Michael Mayer’s Disneyfied Traviata is Not the Most Auspicious Start for Nézet-Séguin

18/12/2018

The Met: Live in HD – Verdi, La traviata: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor). Broadcast live to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 15.12.2018. (JPr)

Alfredo (Juan Diego Flórez) & Violetta (Diana Damrau) in La traviata Act I
(c) Marty Sohl/Met Opera

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Turnage’s Edgy and Provocative Greek at BAM

11/12/2018

Turnage, Greek: Soloists, Members of the Orchestra of Scottish Opera / Stuart Stratford (conductor), BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, New York, 8.12.2018. (RP)

Allison Cook, Susan Bullock & Andrew Shore in Greek © Richard Termine

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Radvanovsky’s Performance as Tosca Is the Highlight of the Deutsche Oper’s Vintage Production

11/12/2018

Puccini, Tosca: Deutsche Oper Chorus, Kinderchor and Orchestra / Ivan Repušić (conductor), Deutsche Oper Berlin, 9.12.2018. (JMI)

Deutsche Oper’s Tosca © B. Stöss

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On Sight Opera’s Extraordinary Gift of Amahl and the Night Visitors

10/12/2018

Menotti, Amahl and the Night Visitors: Soloists, Formerly Homeless Members of the Community in Partnership with Breaking Ground, On Site Opera Orchestra / Geoffrey McDonald (conductor), The Church of the Holy Apostles, New York, 7.12.2018. (RP)

Amahl (Luciano Pantano) and his mother (Aundi Marie Moore) © Pavel Antonov

Amahl (Luciano Pantano) and his mother (Aundi Marie Moore) © Pavel Antonov

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Excellent Performance of The Love for Three Oranges Results in a Delightful Evening

10/12/2018

Prokofiev, Die Liebe zu drei Orangen (The Love for Three Oranges): Komische Oper Orchestra and Chorus / Ainārs Rubiķis (conductor), Komische Oper Berlin, 8.12.2018. (JMI)

Die Liebe zu drei Orangen © M. Ritterhaus

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Simone Schneider, Klaus Florian Vogt and René Pape Shine in Staatsoper’s Fidelio

08/12/2018

Beethoven, Fidelio: Staatsopernchor and Staatskapelle Berlin / Karl-Heinz Steffens (conductor), Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, 7.12.2018. (JMI)

Fidelio © B. Uhlig

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Magnificent Reading by Simon Rattle and an Exceptional Cast in Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie

07/12/2018

Rameau, Hippolyte et Aricie: Staatsopernchor, Freiburger Barockorchester / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, 6.12.2018. (JMI)

Hippolyte et Aricie © K. & M. Forster

Hippolyte et Aricie © K. & M. Forster

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Appealing, Traditional Production of Andrea Chénier with Strong Vocal Cast

06/12/2018

Giordano, Andrea Chénier: Deutsche Oper Chorus and Orchestra / Giampaolo Bisanti (conductor), Deutsche Oper Berlin, 5.12.2018. (JMI)

Act I of Andrea Chénier © B. Stöss

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