Entirely Compelling Semperoper Die tote Stadt

07/06/2019

Korngold, Die tote Stadt: Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden, Kinderchor der Sächsischen Staastoper Dresden, Sächsischer Staatskapelle Dresden / Dmitri Jurowski (conductor), Semperoper, Dresden, 4.6.2019. (MC)

Die tote Stadt (c) David Baltzer
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First-Timers in Bizet’s Classic Yield Uneven Results in San Francisco

07/06/2019

Anita Hartig (Micaëla), Matthew Polenzani (Don José), and J’Nai Bridges (Carmen)
(c) Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera)
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Good Performance of Manon Lescaut Despite a Less than Engaging Production

06/06/2019

Puccini, Manon Lescaut: Soloists, Opera Holland Park Chorus (chorus master: Richard Harker), City of London Sinfonia, Peter Robinson (conductor). Holland Park, London, 4.6.2019 (MB)

Elizabeth Llewellyn (Manon Lescaut). Shadow Manons and OHP Chorus
© Robert Workman
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Experiments in Opera Premieres the Zany, Crazy and Touching Chunky in Heat

05/06/2019

2019 New York Opera Fest [6] – Various Composers, Chunky in Heat: Soloists, Contemporaneous / David Bloom (conductor), Experiments in Opera, The Flea Theater, New York, 2.6.2019. (RP)

 Sarah Daniels (Chunky) © Reuben Radding
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Sleepy but epic, Zurich revives a Robert Wilson Norma

05/06/2019

Bellini: Norma: Soloists and Chorus of the Opernhaus Zürich, Philharmonia Zürich / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Opernhaus Zürich, Zurich, 2.6.2019. (CCr)

Norma (c Toni Suter
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Richard Strauss Is Well Served by the Teatro Real’s New Capriccio

03/06/2019

Strauss, Capriccio: Teatro Real Orchestra / Asher Fisch (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 2.6.2019. (JMI)

Capriccio (c) Javier del Real
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Bernstein’s Masterwork Comes Alive in Chicago

03/06/2019

Bernstein, West Side Story: Soloists, Orchestra of Lyric Opera of Chicago / James Lowe (conductor). Civic Opera House, Chicago. 18.5.19 (JLZ)

West Side Story at Lyric Opera of Chicago (c) Todd Rosenberg
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An Art Deco Traviata with all the Trimmings

03/06/2019

Verdi, La traviata: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of LA Opera / James Conlon (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 1.6.2019. (JRo)

Dancer Louis A. Williams, Jr., in LA Opera’s La traviata (c) Craig T. Mathew  
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