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Cecilia Bartoli (Isabella), Edgardo Rocha (Lindoro), Ildar Abdrazakov (Mustafà), Alessandro Corbelli (Taddeo), Rebeca Olvera (Elvira), Rosa Bove (Zulma), José Coca Loza (Haly)
Ensemble Matheus, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Moshe Leiser & Patrice Caurier
If this was, indeed, Bartoli’s first Isabella, it was worth the wait…Nowadays she’s a consummate comedienne whose work looks especially well on film. As for her singing, one would be hard-pressed... — More…
Ermonela Jaho (Cio-Cio San), Marcelo Puente (Pinkerton), Scott Hendricks (Sharpless), Carlo Bosi (Goro), Elizabeth DeShong (Suzuki), Jeremy White (Bonze)
Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano. Moshe Leiser/Patrice Caurier
Pappano is particularly alert to Puccini borrowing traditional Japanese melodies; at times he makes you hear this score, as well as the drama on stage, as a tug of war between East and West…It’s... — More…
Hänsel und Gretel, The Cunning Little Vixen, The Adventures of Pinocchio
Angelika Kirchschlager, Diana Damrau, Thomas Allen, Lucy Crowe, Emma Bell, Sergei Leiferkus, Victoria Simmonds, Jonathan Summers, Sir Colin Davis, Vladimir Jurowski, Opera North
Cecilia Bartoli (Cleopatra), Andreas Scholl (Cesare), Philippe Jaroussky (Sesto), Anne Sofie von Otter (Cornelia), Christophe Dumaux (Tolomeo), Ruben Drole (Achilla), Jochen Kowalski (Nireno/a), Peter Kálmán (Curio)
Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini, Moshe Leiser, Patrice Caurier (directors)
Angelika Kirchschlager (Hänsel), Diana Damrau (Gretel), Elizabeth Connell (Gertrude), Thomas Allen (Peter), Anja Silja (Die Knusperhexe), Pumeza Matshikiza (Sandmännchen), Anita Watson (Taumännchen)
Tiffin Boys’ Choir and Children’s Chorus & The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Colin...
Humperdinck's adorable opera here receives treatment so affectionate that the two children are more likely to be killed with kindness than by the Witch. The cast is strong, with Angelika Kirchschlager... — More…