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Desde la Royal Opera House de Londres hasta el Metropolitan Opera de Nueva York, lea las últimas críticas de ópera y encuentre las representaciones que tienen lugar cerca de usted. Nuestra guía le permitirá buscar entre los mejores teatros de ópera o las voces más sobresalientes, pero también en las pequeñas salas donde se muestran los nuevos talentos. Además, con solo un click, podrá acceder a comprar las entradas directamente desde los teatros de ópera. En esta sección también encontrará una amplio repertorio de interesantes artículos y entrevistas.
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Reviewed in Milan

A fine musical display in Don Carlos

Were it not for a sterling musical display, built on the shoulders of bass Ferruccio Furlanetto and conductor Myung-whun Chung, this could have been a very long night indeed.
Reviewed in Vienna

The Dead City lacks excitement in Vienna

Die tote Stadt at the Vienna State Opera features strong playing and singing but little drama.
Reviewed in Seattle

Two Violettas in 24 hours in Seattle

Two fascinating casts make Peter Konwitschny's stripped-down Traviata a must-see artistic event in Seattle.
2016 in stats

Gergiev encabeza las estadísticas de Bachtrack de 2016

Mucha gente descorcha una botella de champán para celebrar la entrada del año nuevo, pero aquí, en las oficinas de Bachtrack, no salta ningún corcho antes de que hayamos estudiado las estadísticas de la música clásica del año que acaba de terminar.
Interview

A sense of theatre: Sir Antonio Pappano

Sir Antonio Pappano reflects on recent performances of Fidelio and Norma and how his Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia has evolved and the difficulties staging Verdi.
Opera in 2017

Insider Guide: Key new opera productions in 2017

As another year dawns, it’s time to look ahead to some of the key highlights for 2017. Here is our selection of what to look out for, along with a couple of tips for new productions yet to be announced.
For Bachtrack members

Bachtrack Insider Guide: Opera House tips II

Want to know where to sit? When to book?Our reviewers offer an inside guide to some of the world's great opera houses. 
We preview

Strong women, big voices at LA Opera

Los Angeles likes to think big and so does LA Opera. It attracts star singers and the second half of its season features some big female voices taking on some of opera’s strong women.
Preview

The Wiener Staatsoper's Live at Home

The Vienna State Opera's subscription service offers 45 live broadcasts a year for a monthly fee. The intention is to foster in your home a sense of the live occasion, as distinct from the mere provision of a video library.
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BarcelonaWerther

Massenet: Werther
Alain Altinoglu; Willy Decker; Gran Teatre del Liceu; Wolfgang Gussmann; Piotr Beczała; Josep Bros

HoustonNixon in China

Adams: Nixon in China
Robert Spano; James Robinson; Houston Grand Opera; Allen Moyer; James Schuette; Scott Hendricks; Andriana Chuchman

ÁmsterdanDie Entführung aus dem Serail

Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Harem)
Jérémie Rhorer; Johan Simons; Dutch National Opera; Bert Neumann; Nina von Mechow; Lenneke Ruiten; Paul Appleby

VienaRoméo et Juliette

Gounod: Roméo et Juliette
Plácido Domingo; Jürgen Flimm; Wiener Staatsoper; Patrick Woodroffe; Birgit Hutter; Aida Garifullina; Juan Diego Flórez

ZürichMedéeNew Production

Charpentier: Médée
William Christie; Andreas Homoki; Zurich Opera; Hartmut Meyer; Mechthild Seipel; Stéphanie d'Oustrac; Carmen Seibel

BudapestAida

Verdi: Aida
Marco Comin; János Mohácsi; Hungarian State Opera; Khell Zsolt; Kriszta Remete; István Kovács; Ferenc Cserhalmi

BerlínTannhäuser

Wagner: Tannhäuser
Donald Runnicles; Kirsten Harms; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Bernd Damovsky; Ricarda Merbeth; Camilla Nylund

LeedsThe Snow MaidenNew production

Rimsky-Korsakov: Snegurochka, The Snow Maiden
Leo McFall; John Fulljames; Opera North; Giles Cadle; Christina Cunningham; Aoife Miskelly; Heather Lowe
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Manuel García y el arte del bel canto

Éxito en la Fundación Juan March con la producción de la ópera de salón de Manuel García, Le cinesi.

