Redemption at the Met for Puccini’s flawed La rondine from Gheorghiu, Alagna and Oropesa

United StatesUnited States Puccini, La rondine: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Marco Armiliato (conductor). Performance from 10.1.2009 and reviewed as a Nightly Met Opera Stream on 16.4.2020. (JPr)

Lisette Oropesa, Marius Brenciu, Roberto Alagna and Angela Gheorghiu
in La rondine (c) Metropolitan Opera

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Revisiting the Met’s classic Aida and the vocal glories of Netrebko and Rachvelishvili

United StatesUnited States Verdi, Aida: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Metropolitan Opera, New York / Nicola Luisotti (conductor). Broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, on 6.10.2018 and reviewed as a Nightly Met Opera Stream on 7.4.2020. (JPr)

Anna Netrebko (Aida) & Anita Rachvelishvili (Amneris) (c) Marty Sohl/Met Opera

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Revisiting the Met’s Superb 2010 Don Carlo

United StatesUnited States Verdi, Don Carlo (archived Live in HD encore): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor). Performance of 11.12.2010 and reviewed on 2.4.2020. (RDA)

Marina Poplavskaya (Elisabeth) & Roberto Alagna (Don Carlo) (c) Ken Howard

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All the colors of the rainbow in Louis Langrée’s debut with the New York Philharmonic

United StatesUnited States Debussy, Ravel, Scriabin: Isabel Leonard (mezzo-soprano), Women’s Chorus from The Juilliard School, New York Philharmonic / Louis Langrée (conductor). David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, 5.3.2020. (RP)

Louis Langrée conducting the New York Philharmonic © Chris Lee

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Handel meets House of Cards? A compelling Agrippina from the Met

United StatesUnited States Handel, Agrippina: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Harry Bicket (conductor).  Broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera, New York to Dundonald Omniplex Cinema, Belfast,  29.2.2020. (RB)

Handel’s Agrippina (c) Marty Sohl/Met Opera

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Ann Hallenberg and the Venice Baroque Orchestra pay tribute to Jenny Lind at Carnegie Hall

United StatesUnited States Various composersThe Swedish Nightingale: Ann Hallenberg (mezzo-soprano), Venice Baroque Orchestra / Gianpiero Zanocco (concertmaster and leader). Carnegie Hall, New York, 27.2.2020. (RP)

Ann Hallenberg and Venice Baroque Orchestra © Stephanie Berger

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