A Musically Convincing Les Troyens, but a Very Unsatisfactory Production


Berlioz, Les Troyens: Staatskapelle and Staatsoperchor Dresden / John Fiore (conductor), Semperoper, Dresden, 3.11.2017. (JMI)

Les Troyens © C. Foster

Les Troyens © C Foster

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A Moving Still Life is the Culmination of BRB’s Triple Bill at Sadler’s Wells


Birmingham Royal Ballet – ArcadiaLe Baiser de la fée‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café: Dancers of Birmingham Royal Ballet, Royal Ballet Sinfonia / Paul Murphy (conductor), Sadler’s Wells, London, 3.11.2017. (J.O’D)


Jenna Roberts (The Fairy) in Le Baiser de la fée (c) BRB/Bill Cooper

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A Visually Enchanting Abduction from the Seraglio


Mozart, Die Entführung aus dem Serail: Staatskapelle and Staatsoperchor Dresden / Christopher Moulds (conductor), Semperoper, Dresden, 2.11.2017. (JMI)


Die Entführung aus dem Serail © J Quast

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An Evening with L.A. Dance Project


Various composers: Benjamin Millepied & Noé Soulier (choreographers), Dancers of L.A. Dance Project, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills, 2.11.2017. (JRo)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA. NOV. 02, 2017. L.A. Dance Project in a Fall program of US and West coast premiere dances at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. (Photo Credit: Lawrence K. Ho)

L.A. Dance Project’s In Silence We Speak (c) Lawrence K Ho

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Rather A Divided Audience Response for WNO’s From the House of the Dead


Janáček, From the House of the Dead: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Tomáš Hanus (conductor), Venue Cymru (North Wales Theatre), Llandudno, 26.10.2017. (RJF)


WNO’s From the House of the Dead (c) Clive Barda

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Thielemann and a Stellar Cast Triumph in Götterdämmerung


Wagner, Götterdämmerung: Staatskapelle and Staatsopernchor Dresden / Christian Thielemann (conductor), Semperoper, Dresden, 1.11.2017. (JMI)

Gotterdammerung © K. Gigga

Gotterdammerung © K. Gigga

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Music and Singing Ensures this WNO Fledermaus Staging Deserves Longevity


Johann Strauss II, Die Fledermaus: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / James Southall (conductor), Venue Cymru, Llandudno, 27.10.2017. (RJF)

DIE FLEDERMAUS_WELSH NATIONAL OPERA, Rosalinde; Mary Elizabeth Williams, Eisenstein; Mark Stone, Falke; Ben McAteer, Adele; Rhian Lois, Orlofsky; Emma Carrington, Alfred; Paul Charles Clarke, Frank; Alan Opie, Frosch; Steve Speirs, Conductor Tomas Hanus ,

WNO’s Die Fledermaus – Mary Elizabeth Williams Rosalinde) & Mark Stone (Eisenstein)
(c) Bill Cooper

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Spectacular New Dracula Opera in Stockholm


Victoria Borisova-Ollas, Dracula: Soloists, Royal Stockholm Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Karen Kamensek (conductor). Stockholm Royal Opera 28.10.2017 (World Premiere). (GF)

Dracula på Kungliga Operan 2017. På bilden; Joel Annmo som Jonathan; Elisabeth Meyer som Minna samt Ola Eliasson som Dracula.

Joel Annmo (Jonathan), Elisabeth Meyer (Mina) and Ola Eliasson (Count Dracula)
© Carl Thorborg

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