Excellent Cast and Superb ‘Federico’s Lament’ in Rare L’arlesiana Revival

26/02/2018

Cilea, L’arlesiana: Orchestra and Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin / Paolo Arrivabeni (conductor), Deutsche Oper, Berlin, 24.2.2018. (JMI)

Joseph Calleja (Federico) & Mariangela Sicilia (Vivetta) perform L’arlesiana © Bettina Stöss

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A Traditional, Attractive and Enjoyable Magic Flute

26/02/2018

Mozart, Die Zauberflöte: Orchestra and Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin / Nikolas Maximilian Nägele (conductor), Deutsche Oper, Berlin, 23.2.2018. (JMI)

Die Zauberflöte © Bettina Stöss

Die Zauberflöte © Bettina Stöss

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An Uninspired and Disappointing Roméo et Juliette

23/02/2018

Gounod, Roméo et Juliette: Liceu Orchestra and Chorus / Josep Pons (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 22.2.2018. (JMI)

Romeo et Juliette © A. Bofill

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Benjamin’s Contemporary Opera of Uncertain Aim and Reach

22/02/2018

Benjamin, Written on Skin: Soloists, Orchestra of Opera Philadelphia / Corrado Rovaris (conductor), Academy of Music, Philadelphia, 11.2.2018. (BJ)

Anthony Roth Costanzo & Mark Stone in Written on Skin (c) Kelly & Massa/Opera Philadelphia)

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A Superb Production of George Benjamin’s Written on Skin

20/02/2018

Benjamin, Written on Skin: Opera Philadelphia Orchestra / Corrado Rovaris (conductor), Opera Philadelphia, Academy of Music, Philadelphia, 18.2.2018. (RP)

Lauren Snouffer & Anthony Roth Costanzo in Written on Skin
© Opera Philadelphia

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Gaffigan Makes His Lyric Debut with Così

20/02/2018

Mozart, Così fan tutte: Lyric Opera of Chicago. Soloists Chorus, Lyric Opera of Chicago / James Gaffigan (conductor), Chicago. 17.2.2018. (JLZ)

Joshua Hopkins, Marianne Crebassa, Ana María Martínez, & Andrew Stenson in Così fan tutte (c) Cory Weaver

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Two Composers Collide in an Operatic Mashup

17/02/2018

Heggie, Bernstein: Soloists, Orchestra of Opera Parallèle / Nicole Paiement (conductor), SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco. 15.2.2018. (HS)

Opera Parallele’s At the Statue of Venus (Steffi Cheong)
(c) Steve DiBartolomeo

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Ariadne auf Naxos in Gothenburg: Pure Magic!

16/02/2018

Richard Strauss, Ariadne auf Naxos: Soloists of Gothenburg Opera, Gothenburg Opera Orchestra/Patrik Ringborg (conductor), Gothenburg Opera main stage, 11.02.2018 (NS) Read more

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