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Renée Fleming (Rusalka), Piotr Beczala (Prince), Dolora Zajick (Jezibaba), John Relyea (Water Goblin), Emily Magee (Foreign Princess)
Orchestra, Ballet & Chorus of The Metropolitan Opera, Yannick Nézet-Séguin
For sumptuously costumed, traditionally picturesque opera productions, you don't need to look much further...This is favourite Fleming role and it is beautifully sung very beautifully, her creamy... — More…
Barbara Hannigan (Elle), Ekaterina Gubanova (Judit), John Relyea (Bluebeard)
Paris Opera Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Krzysztof Warlikowski
A solid, uncontroversial staging of Duke Bluebeard’s Castle which works well – with two outstanding performers – bonded to a perverse one of Poulenc’s monodrama which does not. — More…
Andreas Schager (Tristan), Rachel Nicholls (Isolde), John Relyea (King Mark), Brett Polegato (Kurwenal), Andrew Rees (Melot), Michelle Breedt (Brangäne)
Orchestra and Choir of Teatro Opera of Rome, Daniele Gatti
Immediately there’s well-prepared singing and good coordination with the pit...The two main soloists are good here – they’re both wonderfully respectful of text and project their words clearly... — More…
Bryan Hymel (Robert), Patrizia Ciofi (Isabelle), John Relyea (Bertram), Marina Poplavskaya (Alice), Nicolas Courjal (Alberti), David Butt Philip (Master of Ceremonies), Pablo Bemsch (Second Chevalier/Herald), Ashley Riches (Prince of Granada), Jihoon Kim (Fourth Chevalier/Priest), Jean-Francois Borras...
Meyerbeer's vocal writing demands virtuoso singing, and receives that here. Bryan Hymel hurls himself unstintingly at the title role, impossible high notes and all. Marina Poplavskaya suggests... — More…