A Convincing Fidelio Returns to La Scala

20/06/2018

Beethoven, Fidelio: Teatro all Scala Orchestra and Chorus / Myung-Whun Chung (conductor), Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 18.6.2018. (JMI)

Fidelio. Credit: Brescia/Amisano, Teatro alla Scala

La Scala’s Fidelio (c) Brescia/Amisano/Teatro alla Scala

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Runnicles and Musicians Deliver Thrills in Zambello’s San Francisco Ring

19/06/2018

Wagner, Der Ring des Nibelungen: Soloists, Ian Robertson (chorus director), San Francisco Opera / Donald Runnicles (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 12-18.6.2018. (HS)

San Francisco Opera’s Das Rheingold (c) Cory Weaver

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First-rate Conducting for a Charming Das Land des Lächelns with Piotr Beczała

19/06/2018

Lehár, Das Land des Lächelns: Soloists and Chorus of the Opernhaus Zürich / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Opernhaus, Zurich, 16.6.2018. (CCr)

Lehár’s Das Land des Lächelns (c) T+T Fotografie

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A Deeply Disappointing La bohème at the Royal Opera House

18/06/2018

Puccini, La bohème: Soloists, Tiffin Boys’ Choir, Tiffin’s Children’s Chorus, Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Nicola Luisotti (conductor). Royal Opera House, London, 16.6.2018. (MB)

Richard Jones’s La bohème (c) Catherine Ashmore

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David Alden’s New Lohengrin for the Royal Opera Reflects Turbulence of 20th-Century History

18/06/2018

Wagner, Lohengrin: Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Andris Nelsons (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 17.6.2018. (JPr)

Christine Goerke (Ortrud), Jennifer Davis (Elsa) & Klaus Florian Vogt (Lohengrin) (c) Clive Barda

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Anja Harteros is a Magnificent Arabella in the History of Opera

17/06/2018

 Munich Opera Festival – Strauss, Arabella: Bayerisches Staatsorchester / Constantin Trinks (conductor), Munich Nationaltheater, Munich, 16.6.2018. (JMI)

Anja Harteros (Arabella) & Michael Volle (Mandryka) in Arabella © W. Hösl

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BRB’s Polarity & Proximity is Strong in Design, Music, Lighting and Execution

17/06/2018

Various composers, Polarity & Proximity: Dancers of Birmingham Royal Ballet, Royal Ballet Sinfonia / Jonathan Lo (Kin.) and Koen Kessels (Embrace), Sadler’s Wells, London, 15.6.2018. (JO’D)

Artists of Birmingham Royal Ballet in Embrace (c) Emma Kauldhar

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Günter Krämer Elucidates the Strands of Don Carlo with Admirable Clarity

16/06/2018

  Verdi, Don Carlo: Soloists, Lithuanian National Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Martynas Staškus (conductor), Estonian National Opera House Tallinn 7.6.2018. (GF)

Lithuanian National Opera’s Don Carlo

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