Navegando sin mar de fondo: el Holandés errante en el Real

La Fura ofrece en este Holandés un espectáculo mayúsculo, de una superficialidad inteligente, acompañado por un elenco solvente y un foso con escaso sentido narrativo. 

Elektra o el círculo virtuoso de la ópera

La magnífica producción de Elektra creada por Patrice Cheréau llega al Liceu bajo la dirección musical de Josep Pons, que al frente de la orquesta del teatro y junto a las voces de Herlitzius, Pieczonka y Meier recrean con gran éxito una de las parituras más bellas del s. XX.

La clemenza di Tito vuelve al Real en la producción de los Hermann

La fascinante producción de los Hermann sigue viva 30 años después de su estreno

Siempre nos quedará Nebra

Llega al Teatro de la Zarzuela la magnífica obra de Nebra Iphigenia en Tracia, una esperada producción que presenta algunos altibajos pero pone en valor la enorme calidad de la música del compositor barroco.

Le nozze di Figaro en el Liceu

Mozart-Da Ponte, ese binomio casi divino, es garantía de éxito seguro, o al menos de una velada con lo mejor en la parte musical y teatral. Con estos mimbres, las funciones del Liceu de este mes de noviembre pasan por ser un bálsamo para los melómanos y el público que se acerca por primera vez al mundo de la lírica.

Unas esperadas Golondrinas volvieron al Teatro de la Zarzuela

El director musical de La Zarzuela, Óliver Díaz, destaca con su excelente trabajo en una producción de la obra de Usandizaga oscura pero sin magia.  

Una noche memorable: Tamerlano por Il Pomo d'Oro"

Il Pomo d'Oro, junto a un elenco vocal de lujo, interpreta magistralmente Tamerlano de George Frideric Handel en el Auditorio Nacional.

¡Tanti auguri, Rossini!

Nacido un 29 de febrero, Gioachino Rossini solo celebra su cumpleaños cada cuatro años, así que hemos decidido celebrarlo hoy por todo lo alto con una selección de Bachtrack.

Mes del Barroco: Xavier Sabata

Xavier Sabata responde a las preguntas de Bachtrack acerca del ascenso de la figura del contratenor.

Baroque Inquisition: Lawrence Zazzo

Lawrence Zazzo faces our Baroque Inquisition as we find out more about the rise of the countertenor. 

Playing the operatic villain: Interview with Jay Hunter Morris

As a tenor, Jay Hunter Morris is used to playing the love interest. In Jennifer Higdon’s new opera Cold Mountain, which receives its world première on 1 August at Santa Fe Opera, the tables are turned and he gets to portray a nasty, dark villain himself. 

Teatro alla Scala's celebratory Academy evening

A report from the Teatro alla Scala, where Academy students took to the stage for a celebratory graduation evening. 

A Bavarian Smorgasbord

With 43 productions ranging from the baroque to a world première set in Antarctica, the Bayersche Staatsoper's 2015/6 season provides something for everyone.

From Russia with love...

If you regularly listen to classical music radio stations, or go to concerts, you’ll almost certainly have heard excerpts from Russian opera, but these are just a taster and, if you get a chance, its well worth sampling the full package.

Jessica Pratt on the art of singing bel canto

Jessica Pratt, in Peru to sing the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor, talks about how she came to singing late, what she's learnt from her voice teachers and about the dying art of bel canto. 

Buon compleanno, Giuseppe Verdi!

