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Dec 15, 17 mat, 19, 21, 23, 27, 29, 31

Opera Vlaanderen, Antwerp, Antwerp

Verdi, Falstaff
Tomáš Netopil, Conductor
Christoph Waltz, Director
David Warren, Set Designer
Judith Holste, Costume Designer
Thomas Johannes Mayer, Sir John Falstaff
Jacquelyn Wagner, Alice Ford
Johannes Martin Kränzle, Ford
Julien Behr, Fenton
Anat Edri, Nannetta
Iris Vermillion, Mistress Quickly
Kai Rüütel, Meg Page
Koor Opera Vlaanderen
Symfonisch Orkest Opera Vlaanderen
Dec 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23

Opéra de Dijon, Dijon

Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Tales of Hoffmann)
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Offenbach, Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Tales of Hoffmann)
Nicolas Chesneau, Conductor
Mikaël Serre, Director
Nina Wetzel, Set Designer
Fanny Brouste, Costume Designer
Kevin Amiel, Hoffmann
Marie Kalinine, Nicklausse, The Muse
Damien Pass, Lindorf, Coppélius, Miracle, Dappertutto
Samantha Louis-Jean, Olympia/Giulietta/Antonia/Stella
Marianne Beate Kielland, Mezzo-soprano
Dec 15, 17 mat, 19, 21, 23, 27, 29, 31, 2018 Jan 02, 04, 06

L'Opéra des Nations, Geneva

Der Zigeunerbaron (The Gypsy Baron)
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Strauss II, Der Zigeunerbaron (The Gypsy Baron) (Nouvelle production)
Stefan Blunier, Conductor
Alan Woodbridge, Conductor
Christian Räth, Director
Leslie Travers, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Jean Pierre Furlan, Sándor Barinkay
Christophoros Stamboglis, Kálmán Zsupán
Mélody Louledjian, Arsena
Jeannette Fischer, Mirabella
Loïc Felix, Ottokar
Marie-Ange Todorovitch, Czipra
Eleonore Marguerre, Saffi
Grand Théâtre Opera Chorus
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Dec 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30, 2018 Jan 01

Opéra de Lyon, Lyon

La Cenerentola
New production
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Rossini, La Cenerentola (Cinderella)
Opéra de Lyon
Stefano Montanari, Conductor
Stefan Herheim, Director
Daniel Unger, Set Designer
Esther Bialas, Costume Designer
Cyrille Dubois, Don Ramiro
Nikolay Borchev, Dandini, valet to Ramiro
Renato Girolami, Don Magnifico
Clara Meloni, Clorinda
Katherine Aitken, Tisbe
Michèle Losier, Angelina (Cinderella)
Simone Alberghini, Alidoro
Choeurs de l'Opéra de Lyon
Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon
Dec 23, 31, 2018 Jan 12, Feb 03, 24, Mar 01, 11, 13, Apr 12, 17

Stadttheater, Bern

Mozart, Don Giovanni
Stadttheater Bern
Kevin John Edusei, Conductor
Matthew Wild, Director
Kathrin Frosch, Set Designer
Ingo Krügler, Costume Designer
Elissa Huber, Donna Anna
Evgenia Grekova, Donna Elvira
Eleonora Vacchi, Zerlina
Todd Boyce, Don Giovanni
Michele Govi, Leporello
Cloete Andries, Don Ottavio
Carl Rumstadt, Masetto
Young Kwon, The Commendatore
Chor des Stadttheaters Bern
Bern Symphony Orchestra
Dec 23

Komische Oper Berlin, Berlin

Pelléas et Mélisande
New Production
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Debussy, Pelléas et Mélisande
Jordan De Souza, Conductor
Barrie Kosky, Director
Klaus Grünberg, Set Designer
Dinah Ehm, Costume Designer
Nadja Mchantaf, Mélisande
Dominik Köninger, Pelléas
Günter Papendell, Golaud
Jens Larsen, Arkel
Nadine Weissmann, Geneviève
Dec 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 2018 Jan 02, 03, 04, 07, 08

