Traditional Production of Il trovatore in Seville Has Its Ups and Downs

21/03/2019

Verdi, Il trovatore: Soloists, Coro de la A.A. del Teatro de la Maestranza, Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla / Pedro Halffter (conductor). Teatro de la Maestranza, Seville, 20.3.2019. (JMI)

Il trovatore (c) Teatro de la Maestranza

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Teatro Real’s Lively and Colorful La Calisto Features Excellent Conducting and Two Strong Casts

20/03/2019

Cavalli, La Calisto: Musicians of The Monteverdi Continuo Ensemble, Seville Baroque Orchestra and Teatro Real Orchestra / Ivor Bolton (18.3) and Christopher Moulds (19.3) (conductors), Teatro Real, Madrid, 18 & 19.3.2019. (JMI)

Teatro Real’s La Calisto © Javier del Real

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Rome Opera’s Orfeo ed Euridice Is Balm for the Soul

19/03/2019

Gluck, Orfeo ed Euridice: Soloists, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma Chorus and Orchestra / Gianluca Capuano (conductor), Teatro Costanzi, Rome, 17.3.2019. (RP)

Carlo Vistoli (Orfeo) © Fabrizio Sansoni

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Baptism by Fire for Conductor Ayrton Desimpelaere in Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège’s Aida

16/03/2019

Verdi, Aida: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège / Ayrton Desimpelaere (conductor), Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège, Liège, 12.3.2019. (RP)

Aida © Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège

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A Disappointing New Production of Die Zauberflöte in Berlin

15/03/2019

 Mozart, Die ZauberflöteStaatsopernchor and Staatskapelle Berlin/Alondra de la Parra (conductor), Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, 12.3.2019. (JMI)

Die Zauberflöte © M. Rittershaus

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Colmar’s Théâtre Municipal is the Perfect Venue for a Legrenzi Rarity

13/03/2019

Legrenzi, La divisione del mondo: Soloists, Les Talens Lyriques / Christophe Rousset (conductor). Opéra national du Rhin, Théâtre Municipal, Colmar, 9.3.2019. (RP)

Christopher Lowrey (Mars), Sophie Junker (Venus) & Stuart Jackson (Neptune)
© Klara Beck

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Widmann’s Babylon Arrives in Berlin but Without Barenboim

12/03/2019

Widmann, Babylon: Staatsopernchor and Staatskapelle Berlin / Christopher Ward (conductor), Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, 11.3.2019. (JMI)

Babylon © A. Declaire

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La clemenza di Tito in a Sumptuous New LA Production with an Impressive Cast

12/03/2019

Mozart, La clemenza di Tito: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of LA Opera / James Conlon (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 10.3.2019. (JRo)

LA Opera’s La clemenza di Tito (c) Cory Weaver/LA Opera

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