A superb Covent Garden revival of Tim Albery’s production showcases Bryn Terfel’s outstanding Dutchman

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Henrik Nánási (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 29.2.2024. (JPr)

Elisabet Strid (Senta) in Tim Albery’s The Flying Dutchman © Tristram Kenton

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In Dresden: Vogt’s fine role debut in another remarkable Tristan und Isolde from Thielemann

GermanyGermany Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Soloists, Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden / Christian Thielemann (conductor). Filmed (directed by Tiziano Mancini) in January 2024 at the Semperoper Dresden and available now on medici.tv. (JPr)

Klaus Florian Vogt (Tristan) and Camilla Nylund (Isolde) © Ludwig Olah

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Lahav Shani and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra’s memorable Mahler Sixth

NetherlandsNetherlands R. Strauss, Mahler: Chen Reiss (soprano), Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra / Lahav Shani (conductor). Broadcast live on medici.tv (directed by Dick Kuijs) from De Doelen Concert Hall, Rotterdam, 16.2.2024. (JPr)

Lahav Shani conducts soprano Chen Reiss and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra © medici.tv

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R.I.P. Claire Seymour (1970-2024)

It is with great sadness that we announce the recent sudden and unexpected death of Claire Seymour. After falling ill at the New Year and after a spell in hospital all seemed well and she was as active as ever working with students, marking exams, reviewing, researching and being an invaluable help to Gary Hoffman’s Opera Today and my Seen and Heard International.

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The Royal Ballet are on top form and Natalia Osipova is the ultimate dancer and actor as Manon

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon: Dancers of The Royal Ballet, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Koen Kessels (conductor). Broadcast live (directed by Ross MacGibbon) from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 3.2.2024. (JPr)

Reece Clarke (Des Grieux) and Natalia Osipova (Manon) © Andrej Uspenski

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