Teatro Real, Madrid

La bohème
New Production
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Puccini, La bohème
Paolo Carignani, Conductor
Richard Jones, Director
Stewart Laing, Set Designer
Stephen Costello, Rodolfo
Piero Pretti, Rodolfo
Anita Hartig, Mimì
Yolanda Auyanet, Mimì
Étienne Dupuis, Marcello
Alessandro Luongo, Marcello
Carmen Romeu, Musetta
Joan Martín-Royo, Schaunard
Manel Esteve Madrid, Schaunard
Mika Kares, Colline
Fernando Javier Radó, Colline
José Manuel Zapata, Benoît
Roberto Accurso, Alcindoro
Alan Barnes, Revival Director
Chorus of the Teatro Real
Orchestra of the Teatro Real
Dec 20, 23, 29, 31 mat, eve, 2018 Jan 02
Puccini, La bohème
Nicholas Carter, Conductor
Götz Friedrich, Director
Peter Sykora, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Yosep Kang, Rodolfo
Liparit Avetisyan, Rodolfo
Elena Guseva, Mimì
Dinara Alieva, Mimì
Markus Brück, Marcello
Noel Bouley, Marcello
Siobhan Stagg, Musetta
Alexandra Hutton, Musetta
Thomas Lehman, Schaunard
Philipp Jekal, Schaunard
Ante Jerkunica, Colline
Ievgen Orlov, Colline
Jörg Schörner, Benoît
Peter Maus, Alcindoro
Leonardo Ventroni, Parpignol
Berlin Deutsche Opera Orchestra
Berlin Deutsche Opera Chorus
Berlin Deutsche Opera Children's Chorus
Dec 17, 20, 23, 27, 30, 2018 Jan 01

Nationaltheater, Munich

Il trittico
New Production
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Puccini, Il tabarro
Puccini, Suor Angelica
Puccini, Gianni Schicchi
Kirill Petrenko, Conductor
Lotte de Beer, Director
Bernhard Hammer, Set Designer
Jorine van Beek, Costume Designer
Wolfgang Koch, Michele
Eva-Maria Westbroek, Giorgetta
Yonghoon Lee, Luigi
Martin Snell, Tinca, Simone
Kristof Klorek, Talpa
Heike Grötzinger, La Frugola, La badessa
Dean Power, Song Vendor, Gherardo
Ermonela Jaho, Suor Angelica
Michaela Schuster, La zia principessa, Zita
Helena Zubanovich, La suora zelatrice
Jennifer Johnston, La maestra delle novizie, La Ciesca
Anna El-Khashem, Suor Genovieffa
Ambrogio Maestri, Gianni Schicchi
Rosa Feola, Lauretta
Pavol Breslik, Rinuccio
Selene Zanetti, Nella
Christian Rieger, Betto di Signa
Sean Michael Plumb, Marco
Donato di Stefano, Maestro Spinelloccio
Andrea Borghini, Ser Amantio di Nicolao
Milan Siljanov, Pinellino
Boris Prýgl, Guccio
Alex Brok, Lighting Designer
Sören Eckhoff, Choirmaster / chorus director
Malte Krasting, Dramaturgy
Bayerisches Staatsorchester
Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper
Dec 17 mat, 20, 23, 26 mat, 29, 2018 Jan 01, 05, 07, 10

Opernhaus, Zürich

Madama Butterfly
New Production
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Puccini, Madama Butterfly
Daniele Rustioni, Conductor
Ted Huffman, Director
Michael Levine, Set Designer
Annemarie Woods, Costume Designer
Svetlana Aksenova, Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly)
Judith Schmid, Suzuki
Saimir Pirgu, Pinkerton
Brian Mulligan, Sharpless
Ildo Song, The Bonze
Huw Montague Rendall, Prince Yamadori
Martin Zysset, Goro
Stanislav Vorobyov, The Imperial Commissioner
Natalia Tanasii, Kate Pinkerton
Philharmonia Zürich
Zurich Opera Chorus
Dec 15, 23, 28, 2018 Jan 10, 16, 23

