Revisiting the Met’s Superb 2010 Don Carlo

03/04/2020

United StatesUnited States Verdi, Don Carlo (archived Live in HD encore): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor). Performance of 11.12.2010 and reviewed on 2.4.2020. (RDA)

Marina Poplavskaya (Elisabeth) & Roberto Alagna (Don Carlo) (c) Ken Howard

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Unconventional, inspiring Don Giovanni in Helsinki

17/03/2020

FinlandFinland Mozart, Don Giovanni: Finnish National Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Patrick Fournillier (conductor). Finnish National Opera, Helsinki, 6.3.2020. (GF)

Markus Suihkonen (Leporello) & Tuomas Pursio (Don Giovanni) © Stefan Bremer

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Two impressive debuts in Chicago Lyric’s Madama Butterfly reboot

16/03/2020

United StatesUnited States Puccini, Madama Butterfly: Soloists, Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago / Henrik Nánási (conductor). Civic Opera House, Chicago. 7.3.2020. (JLZ)

Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Madama Butterfly (c) Andrew Cioffi

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ENO’s new Marriage of Figaro is a real tonic in these uncertain times  

15/03/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera / Kevin John Edusei (conductor). London Coliseum, 14.3.2020. (CC)

ENO’s The Marriage of Figaro (c) Marc Brenner

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2Faced Dance Company celebrates its 20th anniversary at The Place

15/03/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom 2Faced Dance Company’s EVERYTHING [but the girl]: The Place, London, 13.3.2019. (JO’D)

2Faced Dance Company’s 7.0 (c) Benjamin Statham

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Carlo Rizzi’s conducting and WNO’s chorus make Les vêpres siciliennes a worthwhile experience

13/03/2020

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Verdi, Les vêpres siciliennes: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Carlo Rizzi (conductor). Theatre Cymru, Llandudno, 7.3.2020. (RJF)

WNO’s Les vêpres siciliennes (c) Johan Persson

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LA Opera’s Roberto Devereux features superb singing and their outstanding orchestra

09/03/2020

United StatesUnited States Donizetti, Roberto Devereux: LA Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Eun Sun Kim (conductor. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 5.3.2020. (DD)

Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux (c) Cory Weaver

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Juan Diego Flórez shines in La bohème revival at Zurich Opera

09/03/2020

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Puccini, La bohème: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Marco Armiliato (conductor). Zurich Opera, Zurich, 8.3.2020. (JR)

Juan Diego Flórez (Rodolfo) and Ruzan Mantashyan (Mimì) (c) Toni Suter

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