Distinct Lack of Magic in Zurich’s Latest Parsifal Revival

05/03/2018

Wagner, Parsifal: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Simone Young (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich 3.3.2018. (JR)

Stefan Vinke (Parsifal) & Nina Stemme (Kundry) (c) Danielle Liniger

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Scottish Opera and Cast Triumph with Jonathan Dove’s Flight

05/03/2018

Jonathan Dove, Flight: Scottish Opera / Stuart Stratford (conductor), Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 3.3.2018. (SRT)

Cast of Flight (c) Scottish Opera

Cast of Flight (c) Scottish Opera

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A Night Among the Stars

04/03/2018

Norman, A Trip to the Moon & Holst, The Planets: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, Hoover Street Elementary Chorus, Members of Youth Orchestra Los Angeles / Teddy Abrams (conductor). Disney Hall, Los Angeles, 2.3.2018. (JRo)

Conductor: Teddy Abrams (c) O’Neil Arnold

 

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An Often Entertaining New Production of L’Africaine at Oper Frankfurt

04/03/2018

Meyerbeer, L’Africaine: Soloists, Oper Frankfurt Chorus, Frankfurter Opern- und Museumorchester, / Antonello Manacorda (conductor), Opernhaus, Frankfurt, 2.3.2018. (JMI)

L’Africaine © M. Rittershaus

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Zeffirelli’s Met Production of La bohème Still Delights

27/02/2018

Puccini, La bohème: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Marco Armiliato (Conductor). Broadcast live to the Dundonald Omniplex Cinema, Belfast, from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, 24.2.2018. (RB)

Sonya Yoncheva (Mimì) & Michael Fabiano (Rodolfo) (c) Ken Howard

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Marvelous Acoustics and Exceptional Cast Make for a Great Staatsoper Tristan und Isolde

27/02/2018

 Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Soloists, Staatsopernchor Berlin, Staatskapelle Berlin / Daniel Barenboim (conductor), Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, 25.2.2018. (JMI)

Andreas Schager (Tristan) & Anja Kampe (Isolde) © M. Rittershaus

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Sensational Young Aida Enchants Stockholm

26/02/2018

Verdi, Aida: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of The Royal Stockholm Opera / Pier Giorgio Morandi (conductor), Royal Stockholm Opera, 24.2.2018 (GF)

Kararina Dalayman (left) as Amneris, and Christina Nilsson (right) as Aida. Photographer: Markus Gårder.

Kararina Dalayman (l) as Amneris
& Christina Nilsson (r) as Aida (c) Markus Gårder

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The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk: a Portrait of Marc and Bella Chagall

26/02/2018

Daniel Jamieson and Ian Ross, The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk: Artists and Musicians of Kneehigh / Ian Ross (music director), Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills, 24.2.2018. (JRo)

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk (c) Steve Tanner

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk (c) Steve Tanner

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