Fairy Tale Rusalka at Teatro Colón


Dvořák, Rusalka: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra / Julián Kuerti (conductor), Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. 14.11.2017. (JSJ)

Ante Jerkunica (Vodnik) and Ana María Martínez (Rusalka) in the Teatro Colón’s Rusalka. (Photo: Arnaldo Colombaroli)

Ante Jerkunica (Vodník) and Ana María Martínez (Rusalka) (c) Arnaldo Colombaroli

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At the V&A: Tim Watts’ Musically and Dramatically Compelling Kepler’s Trial


Tim Watts, Kepler’s Trial (opera preceded by panel discussion with Prof Ulinka Rublack, Tim Watts, Aura Satz, Dame Marina Warner, Prof Simon Schaffer): soloists, chorus and orchestra / Graham Walker (conductor). Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 9.11.2017. (VV)

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Cerys Purser (Katharina) in Kepler’s Trial (c) Aura Satz

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Exuberant Count Ory From Juventus Lyrica


Rossini, Le Comte Ory: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Juventus Lyrica / Hernán Schvartzman (conductor), Teatro Avenida, Buenos Aires. 3.11.2017. (JSJ)

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Jaquelina Livieri (Countess Adèle) & Sebastián Russo (Count Ory) in Le Comte Ory (c) Liliana Morsia

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Zurich’s Mahagonny Lacks Pizzazz But Very Enjoyable


Weill, The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny: Soloists, Dancers and Chorus of Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Zurich Opera 9.11.2017. (JR)

Opernhaus Zürich - Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny - 2017/18 © T + T Fotografie - Tanja Dorendorf

Annette Dasch (Jenny Hill) & Christopher Ventris (Paul Ackermann aka Jimmy Mahoney)
© T + T Fotografie – Tanja Dorendorf

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Pountney’s Lyric Opera Die Walküre Exceeds Expectations


Wagner, Die Walküre: Soloists, Lyric Opera of Chicago / Sir Andrew Davis (conductor), Chicago, IL. 5.11.2017. (JLZ)

Die Walküre at Chicago Lyric Opera (Photo: Cory Weaver)

Die Walküre at Chicago Lyric Opera (c) Cory Weaver

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Les Arts Florissants’ Chaste, Glorious Beauties Lost at Disney Hall


Charpentier, Purcell: Laureates of Le Jardin des Voix, Les Arts Florissants / William Christie (harpsichord and conductor), Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, 7.11.2017. (LV) Read more

Kentish Opera’s La belle Hélène brings Autumnal Joy


Jacques Offenbach, La belle Hélène (in English): Soloists, Kentish Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Robyn Sevastos (conductor), The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks, 29.10.2017 (MH)


Calchas (Graham Stone) & Orestes (Lindy Everett) in Kentish Opera’s La belle Hélène
© Andrew Waltham

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Barton’s ‘La Favorita del Re’ Proves the Favorite of Teatro Real’s Audience as Well


Donizetti, La favorite (concert version): Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Real / Daniel Oren (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 6.11.2017. (JMI)


La favorite in concert © J del Real

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