Young English National Ballet Talent Impresses in Bausch, Forsythe and van Manen Choreography

25/03/2017

Various composers, English National Ballet – Bausch/Forsythe/Van Manen: Dancers of English National Ballet, Olga Khoziainova (piano), English National Ballet Philharmonic / Gavin Sutherland (conductor). Sadler’s Wells, London, 23.3.2017. (JPr)

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Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring (c) Laurent Liotardo

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The Semperoper’s Don Giovanni Marred by Seriously Misguided Musical Direction

24/03/2017

Mozart, Don Giovanni: Soloists, Sachsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden (chorus master: Cornelius Volke), Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden / Omer Meir Wellber (conductor). Semperoper, Dresden, 20.3.2017. (MB)

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Don Giovanni (c) David Baltzer

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Jenůfa in Stockholm Goes Directly to the Heart

24/03/2017

Janáček, Jenufa: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera, Stockholm / Lawrence Renes (conductor). Royal Opera, Stockholm, 18.3.2017 (Premiere). (GF)

Operan Jenufa på Kungliga Operan våren 2017. På bilden; Malin Byström i rollen som Jenůfa samt Lena Nordin som Kostelnička.

Malin Byström (Jenůfa) & Lena Nordin (Kostelnička) © Maryam Barari

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The Semperoper’s New Production of Doktor Faust: A True Company Achievement

22/03/2017

Busoni, Doktor Faust: Soloists, Dancers, Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden (chorus master: Jörn Hinnerk Andresen), Säschsische Staatskapelle Dresden / Tomáš Netopil (conductor). Semperoper, Dresden, 19.3.2017. (MB)

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Busoni’s Doktor Faust (c) Jochen Quast

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Wonderful Singing but Lame and Lacklustre Falstaff Revival

22/03/2017

Verdi, Falstaff: Soloists, Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper, Bayerisches Staatsorchester / Asher Fisch (conductor), Nationaltheater, 19.3.2017. (MC)

Ambrogio Maestri as Falstaff, Bayerische Staatsdoper, photo Eike Gramss

Ambrogio Maestri as Falstaff (c) Bayerische Staatsdoper

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A Compelling Production of Andrea Chénier and the Audience Cheered Long and Hard

21/03/2017

Giordano, Andrea Chénier: Soloists, Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper, Bayerisches Staatsorchester / Omer Meir Wellber, (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 18.3.2017. (MC)

Andrea Chenier, Kaufmann & Harteros, photo courtesy Bayerische Staatsoper

Andrea Chénier – Anja Harteros (Maddelena) & Jonas Kaufmann (Chénier)
(c) Bayerische Staatsoper

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Curnyn and ENO Revive Alden’s 2008 Production of Handel’s Partenope with Splendid Results

19/03/2017

Handel, Partenope (sung in English): Orchestra of English National Opera / Christian Curnyn. London Coliseum, 15.3.2017. (CC)

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ENO’s Partenope (c) Donald Cooper

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Stephen Gould and Petra Lang Transcend the Routine in McVicar’s Vienna Tristan

19/03/2017

Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Mikko Franck (conductor), Vienna, Austria, 15.3.2017. (JPr)

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Petra Lang (Isolde) and Stephen Gould (Tristan) (c) Ashley Taylor

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