Verdi Vies with Cirque du Soleil in a Silky but Improbable ENO Aida


Verdi, Aida: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the English National Opera / Keri-Lynn Wilson (conductor). London Coliseum, London. 28.9.2017. (JPr)

A scene from Aida by Verdi @ London Coliseum. An English National Opera production. Conducted by Keri-Lynn Wilson. Directed by Phelim McDermott. (Opening 28-09-17) ©Tristram Kenton 09-17 (3 Raveley Street, LONDON NW5 2HX TEL 0207 267 5550 Mob 07973 617 355)email:

Act IV of ENO’s Aida (c) Tristram Kenton

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Mars! Ready or Not, We’re on our Way! – Kein Licht at the Opéra national du Rhin


Philippe Manoury, Kein Licht (2011/2012/2017): Soloists, Vocal quartet from the Chorus of the National Theater of Zagreb, United Instruments of Lucilin / Julien Leroy (conductor), Opéra national du Rhin, Strasbourg, 22.9.2017. (RP)

Kein Licht © Klara Beck

Kein Licht © Klara Beck

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High-Powered Cast Breathes Life Into a Traviata Revival


Verdi, La traviata: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of San Francisco Opera / Nicola Luisotti (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 26.9.2017. (HS)

A scene from Act I of Verdi's 'La Traviata' (Photo: Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera)

A scene from Act I of La traviata (c) Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

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Zeffirelli’s La traviata Captivates In Buenos Aires


Verdi, La traviata: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra. Conductor: Evelino Pidò, Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. 19.9.2017. (JSJ)

Ermonela Jaho (Violetta) and Saimur Pirgu (Alfredo) in the Zeffirelli's La Traviata at the Teatro Colón. (Photo Máximo Parpagnoli)

Ermonela Jaho (Violetta) and Saimur Pirgu (Alfredo) in the Zeffirelli’s La traviata
(c) Máximo Parpagnoli

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Powerful and Thought-Provoking Khovanschina from the Welsh National Opera


Mussorgsky, Khovanschina: Soloists, and Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Tomáš Hanus, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff. 23.9.2017. (GPu)


WNO’s Khovanschina (c) Clive Barda

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A Director Delves Into Dance for Gluck’s Classic Tale


Gluck, Orphée et Eurydice: Soloists, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Harry Bicket (conductor), John Neumeier (director), Joffrey Ballet. Civic Opera House, Chicago. 23.9.2017 (JLZ)

Orphée et Eurydice at Lyric Opera of Chicago (Photo: Andrew Cioffi)

Orphée et Eurydice at Lyric Opera of Chicago (Photo: Andrew Cioffi)

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Fine Season Opener: Eugene Onegin at Zurich Opera


Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin: Soloists and Chorus of Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Stanislav Kochanovsky (conductor), Zurich Opera 24.9.2017. (JR)


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Vladimir Jurowski, the LPO and a Fine Cast Immerse the Audience in Enescu’s Oedipe


Enescu, Oedipe (concert performance):  Soloists, Choir of the George Enescu Philharmonic, Romanian Radio Children’s Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski. Royal Festival Hall, London 22.9.2017. (JPr)

Paul Gay as 'Oedipe' with Vladimir Jurwoski conducting LPO at RFH

Paul Gay (Oedipe) with Vladimir Jurowski and the LPO (c) Allex Max

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