Monthly Archives: September 2016

Lavish AIDA in Kiev

Opera in 4 acts Beginning: 10.09.2016 – 19:00 Completion: 22:10 Sung in Italian Libretto by A. Ghislanzoni and C. Du Locle based on A. Mariette’s scenario. Premiered on the stage of the Kyiv Opera on February 15, 1998.  CAST КРАМАРЄВА … Continue reading

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Hansel & Gretel at the Seattle Opera

By Engelbert Humperdinck UNEXPECTED ADVENTURE. Not seen at Seattle Opera for 23 years, Humperdinck’s impressive adaptation of the iconic Grimm story has been an international favorite since its premiere. With refreshing humor and Wagnerian orchestration, this atmospheric fable explores universal themes … Continue reading

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Macbeth in Los Angeles with Placido Domingo

Plácido Domingo and James Conlon unite again in a powerful adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic thriller. Returning home from battle, a victorious general encounters a coven of witches who predict his future—he will become king of Scotland. Blinded by ambition, and … Continue reading

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The Tsar’s Bride at the Estonian National Opera

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera in four acts Libretto by Ilya Tyumenev based on the drama of the same name by Lev Mey T, 13 October 2016 / 19:00             S, 15 October 2016 / 19:00 World premiere on November 2, 1899 at … Continue reading

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Falstaff at the Landestheather in Linz, Austria

Falstaff, a knight and libertine par excellence, just as hard-drinking as he is chronically bankrupt, has the ingeniously impertinent idea two write two identical love letters to two wives of wealthy citizens. Too bad that the two women know each … Continue reading

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The Barber of Seville at the Royal Swedish Opera

Music by Gioachino Rossini Performed in Italian with Swedish text on surtitles One of opera repertoires’ most witty comedy show with true carnival mood about youth and love down to old age and greed. Barber of Seville premiered in February 1816 … Continue reading

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NORMA at the Edimburgh International Festival with Cecilia Bartoli

5 – 9 August 2016 Festival Theatre Cecilia Bartoli sang the title role in a powerful, passionate production of Bellini’s searing opera masterpiece on love, betrayal and revenge. Since its unveiling at the 2013 Salzburg Whitsun Festival, it has been … Continue reading

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