Laurent Pelly’s Production of La fille du regiment Remains a Triumph

10/07/2019

Donizetti, La fille du regiment: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Evelino Pidò (conductor), Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 8.7.2019. (CC)

Javier Camarena (Tonio) and Sabine Devieilhe (Marie) (c) Tristram Kenton

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Effervescent Rossini In Wellington

10/07/2019

Rossini, The Barber of Seville: Soloists, Freemasons New Zealand Opera Chorus and Orchestra Wellington / Wyn Davies (conductor), The Opera House, Wellington. 2.7.2019. (PM)

NZ Opera’s The Barber of Seville (c) David Rowland

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At the Blossom Festival, Two Artists Take Nothing for Granted

09/07/2019

Bernstein, Gershwin, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky: Aaron Diehl (piano), Cleveland Orchestra / Roderick Cox (conductor), Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 6.07.2019 (MSJ)

Aaron Diehl (c) Ingrid Hertfelder.

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MacMillan’s Mayerling Performed in Los Angeles for the First Time

09/07/2019

Liszt, Kenneth MacMillan’s MayerlingArtists of the Royal Ballet / Koen Kessels (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 7.7.2019. (JRo)

Lauren Cuthbertson and Thiago Soares in Mayerling (c) Helen Maybanks/ROH

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Masterful Chamber Version of Das Rheingold in Vattnäs

09/07/2019

Wagner, Das Rheingold: Soloists, Dancers from M&M Dance School, Mora, Extras, Vattnäs Extended Chamber Orchestra / Joakim Unander (conductor), Vattnäs Concert Barn, Vattnäs, Sweden, 5.7.2019. (GF)

Katarina Böhm (Wellgunde), Alexandra Büchel (Woglinde), Elisabeth Leyser (Flosshilde)
(c) P-J Jansson

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Gorgeously sung Ariadne auf Naxos in Cincinnati

09/07/2019

R. Strauss, Ariadne auf Naxos: Soloists, Cincinnati Opera / Jun Märkl (conductor), School for Creative and Performing Arts, Cincinnati, Ohio. 11.7.2019. (RDA)

Liv Redpath as Zerbinetta in Ariadne at Cincinnati Opera (Photo: Cincinnati Opera)

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Boston Symphony Orchestra Opens Tanglewood Season with Elegant Mozart and Magnificent Mahler

09/07/2019

Tanglewood [1] – Mozart, Mahler: Emmanuel Ax (piano), Boston Symphony Orchestra / Andris Nelsons (conductor), Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox, MA, 5.7.2019. (RP)

Andris Nelsons and the BSO © Hilary Scott

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Electrifying Elektra at Zurich Opera

08/07/2019

Richard Strauss, Elektra: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Simone Young (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich, 7.7.2019. (JR)

Elektra (Evelyn Herlitzius), Chrysothemis (Tamara Wilson) (c) Toni Suter

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