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Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore
Giacomo Sagripanti; Grischa Asagaroff; Zurich Opera; Tullio Pericoli; Diana Damrau; Rebeca Olvera
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
Massimo Zanetti; Jean-Pierre Ponnelle; Teatro alla Scala; Leo Nucci; Massimo Cavalletti
Puccini: La bohème
Gustavo Dudamel; Franco Zeffirelli; Teatro alla Scala; Pietro Tosi; Maria Agresta; Ailyn Pérez
Daniele Gatti; Robert Carsen; Teatro alla Scala; Paul Steinberg; Brigitte Reiffenstuel; Nicola Alaimo; Eva Mei
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For his first collaboration with the Dutch National Opera, Australian director Benedict Andrews emphasizes the modernity of Puccini’s most popular opera.
The Met's revival of Carmen, with its rotating set, has a successful opening night with a strong cast, an insightful conductor, a superb orchestra and chorus, all working well as a team.
Ambrogio Maestri reprises his star turn as a vocally and theatrically complete Falstaff in Robert Carsen’s lavish, food-fuelled situational comedy at the Holland Festival.
“Of all my works, the one that pleases me most is the Casa I’ve had built in Milan to accommodate old singers who have not been favoured by fortune or who did not possess the virtue of thrift in their youth”. This is how Verdi described the retirement home for elderly musicians he founded at the time of the composition of this opera Falstaff.
When Salzburg Festival director Alexander Pereira stepped onto the stage of the Großes Festspielhaus last night to announce that one of the cast members of La bohème was sick and unable to sing, he faced a chorus of hisses from the audience. Soprano Anna Netrebko, the festival’s biggest non-conductor star, was feeling fine (though as Mimì she would shortly die of consumption).