Dido and Aeneas in Madrid Puts the Emphasis on Ballet over Opera

01/04/2019

Purcell, Dido and Aeneas: Vocalconsort Berlin, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin / Christopher Moulds (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 31.3.2019. (JMI)

Dido and Aeneas © J. del Real

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At Opera Parallèle in San Francisco, a Legendary Painter Comes to Life

01/04/2019

Laura Kaminsky, Today It Rains: Soloists, Orchestra, Vocal ensemble of Opera Parallèle / Nicole Paiement (conductor), Z Space, San Francisco. 29.3.2019. (HS)

Blythe Gaissert (Georgia O’Keeffe) & Nathan Granner (Aubrey) (c) Steve DiBartolomeo

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Lepage’s Met Die Walküre Revival Boasts a Sextet of Vocal Successes and Characterful Conducting

01/04/2019

Wagner, Die Walküre: Soloists, Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Philippe Jordan (conductor). Broadcast Live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera to Everyman Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex, 30.3.2019. (JPr)

Christine Goerke (Brünnhilde) & Eva-Maria Westbroek (Sieglinde)
(c) Richard Termine/The Met

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Old-Fashioned Singing from Netrebko and Eyvasov is a Highlight of the Royal Opera’s La forza del destino

01/04/2019

 Verdi, La forza del destino: Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 29.3.2019. (JPr)

La forza de destino – Anna Netrebko (Leonora) (c) Bill Cooper

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Northern Ballet’s Well-Danced Victoria Lacks Dramatic Intensity

31/03/2019

Northern Ballet’s Victoria: Dancers of Northern Ballet, Northern Ballet Sinfonia / Jonathan Lo (conductor). Sadler’s Wells, London, 26.3.2019. (JO’D)

Pippa Moore (Older Princess Beatrice) & Abigail Prudames (Victoria) (c) Emma Kauldhar

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Another Incomparable Parsifal under Kiril Petrenko in Munich

31/03/2019

Wagner, Parsifal: Chorus of the Bayerische Staatsoper, Bayerisches Staatsorchester / Kirill Petrenko (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 28.3.2019. (JMI)

Bayrerische Staatsoper’s Parsifal © R. Walz & W. Hösl

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Edita Gruberová in Roberto Devereux: Munich Bids Farewell to a Great Singer

29/03/2019

Donizetti, Roberto Devereux: Chorus of the Bayerische Staatsoper, Bayerisches Staatsorchester / Friedrich Haider (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 27.3.2019. (JMI)

Edita Gruberová in Roberto Devereux (c) W. Hösl

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Stunned Silence Prompted by Opéra national du Rhin’s Horrific and Powerful Beatrix Cenci

28/03/2019

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Festival Arsmondo Argentina [2] – Ginastera, Beatrix Cenci: Soloists, Chorus of the Opéra national du Rhin, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg / Marko Letonja (conductor), Opéra de Strasbourg, 23.3.2019. (RP)

Leticia de Altamirano (Beatrix Cenci) © Klara Beck

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