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Teresa Iervolino (Rinaldo) © Paolo Conserva
Martina Franca

Who are the champions? Rinaldo given a rock makeover in Martina Franca

By , 29 July 2018
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Christof Fischesser, George Petean (Carlo), Hibla Gerzmava (Leonora) and Marcelo Puente (Alvaro) © Monika Rittershaus
Zürich

Twist of Fate: Hibla Gerzmava shines in botched Forza in Zurich

By , 02 June 2018
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Cardillac © Michele Borzoni | TerraProject/Contrasto
Florence

Fabio Luisi conducts Cardillac at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

By , 12 May 2018
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Maria José Siri (Francesca) and Marcelo Puente (Paolo) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Breaking with Verismo: Zandonai's Francesca da Rimini returns to La Scala

By , 15 April 2018
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Jonathan Biss, Fabio Luisi and The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni
Cleveland

Luisi leads Cleveland Orchestra in bold Bruckner and a new Sciarrino concerto

By , 30 November 2017
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Annette Dasch (Jenny Hill) © Tanja Dorendorf
Zürich

Brecht and Weill’s Mahagonny in Zurich: a tale of excess and depravity

By , 05 November 2017
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Margherita d'Anjou © Paolo Conserva
Martina Franca

Alessandro Talevi offers an updated Margherita d'Anjou at the Festival della Valle d'Itria

By , 02 August 2017
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Prince Sou-Chong and his ladies © Toni Suter
Zürich

“Smile despite your sorrows”: Franz Lehár’s valuable lesson in Zurich

By , 29 June 2017
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George Petean (Renato Anckarstroem) © Judith Schlosser
Zürich

Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera in Zurich: a danse macabre of pallid beauty

By , 07 June 2017
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Nikolai Znaider © Lars Gundersen
Tokyo

Znaider, Luisi, and NHKSO Tokyo show that Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto is anything but overdone

By , 15 April 2017
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Arabella Steinbacher © Peter Rigaud
San Francisco

Arabella Steinbacher delivers superb Beethoven with the DNSO in San Francisco

By , 03 April 2017
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Fabio Luisi © Barbara Luisi | Balu Photography
London

Disappointing Schubert and Brahms from the LSO and Fabio Luisi

By , 19 March 2017
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Igor Levit © Gregor Hohenberg
London

A classy collaboration: Igor Levit and Fabio Luisi ooze quality in Beethoven and Brahms

By , 16 March 2017
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Francesco Meli, Georg Zeppenfeld, Veronica Simeoni, Giulia Tonelli and William Moore © Gregory Batardon
Zürich

Shaking fists at the fates: Christian Spuck's Messa da Requiem in Zurich

By , 03 December 2016
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Amanda Majeski (Donna Elvira) and Ildar Abdrazakov (Don Giovanni) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

A direct and engaging Don Giovanni at the Met

By , 04 November 2016
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Janai Brugger (Jemmy) and Gerald Finley (Guillaume Tell) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Musically outstanding, but an awkwardly staged Guillaume Tell at the Met

By , 21 October 2016
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Simon Keenlyside (Don Giovanni) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

A winning cast sparks joy in Don Giovanni revival at the Met

By , 27 September 2016
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© Paolo Conserva
Martina Franca

Mercadante's Francesca da Rimini makes a world debut in Martina Franca

By , 02 August 2016
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Pretty Yende (Elvira) and Michele Pertusi (Giorgio) © Judith Schlosser
Zürich

An alignment of love and madness: Bellini’s I puritani in Zurich

By , 29 June 2016
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Luca Pisaroni (Count Almaviva) © Ken Howard | The Metropolitan Opera
New York City

It’s in the wind: Sir Richard Eyre’s Le nozze di Figaro returns to The Met

By , 25 February 2016
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Kristine Opolais (Manon) and Roberto Alagna (Des Grieux) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Work in progress: Met’s Manon Lescaut starring Opolais and Alagna

By , 12 February 2016
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Roberto Alagna (Canio) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

A 50% success rate: McVicar’s take on Cav and Pag at the Met

By , 25 January 2016
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Eleonora Buratto as Adina, Mattia Olivieri as Belcore © Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Naïf Art Nostalgia: L'elisir d'amore at Teatro alla Scala

By , 03 October 2015
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Christian Gerhaher (Wozzeck) © Monika Rittershaus
Zürich

Witness to a delicious aberration: Wozzeck in Zurich

By , 13 September 2015
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Fabio Luisi and the Danish National Symphony Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 46: Great Danes in spirited Carl Nielsen anniversary celebration

