Monthly Archives: September 2013

Richard Wagner’s “Der fliegende Holländer”, The Flying Dutchman, at the Bolshoi in Moskow

Richard Wagner’s “Der fliegende Holländer” Opera in three acts Premiered on June 20, 2004 Revival: October 16, 2013 Coproduction with Bavarian State Opera Libretto by Richard Wagner based on the popular legend and a novel by Heinrich Heine Performance dates: October 16, 2013 October 17, 2013 October 18, … Continue reading

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Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Boris Godunov” at The Bolshoi in Moskow

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Modest Mussorgsky’s “Boris Godunov” Opera in four acts Premiered on October 16, 1948. Sung in Russian. Presented with three intervals. Running time: 4 hours 7 minutes.   Libretto by Modest Mussorgsky, based on Alexander Pushkin’s play of the same name Version and orchestration by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov … Continue reading

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The Icelandic Opera stages Georges Bizet’s Carmen

  CARMEN Premiere on October 19th 2013   The Icelandic Opera stages Georges Bizet’s Carmen this year, with a premiere at Harpa Concert Hall on October 19th.  In leading roles are Hanna Dóra Sturludóttir/ Sesselja Kristjánsdóttir as Carmen, Kolbeinn Jón … Continue reading

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“Un ballo in maschera” at the Swedish Royal Opera

“Un ballo in maschera” at the Swedish Royal Opera Passion on the edge of disaster At the castle an attack on Gustav, the king, is planned. But he ignores the warnings about a conspiracy. The king is possessed by a … Continue reading

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“Cosi` fan tutte” at the Opera de Paris

COSI` FAN TUTTE OPERA BUFFA in two acts (1790) Music by WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791) Libretto by LORENZO DA PONTE Performed in Italian From October 22 to November 13, 2013 Thus Do They All , or The School for Lovers … Continue reading

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Wagner’s final masterpiece, “PARSIFAL”, at the Swedish Royal Theatre in Stockholm

ROYAL THEATRE, STOCKHOLM Wagner’s final masterpiece: PARSIFAL Young Parsifal wanders the earth. He meets Grail knight Amfortas whose bleeding wound no one can heal. He meets Kundry whose kiss opens his eyes to man’s desire and misfortune. Guardian angels descend … Continue reading

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DONIZETTI’S “L’ELISIR D’AMORE” TOURS NORTHERN IRELAND!

L’ELISIR D’AMORE TOURS NORTHERN IRELAND!   Newtownabbey, Belfast, Omagh, Enniskillen and Armagh in the tour. Anna Patalong and John Molloy in rehearsal Anthony Flaum and members of the female chorus in rehearsal NI Opera’s tour of Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore opened … Continue reading

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