An Enjoyable Iolanta Takes the Stage in Valencia

23/03/2019

Tchaikovsky, Iolanta: Soloists, Generalitat Valenciana Chorus, Comunitat Valenciana Orchestra / Henrik Nánási (conductor), Palau de Les Arts, Valencia, 22.3.2019. (JMI)

Iolanta © M. Ponce and M. Lorenzo

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Opera Or Not, It Is Drama – Szymanowski’s King Roger in Stockholm

23/03/2019

Szymanowski, Król Roger (King Roger): Soloists, Children’s Chorus from Adolf Fredrik music classes, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Swedish Opera / Andrea Molino (conductor). Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm, 16.3.2019. (GF)

Król Roger © Sören Vilks/Royal Swedish Opera

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The Chicago Premiere of Perla’s An American Dream

22/03/2019

Jack Perla, An American Dream: Soloists, Lyric Opera of Chicago / Daniela Candillari (conductor), Harris Theater, Chicago,15.3.2019. (JLZ)

So Young Park, Catherine Martin, & Christopher Magiera
in An American Dream (c) Todd Rosenberg

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In Washington, DC: Eugene Onegin — Opera or Not?

22/03/2019

Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin: Soloists, Washington National Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Robert Trevino (conductor), Washington National Opera, The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC. 20.3.2019. (RRR)

Baritone Ivor Golovatenko as Eugene Onegin at the Washington National Opera (Photo: Scott Suchman)

Ivor Golovatenko (Eugene Onegin) (c) Scott Suchman

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Traditional Production of Il trovatore in Seville Has Its Ups and Downs

21/03/2019

Verdi, Il trovatore: Soloists, Coro de la A.A. del Teatro de la Maestranza, Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla / Pedro Halffter (conductor). Teatro de la Maestranza, Seville, 20.3.2019. (JMI)

Il trovatore (c) Teatro de la Maestranza

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Teatro Real’s Lively and Colorful La Calisto Features Excellent Conducting and Two Strong Casts

20/03/2019

Cavalli, La Calisto: Musicians of The Monteverdi Continuo Ensemble, Seville Baroque Orchestra and Teatro Real Orchestra / Ivor Bolton (18.3) and Christopher Moulds (19.3) (conductors), Teatro Real, Madrid, 18 & 19.3.2019. (JMI)

Teatro Real’s La Calisto © Javier del Real

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Rome Opera’s Orfeo ed Euridice Is Balm for the Soul

19/03/2019

Gluck, Orfeo ed Euridice: Soloists, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma Chorus and Orchestra / Gianluca Capuano (conductor), Teatro Costanzi, Rome, 17.3.2019. (RP)

Carlo Vistoli (Orfeo) © Fabrizio Sansoni

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Scottish Opera’s New Kátya Kabanová is Musically Strong but Intermittently Satisfying

17/03/2019

Janáček, Kátya Kabanová: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Scottish Opera / Stuart Stratford (conductor), Theatre Royal, Glasgow, 16.3.2019. (SRT)

Laura Wilde (Kátya Kabanová) & Ric Furman (Boris Grigoryevich) (c) James Glossop

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