All Aboard the Orient Express for Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio

30/01/2017

Mozart, The Abduction from the Seraglio: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of LA Opera / James Conlon (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 28.1.2017. (JRo)

Sally Matthews, Joel Prieto, So Young Park and Brenton Ryan in The Abduction from the Seraglio (photo: Craig T. Mathew/LA Opera)

Sally Matthews, Joel Prieto, So Young Park and Brenton Ryan in The Abduction from the Seraglio
(photo: Craig T. Mathew/LA Opera)

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An Excellent Production and Performance of Roméo et Juliette from the Met

25/01/2017

 Gounod, Roméo et Juliette: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera New York / Gianandrea Noseda (conductor), Broadcast live to the Komedia Cinema, Brighton, from the Metropolitan Opera New York, 21.1.2017. (RB)

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Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau in Roméo et Juliette (c) Ken Howard/MetOpera

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William Christie awakens a Sleeping Beauty: Medea in Zurich

24/01/2017

Charpentier, Medea: Soloists and Chorus of Zurich Opera, Orchestra La Scintilla, Members of Les arts florissants / William Christie (conductor), Zurich Opera 22.1.2017. (JR)

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On Paper Only an Attractive Programme – La Fenice in Zurich

20/01/2017

Rossini, Wagner, Rachmaninov: Vesselina Kasarova (mezzosoprano), Orchestra Filarmonica della Fenice / John Neschling (conductor), Tonhalle, Zurich, 17.1.2016. (JR)

Vesselina Kasarova; Photo credit: Marco Borggreve.

Vesselina Kasarova (c) Marco Borggreve.

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Piortr Beczala as Werther Triumphs at the Liceu

18/01/2017

Massenet, Werther: Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu / Alain Altinoglu (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 15 & 17.1.2017. (JMI)

'Werther' © A. Bofill

Piotr Beczala (Werther) & Anna Caterina Antonacci (Charlotte) in Werther © A. Bofill

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Grotesque Comedy Illuminates Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

09/01/2017

Shostakovich, Lady Macbeth of MtsenskSoloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Vasily Petrenko (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich 7.1.2017. (JR)

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Domingo and Levine Reunited for Nabucco at the Met

08/01/2017

Verdi, Nabucco: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / James Levine (conductor). Broadcast live to the Odeon Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex, from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, 7.1.2017. (JPr)

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Liudmyla Monastyrska (Abigaille) and Plácido Domingo (Nabucco) (c) Metropolitan Opera/Marty Sohl

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Puccini’s Ice Princess Thaws in China’s Frozen North

04/01/2017

Puccini, Turandot: Soloists, Mu Lan Children’s Chorus, Coro Lirico and Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliano / Giuseppe Acquaviva (conductor). Harbin Grand Theatre Opera House, Harbin, 2.1.2017. (RP)

Harbin Grand Theatre © Iwan Baan.

Harbin Grand Theatre © Iwan Baan.

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