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Sara Jakubiak (Helene), Brian Jagde (The Stranger), Josef Wagner (The Ruler), Okka von der Damerau (The Messenger), Derek Welton (The Doorman), Burkhard Ulrich (The Blind Judge), Gideon Poppe (The Young Man)
Chorus and Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Marc Albrecht, Christof Loy
Marc Albrecht and his orchestra are familiar, so their excellence is no surprise. But the three lead singers are relative unknowns—and their stupendous performances leave you wondering why. [Sara... — More…
Joyce DiDonato (Romeo), Olga Kulchynska (Giulietta), Benjamin Bernheim (Tebaldo), Roberto Lorenzi (Lorenzo), Alexei Botnarciuc (Capellio), Gieorgij Puchalski (The companion)
Philharmonia Zürich & Chorus of the Opernhaus Zürich, Fabio Luisi (conductor) & Christof Loy (stage director)
Zurich’s Opera’s cast and conductor jump on board with admirable commitment. Fabio Luisi boldly sculpts the cantabile phrases without getting bogged down, and the orchestral playing is evocative,... — More…
Christine Schäfer (Theodora), Bejun Mehta (Didymus), Johannes Martin Kränzle (Valens), Bernarda Fink (Irene), Joseph Kaiser (Septimius), Ryland Davies (Messenger)
Freiburger Barockorchester, Ivor Bolton (conductor) & Christof Loy (stage director)
The performances are generally dramatically real...Outstanding is Bejun Mehta's sweet-toned yet dynamic Didymus. Ivor Bolton secures an efficient musical performance. — More…
Stephen Gould (The Emperor), Anne Schwanewilms (The Empress), Michaela Schuster (The Nurse), Wolfgang Koch (Barak, the Dyer) & Evelyn Herlitzius (Barak’s Wife)
Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus, Salzburg Festival Children's Choir & Vienna Philharmonic, Christian Thielemann...
Evelyn Herlitzius and Wolfgang Koch inject drama as a couple experiencing marital difficulties...[the Empress] is central throughout, compellingly acted and luminously sung by the marvellous... — More…
Agneta Eichenholz (Lulu), Michael Volle (Dr. Schön/Jack the Ripper), Klaus Florian Vogt (Alwa), Jennifer Larmore (Countess Geschwitz), Philip Langridge (Prince/Manservant/Marquis), Heather Shipp (Dresser/Schoolboy/Groom), Will Hartmann (Painter/Policeman/Negro), Jeremy White (Banker/Professor)
Pappano has a firm grip of every nuance of the music, from the gossamer-like delicacy after the dialogue at the end of Act II to the various moments of wrenching, disturbing power. — More…
Barbara Haveman (Hélène), Lívia Ághová (Ninetta), Burkhard Fritz (Henri), Alejandro Marco-Buhrmester (Guy de Montfort), Balint Szabo (Jean Procida), Hubert Francis (Thibault), Fabrice Farina (Danieli), Rudi de Vries (Mainfroid), Roger Smeets (Robert), Jeremy White (Le Sire de Béthune) & Christophe...
Alejandro Marco-Buhrmeister succeeds in evoking our sympathy in 'Au sein de la puissance'. The lovers sing tenderly; but what stands out in their Act 2 duet is some exquisite phrasing in the... — More…
Michaela Kaune (Jenufa), Jennifer Larmore (Kostelnicka Buryjovka), Will Hartmann (Laca Klemen), Ladislav Elgr (Števa Buryja) & Hanna Schwarz (Grandmother Buryjovka)
Orchestra and Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Donald Runnicles (conductor) & Christof Loy (stage director)
If you like dramaturgical solutions to an opera hinted at rather than spelt out in capitals, this revival of Christof Loy's 2012 Deutsche Oper production may please. The action is lightly moved... — More…