A Largely Forgettable Le nozze di Figaro in Dresden

05/10/2018

Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists, Dancers, Saxon State Opera Chorus (chorus master: Cornelius Volke), Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden / Kristiina Poska (conductor). Semperoper, Dresden, 30.9.2018. (MB)

Johannes Erath’s production of Le nozze di Figaro

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A Funeral for the Queen of Carthage is a Remarkable Evening of Purcell

04/10/2018

Purcell: Soloists, Choir and Orchestra of the Academy of Ancient Music / Richard Egarr (harpsichord). Barbican Hall, London, 2.10.2018. (CC)

Dido and Aeneas – Caitlin Hulcup & Rowan Pierce (c) Mark Allan

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Acosta Danza Are Sensational But This Carlos Acosta Celebration Is Not A Total Success

03/10/2018

Carlos Acosta – A Celebration: Carlos Acosta with Acosta Danza. Royal Albert Hall, London, 2.10.2018. (JPr)

Carlos Acosta & Acosta Danza in Rooster © Tristram Kenton

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The Masterpiece Status of Moses und Aron Confirmed in Dresden

03/10/2018

Schoenberg, Moses und Aron: Soloists, Vocalconsort Berlin, Dresden Symphony Chorus, Dresden State Opera Chorus, Extra Chorus and Children’s Chorus (chorus master: Jörn Hinnerk Andersen), Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden / Alan Gilbert (conductor). Semperoper, Dresden, 29.9.2018. (MB)

Schoenberg’s Moses und Aron (c) Ludwig Olah

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Superb Production of Rigoletto from Northern Ireland Opera

03/10/2018

Verdi, Rigoletto: Soloists and Chorus of Northern Ireland (NI) Opera, Ulster Orchestra / Gareth Hancock (conductor), Grand Opera House, Belfast, 30.10.2018. (RB)

Northern ireland Opera’s Rigoletto (c) Patrick Redmond

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Staatsoper Berlin’s Highly Accomplished Company Performance of Der Freischütz

03/10/2018

Weber, Der Freischütz: Soloists, Berlin State Opera Chorus (chorus master: Martin Wright), Staatskapelle Berlin / Thomas Guggeis (conductor). Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, 28.9.2018. (MB)

Der Freischütz (c) Katrin Ribbe

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Pop-Up Opera’s Thought-Provoking Approach to La Tragédie de Carmen

30/09/2018

Bizet/Brook, La Tragédie de Carmen: Soloists of Pop-Up Opera / Berrak Dyer (musical director). Asylum Chapel, Peckham, London, 25.9.2018. (MB)

Pop-Up Opera’s La Tragédie de Carmen (c) Chloe Latchmore

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Ambitious NEBT’s Remembrance Marks the Centenary of the Armistice

30/09/2018

New English Ballet Theatre – Remembrance/The Four Seasons: Peacock Theatre, London, 28.9.2018. (JO’D)

NEBT’s Remembrance (c) Deborah Jaffe

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