ENB’s bold decision to frame a joyous work with two sombre ones pays off in their latest triple bill

United KingdomUnited Kingdom English National Ballet’s EK/Forsythe/Quagebeur: Dancers of English National Ballet, English National Ballet Philharmonic / Gavin Sutherland (conductor). Sadler’s Wells, London, 9.11.2022. (JO’D)

Stina Quagebeur’s Take Five Blues © Laurent Liotardo

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The Dallas Opera’s bewitching storybook Hansel and Gretel

United StatesUnited States Humperdinck, Hansel and Gretel: Soloists, Children’s Chorus of the Greater Dallas Choral Society, The Dallas Opera Orchestra / Emmanuel Villaume (conductor). Livestreamed (directed by Tim Kelly) from the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, Dallas, 5.11.2022. (JPr)

Elena Villalón (Gretel), Patricia Racette (Witch) and Kangmin Justin Kim (Hansel) © Lynn Lane

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The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s highly absorbing coupling of two fascinating chamber operas

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Opera Double Bill: Michael Nyman, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat & Gavin Bryars, Marilyn Forever: Opera students and musicians of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland / William Cole (conductor). Sir Alexander Gibson Opera Studio, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow, 2.11.2022. (MC)

William Searle (Dr, S) in The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat © RCS/Robbie McFadzean

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Nadine Sierra’s Violetta in the Met’s La traviata is as remarkable as her recent Lucia

United StatesUnited States The Met: Live in HD – Verdi, La traviata: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Daniele Callegari (conductor). Broadcast live to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 5.11.2022. (JPr)

The opening of Michael Mayer’s La traviata © Marty Sohl/Met Opera

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Dmitri Tcherniakov experiments with Das Rheingold at Berlin’s Staatsoper

GermanyGermany Wagner, Das Rheingold: Soloists, Staatskapelle Berlin / Christian Thielemann (conductor). Filmed (directed by Andy Sommer) on 29.10.2022 at Staatsoper Unter den Linden but available until 17.2.2023 on ARTE Concert. (JPr)

Rolando Villazón (Loge), Johannes Martin Kränzle (Alberich) and Michael Volle (Wotan) © Monika Rittershaus

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