Rousing Rigoletto Revival in Helsinki

02/10/2017

Verdi, Rigoletto: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Finnish National Opera / Pietro Rizzo (conductor), Finnish National Opera, Helsinki, 22.9.2017. (GF)

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Rigoletto (c) Finnish National Opera

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Animation and Live Action Combine in a Cunning Little Vixen Revival

02/10/2017

Janáček, The Cunning Little Vixen: Soloists, Cleveland Orchestra Chamber Chorus/Lisa Wong (acting director), Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus/Ann Usher (director), Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor), Severance Hall, Cleveland, 26.9.2017. (MSJ)

The Cleveland Orchestra revival of 'The Cunning Little Vixen' (Photo courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra, copyright Roger Mastroianni)

The Cleveland Orchestra revival of The Cunning Little Vixen (c) Roger Mastroianni

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Still Going Strong – Manon Lescaut in Stockholm

01/10/2017

Puccini, Manon Lescaut: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Swedish Opera / Marc Soustrot (conductor), Royal Opera Stockholm 20.9.2017. (GF)

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William Davis Lind (Edmondo) & Chorus (c) Markus Gårder

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Mars! Ready or Not, We’re on our Way! – Kein Licht at the Opéra national du Rhin

27/09/2017

Philippe Manoury, Kein Licht (2011/2012/2017): Soloists, Vocal quartet from the Chorus of the National Theater of Zagreb, United Instruments of Lucilin / Julien Leroy (conductor), Opéra national du Rhin, Strasbourg, 22.9.2017. (RP)

Kein Licht © Klara Beck

Kein Licht © Klara Beck

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High-Powered Cast Breathes Life Into a Traviata Revival

27/09/2017

Verdi, La traviata: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of San Francisco Opera / Nicola Luisotti (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 26.9.2017. (HS)

A scene from Act I of Verdi's 'La Traviata' (Photo: Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera)

A scene from Act I of La traviata (c) Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

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Zeffirelli’s La traviata Captivates In Buenos Aires

27/09/2017

Verdi, La traviata: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra. Conductor: Evelino Pidò, Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. 19.9.2017. (JSJ)

Ermonela Jaho (Violetta) and Saimur Pirgu (Alfredo) in the Zeffirelli's La Traviata at the Teatro Colón. (Photo Máximo Parpagnoli)

Ermonela Jaho (Violetta) and Saimur Pirgu (Alfredo) in the Zeffirelli’s La traviata
(c) Máximo Parpagnoli

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A Director Delves Into Dance for Gluck’s Classic Tale

27/09/2017

Gluck, Orphée et Eurydice: Soloists, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Harry Bicket (conductor), John Neumeier (director), Joffrey Ballet. Civic Opera House, Chicago. 23.9.2017 (JLZ)

Orphée et Eurydice at Lyric Opera of Chicago (Photo: Andrew Cioffi)

Orphée et Eurydice at Lyric Opera of Chicago (Photo: Andrew Cioffi)

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Fine Season Opener: Eugene Onegin at Zurich Opera

26/09/2017

Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin: Soloists and Chorus of Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Stanislav Kochanovsky (conductor), Zurich Opera 24.9.2017. (JR)

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