A Production of Der fliegende Holländer That Puts the Focus on Erik


Wagner – Der fliegende Holländer: Soloists, Chorus (chorus master: Jeremy Bines) and Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper, Berlin / Donald Runnicles (conductor). Deutsche Oper, Berlin, 22.9.2017. (MB)


Der fliegende Holländer (c) Thomas Jauk

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Akram Khan’s Wonderful Giselle for English National Ballet Returns to Haunt Sadler’s Wells


Vincenzo Lamagna (after Adolphe Adam), Giselle: Soloists & Artists of English National Ballet, English National Ballet Philharmonic / Gavin Sutherland (conductor). Sadler’s Wells, London, 20.9.2017. (JPr)


Tamara Rojo (Giselle) in Akram Khan’s Giselle (c) Laurent Liotardo

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Figaro Gets a Divorce


Langer, Figaro Gets a Divorce: Soloists, Basel Sinfonietta / Justin Brown (conductor), Geneva, 19.9.2017. (ALL)

Alan Oke (The Major) & Ellie Dehn (Countess). Photo credit: GTG/Magali Dougados

Alan Oke (The Major) & Ellie Dehn (Countess) (c) GTG/Magali Dougados

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Saving the Best for Last – Mussorgsky’s Khovanschina at the Wiener Staatsoper


Mussorgsky, Khovanshchina: Soloists, Slovak Philharmonic Chorus, Wiener Staatsoper Children’s Chorus, Chorus & Orchestra / Michael Güttler (conductor), Staatsoper, Vienna, 11.9.2017. (RP)

Ain Anger as Dosifei © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH/Michael Pöhn

Ain Anger as Dosifei © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH/Michael Pöhn

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A Vocally Splendid but Confused Aida


Verdi, Aida: Soloists, Washington National Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Evan Rogister (conductor), Washington National Opera, The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC. 15.9.2017. (RR)

Aida at Washington National Opera. Photo credit - Corey Weaver/WNO.

Aida at Washington National Opera (c) Corey Weaver/WNO

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An Excellent and Rarely Performed Opera by the Young Mozart


Mozart, Lucio Silla: Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Real / Ivor Bolton (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 16 & 17.9.2017. (JMI)


Lucio Silla © J. del Real

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A Resounding, Terrifying, Brilliant Elektra


R. Strauss, Elektra: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of San Francisco Opera / Henrik Nánási (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 13.9.2017. (HS)


Michaela Martens (Klytemnestra) & Christine Goerke (c) Corey Weaver/San Francisco Opera)

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World-Class Le nozze di Figaro in Geneva


Mozart, Le nozze di FigaroSoloists, Chorus of the Grand Théâtre Geneva, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande / Marko Letonja (conductor), 17.9.2017. (ALL)


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