A visual bag of tricks: Barrie Kosky’s The Magic Flute returns to LA Opera

18/11/2019

United StatesUnited States Mozart, The Magic Flute: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of LA Opera / James Conlon (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 16.11.2019. (JRo)

Theo Hoffman (Papageno) and Zuzana Markova (Pamina) (c) Cory Weaver

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Berlin sees and hears the world premiere of Chaya Czernowin’s fascinating new opera

17/11/2019

GermanyGermany Chaya Czernowin, Heart Chamber (world premiere): Soloists, Ensemble Nikel (Brian Archinal [percussion], Yaron Deutsch [electric guitar], Antoine Françoise [piano], Patrick Stadler [saxophone]), SWR Experimentalstudio (live electronics), Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper, Berlin / Johannes Kalitzke (conductor). Deutsche Oper, Berlin, 15.11.2019. (MB)

Deutsche Oper Berlin’s Heart Chamber (c) Michael Trippel

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Doña Francisquita – nicely sung zarzuela on stage at Barcelona’s Liceu

13/11/2019

SpainSpain Amadeo Vives, Doña Francisquita: Liceu Orchestra and Chorus / Óliver Díaz (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 11 & 12.11.2019. (JMI)

Doña Francisquita (c) A. Bofill

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A new production of Purcell’s King Arthur in Berlin  

12/11/2019

GermanyGermany Purcell, King Arthur: Actors, Soloists, Ein Skills Ensemble, Staatsopernchor Berlin (chorus director: Martin Wright), Akademie für Alte Musk Berlin, René Jacobs (conductor). Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, 8.11.2019. (MB)

King Arthur (c) Ruth and Martin Walz

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The Met’s troubled Madama Butterfly does justice to Anthony Minghella’s vision and memory

11/11/2019

United StatesUnited States The Met: Live in HD – Puccini, Madama Butterfly: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / Pier Giorgio Morandi (conductor). Broadcast live to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, 9.11.2019. (JPr)

Hui He (Butterfly) and Paulo Szot (Sharpless) © Richard Termine/Met Opera

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Anja Kampe blazes in Oper Frankfurt’s Lady Macbeth of Mstensk

06/11/2019

GermanyGermany Shostakovich, Lady Macbeth of Mstensk: Soloists, Chor der Oper Frankfurt, Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester / Sebastian Weigle (conductor), Oper Frankfurt, Frankfurt, 3.11.2019. (RP)

Anja Kampe (Katerina Ismailova) & Dmitry Belosselskiy
(Boris Ismailov) © Barbara Aumüller

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A memorable evening as the Komische Oper Berlin presents The Bassarids

06/11/2019

GermanyGermany Henze, The Bassarids: Soloists, Vocalconsort Berlin, Chorus (chorus director: David Cavelius) and Orchestra of the Komische Oper Berlin / Vladimir Jurowski (conductor). Komische Oper, Berlin, 5.11.2019. (MB)

The Bassarids (c) Monika Rittershaus

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Passion, desperation and glorious singing in Oper Frankfurt’s Manon Lescaut

06/11/2019

GermanyGermany Puccini, Manon Lescaut: Soloists, Chor der Oper Frankfurt, Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester / Lorenzo Viotti (conductor), Oper Frankfurt, Frankfurt, 2.11.2019. (RP)

Joshua Guerrero (Des Grieux) & Asmik Grigorian (Manon Lescaut) © Barbara Aumüller

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