An Artist for the History Books: Plácido Domingo in Thais

06/03/2017

Massenet, Thaïs: Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu / Patrick Fournillier (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 4.3.2017. (JMI)

Thaïs © A. Bofill

Thaïs © A. Bofill

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The ‘1927’ Theatre Group’s Stimulating Stravinsky/Ravel Double-Bill in Berlin

05/03/2017

Stravinsky, Petrushka, and Ravel, L’Enfant et les sortilèges: Soloists, Vocalconsort Berlin (chorus master: Andrew Crooks), Children’s Choir (chorus mistress: Dagmar Fiebach) and Orchestra of the Komische Oper, Berlin / Markus Poschner (conductor). Komische Oper, Berlin, 2.3.2017. (MB)

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Petrushka (c) Iko Freese/drama-berlin.de

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OperaHerts’ Tosca Brings ‘Opera on the Grandest Scale’ to Clarendon Muse

05/03/2017

Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, OperaHerts Chorus, Choirs of Watford Grammar School for Boys and James Rich (percussion) were directed from the piano by Phillip Thomas. Clarendon Muse, Watford, Hertfordshire. 4.3.2017. (JPr)  Read more

An Entertaining Provocation: Francesconi’s Quartett Arrives at the Liceu

05/03/2017

Francesconi, Quartett: Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu / Peter Rundel (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 3.3.2017. (JMI)

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Quartett © A. Bofill

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A Very Different ‘Tristan’ Provides Real, if Un-Wagnerian Pleasures: WNO’s Le Vin herbé

03/03/2017

Frank Martin, Le Vin herbé: (Company Production Premiere) Soloists, Chorus and Musicians of Welsh National Opera / James Southall (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 16.2.2017. (GPu)

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Caitlin Hulcup (Iseult the Fair) & Tom Randle (Tristan) (c) Robert Workman

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A Magnificent Otello from Christian Thielemann and the Dresden Staatskapelle

03/03/2017

Verdi, Otello: Staatskapelle Dresden, Chorus of Dresden State Opera / Christian Thielemann (conductor), Semperoper, Dresden, 1.3.2017. (JMI)

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Dresden State Opera’s Otello © Monika Forster

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A Fairy Tale Opera, Staged Here for Adults

01/03/2017

Janáček, The Cunning Little Vixen: Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden / Tomas Netopil (conductor), Semperoper, Dresden, 28.2.2017. (JMI)

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The Cunning Little Vixen © M Creutziger

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The Royal Ballet’s Memorable Sleeping Beauty at the Cinema

01/03/2017

Tchaikovsky, The Sleeping Beauty: Soloists and artists of the Royal Ballet, Students of The Royal Ballet School and the Royal Opera House Orchestra / Koen Kessels (conductor). Live cinema relay (introduced by Darcey Bussell and Ore Oduba) broadcast to Cineworld Basildon, Essex. 28.2.2017. (JPr)

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Marianela Nuñez as Princess Aurora (c) Johan Persson (2011)

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