Thielemann and Die Frau ohne Schatten make a strong impression in Dresden

GermanyGermany R. Strauss, Die Frau ohne Schatten: Soloists, Children’s Chorus (director: Claudia Sebastian-Bertsch) and Chorus of the Semperoper Dresden, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden / Christian Thielemann (conductor). Semperoper, Dresden, 27.3.2024. (MB)

Richard Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten © Semperoper Dresden/Ludwig Olah

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A talented cast combined to make Opera North’s Così fan tutte an eminently enjoyable production

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mozart, Così fan tutte: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North / Clemens Schuldt (conductor). Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, The Quays, Salford, 21.3.2024. (MC)

Henry Neill (Guglielmo), Quirijn de Lang (Don Alfonso) and Anthony Gregory (Ferrando) © James Glossop

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Opera North’s double bill of Mascagni and Rachmaninov was given highly engaging performances

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Opera Double Bill – Mascagni, Cavalleria rusticana & Rachmaninov, Aleko: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North / Antony Hermus (conductor). Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, The Quays, Salford, 20.3.2024. (MC)

Giselle Allen (above centre right, Santuzza) in Cavalleria rusticana © Tristram Kenton

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Bernheim and Sierra are outstanding as Gounod’s star-crossed lovers in the Met’s Roméo et Juliette

United StatesUnited States Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor). Broadcast Live in HD (directed by Gary Halvorson) from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 23.3.2024. (JPr)

Alfred Walker (Frère Laurent), Nadine Sierra (Juliette) and  Eve Gigliotti (Gertrude) © Marty Sohl/Met Opera

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