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Composer: Rossini, Gioacchino (1792-1868)

March 2018
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KyotoThe 621st Subscription Concert of the Kyoto Symphony Orchestra

The 621st Subscription Concert of the Kyoto Symphony Orchestra
Rossini, Dvořák, Ravel
Kyoto Symphony Orchestra; Gianluigi Gelmetti; Luigi Piovano

BudapestRamón Vargas recital

Ramón Vargas recital
Liszt, Montsalvatge, Leoncavallo, Cilea, Respighi, Mascagni, Denza, Tosti, Rossini
Ramón Vargas; Charles Spencer; Hungarian State Opera


Rossini: Stabat Mater
Orquesta Filarmónica de Málaga; Salvador Vázquez; Beatriz Diaz; Nancy Fabiola Herrera; Emmanuel Faraldo; Roman Ialcic

GothenburgIl barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)

Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
Henrik Schaefer; David Radok; Göteborg Opera; Ivan Theimer; Ann-Kristin Jones; Ole Aleksander Bang

BuxtonRossini: Fireworks!

© Jane Hobson
English Touring Opera Orchestra; John Andrews; Luciano Botelho; Catherine Carby; John-Colyn Gyeantey; Gillian Ramm
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Damp squibs prevent ETO's Rossini: Fireworks! from taking off

Elena Xanthoudakis © William Knight
ETO's extracts from Rossini's serious operas at the Hackney Empire lacked spark and dynamism, but saw a fine showing from Elena Xanthoudakis and Catherine Carby.
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A gaudy stand-and-sing Semiramide at the Met

Angela Meade (Semiramide) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
Despite a great cast, the Metropolitan Opera's revival of Semiramide bores with tacky costumes and no direction.
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Taking flight from the Scala pit

Riccardo Chailly © G. Gori | Filarmonica della Scala
A truly magnificent evening from Chailly and his Milanese orchestra.
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Michieletto's controversial Guillaume Tell resurfaces in Palermo

Roberto Frontali (Guillaume Tell) © Rosellina Garbo
At its 2015 inauguration at the Royal Opera House, a controversial rape scene in Act 3 drew outrage from the audience and critics alike. Now the Teatro Massimo is presenting the production once again.
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The Big Bang: a starry launch for Irish National Opera

Orla Boylan, Fergus Sheil, Anna Devin and the RTE National Symphony Orchestra © Ste Murray
The biggest stigma associated with opera in Ireland is not that it is an elitist art form, but that it is not “Irish”, and that it doesn’t belong to Irish culture, more of a recent import, like pasta, or avocado.
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