Norma Meets Game of Thrones

01/02/2017

Bellini, Norma: Soloists and Orchestra of Lyric Opera of Chicago / Riccardo Frizza (conductor), Civic Opera House, Chicago. 27.1.2017. (JLZ)

Sondra Radvanovsky in 'Norma' at Chicago Lyric Opera (Photo: Andrew Cioffi)

Sondra Radvanovsky in Norma at Chicago Lyric Opera
(Photo: Andrew Cioffi)

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All Aboard the Orient Express for Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio

30/01/2017

Mozart, The Abduction from the Seraglio: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of LA Opera / James Conlon (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 28.1.2017. (JRo)

Sally Matthews, Joel Prieto, So Young Park and Brenton Ryan in The Abduction from the Seraglio (photo: Craig T. Mathew/LA Opera)

Sally Matthews, Joel Prieto, So Young Park and Brenton Ryan in The Abduction from the Seraglio
(photo: Craig T. Mathew/LA Opera)

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Spectacular effects from Opera North in supporting a flawed musical drama

27/01/2017

Rimsky-Korsakov, The Snow Maiden: Soloists and Chorus of Opera North/Leo McFall, Grand Theatre, Leeds, 21.1.2017. (JL)

Photo credit: Richard Hubert Smith.

The Ice Maiden (c) Richard Hubert Smith.

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An Excellent Production and Performance of Roméo et Juliette from the Met

25/01/2017

 Gounod, Roméo et Juliette: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera New York / Gianandrea Noseda (conductor), Broadcast live to the Komedia Cinema, Brighton, from the Metropolitan Opera New York, 21.1.2017. (RB)

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Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau in Roméo et Juliette (c) Ken Howard/MetOpera

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William Christie awakens a Sleeping Beauty: Medea in Zurich

24/01/2017

Charpentier, Medea: Soloists and Chorus of Zurich Opera, Orchestra La Scintilla, Members of Les arts florissants / William Christie (conductor), Zurich Opera 22.1.2017. (JR)

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Much to Admire in the LPO’s Fidelio – but not the Misguided Semi-Staging

23/01/2017

Beethoven – Fidelio (semi-staged performance): Soloists, Simon Williams and Helen Ryan (narrators), London Voices, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski. Royal Festival Hall, London 21.1.2017. (JPr)

Fidelio, Belief & Beyond Belief.

LPO’s Fidelio (c) Simon Jay Price

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Jonas Kaufmann Returns from Illness in a Perplexing Production of Lohengrin

23/01/2017

Wagner, Lohengrin: Soloists, Chorus (chorus master: José Luis Basso) and Orchestra of the Opéra national de Paris / Philippe Jordan (conductor). Opéra Bastille, Paris, 21.1.2017. (MB)

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Jonas Kaufmann (Lohengrin) & Martina Serafin (Elsa) (c) Monika Rittershaus/Opéra national de Paris

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Opera Warwick’s Die Fledermaus in Coventry

22/01/2017

Johann Strauss:  Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Opera Warwick / Paul McGrath (conductor), University of Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, UK, 19.1.2017. (RD)

Frank (Michael Green)and the Chorus go to the aid of the floored Eisenstein (Ross Kelly); photo credit - Warwick Opera.

Frank (Michael Green)and the Chorus go to the aid of the floored Eisenstein (Ross Kelly) (c) Peter Marsh/ashmorevisuals

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