Monthly Archives: June 2016

Die Walküre at the Oper Frankfurt

Die Walküre Richard Wagner 1813-1883 Libretto by the composer First performed June 26th 1870, Königliches Hof- und Nationaltheater, Munich First performance as part of the Ring des Nibelungen August 14th 1876 Sung in German with surtitles Duration: c. 5 hrs, … Continue reading

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AIDA at the Arena di Verona in its historical edition of 1913 under the direction of Gianfranco de Bosio

Aida, the opera in the Arena par excellence, will be displayed in its historical edition of 1913 under the direction of Gianfranco de Bosio. 25 June – 28 August Libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni Music by Giuseppe Verdi Lasting 4 Hours approximately … Continue reading

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Carmen at the Arena di Verona, directed by Franco Zeffirelli

On June 24th the Arena Opera Festival is starting with a great return: Carmen directed by Franco Zeffirelli. Special thanks to Silas Chou for his contribution 24 June – 27 August Libretto by  Ludovic Halevy – Henri Meilhac Music by Georges Bizet … Continue reading

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Carmen in San Francisco…

The ultimate femme fatale returns in a provocative staging by acclaimed director Calixto Bieito. His raw take on Carmen heightens the intense emotions pulsing through this tale of love, lust and murder. The result is a powerful account of a … Continue reading

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Don Carlo at the San Francisco Opera

Don Carlo 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. Don’t miss this magnificent tale of romantic triangles, political idealism and life-and-death … Continue reading

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The Marriage of Figaro at the Oper Frankfurt

The Marriage of Figaro Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756 – 1791 Opera in four acts Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte after Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais First performed May 1st 1786, Burgtheater Vienna Sung in Italian with German surtitles Duration c. … Continue reading

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I Puritani at the Opernhaus Zürich

I puritani Music by Vincenzo Bellini Opera seria in three parts Libretto by Carlo Pepoli after the drama «Têtes rondes et cavaliers» by Jacques Arsène Polycarpe Ancelot and Saintine Civil war is raging in 17th-century England. The protestant, republican puritans and … Continue reading

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