In New York, a tech-drenched look at data mining and privacy

25/09/2019

United StatesUnited States Kamala Sankaram, Looking at You: Rob Handel (libretto); soloists; Mila Henry (piano); Jeff Hudgins, Ed RosenBerg, Josh Sinton, Matt Blanchard (saxophones); Samuel McCoy (music director); Kristin Marting (co-developer, co-choreographer, and director), HERE Arts Center, New York, 11.9.2019. (BH)

Brandon Snook as Ethan Snyder in Looking at You (c) Paula Court

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Barrie Kosky’s brilliant production of La bohème at the LA Opera

25/09/2019

United StatesUnited States Puccini, La bohème: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of LA Opera / James Conlon (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 22.9.2019. (JRo)

La bohème at the LA Opera. Photo credit: Cory Weaver.

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A rather modest Un ballo in maschera at the Deutsche Oper Berlin

25/09/2019

GermanyGermany Verdi, Un ballo in mascheraDeutsche Oper Chorus and Orchestra / Ivan Repušić (conductor), Deutsche Oper Berlin, 23.9.2019. (JMI)

Deutsche Oper’s <i>Un ballo in maschera</i> (c) M. Lieberenz

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Two great artists, Daniel Barenboim and Michael Volle, head the Staatsoper’s marvelous Ring cycle

24/09/2019

GermanyGermany Der Ring des Nibelungen [1]: Wagner, Das Rheingold, Die Walkűre: Staatsopernchor, Staatskapelle Berlin / Daniel Barenboim (conductor), Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, 21 & 22.9.2019. (JMI)

Staatsoper Berlin’s Die Walkűre (c) M. Rittershaus

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Clever production of The Makropulos Affair opens new Zurich opera season

23/09/2019

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Janáček, The Makropulos Affair: Soloists, Chorus of Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Jakub Hrůša (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich 22.9.2019. (JR)

Evelyn Herlitzius (c) Monika Rittershaus

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A brilliant cast triumphs in the Deutsche Oper Berlin’s Cav & Pag

22/09/2019

GermanyGermany Mascagni, Cavalleria rusticana and Leoncavallo, Pagliacci: Deutsche Oper Chorus and Orchestra / Paolo Arrivabeni (conductor). Deutsche Oper Berlin, 20.9.2019. (JMI)

Deutsche Oper’s Pagliacci (c) B. Stöss

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From Glyndebourne, a triumphant Billy Budd comes to San Francisco

22/09/2019

United StatesUnited States Britten, Billy Budd: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of San Francisco Opera / Lawrence Renes (conductor). War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, 20.9.2019. (HS)

John Chest (Billy Budd) and crewmen of the HMS Indomitable
(c) Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera)

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An intriguing, convincing Komische Oper Eugene Onegin from Barrie Kosky

22/09/2019

GermanyGermany Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus (director: David Cavelius) of the Komische Oper / Ainārs Rubikis (conductor). Komische Oper, Berlin, 20.9.2019. (MB)

Komische Oper Berlin’s Eugene Onegin (c) Iko Freese

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