Topnotch artists deliver a glittering Candide in Stockholm


SwedenSweden Bernstein, Candide: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Stockholm Opera / Stefan Klingele (conductor). Royal Stockholm Opera, 25.1.2020. (GF)

Elin Rombo (Cunegonde) &  Joel Annmo (Candide) © Sören Vilks

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The Death of Orpheus comes to life in East Hollywood


United StatesUnited States Landi, The Death of Orpheus (La morte d’Orfeo): Soloists, Guest musicians and members of the LA Opera Orchestra / Stephen Stubbs (conductor). Los Angeles Opera, El Cid, Los Angeles, 18.1.2020. (DD)

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Prague State Opera reopens with Fidelio as gritty social realism


Czech RepublicCzech Republic Beethoven, Fidelio: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of the Prague State Opera / Karl-Heinz Steffens (conductor), Prague State Opera, 9.1.2020. (SS)

Prague State Opera’s Fidelio (c) Jakub Fulín

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Debussy’s unfinished opera takes Annelies Van Parys down a fruitful Berlin path


GermanyGermany Van Parys/Debussy, Usher: Soloists, Members of the Staatskapelle Berlin and its Orchestral Academy / Marit Strindlund (conductor). Alter Orchesterprobensaal, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, 18.1.2020. (MB)

(c) Martin Argyroglo

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Royal Opera’s revival of La bohème sees Puccini emerge triumphant at Covent Garden


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Puccini, La bohème: Soloists, Tiffin Boys’ Choir and Children’s Chorus, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Emmanuel Villaume (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. 21.1.2020. (CC)

Charles Castronovo (Rodolfo) & Sonya Yoncheva (Mimì) © Tristram Kenton

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An eloquent Eugene Onegin opens in Seattle


United StatesUnited States Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin: Soloists and Chorus of the Seattle Opera, Seattle Symphony / Aleksandar Marković (conductor). Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, Seattle, Washington, 11.1.2020. (ZC)

Seattle Opera’s Eugene Onegin (c) Sunny Martini

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Compelling performance of Jenůfa shows the Deutsche Oper Berlin close to its very best


GermanyGermany Janáček, Jenůfa: Soloists, Chorus (chorus master: Jeremy Bines) and Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin / Donald Runnicles (conductor). Deutsche Oper Berlin, 17.1.2020. (MB)

Deutsche Oper Berlin’s Jenůfa © Bettina Stöß

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English National Ballet celebrates its seventy years in grand style


United KingdomUnited Kingdom English National Ballet’s 70th Anniversary Gala Celebration: Dancers of English National Ballet, English National Ballet School and ENBYouthCo, English National Ballet Philharmonic / Gavin Sutherland (conductor). London Coliseum, 17.1.2020 (JPr)

Fernanda Oliveira and Junor Souza in Three Preludes (c) Laurent Liotardo

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