Longborough’s Big Top Così fan tutte just about survives the cuts and the re-orchestration

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Longborough Festival Opera 2021 [2] – Mozart, Così fan tutte: Soloists and the Barefoot Band / Lesley Anne Sammons (conductor). Big Top, Longborough Festival Opera, Gloucestershire, 26.6.2021. (CP)

Idunnu Münch (Dorabella), William Morgan (Ferrando) & John Molloy (Alfonso)
(c) Matthew Williams-Ellis

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Die ersten Menschen is Rudi Stephan’s musical legacy because his life was tragically short

NetherlandsNetherlands Rudi Stephan, Die ersten Menschen (The First Humans): Soloists, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / François-Xavier Roth (conductor). Filmed (directed by Sarah Derendinger) at De Nationale Opera, Amsterdam, and streamed from 25.6.2021 on ARTE Concert. (JPr)

Dutch National Opera’s Die ersten Menschen © Ruth Walz

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Anna Princeva stars as a convincing Mimì in a Covid-adjusted La bohème revival at Covent Garden

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Puccini, La bohème: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Renato Balsadonna (conductor). Filmed (directed by Jonathan Haswell) on 23.6.2021 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and streamed on 25.6.2021. (JPr)

La bohème Act II with Danielle de Niese (Musetta) (c) Tristram Kenton

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