Staatstheater Nürnberg, Nuremberg

Die Zauberflöte
Mozart, Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Staatstheater Nürnberg
Guido Johannes Rumstadt, Conductor
Laura Scozzi, Director
Natacha Le Guen de Kerneizon, Set Designer
Jean-Jacques Delmotte, Costume Designer
Ina Yoshikawa, Pamina
Pauline Rinvet, Queen of the Night
Martin Platz, Tamino
Levent Bakirci, Papageno
Alexey Birkus, Sarastro
Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg
Dec 16, 21, 23, 27, 29, 31, 2018 Mar 02, 03, 07, 10, 18, Apr 01

Opernhaus, Staatstheater, Hannover

West Side Story
Bernstein, West Side Story
Staatsoper Hannover
Joseph Olefirowicz, Conductor
Matthias Davids, Director
Mathias Fischer-Dieskau, Set Designer
Susanne Hubrich, Costume Designer
Stella Motina, Maria
Michael Pflumm, Tony
Carmen Danen, Anita
Taddeo Pelelgrini, Bernardo
Dennis Henschel, Riff
Wolfgang Scheiner, Doc
Niedersächsisches Staatsorchester Hannover
Ballett der Staatsoper Hannover
Dec 23, 31

Theater Koblenz: Großes Haus, Koblenz

Ball im Savoy
Abraham, Ball im Savoy
Daniel Spogis, Conductor
Ansgar Weigner, Director
Kristopher Kempf, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Désirée Brodka, Madeleine de Faublas
Michael Siemon, Marquis Aristide de Faublas
Haruna Yamazaki, Daisy Darlington
Christof Maria Kaiser, Mustapha Bey
Anne Catherine Wagner, Tangolita
Sebastian Haake, Archibald, Pomerol
Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie
Dec 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 mat, 31, 2018 Jan 02, 06

Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège, Liège

Rigoletto
Verdi, Rigoletto
Giampaolo Maria Bisanti, Conductor
Stefano Mazzonis di Pralafera, Director
George Petean, Rigoletto
Devid Cecconi, Rigoletto
Jessica Nuccio, Gilda
Lavinia Bini, Gilda
Giuseppe Gipali, The Duke of Mantua
Davide Giusti, The Duke of Mantua
Alessandro Spina, Sparafucile
Sarah Laulan, Maddalena
Chœur de Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège
Orchestra de Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège
Dec 15, 23, 25, 31, 2018 Jan 06, 10, 13

Oper Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main

Il trovatore
Verdi, Il trovatore
Oper Frankfurt
Jader Bignamini, Conductor
David Bösch, Director
Patrick Bannwart, Set Designer
Meentje Nielsen, Costume Designer
Tassis Christoyannis, Il conte di Luna
Leah Crocetto, Leonora
Tanja Ariane Baumgartner, Azucena
Alfred Kim, Manrico
Daniel Miroslaw, Ferrando
Elizabeth Sutphen, Ines
Theo Lebow, Ruiz
Thesele Kemane, An old gipsy
Olaf Winter, Lighting Designer
Tilman Michael, Choirmaster / chorus director
Deborah Einspieler, Dramaturgy
Frankfurt Opera Chorus
Opera Frankfurt Orchestra
Dec 15, 16 mat, eve, 18, 19, 20 mat, eve, 21, 22, 23 mat, eve

Arcola Theatre, London

OperaUpClose's Eugene Onegin at Arcola Theatre
Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin
OperaUpClose
Sonia Ben-Santamaria, Conductor
Lucy Bradley, Director
Vise, Rosanna, Set Designer
Lucy Hall, Tatyana
Thorpe, Josephine, Tatyana
Felicity Buckland, Olga
Anthony Flaum, Lensky
Cliff Zammit-Stevens, Lensky
Felix Kemp, Eugene Onegin
Tom Stoddart, Eugene Onegin
Flora McIntosh, Filippyevna
Julian Debreuil, Zaretsky
Kathryn Hannah, Madame Larina
Michael Bradley, Monsieur Triquet
Daggett, Caroline, Mezzo-soprano
Alexandra Stenson, Soprano
Dec 23 mat, eve, 24, 2018 Jan 06, 07

