The Met’s Musically Strong Tristan is Lost at Sea

11/10/2016

Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Broadcast live to the Odeon Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex, from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, 8.10.2016. (JPr)

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The Met’s Tristan und Isolde Act I (c) Ken Howard

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Nixon in Stockholm an Aural and Visual Spectacular

10/10/2016

John Adams, Nixon in China: Soloists, Dancers, Royal Swedish Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Lawrence Renes (conductor). Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm, 1.10.2016 (premiere) (GF)

Hanna Husáhr as Pat Nixon and Ola Eliasson as Richard Nixon. Photo © Markus Gårder

Hanna Husáhr (Pat Nixon) and Ola Eliasson (Richard Nixon) © Markus Gårder

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2016 Verdi Festival Opens with Don Carlo

10/10/2016

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Verdi, Don Carlo: Soloists, Chorus of the Teatro Regio di Parma, Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini/Daniel Oren (conductor), Teatro Regio Di Parma, Parma. 5.10.2016. (RP)

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Marianne Cornetti as Princess Eboli in Don Carlo (c) Teatro Regio di Parma

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Turandot – A Stunning Presentation of a Not Very Human Opera

04/10/2016

Puccini, Turandot: Soloists, Chorus, and Orchestra of Opera Philadelphia/Corrado Rovaris (conductor), Academy of Music, Philadelphia. 2.9.2016. (BJ)

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Opera Philadelphia’s Turandot – Christine Goerke (center) (c) Kelly & Massa Photography

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Toulouse marks the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s Death with a Berlioz Opera

04/10/2016

Berlioz, Béatrice et BénédictSoloists, Orchestra and Chorus of the Thèâtre du Capitole / Tito Ceccherini (conductor), Thèâtre du Capitole, Toulouse, 2.10.2016. (JMI)

Béatrice et Bénédict © Patrice Nin

Béatrice et Bénédict © Patrice Nin

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Missy Mazzoli’s New Opera: Luminous Beauty and Moving Human Insight

01/10/2016

Mazzoli, Breaking the Waves: Soloists, Chorus, and Orchestra of Opera Philadelphia/Steven Osgood (conductor), Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia. 24.9.2016. (BJ)

Kiera Duffy and the cast of 'Breaking the Waves' (Photo: Nicholas Korkos)

Kiera Duffy and the cast of ‘Breaking the Waves’ (Photo: Nicholas Korkos)

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Verdi’s Otello Opens the Teatro Real 2016-2017 Season

27/09/2016

Verdi: Otello, Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro Real / Renato Palumbo (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 24 & 25.9.2016. (JMI)

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Teatro Real’s Otello © Javier del Real

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The Music Wins Through in Mozart’s Idomeneo

26/09/2016

Mozart, Idomeneo: Soloists and Chorus of Gothenburg Opera, Gothenburg Opera Orchestra/Laurence Cummings (conductor, fortepiano), Gothenburg Opera main stage, 24.9.2016. (NS)

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Idomeneo (Paul Nilon) getting soaked. Photo: Mats Bäcker

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