Well-Sung Manon Lescaut Under the Excellent Baton of Sir Simon Rattle

14/06/2019

Puccini, Manon Lescaut: Soloists, Deutsche Oper Chorus and Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), Deutsche Oper Berlin, 12.6.2019. (JMI)

Deutsche Oper’s Manon Lescaut (c) B. Stöss

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Liceu’s Tosca Revival Has Strong Musical Leadership From John Fiore but Uneven Casts

13/06/2019

Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, Cor Infantil Amics de la Unió, Liceu Chorus and Orchestra / John Fiore (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 9 & 11.6.2019. (JMI)

Jonathan Tetelman (Cavaradossi) & Liudmyla Monastyrska (Tosca) (c) A. Bofill

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Rossini’s Barber Attracts New Audiences In Buenos Aires

12/06/2019

Rossini, Il barbiere di Siviglia: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Ensamble Lírico Orquestal. Conductor: Gustavo Codina, Teatro Astral, Buenos Aires. 5.6.2019. (JSJ)

Ensamble Lírico Orquestal’s Il barbiere di Siviglia

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Angela Gheorghiu in Imperious Form for a Very Special Tosca at Semperoper

10/06/2019

Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden, Children’s Chorus of Sächsischen Staatsoper Dresden, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden / Stefano Ranzani (conductor), Semperoper, Dresden, 7.6.2019. (MC)

Semperoper’s Tosca Act I
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A Tired Un ballo in maschera Ends Geneva’s Season

10/06/2019

Verdi, Un ballo in maschera: – Soloists, Chœur du Grand Théâtre de Genève, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Pinchas Steinberg (conductor). Grand Théâtre de Genève, 7.6.2019. (ALL)

Franco Vassallo, Günes Gürle and Grigory Shkarupa (c) Carole Parodi
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David Bösch’s Contemporary New Dresden Nabucco Overcomes the Loss of its King

08/06/2019

Verdi, Nabucco: Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden, Sinfoniechor Dresden, Extrachor der Staastoper Dresden, Sächsischer Staatskapelle Dresden / Omer Meir Wellber (conductor), Semperoper, Dresden, 5.6.2019. (MC)

Semperoper’s Nabucco (c) Ludwig Olah
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Entirely Compelling Semperoper Die tote Stadt

07/06/2019

Korngold, Die tote Stadt: Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden, Kinderchor der Sächsischen Staastoper Dresden, Sächsischer Staatskapelle Dresden / Dmitri Jurowski (conductor), Semperoper, Dresden, 4.6.2019. (MC)

Die tote Stadt (c) David Baltzer
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First-Timers in Bizet’s Classic Yield Uneven Results in San Francisco

07/06/2019

Anita Hartig (Micaëla), Matthew Polenzani (Don José), and J’Nai Bridges (Carmen)
(c) Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera)
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