Frankfurt Opera’s Convincing Revival of the Claus Guth Production of Strauss’s Daphne

02/02/2019

 Strauss, Daphne: Oper Frankfurt Chorus, Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester / Sebastian Weigle (conductor), Opernhaus, Frankfurt, 1.2.2019. (JMI)

Frankfurt Opera’s Daphne © B. Aumüller

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Tcherniakov’s Les Troyens for Paris Opéra Will Surely Prove a Turning-Point in its Chequered Fortunes

02/02/2019

Berlioz, Les Troyens: Soloists, Chorus of the Opéra national de Paris (chorus master: José Luis Basso), Orchestra of the Opéra national de Paris / Philippe Jordan (conductor). Opéra Bastille, Paris, 28.1.2019. (MB)

Paris Opéra’s Les Troyens (c) Vincent Pontet/Opéra national de Paris

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The Paris Opéra Stages an Oratorio by Alessandro Scarlatti

30/01/2019

A. Scarlatti, Il primo omicidio: Soloists, B’Rock Orchestra / René Jacobs (conductor). Palais Garnier, Paris, 26.1.2019. (MB)

Il primo omicidio(c) Bernd Uhlig/Opéra national de Paris)

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Conductor Henrik Nánási Debuts at the Met with Riveting, if Disconcerting, Tchaikovsky and Bartók Double Bill

27/01/2019

Tchaikovsky, Bartók: Soloists, Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Henrik Nánási (conductor), Metropolitan Opera House, New York, 24.1.2019. (RP)

Sonya Yoncheva (Iolanta) © Marty Sohl/Met Opera

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Anja Harteros and Michael Volle Are Wunderbar in Munich’s Arabella

27/01/2019

Strauss, Arabella: Bayerische Staatsoper Orchestra / Constantin Trinks (conductor), Nationaltheatre, Munich, 25.1.2019. (JMI)

Anja Harteros and Michael Volle in Arabella © W. Hösl

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Kirill Petrenko Leads a Magnificent Bayerisches Staatsorchester and an Impressive Cast in Fidelio

25/01/2019

Beethoven, Fidelio: Bayerische Staatsoper Chorus and Orchestra / Kirill Petrenko (conductor), National Theater, Munich, 24.1.2019. (JMI)

Anja Kampe & Jonas Kaufmann in Fidelio © W. Hösl

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Dubious Stockholm Opera Production but Miriam Treichl is Phenomenal as Carmen

24/01/2019

Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Royal Swedish Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Joana Carneiro (conductor). Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm 19.1.2019. (GF)

(L to r) Marianne Odencrants (Frasquita), Miriam Treichl (Carmen) & Johanna Rudström (Mercédès)
© Markus Gårder

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Madrid’s Ring Cycle Begins with a Stirring Das Rheingold

19/01/2019

Wagner, Das Rheingold: Soloists and Teatro Real Orchestra / Pablo Heras-Casado (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 17.1.2019. (JMI)

Teatro Real’s Das Rheingold © J. del Real

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