A Day in the Life of Figaro


Rossini, Il Barbiere di Seviglia: Soloists, Chorus of the Grand Théâtre Geneva, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande / Jonathan Nott (conductor), Geneva, 16.9.2017. (ALL)


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Just Who Can Top Anna Netrebko as Leonora in Il trovatore?


Verdi, Il trovatore: Wiener Staatsoper Chorus and Orchestra / Marco Armiliato (conductor), Staatsoper, Vienna, 10.9.2017. (RP)


Yusif Eyvazov (Manrico), & Anna Netrebko (Leonora) © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH/Michael Pöhn

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Carmen Returns to LA Opera with Mediterranean Sizzle


Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Chorus, and Orchestra of LA Opera / James Conlon (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 14.9.2017. (JRo)


Ana Maria Martínez (Carmen) & Riccardo Massi (José)
(c) Ken Howard/LA Opera

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Remembering Alberto Zedda at the Liceu’s Revival of Il viaggio a Reims


Rossini, Il viaggio a Reims: Liceu Orchestra/Giacomo Sagripanti (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 13 & 14.9.2017. (JMI)

Il viaggio a Reims © A. Bofill

Il viaggio a Reims © A. Bofill

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Fireworks Aplenty from Kasper Holten and Es Devlin’s Spectacular Bregenz Carmen


Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Prague Philharmonic Choir, Children’s choir of Musikmittelschule Bregenz-Stadt, Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Paolo Carignani (conductor). Recorded at the 2017 Bregenz Festival and shown at Cineworld Basildon, 14.9.2017. (JPr)


Carmen at Bregenz (c) Bregenzer Festspiele/Karl Forster

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Hockney’s Turandot Returns, Vigorously Refreshed


Puccini, Turandot: Soloists, San Francisco Opera / Nicola Luisotti (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 12.9.2017. (HS)

Act II Scene 2 of Turandot in the production by David Hockney (Photo: Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera)

Act II Scene 2 of David Hockney’s Turandot (c) Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

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Passion Runs High in Wiener Staatsoper’s Le nozze di Figaro


Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists, Wiener Staatsoper Chorus and Orchestra/Adam Fischer (conductor), Staatsoper, Vienna, 9.9.2017. (RP)
Andrea Carroll as Susanna, Adam Plachetka as Figaro © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH / Michael Pöhn

Andrea Carroll (Susanna) & Adam Plachetka (Figaro)
© Wiener Staatsoper/Michael Pöhn

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Kasper Holten’s Thought-Provoking Production of Lohengrin, Excellently Performed at the Deutsche Oper, Berlin


Wagner – Lohengrin: Soloists, Chorus and Supplementary Chorus (chorus master: Jeremy Bines) and Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper, Berlin / Donald Runnicles (conductor). Deutsche Oper, Berlin, 10.9.2017. (MB)
Photo credit: Marcus Lieberenz (original 2012 cast).

Deutsche Oper’s Lohengrin (c) Marcus Lieberenz (original 2012 cast)

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