Friday 10th October marks the birthday of the great Giuseppe Verdi - not as big an anniversary as last year's bicentenary, but worth marking nonethless. 

Falstaff: His enduring appeal

Few operatic characters straddle the operatic stage larger than Sir John Falstaff. Read our in depth 'opera portrait' on Verdi's Falstaff as well as some of his other guises. 

Opera Month Interview: David Pountney

Opera director and producer David Pountney has always been prepared to shake up people’s perceptions about opera. He already had a long association with Welsh National Opera, before becoming its Chief Executive and Artistic Director in September 2011. As part of Opera Month, we caught up with David Pountney to ask about programming ‘tougher’ works and about the impact opera screenings in cinemas is having.

Does High-Definition mean High Noon for Opera Houses?

Opera lovers have never had it so good. Last December alone, I saw Jonas Kaufmann and Anja Harteros star in Martin Kušej's new Bavarian State Opera production of La forza del destino, watched Piotr Beczała booed at the opening night of La Scala’s new season and experienced the Metropolitan Opera’s Eugene Onegin – all without leaving the house. 

Grimes on Grimes in HD: Stuart Skelton interview

In February, English National Opera made its big screen debut when David Alden’s hit production of Britten’s Peter Grimes was beamed live to over 300 cinemas. Stuart Skelton’s performances of the title role in this production have garnered international acclaim. Here, he tells us what is like being in front of the HD cameras.

Opinion: Another Op'nin', Another Show

When is opera not opera? When companies wheel out a musical...

Baroque Inquisition: Christopher Ainslie

Christopher Ainslie faces our Baroque Inquisition as we find out more about the rise of the countertenor. 

Opéra de Dijon: not only opera, but also...

The Opéra de Dijon's 2015/6 opera programme packs a considerable level of interest and variety into a relatively small number of productions, plus orchestral, choral, chamber and solo works.

Shakespeare celebrated in Budapest

“If music be the food of love, play on,” declares Duke Orsino at the start of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. There is no operatic version of Twelfth Night, but plenty of the Bard’s plays have been turned into operas or ballets, many of which feature in Hungarian State Opera’s new season.

BBC Cardiff Singer prize eludes favourite

Cardiff Castle hosted an entertaining bout of medieval jousting yesterday afternoon, but in the evening all eyes and ears turned to the vocal jousting in St David’s Hall.

A very cultural desert: Santa Fe Opera 2015 in preview

Santa Fe Opera's 2015 season comprises five new productions, including the world première of Jennifer Higdon's Cold Mountain. The operas span the old and the new, the famous and the less familiar, the scandalous and the light hearted.

Lust, jealousy, revenge and murder under the canopy

Opera Holland Park is adored by opera newbies for its friendly, informal atmosphere and its accessible ticket prices. Yet it is adored by aficianados too for its brave programming... and this season is no different.

Meyerbeer rarity heads new Deutsche Oper season

Political intrigues in exotic settings lie at the heart of three new productions at Deutsche Oper next season, headed by a rare outing for Meyerbeer’s L’Africaine in its original version, as left by the composer, under the title Vasco de Gama. 

Leoš Janáček: an operatic late starter

Leoš Janáček’s career as an opera composer was an unusual one. Unlike Verdi, who wrote successful operas throughout his life, and unlike Rossini, who retired from operatic composition in his late 30s, Janáček only came into his own as a composer of operas after the age of 50.

Dix Mois d'Ecole et d'Opéra

Retrouver le chemin de la réussite scolaire à travers l'initiation à l'Opéra: Christine Eschenbrenner, Alexis Ouspensky, et Dominique Laudet, responsables de Dix Mois d'Ecole et d'Opera, nous dévoilent les origines, réussites, et objectifs de ce programme.

Operatic child's play: Jonathan Dove interview

Opera is central to Jonathan Dove’s output and few composers have been as active in bringing opera to a new generation of audiences. His hugely successful opera The Adventures of Pinocchio has delighted family audiences around the world since its 2007 Opera North première. As part of Opera Month’s focus on accessibility, we asked Jonathan about writing for – and collaborating with – children.  

