New York Production of David Lang’s New Opera Engulfs the Audience

23/06/2019

David Lang, prisoner of the state: Soloists, New York Philharmonic / Jaap van Zweden (conductor). David Geffen Hall, New York City, 7.6.2019. (DS)

David Lang’s prisoner of the state (c) Chris Lee)

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Less than Sure-Footed, Zurich Revives its 2016 Le nozze di Figaro

19/06/2019

Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists and Chorus of the Opernhaus Zürich / Ottavio Dantone (conductor). Opernhaus Zürich, Zurich, 10.6 and 16.6.2019. (CCr)

Zurich Opera’s Le nozze di Figaro (c) Toni Suter

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Countertenor Outshines Flashy Orlando Cast in San Francisco

18/06/2019

Handel, Orlando: Soloists and Orchestra of San Francisco Opera / Christopher Moulds (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 9.6.2019. (HS)

(l-r) Christina Gansch (Dorinda), Heidi Stober (Angelica) and Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen (Medoro)
in Orlando (c) Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

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Nadine Sierra’s Outstanding Gilda Leads the Cast in Staatsoper Berlin’s Rigoletto

18/06/2019

Verdi, Rigoletto: Soloist, Staatsopernchor, Staatskapelle Berlin / Andrés Orozco-Estrada (conductor), Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, 16.6.2019. (JMI)

Staatsoper Berlin’s (c) Brinkhoff/Mögenburg

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Daniel Barenboim Leads a Magnificent Tristan und Isolde in Berlin

16/06/2019

Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Soloists, Staatsopernchor, Staatskapelle Berlin / Daniel Barenboim (conductor), Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, 15.6.2019. (JMI)

Andreas Schager (Tristan) and Anja Kampe (Isolde) (c) Monika Rittershaus

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A Disappointing Otello at the Deutsche Oper

16/06/2019

Verdi, Otello: Soloists, Deutsche Oper Chorus and Orchestra / Paolo Arrivabeni (conductor), Deutsche Oper Berlin, 14.6.2019. (JMI)

Guanqun Yu (Desdemona) and Russell Thomas (Otello) © Bettina Stöß

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Cincinnati Opera Opens 99th Season with Charming Figaro

14/06/2019

Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro: Soloists, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra / Marc Piollet (conductor), Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio. 14.6.2019. (RDA)

The Marriage of Figaro (c) Phillip Groshong/Cincinnati Opera

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An Imaginative, Delightful New Production of Don Quichotte in Berlin

14/06/2019

Massenet, Don Quichotte: Deutsche Oper Chorus and Orchestra / Emmanuel Villaume (conductor), Deutsche Oper Berlin, 13.6.2019. (JMI)

Deutsche Oper’s Don Quichotte (c) T. Aurin

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