Wonderful Singing but Lame and Lacklustre Falstaff Revival

22/03/2017

Verdi, Falstaff: Soloists, Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper, Bayerisches Staatsorchester / Asher Fisch (conductor), Nationaltheater, 19.3.2017. (MC)

Ambrogio Maestri as Falstaff, Bayerische Staatsdoper, photo Eike Gramss

Ambrogio Maestri as Falstaff (c) Bayerische Staatsdoper

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A Compelling Production of Andrea Chénier and the Audience Cheered Long and Hard

21/03/2017

Giordano, Andrea Chénier: Soloists, Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper, Bayerisches Staatsorchester / Omer Meir Wellber, (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 18.3.2017. (MC)

Andrea Chenier, Kaufmann & Harteros, photo courtesy Bayerische Staatsoper

Andrea Chénier – Anja Harteros (Maddelena) & Jonas Kaufmann (Chénier)
(c) Bayerische Staatsoper

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Curnyn and ENO Revive Alden’s 2008 Production of Handel’s Partenope with Splendid Results

19/03/2017

Handel, Partenope (sung in English): Orchestra of English National Opera / Christian Curnyn. London Coliseum, 15.3.2017. (CC)

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ENO’s Partenope (c) Donald Cooper

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Stephen Gould and Petra Lang Transcend the Routine in McVicar’s Vienna Tristan

19/03/2017

Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Mikko Franck (conductor), Vienna, Austria, 15.3.2017. (JPr)

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Petra Lang (Isolde) and Stephen Gould (Tristan) (c) Ashley Taylor

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Sonya Yoncheva and Michael Fabiano Dominate La traviata from the Met.

15/03/2017

Verdi – La traviata: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Nicola Luisotti (conductor), Met Live in HD transmitted to the Komedia Cinema, Brighton, 11.3.2017. (RB)

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Sonya Yoncheva (Violetta) and Michael Fabiano (Alfredo) in La traviata
(c) Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera

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Much to Engage the Mind in Hans Neuenfels’ Production of Ariadne auf Naxos

14/03/2017

R. Strauss – Ariadne auf Naxos: Soloists, Staatskapelle Berlin / Eun Sun Kim (conductor). Schillertheater, Berlin, 11.3.2017. (MB) Read more

Tamara Wilson and Michele Pertusi Are Standouts in the Always-Challenging Ernani

14/03/2017

Verdi, Ernani: Orchestra and Chorus of the Théâtre du Capitole / Evan Rogister (conductor), Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse, 12.3.2017. (JMI)

Ernani © Patrice Nin

Ernani © Patrice Nin

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Trisha Brown’s Dancers Light Up Los Angeles

14/03/2017

Trisha Brown, In Plain Site Los Angeles: Trisha Brown Dance Company, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 11.3.2017. (JRo)

Trisha Brown’s Sticks. Credit: Todd Cheney.

Trisha Brown’s Sticks (c) Todd Cheney

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