Sir David Pountney’s Guillaume Tell still hits the target in Vienna

AustriaAustria Rossini, Guillaume Tell (William Tell): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera / Bertrand de Billy (conductor). Transmitted live (directed by Dominic Zepczynski) from the Vienna State Opera, 16.3.2024. (JPr)

Vienna State Opera’s Guillaume Tell © Michael Pöhn/Weiner Staatsoper

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Fine Deutsche Oper Berlin cast and imaginative production brings The Queen of Spades vividly to life

GermanyGermany Tchaikovsky, Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades): Soloists, Children’s Chorus (director: Christian Lindhorst), Chorus (director: Jeremy Bines), Statisterie, and Opernballet of the Deutsche Oper Berlin / Sebastian Weigle (conductor). Deutsche Oper Berlin, 20.3.2024. (MB)

Deutsche Oper Berlin’s Pique Dame © Marcus Lieberenz

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In a spell-binding performance, Smetana’s The Devil’s Wall in Ostrava proves to be a neglected masterwork

Czech RepublicCzech Republic Smetana, The Devil’s Wall (Čertova stĕna): Soloists, Ballet, Choir and Orchestra of the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre / Marek Šedivý (conductor). Antonín Dvořák Theatre, Ostrava, 9.3.2024. (GT)

Smetana’s The Devil’s Wall © Martin Popelář

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