Gorgeously sung Ariadne auf Naxos in Cincinnati

09/07/2019

R. Strauss, Ariadne auf Naxos: Soloists, Cincinnati Opera / Jun Märkl (conductor), School for Creative and Performing Arts, Cincinnati, Ohio. 11.7.2019. (RDA)

Liv Redpath as Zerbinetta in Ariadne at Cincinnati Opera (Photo: Cincinnati Opera)

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Electrifying Elektra at Zurich Opera

08/07/2019

Richard Strauss, Elektra: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Simone Young (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich, 7.7.2019. (JR)

Elektra (Evelyn Herlitzius), Chrysothemis (Tamara Wilson) (c) Toni Suter

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Richard Egarr Leads a Very Involving Concert Performance of Le nozze di Figaro

08/07/2019

  Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists, Grange Festival Chorus, Academy of Ancient Music / Richard Egarr (conductor & fortepiano), Barbican Hall, London. 4.7.2019. (AK)

Richard Egarr (c) Marco Borggreve

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An Engaging Production of Noye’s Fludde Offers Considerably More Than the Sum of its Parts

05/07/2019

Britten, Noye’s Fludde: Soloists, Children from Brampton Primary School and Churchfields Junior School, Community Choir, Orchestra of the English National Opera and other musicians / Martin Fitzpatrick (conductor). Theatre Royal Stratford East, London, 3.7.2019. (MB)

Noye’s Fludde (c) Marc Brenner

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Musically Brilliant Salome from Kirill Petrenko and the Bayerisches Staatsorchester

04/07/2019

Munich Opera Festival [3] – R. Strauss, Salome: Bayerisches Staatsorchester / Kirill Petrenko (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 2.7.2019. (JMI)

Marlis Petersen (Salome) & Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke (Herod) (c) W. Hösl

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Domingo Is Forced to Cancel but Munich’s La traviata Is Still a Pleasure

03/07/2019

Munich Opera Festival [2]: Verdi, La traviata: Soloists, Chorus of the Bayerische Staatsoper, Bayerisches Staatsorchester / Marco Armiliato (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 1.7.2019. (JMI)

Atalla Ayan (Alfredo) & Ailyn Pérez (Violetta) (c) W. Hösl

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An Uneven Norma at the Munich Opera Festival

02/07/2019

Munich Opera Festival [1] – Bellini, Norma: Soloists, Chorus of the Bayerische Staatsoper, Bayerisches Staatsorchester / Andrea Battistoni (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 30.6.2019. (JMI)

Carmen Giannattasio (Norma) (c) W. Hösl

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Chelsea Opera Group’s Revelatory Presentation of Rubinstein’s The Demon

02/07/2019

Anton Rubinstein, The Demon: Soloists, Chelsea Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Oliver Zeffman (conductor). Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 30.6.2019. (CC)

Andrei Kymach (c) Alexander Andryushchenko

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