Jurowski Speeds the Radiant London Philharmonic and an Uneven Cast Through Die Walküre

28/01/2019

Wagner, Die Walküre: Soloists, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 27.1.2019. (JPr)

Dress rehearsal photo of Ruxandra Donose (Sieglinde) & Stuart Skelton (Siegmund)
(c) Simon Jay Price

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Conductor Henrik Nánási Debuts at the Met with Riveting, if Disconcerting, Tchaikovsky and Bartók Double Bill

27/01/2019

Tchaikovsky, Bartók: Soloists, Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Henrik Nánási (conductor), Metropolitan Opera House, New York, 24.1.2019. (RP)

Sonya Yoncheva (Iolanta) © Marty Sohl/Met Opera

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Anja Harteros and Michael Volle Are Wunderbar in Munich’s Arabella

27/01/2019

Strauss, Arabella: Bayerische Staatsoper Orchestra / Constantin Trinks (conductor), Nationaltheatre, Munich, 25.1.2019. (JMI)

Anja Harteros and Michael Volle in Arabella © W. Hösl

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World Premiere of MacRae and Welsh’s Anthropocene – Scottish Opera’s Chilling Fantasy

27/01/2019

Stuart MacRae, Anthropocene (opera in three acts with libretto by Louise Welsh): Soloists, The Orchestra of Scottish Opera / Stuart Stratford (conductor), Theatre Royal Glasgow, 24.1.2019. (GT)

Stephen Gadd, Jeni Bern & Marc Le Brocq (c) James Glossop

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Kirill Petrenko Leads a Magnificent Bayerisches Staatsorchester and an Impressive Cast in Fidelio

25/01/2019

Beethoven, Fidelio: Bayerische Staatsoper Chorus and Orchestra / Kirill Petrenko (conductor), National Theater, Munich, 24.1.2019. (JMI)

Anja Kampe & Jonas Kaufmann in Fidelio © W. Hösl

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Tchaikovsky Plays the Hand Herheim Gives Him in the Royal Opera’s The Queen of Spades

24/01/2019

Tchaikovsky, The Queen of Spades: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Directed for the screen by Francesca Kemp and broadcast from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 22.1.2019. (JPr)

The Royal Opera’s The Queen of Spades (c) Catherine Ashmore

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Dubious Stockholm Opera Production but Miriam Treichl is Phenomenal as Carmen

24/01/2019

Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Royal Swedish Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Joana Carneiro (conductor). Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm 19.1.2019. (GF)

(L to r) Marianne Odencrants (Frasquita), Miriam Treichl (Carmen) & Johanna Rudström (Mercédès)
© Markus Gårder

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Nadine Benjamin’s Outstanding Tosca Celebrates How Everybody Can!

21/01/2019

Puccini, Tosca: Everybody Can! Opera’s Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra / William Conway (conductor). St James’s Church, Piccadilly, 18.1.2019. (TC)

Nadine Benjamin © Devon Cass

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