A Compelling but Neglected Foroni Opera at the Wexford Festival



Wexford Festival 2017 [1] – Foroni, Margherita: Wexford Festival Orchestra and Chorus/Timothy Myers (conductor), National Opera House, Wexford, 26.10.2017. (JMI)


Wexford Festival Opera’s Margherita (c) Wexford Opera Festival

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Aida in Tallinn: Loose Ends but Good Singing


Verdi, Aida: Soloists, Estonian National Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Vello Pähn (conductor). Estonian National Opera, Tallinn. 19.10.2017. (GF)


Aida The Triumphal Scene (c) Estonian National Opera

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Satire And Humour In Offenbach’s Ba-Ta-Clan


Offenbach, Ba-Ta-Clan: Soloists and Orchestra of Buenos Aires Lírica / Juan Casasbellas (conductor). Teatro Picadero, Buenos Aires. 16.10.2017. (JSJ)

From l. Ximena Farías (Fé-an-nich-ton), Josué Miranda (Fé-ni-han) and Agustín Gómez (Ké-ki-ka-ko) in Buenos Aires Lírica’s Ba-ta-clan.Photo Liliana Morsia.

Ximena Farías (Fé-an-nich-ton), Josué Miranda (Fé-ni-han) & Agustín Gómez (Ké-ki-ka-ko)
(c) Liliana Morsia

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Piotr Beczala and Carlos Álvarez Shine in the Liceu’s Un ballo in maschera


Verdi, Un ballo in maschera: Liceu Orchestra and Chorus / Renato Palumbo (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 23 & 24.10.2017. (JMI)

Un ballo in maschera: © A. Bofill

Un ballo in maschera © A. Bofill

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Lauren Cuthbertson is Wonderful in the Madcap Mayhem of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland


Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: Soloists, corps de ballet and Royal Opera House Orchestra / Koen Kessels (conductor). Directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon and broadcast to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 23.10.2017. (JPr)


Lauren Cuthbertson as Alice (c) Johan Persson

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Anja Harteros a Sublime Diva in Zurich’s Tosca Revival


Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, Chorus and Childrens’ Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Paolo Carignani (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich 21.10.2017. (JR) Read more

Auber’s Fra Diavolo in a Single Word – Deliziosa!


Auber, Fra Diavolo: Soloists, Orchestra, Chorus and Corps de Ballet of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma / Rory Macdonald (conductor), Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Rome, 17.10.2017. (RP)

Fra Diavolo_Anna Maria Sarra(Zerlina) John Osborn(Diavolo)_ph Yasuko Kageyama-Opera di Roma 2016-17_0849 WEB

Anna Maria Sarra & John Osborn in Fra Diavolo © Yasuko Kageyama

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A Reminder of the Genius of Handel in Semele


Handel – Semele (concert performance): Soloists; Choir & Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Christophe Rousset (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 18.10.2017. (CC) Read more

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