Wexford’s European Premiere of William Bolcom’s Dinner at Eight

23/10/2018

Wexford Festival Opera 2018 [2] – William Bolcom, Dinner at Eight:  Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Wexford Festival Opera / David Agler (conductor), National Opera House, Wexford, 20.10.2018. (RB)

Dinner at Eight (c) Clive Barda

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Elīna Garanča is the Personification of Evil-Seductress Dalila in Saint-Saëns’s Opera at the Met

23/10/2018

Saint-Saëns, Samson et Dalila: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Metropolitan Opera, New York / Sir Mark Elder (conductor). Broadcast Live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera to Everyman Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex, 20.10.2018. (JPr)

Elīna Garanča (Dalila) and Roberto Alagna (Samson) (c) Ken Howard/Met Opera

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A Transformative Staging of Satyagraha

22/10/2018

Glass, Satyagraha: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of LA Opera / Grant Gershon (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 20.10.2018. (JRo)

Sean Pannikkar (Gandhi – left), Patrick Blackwell (Lord Krishna – center)
& Michael J. Hawk (Prince Arjuna – far right) (c) Cory Weaver/LA Opera

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The National Theatre’s Fidelio – Updated but Timeless

22/10/2018

Beethoven, Fidelio: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of The National Theatre / Andreas Sebastian Weiser (conductor), The Estates Theatre, Prague, 18.10.2018. (RP)

Rocco (Oleg Korotkov), Daniel Frank (Florestan) & Melanie Diener (Leonora) © David Sedlecky

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Wexford Enjoys a Splendid Don Pasquale

22/10/2018

Wexford Festival Opera 2018 [1] – Donizetti, Don Pasquale: Soloists of Wexford Festival Opera / Daniella Pellegrino (music director), Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford, 20.10.2018. (RB)

Wexford Festival Opera’s Don Pasquale (c) Malone Carty

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Susanna Branchini as Abigaille shines in Verdi’s Nabucco at Teatro di San Carlo

19/10/2018

Verdi, Nabucco: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra / Francesco Ivan Ciampa (conductor), Teatro di San Carlo, Naples, 12.10.2018. (GT)

‘Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves’ (c) Teatro di San Carlo

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An Eerie Rarity, The Turn of the Screw Offers No Escape

19/10/2018

Britten, The Turn of the Screw: Soloists of Seattle Opera, Seattle Symphony / Constantin Trinks (conductor), Seattle, Washington, 13.11.2018. (ZC)

Seattle Opera’s The Turn of the Screw
(c) Philip Newton

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Marc Albrecht Makes His U.S. Debut Conducting Arabella

18/10/2018

R. Strauss, Arabella: Soloists, orchestra and chorus of San Francisco Opera / Marc Albrecht (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 16.10.2018. (HS)

Brian Mulligan (Mandryka) & Ellie Dehn (Arabella)
(c) Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

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