A Seventeenth-Century Embarrassment of Operatic Riches

23/06/2018

Monteverdi, The Coronation of Poppea: Soloists, Members of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Annalisa Pappano’s Catacoustic Consort / Gary Thor Wedow (conductor), School for Creative and Performing Arts, Corbett Auditorium, Cincinnati, Ohio. 21.6.2018. (RDA)

Sarah Shafer (Poppea) & Anthony Roth Costanzo (Nero) (c) Phillip Groshong

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A Seldom Performed Schubert Opera has its La Scala Premiere

20/06/2018

Schubert, Fierrabras: Teatro alla Scala Chorus and Orchestra / Daniel Harding (conductor), Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 19.6.2018. (JMI)

Fierrabras © Brescia/Amisano/Teatro alla Scala

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A Convincing Fidelio Returns to La Scala

20/06/2018

Beethoven, Fidelio: Teatro all Scala Orchestra and Chorus / Myung-Whun Chung (conductor), Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 18.6.2018. (JMI)

Fidelio. Credit: Brescia/Amisano, Teatro alla Scala

La Scala’s Fidelio (c) Brescia/Amisano/Teatro alla Scala

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Runnicles and Musicians Deliver Thrills in Zambello’s San Francisco Ring

19/06/2018

Wagner, Der Ring des Nibelungen: Soloists, Ian Robertson (chorus director), San Francisco Opera / Donald Runnicles (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 12-18.6.2018. (HS)

San Francisco Opera’s Das Rheingold (c) Cory Weaver

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First-rate Conducting for a Charming Das Land des Lächelns with Piotr Beczała

19/06/2018

Lehár, Das Land des Lächelns: Soloists and Chorus of the Opernhaus Zürich / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Opernhaus, Zurich, 16.6.2018. (CCr)

Lehár’s Das Land des Lächelns (c) T+T Fotografie

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Anja Harteros is a Magnificent Arabella in the History of Opera

17/06/2018

 Munich Opera Festival – Strauss, Arabella: Bayerisches Staatsorchester / Constantin Trinks (conductor), Munich Nationaltheater, Munich, 16.6.2018. (JMI)

Anja Harteros (Arabella) & Michael Volle (Mandryka) in Arabella © W. Hösl

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Günter Krämer Elucidates the Strands of Don Carlo with Admirable Clarity

16/06/2018

  Verdi, Don Carlo: Soloists, Lithuanian National Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Martynas Staškus (conductor), Estonian National Opera House Tallinn 7.6.2018. (GF)

Lithuanian National Opera’s Don Carlo

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A Triple-Threat Soprano Heads Traviata Cast

15/06/2018

Verdi, La traviata: Soloists, Cincinnati Opera Orchestra / Renato Balsadonna (conductor), Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Music Hall. Cincinnati, Ohio. 14.6.2018. (RDA)

Norah Amsellem (Violetta Valéry) in La Traviata (c) Philip Groshong

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