Mastersingers and the Rehearsal Orchestra near the Wagnerian summit with Siegfried Act III

22/10/2019

Wagner, Siegfried Act III: Soloists, Rehearsal Orchestra / Anthony Legge (conductor), Henry Wood Hall, London, 20.10.2019. (JPr)

Siegfried Act III rehearsal at Henry Wood Hall (c) Mastersingers

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In Gluck at the Met, voices align with dance-centric staging

22/10/2019

Gluck, Orfeo ed Euridice: Soloists, Chorus, Orchestra of Metropolitan Opera / Mark Wigglesworth (conductor), Metropolitan Opera House, New York. 20.10.2019. (HS)

Hei-Kyung Hong (Euridice) and Jamie Barton (Orfeo) (c) Ken Howard/Met Opera

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Delightful Swedish Magic Flute revival premieres in Stockholm

22/10/2019

Mozart, Trollflöjten (The Magic Flute): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Swedish Opera / Anna Skryleva (conductor), Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm, 18.10.2019. (GF)

Jens Persson (Papageno) and bears © Carl Thorborg

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A quartet of formidable artists collaborate on THE DAY at UCLA’s Royce Hall

21/10/2019

David Lang, THE DAY: Maya Beiser (cello/performance), Wendy Whelan (dancer), Lucinda Childs (choreographer), Center for the Art of Performance, Royce Hall, University of California, Los Angeles, 19.10.2019. (JRo)

Maya Beiser (cellist) and Wendy Whelan (dancer)
(c) Reed Hutchinson and CAP UCLA

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Musical magic in Nicola Raab’s dark, grim Rusalka for Opéra national du Rhin

21/10/2019

Dvořák, Rusalka: Soloists, Chœurs de l’Opéra national du Rhin, Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg / Antony Hermus (conductor), Opéra national du Rhin, Strasbourg, 19.10.2019. (RP)

Pumeza Matshikiza (Rusalka) and Bryan Register (Prince)
© Klara Beck

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A disappointing Munich Salome production is redeemed by Marlis Petersen in the title role

19/10/2019

R. Strauss, Salome: Bayerisches Staatsorchester / Kirill Petrenko (conductor). Nationaltheater, Munich, 13.10.2019. (MC)

Marlis Petersen (Salome) © Wilfried Hösl

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Munich’s timely birthday anniversary revival of Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann

18/10/2019

Offenbach, Les contes d’Hoffmann: Soloists, Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper, Statisterie Bayerischen Staatsoper, Bayerisches Staatsorchester / Constantin Trinks (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 11.10.2019. (MC)

Bayerischen Staatsoper’s Les contes d’Hoffmann © W. Hösl

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The Crucible is Scottish Ballet’s strongest adaptation in a long time

18/10/2019

Arthur Miller’s The Crucible (choreography by Helen Pickett and music by Peter Salem): Dancers of Scottish Ballet, Scottish Ballet Orchestra / Daniel Parkinson (conductor). Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 17.10.2019 (SRT)

Constance Devernay (Abigail) and company in The Crucible (c) Jane Hobson

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