The Best is Left to Last as Beethoven’s Die Grosse Fuge Inspires Three Choreographers

20/10/2017

 Beethoven, Trois Grandes Fugues: Lyon Opera Ballet, Sadler’s Wells, London, 19.10.2017. (J.O’D)

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Maguy Marin’s Grosse Fugue (c) Bernard Stofleth

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Akram Kahn’s Mythic World Unfolds in Until the Lions

20/10/2017

Vincenzo Lamagna, Until the Lions: Akram Kahn (choreographer) and dancers, Culver Studios, Los Angeles, 18.10.2017. (JRo)

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Until the Lions (c) Jean Louis Fernandez

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She May Not Dance, but Catherine Naglestad’s Beautiful Salome Can Sing!

19/10/2017

Strauss, Salome: Soloists, Philharmonia Zürich / Ulf Schirmer (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich, 15.10.2017. (RP)

Catherine Naglestad © Tanja Niemann

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A Splendid Pelléas et Mélisande at Berlin’s Komische Oper

18/10/2017

Debussy, Pelléas et Mélisande: Soloists, Orchestra of the Komische Oper, Berlin / Jordan de Souza (conductor). Komische Oper, Berlin, 15.10.2017. (MB)

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Komische Oper’s Pelléas et Mélisande (c) Monika Rittershaus

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A Superb Production of Die Zauberflöte Relayed from the Met

17/10/2017

Mozart: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / James Levine (conductor). Broadcast live to the Dundonald Omniplex, Belfast from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, 14.10.2017. (RB)

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Pamina (Golda Schultz) & Papageno (Markus Werba) in the Met’s Zauberflöte (c) Richard Termine

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LA Opera at Its Finest: Verdi’s Nabucco

16/10/2017

Verdi, Nabucco: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of LA Opera/James Conlon (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 14.10.2017. (JRo)

 Liudmyla Monastyrska as Abigaille in Nabucco. Photo: Ken Howard/LA Opera.

Liudmyla Monastyrska (Abigaille) (c) Ken Howard/LA Opera

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John Copley’s production of Die Fledermaus retains its champagne sparkle

16/10/2017

Johann Strauss II, Die Fledermaus: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / James Southall (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 14.10.2017. (GPu)

Die Fledermaus, Welsh National Opera; photo credit - Bill Cooper.

WNO’s Die Fledermaus (c) Bill Cooper

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An Excellent Don José and Two Impressive Carmens at the Teatro Real

15/10/2017

Bizet, Carmen: Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Real / Marc Piollet (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 11 & 12.10.2017. (JMI)

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Teatro Real’s Carmen © J. del Real

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