Stunning Singing, High Drama and Profound Emotions Make for a Terrific Le Prophète

17/05/2017

Meyerbeer, Le prophète: Soloists, Aalto-MusikTheater Choruses, Essener Philharmoniker / Giuliano Carella (conductor), Aalto-MusikTheater, Essen, 14.5.2017. (RP)

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John Osborn in Le prophète © Matthias Jung

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Renée Fleming and Elīna Garanča Bid Farewell in the Met’s Sumptuous Der Rosenkavalier

15/05/2017

The Met: Live in HD – Strauss, Der RosenkavalierSoloists, chorus and orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / Sebastian Weigle. Broadcast live to the Odeon Chelmsford, Essex, 12.5.2017. (JPr)

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Renée Fleming (Marschallin) and Elīna Garanča (Octavian) in Der Rosenkavalier
(c) Ken Howard/The Met

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Despite An Unimpressive Production Bertrand De Billy and the Royal Opera Deliver a Compelling Don Carlo

15/05/2017

Verdi, Don Carlo: Cast, Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Bertrand de Billy. Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 12.5.2017. (CC)

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The Royal Opera’s Don Carlo (c) ROH/Catherine Ashmore

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A Stimulating and Impressive Magic Flute from Mid Wales Opera

11/05/2017

Mozart, The Magic Flute: Soloists and Orchestra of Mid Wales Opera / Jonathan Lyness (conductor), Riverfront Theatre, Newport, 4.5.2017. (GPu)

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Mid Wales Opera The Magic Flute (c) Matthew Williams-Ellis

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Wagner’s Das Liebesverbot Premieres In Buenos Aires

09/05/2017

Wagner, Das Liebesverbot: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra / Oliver von Dohnányi (conductor), Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. 2.5.2017. (JSJ)

La Prohibición de Amar 2017 - Foto 1 (c) Arnaldo Colombaroli

Das Liebesverbot at the Teatro Colón (c) Arnaldo Colombaroli

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Prokofiev’s Powerful Fiery Angel Overwhelms in Convincing Bieito Production

08/05/2017

Prokofiev, The Fiery Angel: Philharmonia Zurich Gianandrea Noseda (conductor), Zurich Opera, 7.5.2017. (JR)

The Fiery Angel (c) Monika Rittershaus

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A Modern and Energetic Così fan tutte in Geneva

08/05/2017

Mozart, Così fan tutte: Soloists, Chorus of the Grand Théâtre Geneva, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande / Hartmut Haenchen (conductor), Théâtre des Nations, Geneva, 29.4.2017.  (ALL)

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In an Ingenious Evening, Debussy Triumphs Over Maeterlinck

07/05/2017

Debussy, Pelléas et Mélisande: Soloists, Cleveland Orchestra Chamber Chorus (Robert Porco [director]), Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor), Severance Hall, Cleveland, 4.5.2017. (MSJ)

Pelléas and Mélisande The Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst, conductor production directed by Yuval Sharon set design by Mimi Lien lighting and projection design by Jason H. Thompson costume design by Ann Closs-Farley choreography by Danielle Agami Elliot Madore, baritone (Pelléas) Martina Janková, soprano (Mélisande) Nancy Maultsby, mezzo-soprano (Genevieve) Hanno Müller-Brachmann, bass-baritone (Golaud) Peter Rose, bass (Arkel) Julie Mathevet, soprano (Yniold) David Castillo, baritone (Doctor/Shepherd) Cleveland Orchestra Chamber Chorus PROGRAM DEBUSSY - Pelléas and Mélisande Photo by Roger Mastroianni

Cleveland Orchestra’s Pelléas and Mélisande (c) Roger Mastroianni

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