Monthly Archives: December 2015

Antonio Vivaldi’s Farnace in Budapest

Antonio Vivaldi Farnace Opera in two parts, three acts, in Italian, with Hungarian and English surtitles The operas of the “Red Priest” (which number close to 50) were practically unknown until the last quarter of the 20th century. Since the … Continue reading

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“La Damnation de Faust” by Berlioz at the Opéra Bastille in Paris

 Opéra Bastille – from 05 to 29 December 2015 Avant-première Sat. 5 Dec. (under-28s) Opening night Tue. 8 Dec. La Damnation de Faust Légende dramatique in four parts (1846) Music Hector Berlioz Libretto Hector Berlioz Almire Gandonnière (1803-1869) After Johann … Continue reading

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La Boheme in Sweden

  A young woman knocking on the door of a loft in the Old Town … … And a young writer opens. Inspired by Edvard Munch’s colorful paintings, Hans Jaeger’s depiction of Christiania Bohemian and August Strindberg’s novel The Red … Continue reading

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JACQUES OFFENBACH’s “La Vie parisienne” in Marseille

La Vie parisienne JACQUES OFFENBACH Tuesday December 29th, 2015 > 8:00PM Thursday December 31st, 2015 > 8:00PM Sunday January 3rd, 2016 > 2:30PM Tuesday January 5th, 2016 > 8:00PM Thursday January 7th, 2016 > 8:00PM Returning to a by-gone era … Continue reading

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La Bohème on New Year’s Eve in Sidney

31 December 2015 Venue: Joan Sutherland Theatre Presented by: Opera Australia Gale Edwards’ glittering production provides a perfect setting for New Year’s Eve: in the bohemian streets of 1930s Berlin, in the color and chaos of street fairs and burlesque … Continue reading

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La bohème at the Estonian National opera

La bohème Opera by Giacomo Puccini in four acts Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa based on Henri Murger’s novel Scènes de la vie de bohème World premiere February 1, 1896 Teatro Regio (Turin) Premiere at the Estonian National … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Blancke-Biggs a perfect Elektra in Bologna

During the week of November 15-22 2015, the opera ELEKTRA by Richard Strauss was performed in Bologna, Italy. The opera was a great success, in particular because of the great performance by the soprano Elizabeth Blancke-Biggs, who has appeared previously … Continue reading

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Opera Australia presents THE MAGIC FLUTE

30 December 2015– 16 January 2016 Venue: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sidney Presented by: Opera Australia Princes and magic and bears, oh my! Description If you go down to the woods today, you might find a pure-hearted prince and his feathered … Continue reading

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NYC OPERA returns with the original 1900 Tosca’s costumes and sets and Lev Pugliese as Stage Director

Posted by Francesco FornarelliTo honor the legacy of the New York City Opera, NYCO Renaissance presents the opera that launched City Opera’s 1944 inaugural season, Giacomo Puccini’s TOSCA. NYCO Renaissance has obtained from Archivio Storico Ricordi the exclusive North American … Continue reading

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L’elisir d’amore in Berlin

  L’elisir d’amore [The Elixir of Love] Gaetano Donizetti (1797 – 1848) Melodramma giocoso in two acts Libretto by Felice Romani, based on Eugène Scribes „Le Philtre“ First performance on 12. May, 1832 at the Teatro della Cannobiana in Milan … Continue reading

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