Superb Singing and Playing in Met’s Traditional Production of Don Giovanni

25/10/2016

Mozart, Don Giovanni: Cast, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Fabio Luisi (Conductor), Met Live in HD transmitted to the Komedia Cinema, Brighton, 21.10.2016. (RB)

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Simon Keenlyside (Don Giovanni) & Chorus © Marty Sohl

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Finding Fidelio in Rome

23/10/2016

Beethoven, Fidelio (in concert form): Chorus (chorus master, Ciro Visco) and Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Sala Santa Cecilia, Parco della Musica Rome 20.10.2016. (JB)

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Fidelio (c) Musacchio & Ianniello

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Saariaho’s Circle Map: Cinematic, Mysterious, Utterly Original

21/10/2016

Saariaho: Soloists, New York Philharmonic/Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor), Park Avenue Armory, New York City. 13.10.2016. (KG)

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the New York Philharmonic performing composer Kaija Saariaho's "Circle Map," at the Park Avenue Armory with clarinetist Kari Krikku, and soprano Jennifer Zetlan on October 13, 2016, during a PERFORMANCE. Soprano Jennifer Zetlan performs. Also on the program were: ALL-SAARIAHO PROGRAM: Lumière et Pesanteur (2009, NY Premiere) D’om le Vrai Sens (2010, NY Premiere) Lonh (1996) Circle Map (2012, NY Premiere) Composer: Kaija Saariaho Credit: Stephanie Berger

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Circle Map at the Park Avenue Armory
(c) Stephanie Berger

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Manon Lescaut The Dream In Buenos Aires

21/10/2016

Puccini, Manon Lescaut: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Buenos Aires Lírica / Mario Perusso (conductor). Teatro Avenida, Buenos Aires. 14.10.2016. (JSJ)

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Buenos Aires Lírica’s Manon Lescaut (c) Liliana Morsia

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A Romantic Lucia at Lyric Opera of Chicago

18/10/2016

Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor: Soloists, Orchestra of the Lyric Opera of Chicago / Enrique Mazzola (conductor), Civic Opera House, Chicago. 15.10.2016. (JLZ)

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Lucia di Lammermoor (c) Andrew Cioffi

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Stellar Cast Turns Don Pasquale Into Ear Candy

18/10/2016

Donizetti, Don Pasquale: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of San Francisco Opera, Giuseppe Finzi (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 12.10.2016. (HS)

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Lucas Meachem (Dr Malatesta), Heidi Stober (Norina), Lawrence Brownlee (Ernesto)
and Maurizio Muraro (Don Pasquale) © Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

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A Nicely Sung Così fan tutte but an Unsatisfactory Staging

16/10/2016

Mozart, Così fan tutte: Orchestra and Chorus of the Deutsche Oper / Donald Runnicles (conductor), Deutsche Oper, Berlin, 14.10.2016. (JMI)

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Così fan tutte © Bernd Uhlig

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A Somewhat Uneven but Generally Pleasing Orfeo ed Euridice in Berlin

15/10/2016

Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, Staatskapelle Berlin and Staatsopernchor/Alessandro de Marchi (conductor), Schiller Theatre, Berlin, 13.10.2016. (JMI)

Orfeo ed Euridice © Matthias Baus

Orfeo ed Euridice © Matthias Baus

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