Susanna Branchini as Abigaille shines in Verdi’s Nabucco at Teatro di San Carlo

19/10/2018

Verdi, Nabucco: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra / Francesco Ivan Ciampa (conductor), Teatro di San Carlo, Naples, 12.10.2018. (GT)

‘Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves’ (c) Teatro di San Carlo

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An Eerie Rarity, The Turn of the Screw Offers No Escape

19/10/2018

Britten, The Turn of the Screw: Soloists of Seattle Opera, Seattle Symphony / Constantin Trinks (conductor), Seattle, Washington, 13.11.2018. (ZC)

Seattle Opera’s The Turn of the Screw
(c) Philip Newton

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Marc Albrecht Makes His U.S. Debut Conducting Arabella

18/10/2018

R. Strauss, Arabella: Soloists, orchestra and chorus of San Francisco Opera / Marc Albrecht (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 16.10.2018. (HS)

Brian Mulligan (Mandryka) & Ellie Dehn (Arabella)
(c) Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

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Sarah Lamb is a Revelation in the 40th Anniversary Revival of MacMillan’s Mayerling

17/10/2018

Liszt, Kenneth MacMillan’s Mayerling: Soloists, corps de ballet and Royal Opera House Orchestra / Koen Kessels (conductor). Directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon and relayed to Cineworld Basildon, Essex. 15.10.2018. (JPr)

Steven McRae (Rudolf) & Sarah Lamb (Mary)
(c) Alice Pennefather

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Pittsburgh Opera’s Charming, Traditional Madama Butterfly Delights Even with an Ailing Pinkerton

17/10/2018

Puccini, Madama Butterfly: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Pittsburgh Opera / Anthony Walker (conductor), Pittsburgh Opera, Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, Pittsburgh, 12.10.2018. (RP)

Dina Kuznetsova (Cio-Cio San) and Laurel Semerdjian (Suzuki) in Pittsburgh Opera’s Madama Butterfly © David Bachman Photography

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Cendrillon is a Glyndebourne Success and a Revelation in Repertoire

16/10/2018

Glyndebourne Tour 2018 – Massenet, Cendrillon (Cinderella): Soloists, Chorus Soloists and Orchestra / Duncan Ward (conductor), Glyndebourne Opera House, Lewes, 13.10.2018. (RD) Read more

Happy Memories and Hopes for a Bright Future from ENO’s Opera For All

15/10/2018

English National Opera’s Opera For All – A Celebration of 50 Years of Opera at the London Coliseum: Soloists, The Porgy and Bess Ensemble, English National Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Nicholas Ansdell-Evans, Mark Biggins, Martyn Brabbins, Martin Fitzpatrick, James Henshaw, Murray Hipkin, Chris Hopkins (conductors). London Coliseum, 10.10.2018. (JPr)

ENO’s Opera For All (c) Piers Allardyce

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Dusapin’s Passion Reminds Us that Myth and Music are Central to the Human Experience

15/10/2018

Music Theatre Wales and National Dance Company Wales – Dusapin, Passion (in English): Jennifer France (Her), Johnny Herford (Him), Cyril Durand-Gasselin, Nikita Goile, Ed Myhill, Julia Rieder, Malik Williams, Queenie Maidment-Otlet (dancers), Exaudi, Sound InterMedia, London Sinfonietta / Geoffrey Paterson (conductor). Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 13.10.2018. (CC)

Jennifer France & Johnny Herford in Passion (c) Clive Barda

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