An outstanding production of Massenet’s Don Quichotte by Wexford Festival Opera

30/10/2019

IrelandIreland Wexford Festival Opera 2019 [1] – Massenet, Don Quichotte:  Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Wexford Festival Opera / Timothy Myers (conductor), Wexford Opera House, Wexford Opera Festival, Wexford, 25.10.2019. (RB)

Aigul Akhmetshina and Goderdz Janelidze (c) Clive Barda

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Fontanals-Simmons and Hoare are standouts in ENO’s The Mask of Orpheus though orchestra gets glitterball

30/10/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Birtwistle, The Mask of Orpheus: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera / Martyn Brabbins & James Henshaw (conductors). Electronic music realised by Barry Anderson. London Coliseum, 29.10.2019. (CC)

Peter Hoare, Claron McFadden and
Marta Fontanals-Simmons © Alastair Muir

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A revival of its popular Tosca opens Scottish Opera’s season in Glasgow magnificently

29/10/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Scottish Opera / Stuart Stratford (conductor). Theatre Royal Glasgow, 26.10.2019. (GT)

End of Act I of Scottish Opera’s Tosca (c) Peter Glossop

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In Los Angeles, the Mariinsky Ballet in Balanchine’s sparkling Jewels

28/10/2019

United StatesUnited States Fauré, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, George Balanchine’s Jewels: Artists of the Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra / Alexei Repnikov (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 26.10.2019. (JRo)


Renata Shakirova in ‘Rubies’. Photo by Natasha Razina © State Academic Mariinsky Theatre

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Veronica Marini triumphs in Bellini’s La sonnambula at Como’s Teatro Sociale

28/10/2019

ItalyItaly Bellini, La sonnambula: Soloists, Coro OperaLombardia, I Pomeriggi Musicali / Leonardo Sini (conductor), OperaLombardia, Teatro Sociale, Como, 24.10.2019. (RP)

Veronica Marini (Amina) © Alessia Santambrogio

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Zurich revives a cinematic Così fan tutte, directed under house arrest

28/10/2019

Mozart, Così fan tutte: Soloists and Chorus of the Opernhaus Zürich, Philharmonia Zürich / Ottavio Dantone (conductor), Opernhaus Zürich, Zurich, 26.10.2019. (CCr)

Kirill Serebrennikov’s Così fan tutte (c) Monika Ritterhaus

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Lisette Oropesa’s return to the Met is the best thing about this Manon revival

28/10/2019

United StatesUnited States Massenet, Manon: Soloists, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra / Maurizio Benini (conductor). Broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera House to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 26.10.2019. (JPr)

Metropolitan Opera’s Manon Act IV (c) Marty Sohl

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Tosca in all its glory at Teatro Regio Torino

27/10/2019

Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, Chorus & Orchestra of Teatro Regio Torino, Children’s Chorus of Teatro Regio Torino and the Conservatory Giuseppe Verdi / Daniel Oren (conductor), Teatro Regio Torino, Turin, 22 & 23.10.2019. (RP)

Anna Pirozzi (Tosca) and Ambrogio Maestri (Scarpia) (c) Edoardo Piva

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