Netrebko leads a fine cast and an exceptional orchestra breathing life into a venerable Vienna La bohème

AustriaAustria Puccini, La bohème: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Bertrand de Billy (conductor). Recorded (directed by Jakob Pitzer) at Vienna State Opera on 11.9.2022 and streamed on 14.2.2023. (JPr)

Anna Netrebko (Mimì) © Wiener Staatsoper/Michael Pöhn

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Keith Warner dreams up an interesting Die Meistersinger for Vienna State Opera

AustriaAustria Wagner, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Philippe Jordan (conductor). Recorded (directed by Ella Gallieni) at Vienna State Opera, 11.12.2022. (JPr)

Michael Volle (Hans Sachs) and Michael Laurenz (David) © Wiener Staatsoper/Michael Pöhn

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Sven-Eric Bechtolf’s Cardillac in Vienna is influenced by German Expressionist cinema

AustriaAustria Hindemith, Cardillac: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Cornelius Meister (conductor). Livestreamed (directed by Jasmina Eleta) from Vienna State Opera, 13.11.2022. (JPr)

Thomas Konieczny as Cardillac

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Martin Schläpfer attempts to reawaken Sleeping Beauty for the 2020s in Vienna

AustriaAustria Vienna State Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty (Dornröschen): Dancers of Vienna State Ballet, Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Patrick Lange (conductor). Livestreamed (directed by Balázs Delbó) from the Vienna State Opera, 24.10.2022. (JPr)

Hyo-Jung Kang (Princess Aurora) in Vienna State Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty

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Asmik Grigorian’s standout Jenůfa in a Vienna revival with no weak link in the cast

AustriaAustria Janáček, Jenůfa: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Tomáš Hanus (conductor). Livestreamed (directed by Jakob Pitzer) from Vienna State Opera, 15.10.2022. (JPr)

Kostelnička (Eliška Weissová) and Asmik Grigorian (Jenůfa) © Michael Pöhn

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Bieito’s Carmen gets memorable performances in Vienna from Garanča and Beczała

AustriaAustria Bizet, CarmenSoloists, Children of the Opera School, Chorus and Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Yves Abel (conductor). Performed at the Vienna State Opera and livestreamed (directed by Jasmina Eleta) on 12.9.2022. (JPr)

Elīna Garanča (centre, Carmen) and Piotr Beczała (right, Don José) © Wiener Staatsoper

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