’Opera Rome /  Jesús López Cobos (conductor).  Teatro dell’Opera Rome, 27.10.2016. (JB)

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Serena Gamberoni as Oscar
(c) Teatro dell’Opera Rome

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The Met’s New Tristan: Musically Sumptuous, But Dramatically Inert

29/10/2016

Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Soloists, chorus and orchestra, Metropolitan Opera / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), Metropolitan Opera House, New York City. 24.10.2016. (HS)

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Stuart Skelton (Tristan) and Nina Stemme (Isolde) (c) Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

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‘Fusion’ Agrippina In Buenos Aires

28/10/2016

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Buenos Aires Lírica’s Agrippina (c) Liliana Morsia

Adapted from Handel, Agrippina: Soloists, Orchestra of Buenos Aires Lírica, Conductor: Carlos David Jaimes. Teatro Picadero, Buenos Aires. 24.10.2016. (JSJ)

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Unmasking Un Ballo

27/10/2016

Verdi, Un Ballo in Maschera: Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro dell’Opera Rome.  Chorus Master, Roberto Gabbiani.  Conductor, Jesús López Cobos.Teatro dell’Opera Rome, 18.10.2016. (JB)

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Ulrica (Dolora Zajick), Amelia (Hui He) & King Gustav (Francesco Meli)
(c) Teatro dell’Opera di Roma

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Superb Singing and Playing in Met’s Traditional Production of Don Giovanni

25/10/2016

Mozart, Don Giovanni: Cast, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Fabio Luisi (Conductor), Met Live in HD transmitted to the Komedia Cinema, Brighton, 21.10.2016. (RB)

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Simon Keenlyside (Don Giovanni) & Chorus © Marty Sohl

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Finding Fidelio in Rome

23/10/2016

Beethoven, Fidelio (in concert form): Chorus (chorus master, Ciro Visco) and Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Sala Santa Cecilia, Parco della Musica Rome 20.10.2016. (JB)

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Fidelio (c) Musacchio & Ianniello

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Saariaho’s Circle Map: Cinematic, Mysterious, Utterly Original

21/10/2016

Saariaho: Soloists, New York Philharmonic/Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor), Park Avenue Armory, New York City. 13.10.2016. (KG)

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the New York Philharmonic performing composer Kaija Saariaho's "Circle Map," at the Park Avenue Armory with clarinetist Kari Krikku, and soprano Jennifer Zetlan on October 13, 2016, during a PERFORMANCE. Soprano Jennifer Zetlan performs. Also on the program were: ALL-SAARIAHO PROGRAM: Lumière et Pesanteur (2009, NY Premiere) D’om le Vrai Sens (2010, NY Premiere) Lonh (1996) Circle Map (2012, NY Premiere) Composer: Kaija Saariaho Credit: Stephanie Berger

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Circle Map at the Park Avenue Armory
(c) Stephanie Berger

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