Diana Damrau Continues to Be the Great Lucia of the Century

14/07/2017

Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor: Bayerische Staatsoper Orchestra and Chorus / Oksana Lyniv (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 13.7.2017. (JMI)

Diana Damrau in Lucia di Lammermoor © W. Hölst

Diana Damrau in Lucia di Lammermoor
© W. Hölst

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A Mightily Refreshing Account of The Rake’s Progress

12/07/2017

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Festival d’Aix en Provence [1] Stravinsky, The Rake’s Progress: Soloists, English Voices (chorus master: Tim Brown), Orchestre de Paris / Eivind Gullberg Jensen (conductor), Théâtre de l’Archevêché, Aix, 11.7.2017. (MB)

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The Rake’s Progress at Aix © Patrick Berger/artcompress

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Despite a Stark Production, Quality Singing Contributes to Buxton’s Successful Lucio Silla

12/07/2017

Buxton Festival 2017 [3] – Mozart, Lucio Silla: Soloists, The English Concert Orchestra / Laurence Cummings (conductor). Opera House, Buxton. 9.7.2017. (RJF)

Lucio Silla - Joshua Ellicott as Lucio Silla and Rebecca Bottone as Giunia. Credit Robert Workman

Lucio Silla – Joshua Ellicott (Lucio Silla) & Rebecca Bottone (Giunia) (c) Robert Workman

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Buxton’s Albert Herring Brings Out the Humour and Softens Britten’s Harsh Chords

11/07/2017

Buxton Festival 2017 [2] – Britten. Albert Herring: Soloists, Buxton Festival Chorus, NCO Festival Orchestra / Justin Doyle (conductor), Buxton Festival 2017, Opera House, Buxton, 8.7.2017. (RJF)

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Buxton Festival 2017’s Albert Herring (c) Robert Workman

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A Dark and Sparse Buxton Macbeth Redeemed by Outstanding Singing

11/07/2017

Buxton Festival 2017 [1] – Verdi, Macbeth (original 1847 version): Soloists, Buxton Festival Chorus, Northern Chamber Orchestra / Stephen Barlow (conductor). Opera House, Buxton, 7.7.2017. (RJF)

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Macbeth (Stephen Gadd) & Kate Ladner (Lady Macbeth) (c) Robert Workman

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A Monk’s Tale – Jianzhen Goes East

10/07/2017

Tang Jianping, Jianzhen Goes East: Soloists, Orchestra & Chorus of the Jiangsu Performing Arts Group Co., Ltd / Cheng Ye (conductor), Bunkamura Orchard Hall, Tokyo, 6.7.2017. (RP)

Jianzhen Goes East © Zhang Jun

Jianzhen Goes East © Zhang Jun

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Alagna Leads a Wonderful Cast in the 16th Revival of Andrei Serban’s Covent Garden Turandot

09/07/2017

Puccini, Turandot:  Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Dan Ettinger (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 8.7.2017. (JPr)

A scene from Turandot by Puccini @ Royal Opera House. Conductor, Dan Ettinger. Directed by Andrei Serban (Opening 08-07-17) ©Tristram Kenton 07-17 (3 Raveley Street, LONDON NW5 2HX TEL 0207 267 5550 Mob 07973 617 355)email: tristram@tristramkenton.com

Brindley Sherratt (Timur), Aleksandra Kurzak (Liù) & Roberto Alagna (Calaf) (c) Tristram Kenton

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A Revival of Frida, an Opera About Two Mexican Artists

09/07/2017

Robert Xavier Rodríguez, Frida: Soloists, Cincinnati Opera / Andres Cladera (conductor), Aronoff Center for the Arts, Cincinnati, OH. 8.7.2017. (RDA)

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Catalina Cuervo (Frida) & Ricardo Herrera (Diego) (c) Philip Groshong

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