The Lord of the Cries is Corigliano’s new thriller which delivers a punch at Santa Fe Opera

United StatesUnited States John Corigliano, The Lord of Cries: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Santa Fe Opera / Johannes Debus (conductor). Crosby Theater, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 11.8.2021. (HS)

Anthony Roth Costanzo (Dionysus), Leah Brzyski (Agave), Megan Moore
(Ino) and Rachel Blaustein (Autonoe) (c) Curtis Brown

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Much to enjoy in Scottish Opera’s new Falstaff at the Edinburgh International Festival

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival 2021 [5] – Verdi, Falstaff: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Scottish Opera / Stuart Stratford (conductor). Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 12.8.2021. (SRT)

Louise Winter (Mistress Quickly)and Roland Wood (Falstaff) (c) Julie Howden

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Nevill Holt’s La traviata – an astonishing achievement, full of emerging talent

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Nevill Holt Opera 2021 [1] – Verdi, La traviata: Soloists, chorus and Manchester Camerata / Nicholas Chalmers (conductor). Nevill Holt, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, 5.8.2021. (CP)

Susana Gaspar (Violetta) & Luis Gomes (Alfredo) (c) Lloyd Winters

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Aix-en-Provence saw the premiere of Kaija Saariaho’s engrossing, thought-provoking commentary on gun violence and much else

FranceFrance Aix-en-Provence Festival 2021 [2] – Kaija Saariaho’s Innocence: Soloists, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, London Symphony Orchestra / Susanna Mälkki (conductor). 10.7.2021 Performance filmed (directed by Philippe Béziat) at the Grand Théâtre de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, and available on ARTE Concert until 1.7.2024. (JPr)

[r] Vilma Jää (Marketa) & Magdalena Kožená (Tereza) (c) Jean-Louis Fernandez

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Grand opera returns to New York with Teatro Nuovo’s delightful Il barbiere di Siviglia

United StatesUnited States Rossini, Il barbiere di Siviglia: Soloists, Teatro Nuovo Chorus and Orchestra / Jakob Lehmann (primo violino e capo d’orchestra) and Will Crutchfield (maestro al cembalo). Teatro Nuovo, Damrosch Park, New York, NY, 27.7.2021. (RP)

Hannah Ludwig (Rosina) © Steven Pisano

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Longborough’s emerging artists and youth chorus fashion a Cunning spirits-lifting close to the season

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Longborough Festival Opera 2021 [3] – Janáček, The Cunning Little Vixen: Soloists, Longborough Youth Chorus, Longborough Festival Orchestra / Justin Brown (conductor). The Big Top, Longborough, Gloucestershire, 29.7.2021. (CP)

Julieth Lozano (Vixen) & Longborough Youth Chorus (c) Matthew Williams-Ellis

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