Simon Keenlyside Leads an Impressive Vienna Cast in Pelléas et Mélisande

22/06/2017

Debussy, Pelléas et Mélisande: Soloists, Vienna State Opera Chorus (chorus master: Martin Schebesta), Vienna State Opera Orchestra / Alain Altinoglu (conductor). Vienna State Opera, 18.6.2017. (MB)

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Mélisande (Olga Bezsmertna) & Pelléas (Adrian Eröd) (c) Wiener Staatsoper/ Michael Pöhn)

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Hours Well Spent with Estonia National Opera’s Les pêcheurs de perles

21/06/2017

Bizet, Les pêcheurs de perlesSoloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the St. Petersburg Chamber Opera / Maksim Valkov (conductor). Estonian National Opera, Tallinn 5.6.2017. (GF) Read more

Zurich Opera’s First Exploration into Operetta Does Not Quite Hit the Mark

21/06/2017

Lehár, The Land of Smiles: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich 19.6.2017. (JR)

Credit: T+T Fotografie Toni Suter

Lehár’s The Land of Smiles (c) T+T Fotografie Toni Suter

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Puccini’s Bohemians Move to the 1930s

18/06/2017

Puccini, La bohème: Cincinnati Opera, Natascha Metherell (director) / Louis Langrée (conductor), Aronoff Center for the Arts, Cincinnati, OH. 15.6.2017. (RDA)

Cincinnati Opera’s production of Puccini’s La Bohème (Photo: Philip Groshong)

Cincinnati Opera’s production of Puccini’s La bohème (c) Philip Groshong

Production:

Stage Director – Natascha Metherell
Scenic & Costume – Designer Isabella Bywater
Lighting Designer – Thomas C. Hase
Hair & Make-up – Designer James Geier
Chorus Master – Henri Venanzi

Cast:

Mimì – Nicole Cabell
Musetta – Jessica Rivera
Rodolfo – Sean Panikkar
Marcello – Rodion Pogossov
Colline – Nathan Stark
Schaunard – Edward Nelson
Benoit/Alcindoro – Marco Nisticò

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A Traditonal Fledermaus With Some Interesting Twists

12/06/2017

 Strauss, Die Fledermaus: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the St. Petersburg Chamber Opera / Maksim Valkov (conductor). Estonian National Opera, Tallinn, 4.6.2017. (GF) Read more

Stalwart Rigoletto Improves As the Night Goes On

12/06/2017

Verdi, Rigoletto: Soloists, orchestra and chorus of San Francisco Opera / Nicola Luisotti (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 6.6.2017. (HS)

Quinn Kelsey in the title role of Verdi's 'Rigoletto' (Photo: Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera)

Quinn Kelsey in the title role of Verdi’s Rigoletto
(c) Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

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Kentish Opera Perform La traviata Lean Ensemble, Effective Production

06/06/2017

Kentish Opera 2017 – Verdi, La traviata (In English): Soloists, Kentish Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Robyn Sevastos (conductor), The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks, Kent, 27.5.2017. (MH)

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Germont père (Aaron McAuley), Violetta (Stefanie Kemble-Read) in La traviata (c) Andrew Waltham

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Puccini’s La Rondine Opens the 2017 Opera Holland Park Season

05/06/2017

Puccini, La Rondine (sung in Italian: first version, with interpolated first act Romanza): Cast and Chorus of Holland Park Opera; City of London Sinfonia / Matthew Kofi Waldren. Holland Park, London, 1.6.2017. (CC)

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Elizabeth Llewellyn (Magda) & Stephen Aviss (Prunier) in La Rondine (c) Robert Workman

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