By , 20 August 2015
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Michael Spyres (Giasone) and Davinia Rodríguez (Medea) © Paolo Conserva
Martina Franca

White doves for Mayr's Medea in Corinto in Martina Franca

By , 30 July 2015
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Olga Kulchynska (Giulietta) and Joyce DiDonato (Romeo) © Monika Rittershaus
Zürich

I Capuleti e I Montecchi: the reinvention of a tragic tale

By , 21 June 2015
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Marcelo Álvarez (Canio) © Cory Weaver | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Darkly intense Cavalleria rusticana and cluttered Pagliacci at the Met

By , 14 April 2015
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Reginald Smith, Jr. © Reginald Smith, Jr.
New York City

Much beautiful singing at The Met's NCA finals, with some standouts

By , 22 March 2015
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Jean-Yves Thibaudet © IMG Artists
Cleveland

Fabio Luisi leads Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Cleveland Orchestra in thrilling Liszt

By , 12 March 2015
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Joseph Kaiser (Michel) and Annette Dasch (Julietta) © Monika Rittershaus
Zürich

Ambiguity with a capital “A”: Julietta on a rotating stage in Zurich

By , 17 February 2015
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Elena Mosuc (Norma) © Suzanne Schwiertz (2011)
Zürich

Bellini’s Norma in Zurich: “The heart you betrayed and lost”

By , 06 February 2015
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© Suzanne Schwiertz
Zürich

Die Frau ohne Schatten: a Strauss extravaganza in Zurich

By , 27 November 2014
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Fabio Luisi © Barbara Luisi | Balu Photography
Zürich

Pep and madness: An inspired programme of American Music in Zurich

By , 31 October 2014
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Hanna-Elisabeth Müller © Chris Gonz
Zürich

In praise of the here and now: Gubaidulina, Darbellay, and Mahler in Zurich

By , 25 October 2014
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Anna Netrebko (Lady Macbeth) and Željko Lučić (Macbeth) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Macbeths triumph at The Met: Netrebko and Lučić reign in New York

By , 24 September 2014
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La donna serpente at Martina Franca © Laera
Martina Franca

Casella's rarely performed La donna serpente in Martina Franca

By , 26 July 2014
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Fabio Luisi © Barbara Luisi | BALU Photography
Zürich

Heartfelt Beethoven and precise Rachmaninov in Zurich

By , 06 July 2014
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Fabio Luisi © Barbara Luisi | BALU photography
London

Luisi, de la Salle and the LSO resplendent Mozart and Bruckner

By , 19 June 2014
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Joyce DiDonato (Angelina) © Ken Howard
New York City

A Joyce to Behold, with Princely Help: The Met’s Cenerentola

By , 21 April 2014
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Fabio Luisi  ©  Barbara Luisi, BALU Photography
Cleveland

Hélène Grimaud and Fabio Luisi rock Cleveland season opener in Beethoven and Mahler

By , 19 September 2013
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Iain Paterson as Gunther and Hans-Peter König as Hagen  ©  Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Götterdämmerung at the Met

By , 02 May 2013
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Mark Delavan as the Wanderer, Eric Owens as Alberich  ©  Cory Weaver/Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Flashes of brilliance in the Met's Siegfried

By , 29 April 2013
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Martina Serafin as Sieglinde and Simon O’Neill as Siegmund  ©  Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Die Walküre at the Met

By , 26 April 2013
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Stefan Margita as Loge  ©  2013 Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Met's Ring Cycle begins with an impressive Das Rheingold

By , 25 April 2013
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Bryan Hymel as Aeneas and Susan Graham as Dido in Berlioz's "Les Troyens." Photo: Ken Howard/Metropo ©  Ken Howard / Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Met in HD: Hymel is the hero in Berlioz's epic Les Troyens

By , 05 January 2013
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Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Renato (Count Anckarström) and Marcelo Álvarez as Gustavo III in Verdi's "U
New York City

Álvarez and Hvorostovsky outstanding in the Met's Un ballo in maschera

By , 08 December 2012
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Fabio Luisi  ©  Barbara Luisi, BALU Photography
New York City

The MET Orchestra showcases its diverse skills in Gubaidulina, Beethoven and Stravinsky

By , 02 December 2012
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Fabio Luisi  ©  Barbara Luisi
New York City

Fabio Luisi and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra bring grace to warhorses

By , 13 November 2011
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