Theater Bremen’s Salome convinces with imaginative staging and impressive singing

GermanyGermany R. Strauss, Salome: Soloists and Chorus of Theater Bremen, Bremer Philharmoniker / Stefan Klingele (conductor). Theater Bremen, 14.2.2024. (DMD)

(l-r) Nadine Lehner (Herodias), Yannick-Muriel Noah (Salome), Christian-Andreas Engelhardt (Herod) and the Bremer Philharmoniker © Jörg Landsberg

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Barrie Kosky’s magic The Merry Widow in Zurich goes in search of lost time

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Lehár, Die Lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow): Soloists, Extras association and Chorus of Zurich opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Patrick Hahn (conductor). Zurich Opera, 11.2.2024. (MF)

(left front, l-r) Marlis Petersen (Hanna Glawari), Nathan Haller (Raoul de Saint-Brioche) and Omer Kobiljak (Vicomte Cascada) © Monika Rittershaus

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A solid, though not exceptional, Rusalka at the Palau de les Arts in Valencia

SpainSpain Dvořák, Rusalka: Soloists, Dancers, Generalitat Valenciana Chorus, Comunitat Valenciana Orchestra / Cornelius Meister (conductor). Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, Valencia, 9.2.2024. (JMI)

Olesya Golovneva (Rusalka), Adam Smith (Prince) and Sinéad Campbell-Wallace (Foreign Princess) © M. Lorenzo & M. Ponce

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