Category Archives: OPera

A very colorful Magic Flute at the Seattle Opera

By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart COLORFUL FANTASY. Mozart’s utterly unique extravaganza blends myth, magic, and a remarkable variety of wonderful music to deliver its life-affirming message: love conquers all. A handsome prince and his comical sidekick are given enchanted musical instruments and … Continue reading

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I PURITANI AT THE MET

February 22, 25, 28 The art of bel canto will take center stage in Bellini’s lyrical jewel. The electrifying Diana Damrau is Elvira, gripped by madness and love; Javier Camarena, a sensation in his recent appearances in other bel canto … Continue reading

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Seattle Opera presents La Traviata on January 14, 2017

By Giuseppe Verdi IRRESISTIBLE CLASSIC. Verdi’s passionate portrait of a worldly courtesan forced by bourgeois society to give up the man of her dreams enthralls with a wide range of moods packed into a tautly-constructed story. One of the most perfect … Continue reading

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ALCINA in Zurich on New Years’ Eve with Cecilia Bartoli

Dramma per musica in three acts, libretto by an unknown writer after the libretto by Antonio Fanzaglia for the opera “L’isola di Alcina” by Riccardo Broschi The seductive enchantress Alcina has already lured many men to her island kingdom, making … Continue reading

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Carmen at the Estonian National Opera

Georges Bizet’s opera to Henri Meilhac’s and Ludovic Halévy’s libretto, based on the eponymous novelette by Prosper Mérimée World premiere: March 3rd, 1875 at Parise Opéra Comique Premiere on May 26th, 2011 in the Estonian National Opera S, 3 December … Continue reading

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Here’s the full program of the 2017 Rossini Opera Festival

XXXVIII ROSSINI OPERA FESTIVAL Pesaro, 10-22 August 2017 Stage direction will be a leading feature of the XXXVIII edition of the Rossini Opera Festival, which will be inaugurated on the 10th August 2017. The first production will be by the … Continue reading

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Daral Shaga retraces the parallel destinies of emigrants at La Monnaie in Belgium

11.01.2017 – 15.01.2017 DEFYING DEATH FOR A FINAL REFUGE ‘All our journeys, all our efforts will lead us to this point: the fence, which lets no one pass without making them bleed.’ A modern tragedy, Daral Shaga retraces the parallel destinies of … Continue reading

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