Opernhaus Zürich Does it Again, This Time with Rameau Firstling

27/05/2019

Rameau, Hippolyte et Aricie: Soloists and Chorus of the Opernhaus Zürich, Orchestra La Scintilla / Emmanuelle Haïm (conductor), Opernhaus Zürich, Zurich, 19 & 22.5.2019. (CCr)

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The Southbank Centre Presents Stockhausen’s Donnerstag aus Licht

24/05/2019

Stockhausen, Donnerstag aus Licht: Soloists, Le Balcon, Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble, New London Chamber Choir, London Sinfonietta / Maxime Pascal (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London 22.5.2019. (CC)

Henri Deléger, (Michael, trumpet), Emmannuelle Grach (Michael, dancer)
and Safir Behloul (Michael in Act III, tenor) (c) Tristram Kenton

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On Site Opera Premieres Murasaki’s Moon at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

22/05/2019

2019 New York Opera Fest [5] – Wiancko, Murasaki’s Moon: Soloists, Aizuri String Quartet, Yoko Reikano Kimura (koto), Satoshi Takeishi (percussion), Kaoru Watanabe (Japanese flutes, percussion, taiko)/Geoffrey McDonald (conductor), On Site Opera, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 18.5.2019. (RP)

Kristen Choi (Lady Murasaki) and John Noh (Priest) © Stephanie Berger

Kristen Choi (Lady Murasaki) and John Noh (Priest) © Stephanie Berger

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Alagna and Radvanovsky Transcend Criticism in Giordano’s Overwrought Andrea Chénier

22/05/2019

Giordano, Andrea Chénier: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Daniel Oren (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 20.5.2019. (JPr)

Roberto Alagna (Andrea Chénier) & Sondra Radvanovsky (Maddalena)
(c) Tristram Kenton

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Opera North’s Aida is Superb in Music and Concept

22/05/2019

Verdi, Aida: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North / Sir Richard Armstrong (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 21.5.2019. (SRT)

Opera North’s Aida (c) Clive Barda

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A World Class performance of Die Walküre at Teatro di San Carlo

22/05/2019

Wagner, Die Walküre: Soloists, Dancers, Orchestra of San Carlo Theatre / Juraj Valčuha (conductor), Teatro di San Carlo, Naples, 18.5.2019. (GT)

Act III (opening scene) of Die Walküre (c) Luciano Romano

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Rhymes With Opera Explores Loneliness and Love in Two World Premieres

20/05/2019

 2019 New York Opera Fest [4] – Colin Read, On Loneliness and Solitude; Daniel Thomas Davis, The Impossible She: Soloists, Rhymes With Orchestra / George Lam (conductor), Rhymes With Opera, 124 Bank Street Theatre, New York, 17.5.2019. (RP)

Bonnie Lander, Elisabeth Halliday and Zach Herchen in The Impossible She
© Janette Pellegrini

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Glyndebourne Fails to Make the Case for Staging La Damnation de Faust

20/05/2019

Glyndebourne Festival 2019 [1] – Berlioz, La Damnation de Faust: Soloists, Dancers, Glyndebourne Chorus (chorus master: Aidan Oliver), Glyndebourne Youth Opera, Trinity Boys Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Robin Ticciati (conductor). Glyndebourne Opera House, Sussex, 18.5.2019. (MB)

(c) Richard Hubert Smith

La Damnation de Faust (c) Richard Hubert Smith

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