A strong company evening as Turandot is revived at Deutsche Oper, Berlin

11/10/2019

GermanyGermany Puccini, Turandot: Soloists, Children’s Chorus (chorus master: Christian Lindhorst), Chorus (chorus master: Jeremy Bines), and Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin / Claude Schnitzler (conductor), Deutsche Oper, Berlin, 10.10.2019. (MB)

Deutsche Oper’s Turandot (c) Bettina Stöß

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James Darrah’s Semele in Philadelphia: a revelatory blend of depth and brilliance

10/10/2019

United StatesUnited States Festival O19 [4] – Handel, Semele: Soloists, Chorus, and Orchestra of Opera Philadelphia / Gary Thor Wedow (conductor), Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia. 28.9.2019. (BJ)

Opera Philadelphia’s Semele (c) Dominic M. Mercier

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Gregory Kunde is an excellent Calaf in the Liceu’s pleasing new production of Turandot

10/10/2019

SpainSpain Puccini, Turandot: Liceu Chorus and Orchestra / Josep Pons (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 7 & 8.10.2019. (JMI)

Turandot at the Liceu (c) A. Bofill

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With its parallels to today, ETO bring authentic Weill sounds and exciting music making to The Silver Lake

09/10/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Kurt Weill and Georg Kaiser, The Silver Lake (Der Silbersee): Soloists, Choir of Streetwise Opera and English Touring Opera Orchestra / James Holmes (conductor). Hackney Empire, London, 7.10.2019. (AK)

English Touring Opera’s The Silver Lake (c) Richard Hubert Smith

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Everything falls into place in WNO’s superb revival of The Cunning Little Vixen

08/10/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Janáĉek, The Cunning Little Vixen (sung in Czech): Soloists, Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / Tomáš Hanus (conductor). Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 5.10.2019. (GPu)

Aiofe Miskelly (left, Vixen) and Lucia Cervoni (right, Fox) (c) Richard Hubert Smith

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Buenos Aires new Teatro Colón Don Pasquale doesn’t quite take off

08/10/2019

ArgentinaArgentina Donizetti, Don Pasquale: Soloists and Orchestra of Teatro Colón / Srba Dinic (conductor), Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. 1.10.2019. (JSJ)

Teatro Colón’s new Don Pasquale (c) Arnaldo Colombaroli

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The beautiful Emilio Sagi staging of Le nozze di Figaro opens the opera season in Valencia

07/10/2019

SpainSpain Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Generalitat Valenciana Chorus, Comunitat Valenciana Orchestra / Christopher Moulds (conductor), Palau de Les Arts, Valencia, 6.10.2019. (JMI)

Le nozze di Figaro (c) M. Lorenzo y M. Ponce

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Much to ponder in the new production of Tristan und Isolde in Leipzig

07/10/2019

GermanyGermany Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Soloists, Leipzig Opera Chorus (chorus director: Thomas Eitler-de Lint), Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra / Ulf Schirmer (conductor). Leipzig Opera House, Leipzig, 5.10.2019. (MB)

Oper Leipzig’s Tristan und Isolde (c) Tom Schulze

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