Anja Harteros is a Magnificent Arabella in the History of Opera

17/06/2018

 Munich Opera Festival – Strauss, Arabella: Bayerisches Staatsorchester / Constantin Trinks (conductor), Munich Nationaltheater, Munich, 16.6.2018. (JMI)

Anja Harteros (Arabella) & Michael Volle (Mandryka) in Arabella © W. Hösl

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BRB’s Polarity & Proximity is Strong in Design, Music, Lighting and Execution

17/06/2018

Various composers, Polarity & Proximity: Dancers of Birmingham Royal Ballet, Royal Ballet Sinfonia / Jonathan Lo (Kin.) and Koen Kessels (Embrace), Sadler’s Wells, London, 15.6.2018. (JO’D)

Artists of Birmingham Royal Ballet in Embrace (c) Emma Kauldhar

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Günter Krämer Elucidates the Strands of Don Carlo with Admirable Clarity

16/06/2018

  Verdi, Don Carlo: Soloists, Lithuanian National Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Martynas Staškus (conductor), Estonian National Opera House Tallinn 7.6.2018. (GF)

Lithuanian National Opera’s Don Carlo

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A Triple-Threat Soprano Heads Traviata Cast

15/06/2018

Verdi, La traviata: Soloists, Cincinnati Opera Orchestra / Renato Balsadonna (conductor), Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Music Hall. Cincinnati, Ohio. 14.6.2018. (RDA)

Cincinnati Opera's production of La traviata (Photo: Cincinnati Opera)

Cincinnati Opera’s La traviata (c) Cincinnati Opera

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Singers Excel in an Inert Boris Godunov Concert

15/06/2018

Mussorgsky, Boris Godunov (1869 version): Soloists, San Francisco Symphony Chorus (Ragnar Bohlin [director]), Pacific Boychoir  (Andrew Brown [director]), San Francisco Symphony / Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 14.6.2018. (HS)

Soloists, San Francisco Symphony & Michael Tilson Thomas (c) Cory Weaver

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MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet Showcases Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Talented Dancers

15/06/2018

Prokofiev, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet: Dancers of Birmingham Royal Ballet, Royal Ballet Sinfonia / Paul Murphy (conductor), Sadler’s Wells, London, 13.6.2018. (JPr)

Yasuo Atsuji (Romeo) & Nao Sakuma (Juliet) (c) Dave Morgan

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Rarely Performed Donizetti Farce Introduces Fine Young Voices

15/06/2018

Donizetti, I pazzi per progetto: Soloists, Aimi Sugo (piano), Gerald Karni (viola), Rosamund van der Westhuizen (cello), Raul Castro Estévez (clarinet), Karin Yamaguchi (horn), / Caspar Deichmann (conductor), Opernverein Zürich, Theater im Seefeld, Zurich, 14.6.2018 (JR)

Photo credit: Rémy Bourgeois

Donizetti’s I pazzi per progetto (c) Rémy Bourgeois

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Communing with the Dead at the Premiere of David Hertzberg’s The Rose Elf

15/06/2018

New York Opera Fest – Hertzberg, The Rose Elf: Soloists and Orchestra / Teddy Poll (conductor), The Catacombs, Green-Wood Cemetery, New York, 10.6.2018. (RP)

Samantha Hankey as The Rose Elf © Matthew Placek

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