Peter Sellars’ Bizarre Janáček Production Steals Attention from the Excellent Performance

13/10/2017

Janáček – The Cunning Little Vixen: Soloists, ‘Vocal Heroes’ Children’s Chorus from the Berlin Philharmonic’s Educational Programme, Vocalconsort Berlin (chorus master: David Cavelius), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 12.10.2017. (MB) Read more

Brooklyn Academy of Music Presents Matthew Aucoin’s Crossing – An American Opera

13/10/2017

Matthew Aucoin, Crossing: 2017 New Wave Festival – Soloists, Chorus, A Far Cry/Matthew Aucoin (conductor), Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, 8.10.2017. (RP)

Rod Gilfry & Alexander Lewis in Crossing © Richard Termine

Rod Gilfry & Alexander Lewis in Crossing © Richard Termine

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Matthew Bourne’s Red Shoes Reaches The Kennedy Center

12/10/2017

Bernard Herrmann, The Red Shoes: Soloists and artists of New Adventures. Opera House, The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, 10.10.2017. (RRR)

THE RED SHOES by Bourne,          , Choreographer and Director - Mathew Bourne, Designer - Lez Brotherstoni, Lighting - Paule Constable, Plymouth, 2016, Credit: Johan Persson/

Ashley Shaw (Victoria Page) and Sam Archer (Boris Lermontov) (c) Johan Persson

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Compelling Rite and an Energetic Stravinsky Pairing from Scottish Ballet

11/10/2017

Stravinsky: Dancers and Orchestra of Scottish Ballet / Jean-Claude Picard (conductor), Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 11.10.2017. (SRT)

Rite

Sophie Martin & Constant Vigier in Christopher Hampson’s The Rite of Spring (c) Andy Ross

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A Scintillating Rigoletto Arrives from San Francisco

11/10/2017

Verdi, Rigoletto: Soloists, Lyric Opera of Chicago / Marco Armiliato (conductor), Chicago. 7.10.2017. (JLZ)

 Quinn Kelsey and Rosa Feola in 'Rigoletto' at Lyric Opera of Chicago (Photo: Todd Rosenberg)

Quinn Kelsey (Rigoletto) and Rosa Feola (Gilda) in Rigoletto (c) Todd Rosenberg

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The Premiere of Reimann’s L’Invisible: A Model of Advocacy for a New Work

09/10/2017

Reimann – L’Invisible (world premiere): Soloists, Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper, Berlin / Donald Runnicles (conductor). Deutsche Oper, Berlin, 8.10.2017. (MB)

Photo credit: Bernd Uhlig.

Reimann’s L’Invisible (c) Bernd Uhlig

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The Pearl Fishers Reimagined

09/10/2017

Bizet, The Pearl Fishers: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of LA Opera / Plácido Domingo (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 7.10.2017. (JRo)

The Pearl Fishers  Photo Ken Howard

The Pearl Fishers (c) Ken Howard

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Radvanovsky and DiDonato Triumph in McVicar’s Gloomy Met Norma

09/10/2017

Bellini, Norma: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / Carlo Rizzi (conductor). Broadcast live to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, 7.10.2017. (JPr)

Norma

Joyce DiDonato (Adalgisa) & Sondra Radvanovsky (Norma) (c) Ken Howard

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