Manon Lescaut The Dream In Buenos Aires

21/10/2016

Puccini, Manon Lescaut: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Buenos Aires Lírica / Mario Perusso (conductor). Teatro Avenida, Buenos Aires. 14.10.2016. (JSJ)

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Buenos Aires Lírica’s Manon Lescaut (c) Liliana Morsia

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A Romantic Lucia at Lyric Opera of Chicago

18/10/2016

Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor: Soloists, Orchestra of the Lyric Opera of Chicago / Enrique Mazzola (conductor), Civic Opera House, Chicago. 15.10.2016. (JLZ)

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Lucia di Lammermoor (c) Andrew Cioffi

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Stellar Cast Turns Don Pasquale Into Ear Candy

18/10/2016

Donizetti, Don Pasquale: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of San Francisco Opera, Giuseppe Finzi (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 12.10.2016. (HS)

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Lucas Meachem (Dr Malatesta), Heidi Stober (Norina), Lawrence Brownlee (Ernesto)
and Maurizio Muraro (Don Pasquale) © Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

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A Nicely Sung Così fan tutte but an Unsatisfactory Staging

16/10/2016

Mozart, Così fan tutte: Orchestra and Chorus of the Deutsche Oper / Donald Runnicles (conductor), Deutsche Oper, Berlin, 14.10.2016. (JMI)

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Così fan tutte © Bernd Uhlig

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A Somewhat Uneven but Generally Pleasing Orfeo ed Euridice in Berlin

15/10/2016

Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, Staatskapelle Berlin and Staatsopernchor/Alessandro de Marchi (conductor), Schiller Theatre, Berlin, 13.10.2016. (JMI)

Orfeo ed Euridice © Matthias Baus

Orfeo ed Euridice © Matthias Baus

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Macbeth In Red And Black At Teatro Colón

14/10/2016

Verdi, Macbeth: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra. Conductor: Stefano Ranzani, Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. 4.10.2016. (JSJ)

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Fabián Veloz (Macbeth) and Chiara Taigi (Lady Macbeth) in Teatro Colón’s Macbeth
(c) Arnaldo Colombaroli

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The Magic of Der Freischütz Competes with a Director’s Nervous Tic

14/10/2016

Weber, Der Freischütz: Soloists, Philharmonia Zurich/Marc Albrecht (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich. 9.10.2016. (RP)

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An Often Rewarding Macbeth Opens the Liceu Opera Season

13/10/2016

Verdi, MacbethSoloists, Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu / Giampaolo Bisanti (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 10 & 11.10.2016. (JMI)

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Gran Teatre del Liceu’s Macbeth © A. Bofill

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