An Entertaining Provocation: Francesconi’s Quartett Arrives at the Liceu

05/03/2017

Francesconi, Quartett: Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu / Peter Rundel (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 3.3.2017. (JMI)

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Quartett © A. Bofill

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A Very Different ‘Tristan’ Provides Real, if Un-Wagnerian Pleasures: WNO’s Le Vin herbé

03/03/2017

Frank Martin, Le Vin herbé: (Company Production Premiere) Soloists, Chorus and Musicians of Welsh National Opera / James Southall (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 16.2.2017. (GPu)

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Caitlin Hulcup (Iseult the Fair) & Tom Randle (Tristan) (c) Robert Workman

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A Magnificent Otello from Christian Thielemann and the Dresden Staatskapelle

03/03/2017

Verdi, Otello: Staatskapelle Dresden, Chorus of Dresden State Opera / Christian Thielemann (conductor), Semperoper, Dresden, 1.3.2017. (JMI)

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Dresden State Opera’s Otello © Monika Forster

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A Fairy Tale Opera, Staged Here for Adults

01/03/2017

Janáček, The Cunning Little Vixen: Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden / Tomas Netopil (conductor), Semperoper, Dresden, 28.2.2017. (JMI)

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The Cunning Little Vixen © M Creutziger

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The Royal Ballet’s Memorable Sleeping Beauty at the Cinema

01/03/2017

Tchaikovsky, The Sleeping Beauty: Soloists and artists of the Royal Ballet, Students of The Royal Ballet School and the Royal Opera House Orchestra / Koen Kessels (conductor). Live cinema relay (introduced by Darcey Bussell and Ore Oduba) broadcast to Cineworld Basildon, Essex. 28.2.2017. (JPr)

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Marianela Nuñez as Princess Aurora (c) Johan Persson (2011)

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English National Opera Gives The Winter’s Tale a Baptism of Which All Should be Proud

01/03/2017

 Wigglesworth – The Winter’s Tale (world premiere): Soloists, Chorus (chorus master: James Henshaw) and Orchestra of the English National Opera / Ryan Wigglesworth (conductor). London Coliseum, London, 27.2.2017. (MB) Read more

The Met’s Compelling Rusalka Makes an Impact in the Cinema

27/02/2017

Dvořák, Rusalka: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Metropolitan Opera / Sir Mark Elder (conductor), broadcast to the Odeon Cinema, Chelmsford, Essex, 25.2.2017. (JPr)

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Kristine Opolais (Rusalka) and Jamie Barton (Ježibaba) (c) Ken Howard

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A Vividly Sung Salome with Patricia Racette

27/02/2017

Strauss, Salome: Chorus and Orchestra of LA Opera / James Conlon (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 25.2.2017. (JRo)

Tomas Tomasson as John the Baptist and Patricia Racette as Salome. Photo credit: Ken Howard Best,

Tómas Tómasson as John the Baptist and Patricia Racette as Salome (c) Ken Howard

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