Lisette Oropesa seems unsurpassable in a strongly sung revival of Lucia di Lammermoor in Vienna

AustriaAustria Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Evelino Pidò (conductor). Livestreamed (directed by Jasmina Eleta) from Vienna State Opera, 24.4.2022. (JPr)

Benjamin Bernheim (Edgardo) and Lisette Oropesa (Lucia) © Michael Pöhn

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Thoughts for today but going back in time with Otto Schenk’s vintage Der Rosenkavalier at Vienna State Opera

AustriaAustria R. Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Philippe Jordan (conductor). Livestreamed (directed by Dominik Kepczynski) from Vienna State Opera, 17.4.2022. (JPr)

Christina Bock (‘Mariandel’), Maria Bengtsson (Marschallin) and Günther Groissböck (Baron Ochs)

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Simon Stone’s new thought-provoking retelling of Berg’s Wozzeck at Vienna State Opera

AustriaAustria Berg, Wozzeck: Soloists, Children’s Chorus, Chorus and Orchestra of Vienna Stata / Philippe Jordan (conductor). Livestreamed (directed by Jakob Pitzer) from Vienna State Opera on 31.3.2022. (JPr)

Anja Kampe (Marie) & Christian Gerhaher (Wozzeck) © Wiener Staatsoper/Michael Pöhn

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Nothing less than intriguing, though diminishing returns from Tobias Kratzer’s Il trittico at La Monnaie

BelgiumBelgium Puccini, Il trittico (Il tabarro, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi): La Monnaie Children’s and Youth Choirs (chorus director: Benoît Giaux), La Monnaie Symphony Chorus and Orchestra / Ouri Bronchti (conductor). Livstreamed from Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels, on 26.3.2022 and available on ARTE Concert (click here) until 25.6.2022. (JPr)

La Monnaie’s Il tabarro © Matthias Baus

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