With a New Cast, the Stars Align for Don Giovanni at the Met

15/04/2019

Mozart, Don Giovanni: Soloists, Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / Cornelius Meister (conductor), Metropolitan Opera, New York, 12.4.2019. (RP)

Peter Mattei (Don Giovanni) © Marty Sohl/Met Opera

Peter Mattei (Don Giovanni) © Marty Sohl/Met Opera

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In Cincinnati, Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito in 1959 Cuba

14/04/2019

Mozart, La clemenza di Tito: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) / Jiannan Cheng (conductor), Corbett Auditorium, Cincinnati, Ohio. 12.4.2019. (RDA)

La clemenza di Tito (c) University of Cincinnati CCM

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Despite Late Cast Changes, Faust at Covent Garden Triumphs Against the Odds

13/04/2019

Gounod, Faust: Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Dan Ettinger (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 11.4.2019. (CC)

The Royal Opera’s Faust (c) Tristram Kenton

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Unlikely Staging But Strong Singing – The Tsar’s Bride in Tallinn

11/04/2019

Rimsky-Korsakov, The Tsar’s Bride: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Estonian National Opera, Estonian National Ballet / Kaspar Mänd (conductor), Estonian National Opera, Tallinn 3.4.2019. (GF)

Rauno Elp (Grigory Gryaznoy) (c) ENO

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Against the Stream Turns Spotlight on Choreographers ‘Who Gave New Life to Dance’

10/04/2019

Against the Stream: Ivan Putrov (artistic director and producer) and guest dancers, Paradisal Players / Samuel Burstin (conductor), London Coliseum, 7.4.2019. (JO’D)

(l-r) Mayara Magri, Matthew Ball & Ivan Putrov in Images of Love
© Andrej Uspenski

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Anna Pirozzi Excels in the Liceu’s La Gioconda

10/04/2019

Ponchielli, La Gioconda: Liceu Chorus and Orchestra / Guillermo García Calvo (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 7 & 8.4.2019. (JMI)

From La Gioconda © A. Bofill

From La Gioconda © A. Bofill

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Opernhaus Zürich’s New Manon Has So Much to Hear, So Little to See

09/04/2019

Massenet, Manon: Soloists and Chorus of the Opernhaus Zürich, Philharmonia Zürich / Marco Armiliato (conductor), Opernhaus Zürich, Zurich, 7.4.2019. (CCr)

Opernhaus Zürich’s Manon (c) Toni Suter

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RNCM’s Compelling and Entertaining The Pilgrim’s Progress Has Top Drawer Staging

08/04/2019

Ralph Vaughan Williams, The Pilgrim’s Progress: Soloists, Chorus and Opera Orchestra of the Royal Northern College of Music / Rebecca Tong (conductor). RNCM Opera Theatre, Manchester 5.4.2019. (MC)

RNCM’s The Pilgrim’s Progress © Robert Workman

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