Monthly Archives: May 2016

Les Pecheurs de Perles in Tel Aviv

Les Pecheurs de Perles Georges Bizet Passionate love and true friendship are juxtaposed as Nadir and Zurga fight for the love of the priestess Leila. Bizet’s exotic opera, set in Sri Lanka, is full with beguiling arias, duets and chorus … Continue reading

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Thomas Adès’ THE TEMPEST at the Hungarian State Opera

Opera in two parts, three acts in English, with Hungarian and English surtitles Hungarian premiere Heralded by the New York Times as “one of the most inspired, audacious and personal operas to have come along in years”, Thomas Adès’s 2004 … Continue reading

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Macbeth in Marseille

Macbeth GIUSEPPE VERDI Tuesday June 7th, 2016 > 8:00PM Friday June 10th, 2016 > 8:00PM Sunday June 12th, 2016 > 2:30PM Wednesday June 15th, 2016 > 8:00PM Opulent orchestral work with sometimes murderous arias take this opera to a paroxysm … Continue reading

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OTELLO saved by the performers at the MET

REVIEW BY TIZIANO THOMAS DOSSENA This ostensibly new production (it started in September of last year) of Verdi’s Otello at the Metropolitan Opera could have been the greatest pleasant surprise if only… Well, that is not how I would want … Continue reading

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Boismortier : “Don Quixote visits the Duchess” at the Chateau de Versailles

In 1743, two years before Rameau imagined Platée, Boismortier had an extraordinarily modern and preposterous « comic ballet » performed at the Académie royale de musique : Don Quixote visits the Duchess. In the course of a totally hysterical plot, the hero encounters monsters, magicians, … Continue reading

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La Fanciulla Del West at La Scala di Milano


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Don Carlo at the San Francisco Opera

At the time of Spain’s brutal Inquisition, the king of Spain marries the woman his son loves and sets into motion a tension-filled chain of events. Music Director Nicola Luisotti conducts this magnificent tale of romantic triangles, political idealism and … Continue reading

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Turandot in Norway with the phenomenal Elizabeth Blancke-Biggs ( updated with more images and a video)

In Puccini’s opera, Princess Turandot  has sworn never to marry any man unless he can correctly answer her three riddles. Captivated by her beauty, the unknown Prince Calàf takes up the challenge, well aware that the untouchable ice princess has … Continue reading

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