Glimmerglass Festival’s Barber of Seville Achieves Lift Off and Soars

25/07/2018

The Glimmerglass Festival [1] – Rossini, The Barber of Seville: Soloists, The Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra and Chorus /Joseph Colaneri (conductor), Alice Busch Opera Theater, Cooperstown, 20.7.2018. (RP)

Dale Travis (Doctor Bartolo) and Emily D’Angelo (Rosina) in The Barber of Seville © Karli Cadel/The Glimmerglass Festival

Dale Travis (Doctor Bartolo) & Emily D’Angelo (Rosina) in The Barber of Seville
© Karli Cadel/The Glimmerglass Festival

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Adámek’s New Opera that the Future as Well as the Present Will Deserve to Hear

24/07/2018

Festival d’Aix-en-Provence [3] – Adámek – Seven Stones: Soloists, accentus/axe21, Ondřej Adámek, Léo Warynski (conductors). Théâtre du Jeu de Paume, Aix, 15.7.2018 (MB)

Seven Stones © Vincent Pontet

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Elegant and Charming L’elisir d’amore At Close Quarters

24/07/2018

Donizetti: Soloists, Orchestra / Bengt-Åke Lundin (conductor, arrangements and synthesizer). Opera på Skäret, Kopparberg 14.7.2018. (GF)

L to R: Il Hong (Dulcamara), Susanna Andersson (Adina), Johan Wållberg (Belcore),
Rebecca Fjällsby (Giannetta) © Opera på Skäret

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A Stockholm Syndrome Opera Hits the Stage

24/07/2018

Albert Schnelzer: Soloists, Vattnäs Chamber Orchestra / Fredrik Burstedt (conductor). Vattnäs Concert Barn, Mora 13.7.2018. (GF)

L to R: Anna Larsson (Margareta), Agnes Auer (Karin), Anna Näsström (Gunilla), Tobias Westman (Leif)
© P-J Jansson

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A Thrilling Night With The Vampire In Läckö

23/07/2018

Heinrich Marschner, Der Vampyr (The Vampire): Soloists of Läckö Slottsopera, Läckö Opera Orchestra / Simon Phipps (conductor), Läckö Castle courtyard, 15.7.2018. (NS)

Janthe (Linnéa Sjösvärd, centre) and Lord Ruthven (Hannes Öberg, right). Photo: Daniel Strandroth

Janthe (Linnéa Sjösvärd, centre) & Lord Ruthven (Hannes Öberg, right) (c) Daniel Strandroth

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Important Donizetti Premiere: Splendidly Performed L’Ange de Nisida

20/07/2018

Donizetti: Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Sir Mark Elder (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 17.7.2018. (CC)

L’Ange de Nisida with David Junghoon Kim as Leone di Casaldi
(c) ROH, Opera Rara & Russell Duncan

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A Sparkling Ariadne auf Naxos at Opera Holland Park

19/07/2018

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Richard Strauss: Soloists, City of London Sinfonia / Brad Cohen (conductor). Opera Holland Park, Kensington, London, 17.7.2018. (CC)

Jennifer France’s Zerbinetta (c) Robert Workman

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Glyndebourne’s Proms Pelléas Baffles Watching Audience, Enchants Listeners at Home

18/07/2018

Proms

Prom 5 – Debussy: Soloists, The Glyndebourne Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Robin Ticciati (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 17.7.2018. (JPr)

Christina Gansch (Mélisande), Christopher Purves (Golaud) & John Chest (Pelléas)
(c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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