Puccini’s Ice Princess Thaws in China’s Frozen North

04/01/2017

Puccini, Turandot: Soloists, Mu Lan Children’s Chorus, Coro Lirico and Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliano / Giuseppe Acquaviva (conductor). Harbin Grand Theatre Opera House, Harbin, 2.1.2017. (RP)

Harbin Grand Theatre © Iwan Baan.

Harbin Grand Theatre © Iwan Baan.

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Geneva’s Intimate and Effective La bohème

03/01/2017

Puccini, La bohème: Soloists and Chorus of Grand Théâtre Geneva, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande / Paolo Arrivabeni (conductor), Opéra des Nations, Geneva, 29.12.2016. (AL)

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Cape Town Comes To Buenos Aires

21/12/2016

The Gershwins, Porgy and Bess: Soloists, Cape Town Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Tim Murray (conductor), Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. 13.12.2016. (JSJ)

Cape Town Opera’s 'Porgy and Bess' at Teatro Colón. (Photo Máximo Parpagnoli)

Cape Town Opera’s Porgy and Bess at Teatro Colón (c) Máximo Parpagnoli

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An Often Rewarding Der fliegende Holländer Under the Baton of Pablo Heras-Casado

19/12/2016

Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer: Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro Real / Pablo Heras-Casado (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 17 & 18.12.2016. (JMI)

Der Fliegende Holländer © Javier del Real

Der fliegende Holländer © Javier del Real

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The Royal Opera’s New Der Rosenkavalier: Rather a Missed Opportunity

18/12/2016

Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier: Soloists, Dancers, Actors, Child Singers, Royal Opera Chorus (chorus master: William Spaulding), Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Andris Nelsons (conductor). Royal Opera House, London, 17.12.2016. (MB)

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Der Rosenkavalier (c) ROH/Catherine Ashmore

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Fasten Your Seat Belts: Angela Meade Triumphs as Anna Bolena in Seville

18/12/2016

Donizetti, Anna Bolena: Coro de la Asociación de Amigos de la Maestranza, Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla / Maurizio Benini (conductor), Teatro de la Maestranza, Seville, 16.12.2016. (JMI)

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Anna Bolena (c) Teatro de la Maestranza

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A Brilliant Evelyn Herlitzius Leads an Outstanding Cast in Elektra on the Liceu Stage

18/12/2016

Strauss, Elektra: Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu / Josep Pons (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 15.12.2016. (JMI)

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Evelyn Herlitzius (Elektra) © A. Bofill

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English National Ballet’s Nutcracker Casts a Truly Magical Spell

16/12/2016

Tchaikovsky, Nutcracker: Dancers of English National Ballet, Students from Tring Park School and the English Ballet School, English National Ballet Philharmonic / Gavin Sutherland (conductor), London Coliseum, London, 15.12.2015. (JPr)

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Alina Cojocaru and Cesar Corrales in ENB’s Nutcracker
(c) Laurent Liotardo

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