More straightforward storytelling again in Melbourne Opera’s Siegfried

AustraliaAustralia Wagner, Siegfried: Soloists, Melbourne Opera Orchestra / Anthony Negus (conductor). Livestreamed on Australian Digital Concert Hall from the Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, 31.3.2023. (JPr)

Robert Macfarlane (Mime) and Bradley Daley (Siegfried) © Robin Halls

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Anthony Negus lets rip for an incandescent Melbourne Opera Die Walküre

AustraliaAustralia Wagner, Die Walküre: Soloists, Melbourne Opera Orchestra / Anthony Negus (conductor). Livestreamed on Australian Digital Concert Hall from the Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, 26.3.2023. (JPr)

Lee Abrahmsen (Sieglinde) and James Egglestone (Siegmund) © Robin Halls

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Melbourne Opera takes the Ring road to Bendigo for Das Rheingold

AustraliaAustralia Wagner, Das Rheingold: Soloists, Melbourne Opera Orchestra / Anthony Negus (conductor). Livestreamed on Australian Digital Concert Hall from the Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, 24.2.2023. (JPr)

Opening scene of Melbourne Opera’s Das Rheingold

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Final(?) ROH performances of Serban’s Turandot is splendidly sung, but not by those you might expect

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Puccini, Turandot (completed by Franco Alfano): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Broadcast live (directed by Peter Jones) from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 22.3.2023. (JPr)

Yonghoon Lee (Calaf), Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha and Vitalij Kowaljow (Timur) © Marc Brenner

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Between two realms: Piotr Beczała stars in François Girard’s new Lohengrin at the Met

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Wagner, Lohengrin: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor). Directed for The Met: Live in HD by Gary Halvorson and seen at Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 18.3.2023. (JPr)

Final scene of François Girard’s Lohengrin © Marty Sohl/Met Opera

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