Bolshoi Theatre: New Stage, Moscow

Iolanta
Tchaikovsky, Iolanta
Bolshoi Opera
Anton Grishanin, Conductor
Sergey Zhenovach, Director
Alexander Borovsky, Set Designer
Anna Nechaeva, Iolanta
Dinara Alieva, Iolanta
Ekaterina Morozova, Iolanta
Oleg Dolgov, Vaudémont
Najmiddin Mavlyanov, Vaudémont
Igor Golovatenko, Robert
Konstantin Shushakov, Robert
Andrei Jilihovschi, Robert
Mikhail Kazakov, King René
Vyacheslav Pochapsky, King René
Elchin Azizov, Ibn-Hakia
Alexander Kasyanov, Ibn-Hakia
Bolshoi Theatre Chorus
Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra
Dec 22, 23, 27, 29 mat

Teatro Carlo Felice, Genoa

Rigoletto
Verdi, Rigoletto
Teatro Carlo Felice
Francesco Ivan Ciampa, Conductor
Dorian Wilson, Conductor
Rolando Panerai, Director
Regina Schrecker, Costume Designer
Leo Nucci, Rigoletto
Carlos Álvarez, Rigoletto
Amartuvshin Enkhbat, Rigoletto
Maria Mudryak, Gilda
Serena Gamberoni, Gilda
Leonor Bonilla, Gilda
Antonia Gandía, The Duke of Mantua
Celso Albelo, The Duke of Mantua
Massimiliano Pisapia, The Duke of Mantua
Dario Russo, Sparafucile
Mihailo Šljivić, Sparafucile
Anastasia Boldyreva, Maddalena
Nicole Brandolino, Maddalena
Coro del Teatro Carlo Felice
Orchestra del Teatro Carlo Felice
Dec 15, 20, 23, 28, 2018 Jan 05, 11, 14 mat

Theater Duisburg, Duisburg

Maria Stuarda
New production
Donizetti, Maria Stuarda
Deutsche Oper am Rhein
Lukas Beikircher, Conductor
Guy Joosten, Director
Roel van Berckelaer, Set Designer
Eva Krämer, Costume Designer
Olesya Golovneva, Maria Stuarda
Iryna Vakula, Anna
Sarah Ferede, Elisabetta
Gianluca Terranova, Earl of Leicester
Laimonas Pautienius, Cecil
Bogdan Talos, Talbot
Bernhard F. Loges, Dramaturgy
Gerhard Michalski, Choirmaster / chorus director
Chor der Deutschen Oper am Rhein
Duisburger Philharmoniker
Dec 15, 17 mat, 19, 20, 22, 23

La Monnaie | De Munt: Grand Hall, Brussels

Dialogues des Carmélites
Poulenc, Dialogues des Carmélites
De Munt | La Monnaie
Alain Altinoglu, Conductor
Olivier Py, Director
Pierre-André Weitz, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Nicolas Cavallier, Marquis de la Force
Patricia Petibon, Blanche de la Force
Anne-Catherine Gillet, Blanche de la Force
Stanislas de Barbeyrac, Chevalier de la Force
Guy de Mey, Chaplain of the monastery
Sophie Pondjiclis, Madame de Croissy, the prioress
Véronique Gens, Madame Lidoine, the new prioress
Marie-Adeline Henry, Madame Lidoine, the new prioress
Sophie Koch, Mother Marie
Karine Deshayes, Mother Marie
Sandrine Piau, Sister Constance
Hendrickje van Kerckhove, Sister Constance
Mireille Capelle, Mother Jeanne
Angélique Noldus, Sister Mathilde
Yves Saelens, 1er commissaire
Arnaud Richard, 2ème commissaire
Nabil Suliman, Gaoler
Orchestre Symphonique et Choeurs de la Monnaie
Dec 19 mat, 21, 23, 2018 Jan 04, 06, 11, 13, 16

