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Mariusz Kwiecien (King Roger II of Sicily), Georgia Jarman (Roxana), Saimir Pirgu (Shepherd), Kim Begley (Edrisi), Alan Ewing (Archbishop), Agnes Zwierko (Deaconess)
Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano (conductor) & Kasper Holten (director)
all the imagination of Kasper Holten's production coheres compellingly, and Antonio Pappano shapes an extremely lucid performance that somehow manages to be taut and lush at the same time. Mariusz... — More…
Mariusz Kwiecien (Onegin), Anna Netrebko (Tatyana), Piotr Beczala (Lensky), Oksana Volkova (Olga), Alexei Tanovitski (Gremin)
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet, Valery Gergiev (conductor), Deborah Warner (director)
Netrebko convincingly projects the teenage Tatiana's inwardness and sensitivity...Beczala, bookish and intense as Lensky, is deeply moving during the humiliating party scene and duel...Gergiev's... — More…
Erwin Schrott (Figaro), Miah Persson (Susanna), Gerald Finley (Count), Dorothea Röschmann (Countess), Rinat Shaham (Cherubino), Graciela Araya (Marcellina), Jonathan Veira (Bartolo), Philip Langridge (Basilio), Mariusz Kwiecien (Don Giovanni), Alex Esposito (Leporello), Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Commendatore),...
Mariusz Kwiecień (Eugene Onegin), Tatiana Monogarova (Tatiana), Makvala Kasrashvili (Madame Larina), Margarita Mamsirova (Olga), Emma Sarkisyan (La nourrice), Andrey Dunaev (Lenski), Anatolij Kotscherga (Prince Gremin) & Valery Gilmanov (Zaretski)
Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of the Bolshoi...
Concepts apart, what Dmitri Tcherniakov brings to this Bolshoi production is an almost Chekhovian attention to detail… Tcherniakov’s singers reward him with some remarkable performances. Tatiana... — More…
Mariusz Kwiecien (Don Giovanni), Alex Esposito (Leporello), Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Commendatore), Véronique Gens (Donna Elvira), Antonio Poli (Don Ottavio), Malin Byström (Donna Anna), Elizabeth Watts (Zerlina) & Dawid Kimberg (Masetto)
Royal Opera Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera...
Holten shows us Giovanni as a man older than usual, lonely, perhaps trying to stave off his fear of death with each new seduction...Some of the singing would not pass muster on CD. But the acting... — More…