Delightful Swedish Magic Flute revival premieres in Stockholm

22/10/2019

SwedenSweden Mozart, Trollflöjten (The Magic Flute): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Swedish Opera / Anna Skryleva (conductor), Royal Swedish Opera, Stockholm, 18.10.2019. (GF)

Jens Persson (Papageno) and bears © Carl Thorborg

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A quartet of formidable artists collaborate on THE DAY at UCLA’s Royce Hall

21/10/2019

United StatesUnited States David Lang, THE DAY: Maya Beiser (cello/performance), Wendy Whelan (dancer), Lucinda Childs (choreographer), Center for the Art of Performance, Royce Hall, University of California, Los Angeles, 19.10.2019. (JRo)

Maya Beiser (cellist) and Wendy Whelan (dancer)
(c) Reed Hutchinson and CAP UCLA

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Musical magic in Nicola Raab’s dark, grim Rusalka for Opéra national du Rhin

21/10/2019

FranceFrance Dvořák, Rusalka: Soloists, Chœurs de l’Opéra national du Rhin, Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg / Antony Hermus (conductor), Opéra national du Rhin, Strasbourg, 19.10.2019. (RP)

Pumeza Matshikiza (Rusalka) and Bryan Register (Prince)
© Klara Beck

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A disappointing Munich Salome production is redeemed by Marlis Petersen in the title role

19/10/2019

GermanyGermany R. Strauss, Salome: Bayerisches Staatsorchester / Kirill Petrenko (conductor). Nationaltheater, Munich, 13.10.2019. (MC)

Marlis Petersen (Salome) © Wilfried Hösl

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Munich’s timely birthday anniversary revival of Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann

18/10/2019

GermanyGermany Offenbach, Les contes d’Hoffmann: Soloists, Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper, Statisterie Bayerischen Staatsoper, Bayerisches Staatsorchester / Constantin Trinks (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 11.10.2019. (MC)

Bayerischen Staatsoper’s Les contes d’Hoffmann © W. Hösl

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The Crucible is Scottish Ballet’s strongest adaptation in a long time

18/10/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Arthur Miller’s The Crucible (choreography by Helen Pickett and music by Peter Salem): Dancers of Scottish Ballet, Scottish Ballet Orchestra / Daniel Parkinson (conductor). Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 17.10.2019 (SRT)

Constance Devernay (Abigail) and company in The Crucible (c) Jane Hobson

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In Chicago, after 30 years, a welcome return of Luisa Miller

18/10/2019

United StatesUnited States Verdi, Luisa Miller: Soloists, Orchestra of Lyric Opera of Chicago / Enrique Mazzola (conductor). Civic Opera House, Chicago. 12.10.2019. (JLZ)

Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Luisa Miller (c) Todd Rosenberg

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Giving the devil his due, Zurich revives a riotous Der Freischütz

17/10/2019

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Weber: Der Freischütz: Soloists and Chorus of the Opernhaus Zürich / Axel Kober (conductor), Opernhaus Zürich, Zurich, 29.9.2019 and 4.10.2019. (CCr)

Zurich Opera’s Der Freischütz (c) Hans Jörg Michel

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