Grigolo, Damrau, and Park Bring Hoffmann’s Tales Vividly to Life

27/03/2017

Offenbach, The Tales of Hoffmann: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of LA Opera / Plácido Domingo (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 25.3.2017. (JRo)

The Tales of Hoffmann: photo credit - Ken Howard/LA Opera.

The Tales of Hoffmann (c) Ken Howard/LA Opera

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With Bejun Mehta in the Lead, Rodelinda Might be Retitled ‘Bertarido’

27/03/2017

Handel, Rodelinda: Orchestra of Teatro Real / Ivor Bolton (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 24 & 25.3.2017. (JMI)

Rodelinda © Javier del Real

Rodelinda © Javier del Real

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More is Less: Balletic Realisation of Casanova’s Life Fails To Grip

27/03/2017

Northern Ballet’s CasanovaDancers of Northern Ballet, Northern Ballet Sinfonia / Nathan Fifield (conductor), Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, 25.3.2017. (SRT)

Giuliano Contadini as Casanova and Dreda Blow as Bellino in Casanova. Photo Caroline Holden

Giuliano Contadini (Casanova) and Dreda Blow (Bellino)
in Casanova (c) Caroline Holden

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Pappano, Royal Opera and Cast Deliver a Beautifully Realised Madama Butterfly

25/03/2017

Puccini: Madama Butterfly: Soloists and Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Sir Antonio Pappano. Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 23.3.2017. (CC)

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ROH’s Madama Butterfly (c) Bill Cooper

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Young English National Ballet Talent Impresses in Bausch, Forsythe and van Manen Choreography

25/03/2017

Various composers, English National Ballet – Bausch/Forsythe/Van Manen: Dancers of English National Ballet, Olga Khoziainova (piano), English National Ballet Philharmonic / Gavin Sutherland (conductor). Sadler’s Wells, London, 23.3.2017. (JPr)

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Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring (c) Laurent Liotardo

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The Semperoper’s Don Giovanni Marred by Seriously Misguided Musical Direction

24/03/2017

Mozart, Don Giovanni: Soloists, Sachsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden (chorus master: Cornelius Volke), Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden / Omer Meir Wellber (conductor). Semperoper, Dresden, 20.3.2017. (MB)

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Don Giovanni (c) David Baltzer

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Jenůfa in Stockholm Goes Directly to the Heart

24/03/2017

Janáček, Jenufa: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera, Stockholm / Lawrence Renes (conductor). Royal Opera, Stockholm, 18.3.2017 (Premiere). (GF)

Operan Jenufa på Kungliga Operan våren 2017. På bilden; Malin Byström i rollen som Jenůfa samt Lena Nordin som Kostelnička.

Malin Byström (Jenůfa) & Lena Nordin (Kostelnička) © Maryam Barari

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The Semperoper’s New Production of Doktor Faust: A True Company Achievement

22/03/2017

Busoni, Doktor Faust: Soloists, Dancers, Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden (chorus master: Jörn Hinnerk Andresen), Säschsische Staatskapelle Dresden / Tomáš Netopil (conductor). Semperoper, Dresden, 19.3.2017. (MB)

(credit: Jochen Quast)

Busoni’s Doktor Faust (c) Jochen Quast

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