Pittsburgh Opera’s Charming, Traditional Madama Butterfly Delights Even with an Ailing Pinkerton

17/10/2018

Puccini, Madama Butterfly: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Pittsburgh Opera / Anthony Walker (conductor), Pittsburgh Opera, Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, Pittsburgh, 12.10.2018. (RP)

Dina Kuznetsova (Cio-Cio San) and Laurel Semerdjian (Suzuki) in Pittsburgh Opera’s Madama Butterfly © David Bachman Photography

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Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena Enjoy Huge Success in Liceu’s I puritani

14/10/2018

Bellini, I puritani: Liceu Chorus and Orchestra / Christopher Franklin (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 10 & 11.10.2018. (JMI)

Javier Camarena & Pretty Yende in I puritani © A. Bofill

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The Angel’s Share Presents Gregg Kallor’s Gothic Thrillers in Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery

12/10/2018

* Gregg Kallor: Soloists, Joshua Roman (cello), Gregg Kallor (conductor & pianist), The Angel’s Share, The Catacombs, Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, 10.10.2018. (RP)

Joshua Jeremiah in Sketches from Frankenstein © Kevin Condon

Joshua Jeremiah in Sketches from Frankenstein © Kevin Condon

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Floored by Knockout Tristessa

12/10/2018

Jonas S. Bohlin, Tristessa: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Stockholm Opera / Fredrik Burstedt (conductor), Royal Opera House, Stockholm, 6.10. 2018. (GF)

Joel Annmo (Evelyn); Kerstin Avemo (Leila/Lilith)
© Sören Vilks

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Zambello’s La traviata Shows it Sometimes Pays to Stick Around After the Interval

11/10/2018

Verdi, La traviata: Soloists, Washington National Opera Chorus, Dancers, and Orchestra / Renato Palumbo (conductor), Washington National Opera, The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC. 9.10.2018. (RRR)

Venera Gimadieva (Violetta) & Joshua Guerrero (Alfredo) in WNO’s La traviata
(c) Scott Suchman

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Despite Excellent Artists, a Mixed Bag on Lyric’s Opening Night

10/10/2018

 Puccini, La bohème: Soloists, Lyric Opera of Chicago / Domingo Hindoyan (conductor). Civic Opera House, Chicago. 6.10.2018. (JLZ)

Lyric Opera of Chicago’s La bohème © Todd Rosenberg

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Sonya Yoncheva Triumphs in the Staatsoper’s Médée

09/10/2018

Cherubini, Médée: Staatsopernchor, Staatskapelle Berlin / Daniel Barenboim (conductor), Unter den Linden, Berlin, 7.10.2018. (JMI)

Sonya Yoncheva in Médée © B. Uhlig

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The Met’s Memorable Revival of Aida

08/10/2018

Verdi, Aida: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Metropolitan Opera, New York / Nicola Luisotti (conductor). Broadcast live to the Dundonald Omniplex Cinema, Belfast, from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, 6.10.2018. (RB)

Anna Netrebko and Aleksandrs Antonenko in Aida (c) Marty Sohl

Anna Netrebko & Aleksandrs Antonenko in Aida
(c) Marty Sohl

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