English National Ballet’s Seemingly New-minted Nutcracker Intrigues and Enchants

14/12/2017

Tchaikovsky, Nutcracker (choreography by Wayne Eagling): Dancers of English National Ballet, Students from Tring Park School for the Performing Arts and Students from English National Ballet School, English National Ballet Philharmonic / Gavin Sutherland (conductor), London Coliseum, 13.12.2017. (J.O’D)

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English National Ballet’s artists as Snowflakes in Nutcracker © Laurent Liotardo

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Anna Prohaska Shines as Monteverdi’s Poppea

14/12/2017

Monteverdi, L’incoronazione di Poppea: Soloists, Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin / Diego Fasolis (conductor). Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, 10.12.2017. (MB)

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Anna Prohaska as Poppea (c) Bernd Uhlig.

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Love Triumphs in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s New Turandot

13/12/2017

Puccini, Turandot: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Lyric Opera of Chicago / Sir Andrew Davis (conductor), Chicago. 8.12.2017. (JLZ)

12/2/17 4:25:16 PM -- Chicago, IL, USA Lyric Opera Presents Puccinii's Turandot Dress Rehearsal © Todd Rosenberg Photography 2017

Amber Wagner (Turandot), Stefano La Colla (Calaf) & Maria Agresta (Liù) © Todd Rosenberg

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Nadine Sierra – The Jewel of the 2017 Richard Tucker Gala

12/12/2017

2017 Richard Tucker Gala: Various soloists, New York Choral Society, Members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra / Nicola Luisotti (conductor), Carnegie Hall, New York, 10.12.2017. (RP)

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Nadine Sierra during the Richard Tucker Gala (c) Dario Acosta

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Ainhoa Arteta Shines as Maddalena in Andrea Chénier

12/12/2017

Giordano, Andrea Chénier: Ópera de Oviedo Chorus, Oviedo Filarmonía Orchestra / Gianluca Marcianò (conductor), Teatro Campoamor, Oviedo, 10.12.2017. (JMI)

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Ainhoa Arteta as Maddalena in Andrea Chénier © I. Martínez

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Balanchine’s The Nutcracker with Tropical Flavor from Miami City Ballet

12/12/2017

Tchaikovsky, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker: Principals, soloists, corps de ballet of Miami City Ballet, children of Colburn School/The Gabriella Foundation’s everybody dance! Program, Los Angeles Children’s Chorus / Gary Sheldon (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 9.12.2017. (JRo)

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Miami City Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® © Alexander Iziliaev.

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Strong Vocal Line-Up for New Madama Butterfly in Zurich

12/12/2017

Puccini, Madama Butterfly: Soloists, Chorus of Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Daniele Rustioni (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich. 10.12.2017. (JR)

Opernhaus Zürich - Madama Butterfly - 2017/18 © T+T Fotografie - Toni Suter

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RNCM’s Excellent Staging and Sung Performance of a Too Rarely Seen French Opera

07/12/2017

Massenet, Cendrillon: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Royal Northern College of Music / Martin André (conductor). RNCM Opera Theatre.6.12.2017. (RJF)

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RNCM’s Cendrillon (c) Robert Workman

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