Christine Rice

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OperaVision 2017-18 Live Stream: Erwin Schrott & John Osborn Star in ‘Les Contes d’Hoffmann’
The World Cup is in full swing, but those looking for more opera should turn to OperaVision to see “Les Contes d’Hoffmann” from the Dutch National Opera and Ballet. The production is headlined by John Osborn with Nina Minasyan, Ermonela Jaho, and Christine Rice as the three heroines. Irene Roberts appears as Nicklausse and Erwin Schrott takes on the four villains. Carlo Rizzi conducts and Tobias Kratzer directs. The stream…
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Christine Rice Cancels Performance Of ‘The Return Of Ulysses’ At ROH
Christine Rice has canceled her upcoming performances in "The Return of Ulysses." The Royal Opera House announced that due to vocal indisposition, Christine Rice had to withdraw from singing the role of Penelope in "The Return of Ulysses" on Jan. 12. The role will be sung from the orchestra pit by Australian mezzo-soprano Caitlin Hulcup once again. Christine Rice will walk the role on stage. This is the second performance that…
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Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Review – The Exterminating Angel: Thomas Adès Opera May Prove Polarizing Emotionally
Luis Buñuel’s “The Exterminating Angel” is one of the iconic surrealist masterpieces of all cinema. Set at an upper-class dinner, the film analyzes how people revert to their basest of instincts when they get stuck in a room that they inexplicably cannot escape. The film succeeds in its ability to blend the normal with the unreal in rather claustrophobic fashion, its high emotions and wide-ranging characters seemingly making it the…
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Sonya Yoncheva And Vittorio Grigolo Star In New Sony Classical Release
Sony Classical will be releasing the Royal Opera House's "Les Contes D'Hoffmann." The production stars Vittorio Grigolo in the title role as well as Sonya Yoncheva as Antonia. Kate Lindsey, Thomas Hampson, Christine Rice, and Sofia Fomina also star in the production, which was conducted by Evelino Pido. When the production opened last fall, critics were ecstatic and said, "Vittorio Grigolo was strapping, sexy, and desperate, and his open-throated, silvery sound…