Sondra Radvanovsky’s Manon Lescaut at the Deutsche Oper Sets the Bar High

15/11/2015

Puccini: Manon Lescaut: Deutsche Oper Berlin Orchestra and Chorus, Donald Runnicles (conductor), Deutsche Oper Berlin, 14.11.2015. (JMI)

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Deutsche Oper’s Manon Lescaut (c) Bettina Stöss

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Nina Stemme Leads Strong Cast in Vienna Opera’s Elektra

15/11/2015

Strauss, Elektra: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, Peter Schneider (conductor). State Opera, Vienna, 13.11.2015. (MB)

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Elektra – Nina Stemme (Elektra) & Anna Larsson (Klytämnestra)
(c) Wiener Staatsoper/Michael Pöhn.

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Joshua Bell and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields: A Thrilling Partnership

15/11/2015

Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Mozart: Academy of St Martin in the Fields/ Joshua Bell (Director and Violin Soloist), Barbican, London. 11.11.2015. (LB) Read more

Suzuki Broadens his Horizons from Bach to Handel and Vivaldi to Great Effect

15/11/2015

   Bach, Vivaldi, Handel: Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki (conductor, organ,  harpsichord), Joanne Lunn (soprano), Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York (6.11.2015) (SSM)

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Haas’s Morgen und Abend is a New Existential Opera Exploring Life and Death

15/11/2015

Georg Friedrich Haas, Morgen und Abend (world première):  Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Michael Boder (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London 13.11.2015. (JPr)

Haas’s Morgen und Abend Klaus Maria Brandauer as Olai & Sarah Wegener as the Midwife © ROH & Clive Barda

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Carlos Acosta’s Farewell in Carmen Lacks his Usual Charisma

14/11/2015

Carlos Acosta’s Carmen (part of a mixed bill including Viscera, Afternoon of a Faun and Tchaikovsky Pas de deux): Soloists, Corps de ballet and Royal Opera House Orchestra / Emmanuel Plasson and Martin Yates (conductors). Directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon and broadcast to the Empire Cinema, Basildon, Essex. 12.11.2015. (JPr)

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Carmen with Marialena Nuñez (Carmen) and Carlos Acosta (Don José) (c) Dave Morgan

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A Marriage of Figaro in Berlin that Succeeds on all Fronts for Flimm and Dudamel

14/11/2015

Mozart, Le Nozze di Figaro: Staatsoper Berlin Orchestra and Chorus, Gustavo Dudamel (conductor), Schiller Theater, Berlin, 13.11.2015 (JMI)

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Le Nozze di Figaro (c) Staatsoper Berlin

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A Gruesome Opera by Janáček Superbly Staged and Performed by Opera North in Salford

14/11/2015

 Janáček, Jenůfa (1916 edition): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North, Alexandar Marković (conductor), The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays. 11.11.2015. (RJF)

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Opera North’s Jenůfa (c) Richard Hubert Smith

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