A Splendid Pelléas et Mélisande at Berlin’s Komische Oper

18/10/2017

Debussy, Pelléas et Mélisande: Soloists, Orchestra of the Komische Oper, Berlin / Jordan de Souza (conductor). Komische Oper, Berlin, 15.10.2017. (MB)

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Komische Oper’s Pelléas et Mélisande (c) Monika Rittershaus

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A Superb Production of Die Zauberflöte Relayed from the Met

17/10/2017

Mozart: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / James Levine (conductor). Broadcast live to the Dundonald Omniplex, Belfast from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, 14.10.2017. (RB)

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Pamina (Golda Schultz) & Papageno (Markus Werba) in the Met’s Zauberflöte (c) Richard Termine

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LA Opera at Its Finest: Verdi’s Nabucco

16/10/2017

Verdi, Nabucco: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of LA Opera/James Conlon (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 14.10.2017. (JRo)

 Liudmyla Monastyrska as Abigaille in Nabucco. Photo: Ken Howard/LA Opera.

Liudmyla Monastyrska (Abigaille) (c) Ken Howard/LA Opera

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John Copley’s production of Die Fledermaus retains its champagne sparkle

16/10/2017

Johann Strauss II, Die Fledermaus: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / James Southall (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 14.10.2017. (GPu)

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WNO’s Die Fledermaus (c) Bill Cooper

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An Excellent Don José and Two Impressive Carmens at the Teatro Real

15/10/2017

Bizet, Carmen: Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Real / Marc Piollet (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 11 & 12.10.2017. (JMI)

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Teatro Real’s Carmen © J. del Real

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WNO’s From the House of the Dead – an Outstanding Achievement, Mandatory Viewing

15/10/2017

Janáček, From the House of the Dead: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Tomáš Hanus (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 12.10.2017. (GPu)

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WNO’s From the House of the Dead (c) Clive Barda

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The Royal Opera Render a Thought-Provoking and Musical Les Vêpres siciliennes

14/10/2017

Verdi, Les Vêpres siciliennes (1855 Paris version): Cast, Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Maurizio Benini. Royal Opera House, London, 12.10.2017. (CC)

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Erwin Schrott as Jean Procida with dancers (c) ROH/Bill Cooper

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ENO’s The Barber of Seville is an Altogether Satisfying Evening

14/10/2017

Rossini, The Barber of Seville: Cast, Chorus & Orchestra of English National Opera / Hilary Griffiths. London Coliseum, St Martin’s Lane, London, 10.10.2017. (CC)

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Morgan Pearse (Figaro) & Sarah Tynan (Rosina) in ENO’s The Barber of Seville (c) Robbie Jack

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