Monthly Archives: April 2016

Das Rheingold in Frankfurt

DAS RHEINGOLD Richard Wagner 1813 – 1883 Libretto by the composer First performed September 22nd 1869, Royal Court and National Theatre Munich First performance as part of the Ring des Nibelungen 13th August 1876, Bayreuth Sung in German with German … Continue reading

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Otello at the MET

New Production Sep 21 2015- May 6 2016 Director Bartlett Sher’s new production of Verdi’s masterful Otello, which opened the Met season last September, returns for a second run, with Aleksandrs Antonenko in the title role and Željko Lučić as … Continue reading

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Carmen at the San Francisco Opera

The ultimate femme fatale returns in a provocative staging by director Calixto Bieito in his long-awaited U.S. opera debut. Set in the arid earthiness of post-Franco Spain, Bieito’s raw and cinematic vision of Carmen unabashedly provokes the intense emotions pulsing … Continue reading

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La Cena Delle Beffe at La Scala Theater in Milan

From 3 April to 7 May 2016 Umberto Giordano Teatro alla Scala Orchestra New Teatro alla Scala Production Running Time: 2 hours intermission included Conductor Carlo Rizzi Staging Mario Martone Sets Margherita Palli Costumes Ursula Patzak Lights Pasquale Mari CAST Giannetto Malespini Marco Berti Ginevra … Continue reading

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Second World Performance ever! “L’Oristeo” by Francesco Cavalli AT THE NATIONAL THEATRE OF MARSEILLE, LA CRIEE

L’Oristeo FRANCESCO CAVALLI Friday March 11th, 2016 > 8:00PM Sunday March 13th, 2016 > 3:00PM With its oriental subject matter, Oristeo, when first written, launched a new form of typically Venetian-style freedom in the creative process. So it will be … Continue reading

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THE FLYING DUTCHMAN AT THE OPER FRANKFURT

DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER (The Flying Dutchman) Richard Wagner 1813 – 1883 Romantic Opera in three acts Libretto by the composer First performed January 2nd 1843, Royal Hoftheater Dresden Sung in German with German surtitles Duration: c. 2 hrs. 15 min. … Continue reading

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“Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk vår 16″in Norway

Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, directed by Ole Anders Tandberg, premiered at the Oslo Opera House in autumn 2014. “One of the rawest, most suggestive scenes my senses have ever encountered in an opera,” wrote the Morgenbladet critic. … Continue reading

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