Misfortune Strikes Yet Again for La forza del destino in Zurich

29/05/2018

Verdi, La forza del destino: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich 27.5.2018. (JR)

Preziosilla (J’Nai Bridges) and Chorus © Monika Rittershaus

Preziosilla (J’Nai Bridges) and Chorus © Monika Rittershaus

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A Janáček Rarity – Time Traveling with Mr. Brouček

28/05/2018

Janáček, The Excursions of Mr. Brouček: Soloists, National Theatre Ballet, Chorus and Orchestra / Jaroslav Kyzlink (conductor), The National Theatre, Prague, 20.5.2018. (RP)

Matěj Brouček (Jaroslav Březina) on the Moon © Patrik Borecký

Matěj Brouček (Jaroslav Březina) on the Moon © Patrik Borecký

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Kurt Weill Comes Back to Teatro Real

28/05/2018

Weill, Street Scene: Teatro Real Chorus and Orchestra / Tim Murray (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 27.5.2018. (JMI)

Street Scene © J. del Real

Street Scene © J. del Real

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Matthew Aucoin’s Moving Civil War Opera, Crossing

28/05/2018

Aucoin, Crossing (concert performance): Soloists and Ensemble of LA Opera, LA Opera Orchestra / Matthew Aucoin (conductor), Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills, 26.5.2018. (JRo)

 Matthew Aucoin's opera Crossing is inspired by poet Walt Whitman's experience working in military hospitals during the Civil War.

Matthew Aucoin’s opera Crossing
is inspired by poet Walt Whitman’s experience working in military hospitals during the Civil War.

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Exciting New Keith Warner Production of Magnificent, if Flawed, Verdi Masterpiece

28/05/2018

Verdi, La forza del destino: Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden, Sinfoniechor Dresden, Extrachor der Sächsischen Staatsoper Dresden, Herren der komparserie, Sächsischer Staatskapelle Dresden / Mark Wigglesworth (conductor), Semperoper, Dresden, 19.5.2018. (MC)

Dresden Opera’s La forza del destino (c) Jochen Quast

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Calaf, Liù and Timur are Time Travellers in Zurich Opera’s Turandot

27/05/2018

Puccini, Turandot: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Giampaolo Bisanto (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich 25.5.2018. (JR)

Zurich Opera’s Turandot (original production)
© Judith Schlosser

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At the Last Minute Rambert’s Life is a Dream Captures the Sense of Life-as-illusion

26/05/2018

Rambert, Life is a Dream: Sadler’s Wells, London, 23.5.2018. (JO’D)

Rambert’s Life is a Dream (c) Johan Persson

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After Nearly Thirty Years Mielitz’s Fidelio Still Looks Contemporary and Fresh

26/05/2018

Beethoven, Fidelio: Soloists, Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden, Sinfoniechor Dresden, Extrachor der Sächsischen Staatsoper Dresden, Sächsischer Staatskapelle Dresden / Ádám Fischer (conductor), Semperoper, Dresden, 17.5.2018. (MC)

René Pape (Rocco) & Elisabeth Teige (Leonore) © Klaus Gigga

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