An Artist for the History Books: Plácido Domingo in Thais

06/03/2017

Massenet, Thaïs: Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu / Patrick Fournillier (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 4.3.2017. (JMI)

Thaïs © A. Bofill

Thaïs © A. Bofill

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The ‘1927’ Theatre Group’s Stimulating Stravinsky/Ravel Double-Bill in Berlin

05/03/2017

Stravinsky, Petrushka, and Ravel, L’Enfant et les sortilèges: Soloists, Vocalconsort Berlin (chorus master: Andrew Crooks), Children’s Choir (chorus mistress: Dagmar Fiebach) and Orchestra of the Komische Oper, Berlin / Markus Poschner (conductor). Komische Oper, Berlin, 2.3.2017. (MB)

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Petrushka (c) Iko Freese/drama-berlin.de

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An Entertaining Provocation: Francesconi’s Quartett Arrives at the Liceu

05/03/2017

Francesconi, Quartett: Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu / Peter Rundel (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 3.3.2017. (JMI)

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Quartett © A. Bofill

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A Magnificent Otello from Christian Thielemann and the Dresden Staatskapelle

03/03/2017

Verdi, Otello: Staatskapelle Dresden, Chorus of Dresden State Opera / Christian Thielemann (conductor), Semperoper, Dresden, 1.3.2017. (JMI)

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Dresden State Opera’s Otello © Monika Forster

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A Fairy Tale Opera, Staged Here for Adults

01/03/2017

Janáček, The Cunning Little Vixen: Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden / Tomas Netopil (conductor), Semperoper, Dresden, 28.2.2017. (JMI)

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The Cunning Little Vixen © M Creutziger

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The Met’s Compelling Rusalka Makes an Impact in the Cinema

27/02/2017

Dvořák, Rusalka: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Metropolitan Opera / Sir Mark Elder (conductor), broadcast to the Odeon Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex, 25.2.2017. (JPr)

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Kristine Opolais (Rusalka) and Jamie Barton (Ježibaba) (c) Ken Howard

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A Vividly Sung Salome with Patricia Racette

27/02/2017

Strauss, Salome: Chorus and Orchestra of LA Opera / James Conlon (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 25.2.2017. (JRo)

Tomas Tomasson as John the Baptist and Patricia Racette as Salome. Photo credit: Ken Howard Best,

Tómas Tómasson as John the Baptist and Patricia Racette as Salome (c) Ken Howard

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An Outstanding New Production of Billy Budd Graces the Teatro Real Stage

23/02/2017

Britten, Billy Budd: Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro Real / Ivor Bolton (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 22.2.2017. (JMI)

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Billy Budd © Javier del Real

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