Forging a new generation of opera lovers

Is opera “stratospherically inaccessible”? How can opera houses encourage new audiences? James Imam explores some of the inventive ways in which opera companies are trying to build audiences to secure opera's future.

Seducing the cameras as Carmen: Rinat Shaham

Mezzo-soprano Rinat Shaham has received accolades for her operatic and concert performances throughout the world, not least for her portrayal of the title role in Bizet’s Carmen. As part of our Opera Month investigation into the opera in HD experience, we asked Rinat about the role cinema can play in bringing a new audience to the art form and about acting for the cameras.

Opinion: Juggling the role of artistic director and artist

Yesterday, Benjamin Millepied stepped down as director of Paris Opéra Ballet, prompting the question: can the director of a large international company juggle a management role with the desire to create?

Baroque Inquisition: Tim Mead

Tim Mead is the next countertenor to face our Baroque Inquisition. Read about da capo ornamentation, plus odd things he's been asked to do on stage!

Opinión: Revender el mito de los precios de las entradas

En el programa de BBC Radio 4 de los lunes, Today, el presentador John Humphrys se adentró –deliberadamente incluso– en un campo minado del mundo de la ópera. Le explotó en la cara.

Bel canto and gang rape: thoughts on Guillaume Tell

The gang rape scene in the Royal Opera's production of Guillaume Tell caused an uproar at the première and has caused a great deal of comment since. David Karlin argues that director Damiano Michieletto failed by succeeding too well.

Mastersingers: the triumphs – and pitfalls – of singing competitions

Voice competitions attract singers like moths to a flame, but what can they hope to achieve by competing and how great are the dangers of getting their wings burnt? 

A look at Carl Nielsen’s Maskarade

An exploration of Nielsen's Maskarade – rarely performed, but Denmark's national opera. 

Pelléas et Mélisande, la légende inapprivoisée et intemporelle

Pelléas et Mélisande, immersion dans l'oeuvre légendaire de Debussy à travers ses différentes productions.

Radical Opera in San Francisco

In a warehouse on the San Francisco Marina, in the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition building, three men in yellow workmen’s gloves are dragging a dilapidated 25-foot boat across the concrete floor. They pause and begin to sing, a fourth man standing on the boat sings with them. The voices are beautiful, the harmonies bizarre, somewhat honky-tonk and 100% Kurt Weill. 

Opera on screen: a Topsy-Turvy World

As a postscript to Opera Month, we look at how companies are expanding their forays into HD and are using of technology to showcase their wares into cinemas and our homes.

Rise of Chamber Opera in NYC

American opera has experienced some notable upheaval over the past several months, first with the closing of the New York City Opera late last year, then with the announcement that the 49-year-old San Diego Opera will cease operations at the end of this season. Nonetheless, it would be a mistake to call New York a “one-opera town”, as newer and smaller opera companies are flourishing in the Big Apple.

Glyndebourne-gate: about appearances

There’s been a furore over the reporting of Tara Erraught’s appearance in Glyndebourne’s Der Rosenkavalier. Here are our views about discussing singers’ looks in opera reviews.

Peter Grimes: Coliseum vs Empire Leicester Square

Earlier this year, English National Opera launched its own cinema broadcasts and, to my extreme delight, chose to begin with David Alden’s staging of Peter Grimes, starring my very own other half, Stuart Skelton, in the title role. By my count, of the thirty-odd performances of Peter Grimes I’ve seen in my life, very nearly half of them have been in Alden’s production

“If you don't take risk, you don't drink champagne”

"The most important thing is to love what you sing to bits". Following this simple guideline, Russian mezzo-soprano Maria Ostroukhova found her way to the final of this year's London Handel Festival vocal competition.