Monthly Archives: January 2015

Handel’s Alcina in Copenhagen

Performance period: 21. Feb. – 14. Mar. 2015 at then Royal Danish Theatre of Copenhagen Dwelling on a desert island, the sorceress Alcina is so alluringly beautiful that all men must fall in love with her – and suffer the … Continue reading

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Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb

Gioachino Rossini The Barber of Seville (Il barbiere di Siviglia) Rossini’s most popular opera is considered the best comic opera ever. The libretto was written by Cesare Sterbini, following Le Barbier de Seville, the first part of the Figaro trilogy … Continue reading

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The opera Eugene Onegin at the Croatian National Theater in Zagreb

On Tuesday, January 13 and 14, 2015  the CNT Opera performed P.I. Tchaikovsky’s famous opera Eugene Onegin with Niksa Bareza as conductor and in the stage direction of Michał Znaniecki who is also the costume designer. Luigi Scoglio is the set … Continue reading

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Rinaldo in Estonia

Rinaldo Opera by Georg Friedrich Händel in two acts Libretto by Giacomo Rossi based on Aaron Hill and Torquato Tasso World premiere on February 24, 1711 at Queen’s Theatre Premiere at the Estonian National Opera on September 18, 2014 In … Continue reading

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Der fliegende Holländer at the Royal Opera House in London

Der fliegende Holländer 5–24 February 2015 Main Stage Tim Albery’s acclaimed production is a darkly insightful account of Wagner’s early masterpiece, The Flying Dutchman. The Story The Flying Dutchman has been cursed for eternity. Once every seven years he is … Continue reading

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“Singing has filled my life”; Interview to Carlo Colombara in Catania

Interview by Natalia Di Bartolo I meet up with operatic bass Carlo Colombara on a warm December afternoon at the artists’ entrance of Teatro Massimo Bellini, Catania. They are rehearsing the last opera of the 2014 season, Attila by Giuseppe … Continue reading

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Giovanni Paisiello’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia in Vienna

Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Giovanni Paisiello at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna Monday February 16, 2015 Wednesday February 18, 2015 Friday February 20, 2015 Monday February 23, 2015 Wednesday February 25, 2015 Friday February 27, 2015 SYNOPSIS … Continue reading

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