Patrice Chéreau Brings his Production of Elektra to Berlin

02/11/2016

Strauss, ElektraSoloists, Berlin State Opera Chorus (chorus master: Martin Wright), Staatskapelle Berlin / Daniel Barenboim (conductor). Schillertheater, Berlin, 29.10.2016. (MB)

Photo credit: Monika Rittershaus.

Berlin State Opera’s Elektra (c) Monika Rittershaus.

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Three Norma Performances in Madrid Featuring Three Impressive Casts

01/11/2016

Bellini, Norma: Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro Real/Roberto Abbado (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 26, 30 and 31.10.2016. (JMI)

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A scene from Teatro Real’s Norma © Javier del Real

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Fidelio Benefits from Outstanding Orchestral Playing and Choral Singing under Barenboim’s Baton

01/11/2016

Beethoven, Fidelio: Soloists, Berlin State Opera Chorus (chorus master: Martin Wright), Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim (conductor). Schillertheater, Berlin, 28.10.2016. (MB)

Staatsoper Berlin FIDELIO Musikalische Leitung: Daniel Barenboim Inszenierung: Harry Kupfer Bühne: Hans Schavernoch Kostüme: Yan Tax Licht: Olaf Freese Besetzung:R.Trekel, E.Novak, C.Nylund, A.Schager

Staatsoper Berlin’s Fidelio (c) Bernd Uhlig

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An Outstanding Tannhäuser under Pedro Halffter

30/10/2016

Wagner, Tannhäuser: Coro de la Asociación de Amigos dela Maestranza, Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla / Pedro Halffter (conductor), Teatro de la Maestranza, Seville, 28.10.2016. (JMI)

Tannhäuser. Courtesy Teatro de la Maestranza.

Tannhäuser (c) Teatro de la Maestranza.

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Unmasking Un Ballo 2

30/10/2016

Verdi, Un Ballo in Maschera: Chorus (Chorus Master: Roberto Gabbiani) and Orchestra of Teatro dell’Opera Rome /  Jesús López Cobos (conductor).  Teatro dell’Opera Rome, 27.10.2016. (JB)

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Serena Gamberoni as Oscar
(c) Teatro dell’Opera Rome

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The Met’s New Tristan: Musically Sumptuous, But Dramatically Inert

29/10/2016

Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Soloists, chorus and orchestra, Metropolitan Opera / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), Metropolitan Opera House, New York City. 24.10.2016. (HS)

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Stuart Skelton (Tristan) and Nina Stemme (Isolde) (c) Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

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‘Fusion’ Agrippina In Buenos Aires

28/10/2016

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Buenos Aires Lírica’s Agrippina (c) Liliana Morsia

Adapted from Handel, Agrippina: Soloists, Orchestra of Buenos Aires Lírica, Conductor: Carlos David Jaimes. Teatro Picadero, Buenos Aires. 24.10.2016. (JSJ)

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Unmasking Un Ballo

27/10/2016

Verdi, Un Ballo in Maschera: Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro dell’Opera Rome.  Chorus Master, Roberto Gabbiani.  Conductor, Jesús López Cobos.Teatro dell’Opera Rome, 18.10.2016. (JB)

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Ulrica (Dolora Zajick), Amelia (Hui He) & King Gustav (Francesco Meli)
(c) Teatro dell’Opera di Roma

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