On Paper Only an Attractive Programme – La Fenice in Zurich

20/01/2017

Rossini, Wagner, Rachmaninov: Vesselina Kasarova (mezzosoprano), Orchestra Filarmonica della Fenice / John Neschling (conductor), Tonhalle, Zurich, 17.1.2016. (JR)

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Vesselina Kasarova (c) Marco Borggreve.

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Piortr Beczala as Werther Triumphs at the Liceu

18/01/2017

Massenet, Werther: Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu / Alain Altinoglu (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 15 & 17.1.2017. (JMI)

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Piotr Beczala (Werther) & Anna Caterina Antonacci (Charlotte) in Werther © A. Bofill

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Covent Garden Sees New Cast Perform Verdi’s La traviata With Mixed Results

18/01/2017

Verdi, La traviata: Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Daniele Rustioni. Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 16.1.2017 (CC)

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Joyce El-Khoury (Violetta Valéry) & Artur Rucínski (Giorgio Germont) © ROH/Tristram Kenton

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Benjamin at Covent Garden: An Historical and Unmissable Performance

15/01/2017

Benjamin, Written on Skin: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/George Benjamin. Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 13.1.2017. (CC)

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Royal Opera’s Written on Skin (c) Stephen Cummiskey

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A Young Choreographer Inspired by the Streets of LA

15/01/2017

Various composers, Jacob Jonas: Jacob Jonas The Company, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills, 13.1.2017. (JRo)

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Jacob Jonas The Company (C) Jacob Jonas The Company

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Simon Rattle Leads an Outstanding Concert Performance of Le grand macabre

15/01/2017

Ligeti – Le grand macabre: Soloists, London Symphony Chorus (chorus master: Simon Halsey), London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 14.1.2017. (MB)

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Audrey Luna (Gepopo), Sir Simon Rattle (conductor) and London Symphony Orchestra (c) John Phillips/Getty Images

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Alina Cojocaru’s Otherworldly Grace in English National Ballet’s Unforgettable Giselle

12/01/2017

Adolphe Adam, Giselle: Soloists, Corps de ballet of English National Ballet and English National Ballet Philharmonic / Gavin Sutherland (conductor). London Coliseum, London. 11.1.2017. (JPr)

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Alina Cojocaru (Giselle) and Isaac Hernández (Albrecht) (c) Laurent Liotardo

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Grotesque Comedy Illuminates Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

09/01/2017

Shostakovich, Lady Macbeth of MtsenskSoloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Vasily Petrenko (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich 7.1.2017. (JR)

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