A Memorable Boris Godunov at Covent Garden

21/06/2019

Mussorgsky – Boris Godunov: Soloists, Trinity Boys’ Choir, Royal Opera Chorus and Extra Chorus (chorus master: William Spaulding), Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Marc Albrecht (conductor). Royal Opera House, London, 19.6.2019. (MB)

Bryn Terfel as Boris Godunov, Joshua Abrams as Fyodor (c) ROH/Clive Barda

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Less than Sure-Footed, Zurich Revives its 2016 Le nozze di Figaro

19/06/2019

Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists and Chorus of the Opernhaus Zürich / Ottavio Dantone (conductor). Opernhaus Zürich, Zurich, 10.6 and 16.6.2019. (CCr)

Zurich Opera’s Le nozze di Figaro (c) Toni Suter

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Countertenor Outshines Flashy Orlando Cast in San Francisco

18/06/2019

Handel, Orlando: Soloists and Orchestra of San Francisco Opera / Christopher Moulds (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 9.6.2019. (HS)

(l-r) Christina Gansch (Dorinda), Heidi Stober (Angelica) and Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen (Medoro)
in Orlando (c) Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

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Nadine Sierra’s Outstanding Gilda Leads the Cast in Staatsoper Berlin’s Rigoletto

18/06/2019

Verdi, Rigoletto: Soloist, Staatsopernchor, Staatskapelle Berlin / Andrés Orozco-Estrada (conductor), Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, 16.6.2019. (JMI)

Staatsoper Berlin’s (c) Brinkhoff/Mögenburg

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Daniel Barenboim Leads a Magnificent Tristan und Isolde in Berlin

16/06/2019

Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Soloists, Staatsopernchor, Staatskapelle Berlin / Daniel Barenboim (conductor), Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, 15.6.2019. (JMI)

Andreas Schager (Tristan) and Anja Kampe (Isolde) (c) Monika Rittershaus

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A Disappointing Otello at the Deutsche Oper

16/06/2019

Verdi, Otello: Soloists, Deutsche Oper Chorus and Orchestra / Paolo Arrivabeni (conductor), Deutsche Oper Berlin, 14.6.2019. (JMI)

Guanqun Yu (Desdemona) and Russell Thomas (Otello) © Bettina Stöß

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WNO’s Admirable Dallapiccola and Beethoven Double Bill Reveals Similarities and Differences

15/06/2019

Dallapicolla, The Prisoner and Beethoven, Fidelio (Act II): Soloists, WNO Chorus, WNO Community Chorus, BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Lothar Koenigs (conductor). Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 14.6.2019. (GPu)

WNO’s The Prisoner – Lester Lynch (The Prisoner) & Peter Hoare (The Gaoler)
(c) Richard Hubert-Smith

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Un ballo is Another Stimulating Production from Opera Holland Park

15/06/2019

Verdi, Un ballo in maschera: Soloists, Cast, Opera Holland Park Chorus, City of London Sinfonia / Matthew Kofi Waldren (conductor). Holland Park, London, 12.6.2019. (CC)

Benjamin Bevan (Ribbing), Anne Sophie Duprels (Amelia) & George von Bergen (Anckarstrom)
© Ali Wright

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