Zurich Opera’s Confused and Confusing Entführung

09/11/2016

Mozart, Die Entführung aus dem Serail: Soloists, Orchestra La Scintilla / Maxim Emelyanychev (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich. 6.11.2016. (JR)

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Final Revival of Schlesinger’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann Indicates Time is Ripe for a New Production

08/11/2016

Offenbach, Les Contes d’Hoffmann: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Evelino Pidò (conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 7.11.2016. (JPr)

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Les Contes d’Hoffmann Giulietta act (c) Catherine Ashmore

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A Hypnotic and Hyperbolic Akhnaten

07/11/2016

Glass, Akhnaten: Soloists, Chorus, and Orchestra of LA Opera/Matthew Aucoin (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 5.11.2016. (JRo)

Anthony Roth Costanzo in the title role of Akhnaten. Credit: Craig T. Mathew 

Anthony Roth Costanzo in the title role of Akhnaten (c) Craig T. Mathew

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Perhaps This Rarely Seen Donizetti Opera Deserves to Be Overlooked

04/11/2016

Donizetti, Maria de Rudenz: Wexford Festival Orchestra and Chorus / Andrew Greenwood (conductor), O’Reilly Theatre, National Opera House,, Wexford, 3.11.2016. (JMI)

Maria de Rudenz © Clive Barda.

Gilda Fiume (Maria de Rudenz) © Clive Barda.

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Enterprising Russian Opera Double-Bill from Guildhall School of Music

04/11/2016

Stravinsky, Mavra, and Tchaikovsky, Iolanta: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama / Dominic Wheeler (conductor). Silk Street Theatre, London, 2.11.2016. (MB)

Photo credit: Clive Barda.

Ibn-Hakia (Joseph Padfield), Iolanta (Elizabeth Skinner), and King René (David Ireland) (c) Clive Barda

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Excellent Rusalka at Berlin’s Komische Oper Shows Benefits of the Repertoire System

04/11/2016

Dvořák, Rusalka (sung in German): Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus (chorus master: David Cavelius) of the Komische Oper, Berlin / Henrik Nánási (conductor). Komische Oper, Berlin, 30.10.2016. (MB)

Photo credit: Monika Rittershaus.

Komische Oper’s Rusalka (c) Monika Rittershaus.

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Natalia Osipova is Incandescent in Revival of Kenneth MacMillan’s Anastasia

04/11/2016

Tchaikovsky and Martinů, Anastasia (Choreography by Kenneth MacMillan): Soloists, corps de ballet and Royal Opera House Orchestra / Simon Hewett (conductor). Broadcast to the Cineworld Cinema, Basildon, Essex. 2.11.2016. (JPr)

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Natalia Osipova (Anna Anderson) & Thiago Soares (Rasputin)
(c) Tristram Kenton

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A Compelling Production of Barber’s Seldom-Heard Vanessa

03/11/2016

Barber, Vanessa: Wexford Festival Orchestra / Timothy Myers (conductor), O’Reilly Theatre, National Opera House, Wexford, 2.11.2016. (JMI)

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Vanessa © Clive Barda

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