An Unmissable Madama Butterfly in Gothenburg

05/09/2018

Puccini,  Madama Butterfly: Soloists of Gothenburg Opera,  Gothenburg Opera Chorus, Gothenburg Opera Orchestra / Henrik Schaefer (conductor), Gothenburg Opera main stage, 1.9.2018. (NS)

Butterfly (Karah Son, front) & Suzuki (Katarina Giotas, behind) (c) Mats Bäcker

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Sebastian Catana’s Jester Anchors Berkshire Opera Festival’s Riveting Rigoletto

29/08/2018

Berkshire Opera Festival – Verdi, Rigoletto: Soloists, Berkshire Opera Festival Chorus & Orchestra / Brian Garman (conductor), Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield, MA, 25.8.2018. (RP)

Sebastian Catana (Rigoletto) and Maria Valdes (Gilda) in Berkshire Opera Festival’s Rigoletto © Ken Howard

Sebastian Catana (Rigoletto) & Maria Valdes (Gilda) in Rigoletto © Ken Howard

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Salzburg’s Highly Successful Production of The Queen of Spades

29/08/2018

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Salzburg Festival [5] – Tchaikovsky, The Queen of Spades: Soloists, Salzburg Festival and Theatre Children’s Choir (chorus master: Wolfgang Götz), Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera (chorus master: Ernst Raffelsberfer), Angelika Prokopp Summer Academy (stage music), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Mariss Jansons (conductor). Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 25.8.2018. (MB)

Salzburger Festspiele (c) Monika Rittershaus

Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades(c) Salzburger Festspiele/Monika Rittershaus

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A Magnificent Production of The Bassarids in Salzburg

28/08/2018

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Salzburg Festival [3] – Henze, The Bassarids: Soloists, Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus (chorus director: Huw Rhys James), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Kent Nagano (conductor). Felsenreitschule, Salzburg, 23.8.2018. (MB)

<>The Bassarids (c) Salzburger Festspiele/Bernd Uhlig

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Aspen 12: A Grand Aspen Finale, with Offenbach, Mozart, and Wagner

28/08/2018

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Various composers, Aspen Music Festival [12] (HS) Read more

A Highly Successful Production of L’incoronazione di Poppea in Salzburg

26/08/2018

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Salzburg Festival [2] – Monteverdi, L’incoronazione di Poppea: Soloists, Bodhi Project and Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance, Les Arts Florissants / William Christie (conductor). Haus für Mozart, Salzburg, 22.8.2018. (MB)

L’Incoronazione di Poppea (c) Maarten Vanden Abeele

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UPDATED! The 2018 Dala-Floda Opera Festival

09/08/2018

Dala-Floda Opera Festival 2018 (GF)

[1] Mascagni, Cavalleria rusticana: Soloists, Dala-Floda Opera Chorus, Orchestra / Sven-Olof Juvas (conductor). Dala-Floda. Björbo. 5.8.2018.

Mathias Zachariassen (Turiddu) & Paulina Pfeiffer (Santuzza) (c) Göran Forsling

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A New Production of The Magic Flute Premieres at the Festival Castell Peralada

08/08/2018

Festival Castell Peralada 2018 [2] – Mozart, Die Zauberflöte: Liceu Chorus and Orchestra/Josep Pons (conductor), Castle Gardens Auditorium, Peralada, 6.8.2018. (JMI)

Festival Castell Peralada 2018 – Die Zauberflöte © T. Ferrer

Festival Castell Peralada 2018’s Die Zauberflöte © T. Ferrer

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