John Adams’s Dense, Earnest Oratorio

18/02/2017

John Adams: Kelley O’Connor, Tamara Mumford (mezzo-sopranos), Jay Hunter Morris (tenor), Daniel Bubeck, Brian Cummings, Nathan Medley (countertenors), San Francisco Symphony and San Francisco Symphony Chorus / Grant Gershon (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 16.2.2017. (HS)

The Gospel According to the Other Mary: Jay Hunter Morris (Lazarus), Kelley O’Connor (Mary
Magdalene), Tamara Mumford (Martha) and countertenors Daniel Bubeck, Brian Cummings
and Nathan Medley (c) Stefan Cohen

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New Carmen Riffs on Picasso’s Guernica

15/02/2017

Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Lyric Opera of Chicago / Harry Bicket (conductor), Civic Opera House, Chicago. 11.2.2017. (JLZ)

Ekaterina Gubanova and Joseph Calleja in 'Carmen' (Photo: Todd Rosenberg)

Ekaterina Gubanova and Joseph Calleja in Carmen (c) Todd Rosenberg

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A Witty and Intelligent Production finds Contemporary Relevance in Semele

15/02/2017

Handel, Semele: Mid Wales Opera, Soloists and Chorus, Academy of Ancient Music / Nicholas Cleobury, Richard Burton Theatre, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, 8.2. 2017. (GPu)

Ellen Williams (Semele); photograph by Mathew Williams Ellis

Ellen Williams as Semele) (c) Mathew Williams Ellis

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Nina Stemme and Ricarda Merbeth Excel in Munich as Agamemnon’s Daughters

14/02/2017

Strauss, Elektra: Bayerische Staatsorchester / Simone Young (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 13.2.2017. (JMI)

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Elektra © W Hösl

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Ellen Kent’s La bohème Deserves Warm Audience Applause

14/02/2017

Puccini, La bohème: Soloists and cast of Chisinau National Opera, Members of the Orchestra of the National Opera & Ballet Theatre of Moldova ‘Maria Biesu’ and National Philharmonic of Moldova ‘Serghei Lunchevici’ / Vasyl Vasylenko (conductor). Grand Theatre, Blackpool, Lancashire. 13.2.2017. (MC)

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Poster image for Ellen Kent’s La bohème

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English National Opera and Cast Impress in Mike Leigh’s Production of The Pirates of Penzance

13/02/2017

Gilbert & Sullivan, The Pirates of Penzance: Chorus & Orchestra of English National Opera / Gareth Jones. Coliseum, London, 9.2.2017. (CC)

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Sir John Tomlinson in Mike Leigh’s The Pirates of Penzance (c) Tom Bowles

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At the Munich Opera, When the Marschallin Cancels an Empress Takes her Place

12/02/2017

Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier: Bayerische Staatsorchester / Kirill Petrenko (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 11.2.2017. (JMI)

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Der Rosenkavalier © W Hösl

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Donald Runnicles Steps in for a Memorable Das Lied von der Erde

11/02/2017

Schubert, Mahler: Michelle DeYoung (mezzo-soprano), Paul Groves (tenor), Cleveland Orchestra / Donald Runnicles (conductor), Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, 9.2.2017. (MSJ) Read more

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