Monthly Archives: February 2016

Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg” in Paris

Opéra Bastille – from 01 to 28 March 2016 Opening night Tuesday, 1 March 2016 5h45 with 2 intervals Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Opera in three acts and seven scenes (1868) Music Richard Wagner Libretto Richard Wagner (1813-1883).  In German Conductor … Continue reading

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Paul Hindemith’s Cardillac at the Estonian National Opera

Opera by Paul Hindemith Libretto by Ferdinand Lion based on E. T. A. Hoffmann’s short story “Das Fräulein von Scuderi” World premiere on November 9, 1926 at Dresden Semperoper Premiere at the Estonian National Opera on May 14, 2015 Sung … Continue reading

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Iolanta at the Palais Garnier in Paris

Palais Garnier – from 07 March to 01 April 2016 3h55 with 2 intervals Opening night Wed. 9 Mar. Iolanta Opera in one act (1892) Music Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovski Libretto Modeste Tchaikovski After Henrik Hertz’ King René’s Daughter Sung in … Continue reading

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Salome in Tokyo

SALOME Music by Richard STRAUSS Opera in 1 act Sung in German with Japanese supertitles Opera Palace Salome is a masterpiece by the archetypal German late Romantic composer, Richard STRAUSS. It is a one-act opera based on the eponymous play … Continue reading

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Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Opera Bastille in Paris

Opéra Bastille – from 02 February to 04 March 2016 3h05 with 1 interval Photo © Lola Guerrera / VOZ’image Il Barbiere di Siviglia | Le Barbier de Séville Opera Buffa in two acts (1816) Music Gioacchino Rossini Libretto Cesare … Continue reading

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Alessandro Scarlatti’s “Il Primo Omicidio” in Vienna

In the works of Alessandro Scarlatti, Italian music of the 17th and early 18th centuries reached one of its zeniths. Scarlatti, a native of Palermo, was maestro di cappella to Queen Christina of Sweden in Rome from 1680 to 1684, … Continue reading

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Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin in Zagreb

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky EUGENE ONEGIN Friday, February 26 2016 at 19.30 Director: Róbert Alföldi Conductor: Nikša Bareza Like most Russian composers from the period of Romanticism, even the greatest among them, Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky based some of his stage works on the works … Continue reading

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Ansel and Gretel at the Knoxville Opera

The beloved tale of two children whose goodness and faith triumph over an evil witch returns to the Tennessee Theatre for the first time in 32 years. The lavish production includes a 19-foot tall candied house, trees with blinking eyes, cuckoo … Continue reading

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Rossini’s Otello in Vienna

Rossini wrote Otello in 1816, between Il barbiere di Siviglia and La Cenerentola, as a commission for the royal theatre in Naples. Anyone expecting a faithful musical rendition of Shakespeare – as Lord Byron did – was in for a … Continue reading

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Handel’s Rinaldo in Israel

RINALDO Opera in two acts by Georg Friedrich Handel   Libretto: Giacomo Rossi based on Aaron Hill and Torquato Tasso World premiere: February 24, 1711, the Queen’s Theatre, London Premiere of this production at the Estonian National Opera: September 18, 2014 Monday 29/02/2016 … Continue reading

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