King Arthur, Without Farcical Aquatic Ceremonies

December 18, 2014

American SamoaAmerican Samoa Purcell: King Arthur. Soloists, Robert King (conductor), ensemble and choir of The King’s Consort. Theater an der Wien, Vienna. 29.11.2014 (SS) Read more

A Triumphant Anna Bolena with Consummate Style

December 16, 2014

 United States Donizetti, Anna Bolena: Soloists, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Patrick Summers (conductor), Civic Opera House, Chicago. 6.12.2014 (JLZ)

Lyric Opera Presents "Anna Bolena" © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2014

Lyric Opera Presents “Anna Bolena”
© Todd Rosenberg Photography 2014

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Fioroni Focuses on Political Implications and Sadistic Undercurrents in Turandot

December 15, 2014

GermanyGermany Puccini, Turandot: Soloists, Chorus (chorus master: William Spaulding) and Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper, Berlin / Ivan Repušič (conductor), Deutsche Oper, Berlin, 12.12.2014 (MB)

Photo (c)  Bettina Stöß, From  production at the 2008 premiere.

Photo (c) Bettina Stöß, From production at the 2008 premiere.

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Despite Fine Singing Christof Loy’s Tristan Seems Misconceived

December 7, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Soloists, Royal Opera Chorus (chorus master: Renato Balsadonna), Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 5.12.2014 (MB)

141202_0009 tristan adj PRODUCTION IMAGE (C) ROH. PHOTOGRAPHER CLIVE BARDA-500

Tristan und Isolde(C) ROH. PHOTOGRAPHER CLIVE BARDA

 

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Salonen’s Pelléas et Mélisande an Extraordinary Performance and Musical Triumph

November 30, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Debussy, Pelléas et Mélisande: Soloists, Philharmonia Voices, Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 27.11.2014 (MB) Read more

A Brave Attempt to Put On Oberon by New Sussex Opera

November 26, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Weber, Oberon: Soloists, St Paul’s Sinfonia, New Sussex Opera Chorus, Nicholas Jenkins (conductor). Cadogan Hall, London, 25.11.2014 (MB) Read more

Daniel’s Catán’s Opera Steams Down the Amazon

November 24, 2014

United StatesUnited States  Catán: Florencia en el Amazonas, LA Opera, Grant Gershon (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 22.11.14-20.12.14 (JRo)

Photo Craig T. Mathew/LAO

Photo Craig T. Mathew/LA Opera

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Haydn’s Moon Opera Brings a Pompous Patriarch Back to Earth

November 23, 2014

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Haydn, Life on the Moon: English Touring Opera, The Old Street Band, Christopher Bucknall (conductor), Snape Maltings, Snape, 14.11.2014 (CS) Read more

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