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

Rigoletto
Verdi, Rigoletto
Royal Opera
Alexander Joel, Conductor
Sir David McVicar, Director
Michael Vale, Set Designer
Tanya McCallin, Costume Designer
Dimitri Platanias, Rigoletto
Sofia Fomina, Gilda
Lucy Crowe, Gilda
Michael Fabiano, The Duke of Mantua
Ivan Magrì, The Duke of Mantua
Andrea Mastroni, Sparafucile
Nadia Krasteva, Maddalena
Sarah Pring, Giovanna
Kathleen Wilkinson, Giovanna
James Rutherford, Monterone
Darren Jeffery, Monterone
Simon Shibambu, Count Ceprano
Francesca Chiejina, Countess Ceprano
Luis Gomes, Borsa
Dominic Sedgwick, Marullo
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Dec 15, 19, 23 mat

Lincoln Center: Metropolitan Opera House, New York City

Le nozze di Figaro
Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
Harry Bicket, Conductor
Richard Eyre, Director
Rob Howell, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Luca Pisaroni, Count Almaviva
Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Countess Almaviva
Adam Plachetka, Figaro
Christiane Karg, Susanna
Serena Malfi, Cherubino
Maurizio Muraro, Doctor Bartolo
Hyesang Park, Barbarina
Katarina Leoson, Marcellina
The Metropolitan Opera Chorus
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Jonathon Loy, Revival Director
Dec 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 mat, 2018 Jan 02, 05, 11

Lincoln Center: Metropolitan Opera House, New York City

The Merry Widow
Lehár, The Merry Widow (Die Lustige Witwe)
Ward Stare, Conductor
Susan Stroman, Director
Julian Crouch, Set Designer
William Ivey Long, Costume Designer
Susan Graham, Hanna Glawari
Andriana Chuchman, Valencienne
Paul Groves, Count Danilo Danilovich
Sir Thomas Allen, Baron Mirko Zeta
David Portillo, Camille de Rosillon
Taylor Stayton, Camille de Rosillon
The Metropolitan Chorus
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Dec 16, 18, 21, 23, 26, 29, 31

Opéra Bastille, Paris

La bohème
New production
Puccini, La bohème
Gustavo Dudamel, Conductor
Manuel López Gómez, Conductor
Claus Guth, Director
Etienne Pluss, Set Designer
Eva Dessecker, Costume Designer
Atalla Ayan, Rodolfo
Benjamin Bernheim, Rodolfo
Sonya Yoncheva, Mimì
Nicole Car, Mimì
Artur Ruciński, Marcello
Aida Garifullina, Musetta
Alessio Arduini, Schaunard
Andrei Jilihovschi, Schaunard
Roberto Tagliavini, Colline
Choeurs de l'Opéra National de Paris
Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Paris
Dec 19, 21, 23, 25 mat, 27, 29, 31

Opéra Comique, Paris

Le Comte Ory
New Production
Rossini, Le Comte Ory
Opéra Comique
Louis Langrée, Conductor
Denis Podalydès, Director
Éric Ruf, Set Designer
Christian Lacroix, Costume Designer
Philippe Talbot, Count Ory
Julie Fuchs, Countess Adèle
Gaëlle Arquez, Isolier
Eve-Maud Hubeaux, Ragonde
Jean-Sébastien Bou, Raimbaud
Jodie Devos, Alice
Patrick Bolleire, Le gouverneur
Choeur Les Eléments
Orchestre des Champs-Elysées
Dec 19, 23, 28

