An undoubtedly disturbing yet ultimately triumphant Met Porgy and Bess

United StatesUnited States The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / David Robertson (conductor). Transmitted live from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 1.2.2020. (JPr)

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (c) Ken Howard

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Depth, wit and something to chew on in Los Angeles Opera’s new Eurydice

United StatesUnited States Matthew Aucoin, Eurydice: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of Los Angeles Opera / Matthew Aucoin (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. 1.2.2020. (HS)

Danielle de Niese as Eurydice, with Kevin Ray, Raehann Bryce-Davis and Stacey Tappan as the Three Stones
(Photo: Cory Weaver, courtesy Los Angeles opera)

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As Brexit looms, an English work flourishes in a Berlin opera house

GermanyGermany Britten, A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Soloists, Children’s Choir (chorus director: Christian Lindhorst) and Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin / Donald Runnicles (conductor). Deutsche Oper, Berlin, 29.1.2020. (MB)

Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (directed by Ted Huffman)
at the Deutsche Oper Berlin (c) Bettina Stöß

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