Dancing Beavers Give ENO’s New The Merry Widow Ooh La La!

02/03/2019

Lehár, The Merry Widow: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the English National Opera / Kristiina Poska (conductor). London Coliseum, 1.3.2019. (JPr)

ENO’s The Merry Widow © Clive Barda

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Charm and Wit Sparks These Pirates of Penzance at Wilton’s Music Hall

01/03/2019

Gilbert and Sullivan, The Pirates of Penzance: Sasha Regan’s All-Male Hit at Wilton’s Music Hall, London. 27.2.2019. (JB)

Sasha Regan’s All-Male The Pirates of Penzance (c) Scott Rylander

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In Seattle, Mason Bates Illuminates Tech Giant Steve Jobs

28/02/2019

Mason Bates, The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs: Soloists and Chorus of the Seattle Opera, Seattle Symphony / Nicole Paiement (conductor), Seattle, Washington, 23.2.2019. (ZC)

John Moore (center) & the cast of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs (c) Philip Newton

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Zurich Opera Revives a Moving Bitter-Sweet Der Rosenkavalier

24/02/2019

R. Strauss, Der RosenkavalierSoloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich 23.2.2019. (JR)

Christof Fischesser (Baron Ochs) & Sabine Devieilhe (Sophie) (c) Zurich Opera

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Stylish La traviata Returns to Lyric Opera of Chicago

23/02/2019

Verdi, La traviata: Soloists, Orchestra of Lyric Opera of Chicago / Michael Christie (conductor). Civic Opera House, Chicago. 16.2.2019. (JLZ)

Albina Shagimuratova (Violetta), Giorgio Berrugi (Alfredo)
& Zeljko Lučić (Germont) (c) Lyric Opera of Chicago

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Outstanding Production and Impressive Conducting in Teatro Real’s New Idomeneo

23/02/2019

Mozart, Idomeneo, re di Creta: Soloists, Teatro Real Chorus and Orchestra / Ivor Bolton (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 20 & 21.2.2019. (JMI)

Teatro Real’s Idomeneo © J. del Real

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Opera Vlaanderen’s New Cardillac Strikes Gold

22/02/2019

Hindemith, Cardillac: Soloists, Koor Opera Vlaanderen, Symfonisch Orkest Opera Vlaanderen / Dmitri Jurowski (conductor), Opera Vlaanderen, Antwerp Opera House, 10.2.2019. (SS)

Cardillac © Annemie Augustijns

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Geneva’s Grand Théâtre Reopens With Dieter Dorn’s Ring Revival

20/02/2019

Wagner, Der Ring des Nibelungen: – Soloists, Chœur du Grand Théâtre de Genève, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande / Georg Fritzsch (conductor). Grand Théâtre de Genève, 12 – 17.2.2019 (ALL)

Grand Théâtre de Genève’s Götterdämmerung © GTG/Carole Parodi

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