Excellent Performance of Tristan und Isolde but Capricious Staging

05/10/2018

Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Orchestra and Chorus of the Deutsche Oper/Donald Runnicles (conductor), Deutsche Oper Berlin, 3.10.2018. (JMI)

Tristan und Isolde © M. Hoss

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A Largely Forgettable Le nozze di Figaro in Dresden

05/10/2018

Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists, Dancers, Saxon State Opera Chorus (chorus master: Cornelius Volke), Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden / Kristiina Poska (conductor). Semperoper, Dresden, 30.9.2018. (MB)

Johannes Erath’s production of Le nozze di Figaro

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The Masterpiece Status of Moses und Aron Confirmed in Dresden

03/10/2018

Schoenberg, Moses und Aron: Soloists, Vocalconsort Berlin, Dresden Symphony Chorus, Dresden State Opera Chorus, Extra Chorus and Children’s Chorus (chorus master: Jörn Hinnerk Andersen), Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden / Alan Gilbert (conductor). Semperoper, Dresden, 29.9.2018. (MB)

Schoenberg’s Moses und Aron (c) Ludwig Olah

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Staatsoper Berlin’s Highly Accomplished Company Performance of Der Freischütz

03/10/2018

Weber, Der Freischütz: Soloists, Berlin State Opera Chorus (chorus master: Martin Wright), Staatskapelle Berlin / Thomas Guggeis (conductor). Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, 28.9.2018. (MB)

Der Freischütz (c) Katrin Ribbe

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Ne Quittez Pas – Reimagining Poulenc’s La voix humaine

28/09/2018

O18

Festival O18 [3] – Ne Quittez Pas: Soloists / Christopher Allen (music director & pianist), Opera Philadelphia, Theater of the Living Arts, Philadelphia. 22.9.2018. (RP)

Patricia Racette (Elle) in La voix humaine © Opera Philadelphia

Patricia Racette (Elle) in La voix humaine © Opera Philadelphia

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Sky on Swings – Love in the Time of Alzheimer’s

25/09/2018

O18 Festival O18 [2] – Lembit Beecher, Sky on Swings: Soloists and Orchestra of Opera Philadelphia / Geoffrey McDonald (conductor), Opera Philadelphia, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts – Perelman Theater, Philadelphia, 22.9.2018. (RP)

Marietta Simpson (Martha) & Frederica von Stade (Danny) © Opera Philadelphia

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Brenda Rae Is a Stunning Lucia for Opera Philadelphia

25/09/2018

O18

Festival O18 [1] – Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Opera Philadelphia / Corrado Rovaris (conductor), Opera Philadelphia, Academy of Music, Philadelphia, 21.9.2018. (RP)

Brenda Rae as Lucia © Opera Philadelphia

Brenda Rae as Lucia © Opera Philadelphia

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A Stirring Don Carlo in a Powerful Production at LA Opera

25/09/2018

 Verdi, Don Carlo: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of LA Opera/James Conlon (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 22.9.2018. (JRo)

l – Ferruccio Furlanetto (King Philip II) & r- Ana Maria Martinez (Elisabeth de Valois)
(c) Cory Weaver

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