A Revival of Frida, an Opera About Two Mexican Artists

09/07/2017

Robert Xavier Rodríguez, Frida: Soloists, Cincinnati Opera / Andres Cladera (conductor), Aronoff Center for the Arts, Cincinnati, OH. 8.7.2017. (RDA)

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Catalina Cuervo (Frida) & Ricardo Herrera (Diego) (c) Philip Groshong

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Lohengrin with American protagonists in Bavarian Gasthaus

07/07/2017

Wagner, Lohengrin: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich. 4.3.2017. (JR)

Lohengrin photo (Copyright Monika Rittershaus)

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Karen Gardeazabal Stars and Castiglione Brings a Sense of Antiquity to Taormina’s La bohème

06/07/2017

Puccini, La bohèmeSoloists, Gaulitanus Choir (directed by Colin Attard), children’s choir (directed by Agnese Carrubba), Symphony Orchestra of the Grand Theatre of Lanzhou / Li Xincao (conductor). Live to Cineworld Basildon from the Ancient Theatre of Taormina, Italy, 5.7.2017. (JPr)

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Uwe Eric Laufenberg’s Intelligent Elektra is Revived in Vienna

06/07/2017

Strauss, Elektra: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera / Michael Boder (conductor). State Opera, Vienna, 26.6.2017. (MB)

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Elektra (c) Wiener Staatsoper/Michael Pöhn

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Two Contrasting Evenings at Vienna’s Volksoper from Borodin and Johann Strauss

04/07/2017

Borodin, Prince Igor, and Johann Strauss II, Die Fledermaus: Soloists, Youth Chorus (chorus master: Lucio Golino), Chorus, and Additional Chorus of the Vienna Volksoper (chorus masters: Thomas Böttcher and Holger Kristen), Vienna State Ballet, Orchestra of the Vienna Volksoper, Vienna State Opera Stage Orchestra, Alfred Eschwé (conductor). Volksoper, Vienna, 25. and 30.6.2017. (MB)

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Vienna Volksoper (c) Dimo Dimov

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Honesty and Integrity Leads to a Moving Mahler 3 Performance

02/07/2017

Mahler: Elisabeth Kulman (contralto), Ladies’, Children’s and Youth Choirs of the Landestheater, Linz, Bruckner Orchestra Linz / Francesco Angelico (conductor). Musikverein, Vienna, 23.6.2017. (MB) Read more

Mariusz Kwiecien and Carlos Álvarez: Two Superb Don Giovannis Lead the Way at the Liceu

28/06/2017

Mozart, Don Giovanni: Liceu Orchestra and Chorus / Josep Pons (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 26 & 27.6.2017. (JMI)

From Don Giovanni © A. Bofill.

Don Giovanni © A. Bofill

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Tancredi Returns to Spain with an Attractive Staging and Agreeable Voices

27/06/2017

Rossini, Tancredi: Comunitat Valenciana Orchestra and Chorus / Roberto Abbado (conductor), Palau de Les Arts, Valencia, 25.6.2017. (JMI)

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Tancredi © Tato Baeza

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