Uneven Zurich Opera Nabucco Disappoints on a Number of Scores

26/06/2019

Verdi, Nabucco: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich. 23.6.2019. (JR)

Anna Smirnova (Abigaille) and Michael Volle (Nabucco) (c) Monica Rittershaus

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In San Francisco, Dvořák’s Magnificently Dark Fairy Tale

26/06/2019

Dvořák, Rusalka: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of San Francisco Opera / Eun Sun Kim (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 22.6.2019. (HS)

Rachel Willis-Sørensen (Rusalka) and Kristinn Sigmundsson (Vodník)
(c) Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera)

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A Memorable Boris Godunov at Covent Garden

21/06/2019

Mussorgsky – Boris Godunov: Soloists, Trinity Boys’ Choir, Royal Opera Chorus and Extra Chorus (chorus master: William Spaulding), Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Marc Albrecht (conductor). Royal Opera House, London, 19.6.2019. (MB)

Bryn Terfel as Boris Godunov, Joshua Abrams as Fyodor (c) ROH/Clive Barda

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The Philharmonia Adds Another Dimension to Fritz Lang’s Metropolis

17/06/2019

Huppertz, arr. Strobel: Philharmonia Orchestra / Frank Strobel (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 13.6.2019. (MB)

Fritz Lang’s Metropolis

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Cincinnati Opera Opens 99th Season with Charming Figaro

14/06/2019

Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro: Soloists, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra / Marc Piollet (conductor), Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio. 14.6.2019. (RDA)

The Marriage of Figaro (c) Phillip Groshong/Cincinnati Opera

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An Imaginative, Delightful New Production of Don Quichotte in Berlin

14/06/2019

Massenet, Don Quichotte: Deutsche Oper Chorus and Orchestra / Emmanuel Villaume (conductor), Deutsche Oper Berlin, 13.6.2019. (JMI)

Deutsche Oper’s Don Quichotte (c) T. Aurin

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A Blazing Mahler Performance from Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and the CBSO

14/06/2019

Mahler: Lucy Crowe (soprano), Karen Cargill (mezzo Soprano), CBSO Chorus, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla (conductor), Symphony Hall, Birmingham, 13.6.2019. (JQ)

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and the CBSO (c) Benjamin Ealovega

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Refined Romanticism from Petrenko and the RPO

13/06/2019

An Heroic Journey – Brahms, R. Strauss: Denis Kozhukhin (piano), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Vasily Petrenko (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 11.6.2019. (CS)

Denis Kozukhin (c) Marco Borggreve

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