Monthly Archives: March 2016

RIGOLETTO at the Estonian National Opera

Opera by Giuseppe Verdi Premiere: 9 November 2007 T, 28 April 2016 / 19:00 S, 7 May 2016 / 19:00 W, 25 May 2016 / 19:00 Verdi’s opera is based on Victor Hugo’s play Le roi s’amuse. The opera retells … Continue reading

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Turandot on Sidney Harbour

A story of a death-marked love told with salt in the air, light on the sails and the city skyline reflected in your glass. In 2016, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour presents Turandot: a story of a death-marked love told with salt in the air, … Continue reading

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Il barbiere di Siviglia in Prague

Libretto: Cesare Sterbini Conductor: Tomáš Brauner, Enrico Dovico Stage director: Martin Otava Sets: Ján Zavarský Costumes: Bettine Kirste Chorus master: Adolf Melichar Dramaturgy: Jitka Slavíková State Opera Orchestra State Opera Chorus Premiere: September 29, 2005 Figaro, the most famous barber … Continue reading

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Roberto Devereux at the Metropolitan Opera

Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky takes on the extraordinary challenge of singing all three of Donizetti’s Tudor queen operas in the course of a single season, a rare feat made famous by Beverly Sills—and not attempted on a New York stage since. … Continue reading

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A brief History of the Bayerische Staatsoper (Bavarian State Opera) and its Theaters

History of the National Theater Building of the National Theater The Cuvilliés-Theater, completed in 1755, proved to be too small for the quickly increasing Munich population. So, in 1792, the then Elector of Bavaria Karl Theodor commissioned a new opera … Continue reading

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L’Elisir d’Amore at the Metropolitan Opera

March 10 – April 7 Everyone in the village loves the spry Adina and the slow-but-likeable Nemorino—but when will they admit their love for each other? Soprano Aleksandra Kurzak and tenor Vittorio Grigolo bring their magnetism to the two lead … Continue reading

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Charles Gounod’s FAUST at the Estonian National Opera

Opera by Charles Gounod Premiere on September 20, 2012 Libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré after Carré’s play “Faust and Marguerite” and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s tragedy “Faust” World premiere on March 19, 1859 (Théātre Lyrique) Opera in two … Continue reading

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