Harteros Cancels but Tamara Wilson steps in to make Impressive Debut

28/11/2016

Verdi, Don Carlos: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich. 27.11.2016. (JR)

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Rambert’s Ghost Dances Retains its Popularity

25/11/2016

Rambert Tour 2016 – Tomorrow, Frames, Ghost DancesEdinburgh Festival Theatre, Edinburgh. 24.12.2016. (SRT)

Ghost Dances. Photo credit: Anthony Crickmay.

Ghost Dances (c) Anthony Crickmay

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Royal Opera’s Manon Lescaut Benefits from Pappano’s Masterly Conducting

24/11/2016

Puccini, Manon Lescaut: Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 22.11.2016. (CC)

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Aleksandrs Antonenko (Des Grieux) & Sondra Radvanovsky (Manon Lescaut) (c) Bill Cooper

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La Clemenza di Tito Returns to Teatro Real Where It Continues to Captivate Opera Goers

23/11/2016

Mozart: La Clemenza di Tito, Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro Real / Christophe Rousset (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 20 & 21.11.2016. (JMI)

La Clemenza di Tito © Javier del Real

La Clemenza di Tito © Javier del Real

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A Memorable, Rarely Heard Massenet Opera

23/11/2016

Massenet, Don Quichotte: Soloists, Lyric Opera of Chicago / Sir Andrew Davis (conductor), Civic Opera House, Chicago. 19.11.2016. (JLZ)

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Ferruccio Furlanetto and Clementine Margaine
in Don Quichotte (c) Andrew Cioffi

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Covent Garden’s Revived Tales of Hoffmann Plods Along Despite Excellent Singing

21/11/2016

Offenbach, Les Contes d’Hoffmann (cinema broadcast): Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus (chorus master: William Spaulding), Orchestra of the Royal Opera, Evelino Pidò (conductor), Royal Opera House, London.  (Seen at Curzon Mayfair, London), 15.11.2016. (MB)

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Sofia Fomina (Olympia), Christophe Mortagne (Spalanzani) & Vittorio Grigòlo (Hoffmann)
(c) Catherine Ashmore

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Baryshnikov Portrays a Tortured Nijinsky in Letter to a Man

20/11/2016

Wilson/Baryshnikov, Letter to a Man: Mikhail Baryshnikov (Nijinsky), Royce Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, 18.11.2016. (JRo)

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Baryshnikov as Nijinsky (c) Lucie Jansch

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Ellen Kent’s Three Dimensional Aida Puts the ‘Grand’ Back into Grand Opera

18/11/2016

Verdi, Aida: Soloists and chorus of Chisinau National Opera, Members of the Orchestra of the National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Moldova ‘Maria Biesu’ and National Philharmonic of Moldova ‘Serghei Lunchevici’ / Vasyl Vasylenko (conductor), Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, 16.11.2016. (JPr)

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Poster for Ellen Kent’s Aida

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