A Triple-Threat Soprano Heads Traviata Cast

15/06/2018

Verdi, La traviata: Soloists, Cincinnati Opera Orchestra / Renato Balsadonna (conductor), Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Music Hall. Cincinnati, Ohio. 14.6.2018. (RDA)

Norah Amsellem (Violetta Valéry) in La Traviata (c) Philip Groshong

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Singers Excel in an Inert Boris Godunov Concert

15/06/2018

Mussorgsky, Boris Godunov (1869 version): Soloists, San Francisco Symphony Chorus (Ragnar Bohlin [director]), Pacific Boychoir  (Andrew Brown [director]), San Francisco Symphony / Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 14.6.2018. (HS)

Soloists, San Francisco Symphony & Michael Tilson Thomas (c) Cory Weaver

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MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet Showcases Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Talented Dancers

15/06/2018

Prokofiev, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet: Dancers of Birmingham Royal Ballet, Royal Ballet Sinfonia / Paul Murphy (conductor), Sadler’s Wells, London, 13.6.2018. (JPr)

Yasuo Atsuji (Romeo) & Nao Sakuma (Juliet) (c) Dave Morgan

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Rarely Performed Donizetti Farce Introduces Fine Young Voices

15/06/2018

Donizetti, I pazzi per progetto: Soloists, Aimi Sugo (piano), Gerald Karni (viola), Rosamund van der Westhuizen (cello), Raul Castro Estévez (clarinet), Karin Yamaguchi (horn), / Caspar Deichmann (conductor), Opernverein Zürich, Theater im Seefeld, Zurich, 14.6.2018 (JR)

Photo credit: Rémy Bourgeois

Donizetti’s I pazzi per progetto (c) Rémy Bourgeois

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Communing with the Dead at the Premiere of David Hertzberg’s The Rose Elf

15/06/2018

New York Opera Fest – Hertzberg, The Rose Elf: Soloists and Orchestra / Teddy Poll (conductor), The Catacombs, Green-Wood Cemetery, New York, 10.6.2018. (RP)

Samantha Hankey as The Rose Elf © Matthew Placek

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Liam Scarlett’s Cygnet for the Royal Ballet is Not Yet a Fully-fledged New Swan Lake

14/06/2018

Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake: Dancers of The Royal Ballet and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Koen Kessels (conductor). Directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon and relayed to Cineworld Basildon, Essex. 12.6.2018. (JPr)

Marianela Nuñez & Vadim Muntagirov in Swan Lake (c) Tristram Kenton

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Many Musical Rewards in Capriccio at Garsington

13/06/2018

Strauss, Capriccio: Soloists, Garsington Opera Orchestra / Douglas Boyd (conductor). Garsington Opera House, Wormsley, 9.6.2018. (MB)

Miah Persson (Countess); Credit: Johan Persson

Miah Persson (Countess) in Capriccio (c) Johan Persson

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A Somewhat Passionless Manon Lescaut at the Liceu

13/06/2018

Puccini, Manon Lescaut: Liceu Orchestra and Chorus / Emmanuel Villaume (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 10 & 11.6.2018. (JMI)

Liceu’s Manon Lescaut © A. Bofill

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