Dutchman Lost in Tallinn

26/09/2016

Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer, Soloists, Estonian National Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Vello Pähn (conductor), Estonian National Opera, Tallinn, 22.9.2016 (première). (GF) Read more

Luxury Casting for Splendid Cav and Pag

26/09/2016

  Mascagni, Leoncavallo: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich/Daniele Rustioni (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich, 24.9.16 (JR)

Opernhaus Zürich - Cavalleria Rusticana ©Judith Schlosser

Opernhaus Zürich Cavalleria rusticana © Judith Schlosser

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A Night to Revel in the Glory and Gore of Macbeth with Domingo and Semenchuk

24/09/2016

Verdi, Macbeth: Soloists, Chorus, and Orchestra of LA Opera / James Conlon (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 22.9.2016. (JRo)

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LA Opera’s Macbeth (c) Karen Almond

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Staatsoper’s Well Judged Tosca Makes a Strong Impression

22/09/2016

 Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, Staatsopernchor, Kinderchor der Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Staatskapelle Berlin/Domingo Hindoyan (conductor), Staatsoper im Schiller Theater Berlin, 18.9.2016. (MC)

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Tosca Act 2 Michael Volle (Scarpia), Staatsopernchor & Kinderchor.
Photo: Hermann and Clärchen Baus

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Fine Singing and Playing in Der Freischütz – Shame about the Grotesque and Silly Production

21/09/2016

Weber, Der Freischütz: Soloists, Philharmonia Zurich, Marc Albrecht (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich. 18.9.2016. (JR)

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A Well-Sung If Too-Cautious Andrea Chénier

20/09/2016

Giordano, Andrea ChénierSoloists and chorus of San Francisco Opera/Nicola Luisotti (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 17.9.2016. (HS)

Yonghoon Lee as Andrea Chénier and George Gagnidze as Carlo Gérard in Act II of Giordano's "Andrea Chénier" (Photo credit: Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera)

Yonghoon Lee (Andrea Chénier) and George Gagnidze (Carlo Gérard) in Andrea Chénier
(Photo credit: Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera)

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A Rarely Heard Tchaikovsky Opera Has Its Spanish Premiere in Oviedo

19/09/2016

Tchaikovsky: Mazeppa, Orchestra Principado de Asturias, Coro Ópera Oviedo, Rossen Milanov (conductor), Teatro Campoamor, Oviedo, 17.9.2016. (JMI)

Mazeppa. Courtesy of Opera Oviedo.

Mazeppa (c) Opera Oviedo.

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Lacklustre, Ponderous Carmen in Berlin Fails to Inspire

18/09/2016

Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Children’s Choir of  Deutschen Oper Berlin, Chorus and Orchestra of Deutsche Oper Berlin/Ido Arad (conductor), Deutsche Oper Berlin, 17.9.2016. (MC)

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Deutsche Oper’s Carmen © Bettina Stöß

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