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Solid Vocalism, Haphazard Staging in Whitsun Fest Iphigénie...

May 28, 2015 | George Loomis, MusicalAmerica.com
SALZBURG—The Salzburg Whitsun Festival’s production of Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride is surely the first in the opera’s 246-year history to open on a day (May 22) when it was also announced that the singer of … »Read
 

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An Impressive Podium Debut at the Berlin Phil

May 28, 2015 | Rebecca Schmid, Musicalamerica.com
BERLIN—Following the Berlin Philharmonic’s failed election for a principal conductor two weeks ago, rumors will no doubt continue to fly over who will succeed Sir Simon Rattle in 2018. One hopes that the orchestra will take into … »Read
 

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Glyndebourne’s Poliuto Opens with Perfect Weather, Perfect Music, Dreary Staging

May 27, 2015 | Keith Clarke, MusicalAmerica.com
For once, the British weather got it wrong. The Glyndebourne opera festival, which often begins beneath gray skies and lowering clouds, opened on May 22 to bright spring sunshine. For those brave enough to stage their picnics on the lawns, the … »Read
 

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Note to NY Phil: Bring Susanna Malkki Back ASAP

May 26, 2015 | Leslie Kandell, MusicalAmerica.com
NEW YORK--Last weekend’s belated New York Philharmonic conducting debut of Susanna Malkki proved yet again that Finland has a disproportionate number of talented musicians; perhaps it’s something in the water. The orchestra’s … »Read
 

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Chausson's King Arthur Finally Debuts at the Paris Opera

May 20, 2015 | George Loomis, MusicalAmerica.com
PARIS—Ernest Chausson was one of several French composers to yield to la magie wagnérienne in the late 19 th century, and if his opera Le roi Arthus ( King Arthur ) shows signs of over indulgence, he at least recognized his own … »Read
 

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Welsh National Opera's Peter Pan--Busy, Busy, Busy

May 19, 2015 | Keith Clarke, MusicalAmerica.com
Welsh National Opera likes to package its work in themed seasons, and summer 2015 is devoted to “A Terrible Innocence,” linking a new production of Pelléas et Mélisande , a revival of The Magic Flute , and the British … »Read
 
 

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