Patricia Racette Is Superb in the Liceu’s Kátya Kabanová

16/11/2018

Janáček, Kátya Kabanová: Liceu Orchestra / Josep Pons (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 15.11.2018. (JMI)

Kátya Kabanová © A. Bofill

Kátya Kabanová © A. Bofill

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The ‘Endless Pleasure’ of Semele Brought to Life at the Royal Academy of Music

16/11/2018

Handel, Semele: Soloists, Chorus, Royal Academy Sinfonia / Laurence Cummings (conductor). Susie Sainsbury Theatre, Royal Academy of Music, London, 14.11.2018. (MB)

Royal Academy of Music’s Semele (c) Robert Workman

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Johan Engels’ Fresh Siegfried Returns

16/11/2018

Wagner, Siegfried: Soloists, Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago / Sir Andrew Davis (conductor). Civic Opera House, Chicago. 11.11.2018. (JLZ)

Burkard Fritz, Eric Owens, & Diana Newman in Siegfried (c) Todd Rosenberg

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Intimate and Efficient Boris Godunov in Geneva

14/11/2018

Mussorgsky, Boris Godunov: Soloists, Chorus of Grand Théâtre de Genève, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande / Paolo Arrivabeni (conductor). Grand Theâtre des Nations, 10.11.2018.  (ALL)

Boris Godunov (c) Carole Parodi

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A Fine Met Performance of Nico Muhly’s Rather Uneven Marnie

13/11/2018

Nico Muhly, Marnie: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera New York / Robert Spano (Conductor). Broadcast live to the Dundonald Omniplex Cinema, Belfast, from the Metropolitan Opera in New York, 10.11.2018. (RB)

Isabel Leonard (seated) as Marnie © Ken Howard/Met Opera

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Solid Singing in Dutch Touring Opera’s Timid Tosca

12/11/2018

Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, Consensus Vocalis, Het Orkest van het Oosten / David Parry (conductor), Nederlandse Reisopera, Stadstheater Arnhem, 8.11.2018. (SS)

Tosca (c) Nederlandse Reisopera/Marco Borggreve

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Schager Disappoints but Petra Lang is Wicked in Homoki’s Lohengrin Revival

11/11/2018

Wagner, Lohengrin: Soloists, Choir and Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera / Simone Young (conductor). Wiener Staatsoper, Vienna, 7.11.2018. (JPr)

Petra Lang as Ortrud
(c) Wiener Staatsoper/Michael Poehn

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A Dramatic and Musically Triumphant Mad Scene is a Highlight of ENO’s Lucia Revival

11/11/2018

Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor: Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra of English National Opera / Stuart Stratford (conductor). London Coliseum, 9.11.2018. (CC)

Eleazar Rodríguez (Edgardo) & Sarah Tynan (Lucia) (c) John Snelling

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