Opéra National du Rhin, Strasbourg

Francesca da Rimini
Zandonai, Francesca da Rimini
Opéra National du Rhin
Giuliano Carella, Conductor
Nicola Raab, Director
Ashley Martin-Davis, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Fanny Lustaud, Adonella
Alexia Voulgaridou, Francesca
Marta Bauzà, Garsenda
Francesca Sorteni, Biancofiore
Idunnu Münch, La Schiava
Josy Santos, Samaritana
Claire Péron, Altichiara
Tom Randle, Malatestino dall’Occhio
Marcelo Puente, Paolo il Bello
Stefan Sbonnik, Ser Toldo Berardengo
Marco Vratogna, Giovanni lo Sciancato
Dionysios Tsaousidis, Il Giullare
Levente Páll, Ostasio
Chœur de l’Opéra national du Rhin
Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg
Dec 23, 26

Oper Graz, Graz

La bohème
Puccini, La bohème
Oper Graz
Marius Burkert, Conductor
Dietmar Pflegerl, Director
Annette Zepperitz, Set Designer
Bernd Dieter Müller, Costume Designer
Pavel Petrov, Rodolfo
Polina Pasztircsák, Mimì
Dariusz Perczak, Marcello
Sieglinde Feldhofer, Musetta
Neven Crnić, Schaunard
Peter Kellner, Colline
David McShane, Benoît
Konstantin Sfiris, Alcindoro
Manuel von Senden, Parpignol
Helmut Weidinger, Lighting Designer
Bernd Krispin, Dramaturgy
Grazer Philharmonisches Orchester
Chor der Oper Graz
Dec 23 mat, eve, 25 mat, eve, 29 mat, eve

Berlin State Opera, Unter den Linden, Berlin

Hänsel und Gretel
New production
Humperdinck, Hänsel und Gretel
Sebastian Weigle, Conductor
Vinzenz Weissenburger, Conductor
Achim Freyer, Director, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Roman Trekel, Peter / Father
Arttu Kataja, Peter / Father
Marina Prudenskaya, Gertrude / Mother
Anna Samuil, Gertrude / Mother
Katrin Wundsam, Hänsel
Natalia Skrycka, Hänsel
Elsa Dreisig, Gretel
Evelin Novak, Gretel
Stephan Rügamer, Witch
Sarah Aristidou, Dew Fairy
Corinna Scheurle, Sandman
Sebastian Alphons, Lighting Designer
Hugo Reis, Video Artist
Jakob Klaffs, Video Artist
Larissa Wieczorek, Dramaturgy
Elena Garcia-Fernandez, Dramaturgy
Kinderchor der Staatsoper Unter den Linden
Staatskapelle Berlin
Dec 15, 16, 17 mat, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23

Teatro Comunale, Bologna

Tosca
Puccini, Tosca
Teatro Comunale di Bologna
Aziz Shokhakimov, Conductor
Daniele Abbado, Director
Luigi Perego, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Jolana Fogašová, Floria Tosca
Elena Rossi, Floria Tosca
Rudy Park, Mario Cavaradossi
Carlo Ventre, Mario Cavaradossi
Gábor Bretz, Baron Scarpia
Elia Fabbian, Baron Scarpia
Luca Gallo, Cesare Angelotti
Dave Monaco, Spoletta
Tommaso Caramia, Sciarrone
Nicolò Ceriani, Sacristan
Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale di Bologna
Coro di Teatro Comunale di Bologna
Andrea Faidutti, Choirmaster / chorus director
Dec 17, 19, 21, 23

Teatro Costanzi, Teatro dell'Opera, Rome

La damnation de Faust
Berlioz, The Damnation of Faust (La Damnation de Faust)
Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
Daniele Gatti, Conductor
Damiano Michieletto, Director
Paolo Fantin, Set Designer
Carla Teti, Costume Designer
Pavel Černoch, Faust
Alex Esposito, Méphistophélès
Véronica Simeoni, Marguerite
Goran Jurić, Brander
Coro del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
Orchestra del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
Sat 23 Dec at 19:00

Auditorio Nacional de Música, Madrid

El Mesías de Händel
Handel, Messiah
Ilia Korol, Conductor
London&Vienna Kammerorchester
Sociedad Coral Excelentia Madrid
Maria Hinojosa, Soprano
Víctor Sordo, Tenor
Pau Bordas, Baritone
Marina Pardo, Mezzo-soprano