A Generally Outstanding Die Walküre on the Second Day of Berlin’s Ring Cycle

17/04/2017

Wagner, Die Walküre: Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper / Donald Runnicles (conductor), Deutsche Oper, Berlin, 14.4.2017. (JMI)

Die Walküre © B. Stöss

Deutsche Oper’s Die Walküre © B Stöss

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Berlin Bids Farewell to Götz Friedrich’s Production of The Ring

17/04/2017

Wagner, Das Rheingold: Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper / Donald Runnicles (conductor), Deutsche Oper, Berlin, 13.4.2017. (JMI)

Deutsche Oper's <i>Das Rheingold</i> © B Stöss

Das Rheingold © B. Stöss

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A Swashbuckler with a Voice of Gold – Shi Yijie Triumphs as Edgardo

16/04/2017

Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor: Soloists, China NCPA Orchestra and Chorus / Daniel Oren (conductor), Tianqiao Performing Arts Center, Beijing, 12.4.2017. (RP)

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Lucia di Lammermoor © NCPA

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Convincing Acting and Singing Overcomes an Overloud Orchestra in WNO’s La bohème

13/04/2017

Puccini: La bohème: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Manlio Benzi (conductor). Venue Cymru (North Wales Theatre), Llandudno. 5.4.2017. (RJF)

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Café Momus – WNO’s La bohème (c) Robert Workman

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WNO Present an Extremely Esoteric Work on their 2017 Tour

13/04/2017

Frank Martin, Le Vin Herbe: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of Welsh National Opera / James Southall (conductor). Venue Cymru (North Wales Theatre), Llandudno. 4.4.2017. (RJF)

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WNO’s Le Vin Herbe (c) Robert Workman

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Much to Celebrate in Die Frau ohne Schatten at the Berlin Staatsoper

12/04/2017

Berlin Festtage (3). Strauss – Die Frau ohne Schatten: Soloists, Dancers, Children’s Chorus (chorus master; Vinzenz Weissenburger), Staatsopern Chor Berlin (chorus master: Martin Wright), Staatskapelle Berlin / Zubin Mehta (conductor). Schiller Theater, Berlin, 9.4.2017. (MB)

Photo credit: Hans-Jörg Michel.

Berlin Festtage – Die Frau ohne Schatten (c) Hans-Jörg Michel.

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A Parsifal That Will Not Let Go

11/04/2017

Berlin Festtage (2). Wagner – Parsifal: Soloists, Staatsopernchor Berlin (chorus master: Martin Wright), Staatskapelle Berlin / Daniel Barenboim (conductor). Schiller Theater, Berlin, 8.4.2017. (MB)

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Berlin Festtage 2017 – Parsifal (c) Ruth Walz

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Midsummer Opera’s Valiant Efforts to Make Something of La Gioconda

10/04/2017

Ponchielli – La Gioconda (semi-staged performance): Soloists, chorus and orchestra of Midsummer Opera / David Roblou (conductor). St John’s Church, Waterloo, London, 9.4.2017. (JPr)

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Zoë South as Gioconda (c) Michael John White

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