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Teatro La Fenice 2017-18 Review: Richard III
Giorgio Battistelli is Italy’s most prolific living opera composer, with a catalogue of more than 30 compositions for the stage. In 2005, his opera, “Richard III,” received its world premiere at the De Vlaamse Opera, Belgium, to considerable acclaim and was followed by revivals in Düsseldorf and Geneva. Now, after more than 13 years, it has received its Italian premier at Venice’s La Fenice, in a reprise of Robert Carsen’s…
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Opernhaus Zürich 2017-18 Review – Tosca: Anja Harteros’ Star Power the Driving Force In Carsen’s Production
Anja Harteros. Anja Harteros. Anja Harteros. Yes, reading that isn’t very interesting. Listening to her and experiencing her is quite a different story. The German soprano was nothing short of sensational on a starry Saturday opening night of a revival of the Robert Carsen production of "Tosca" at the Zurich Opera. It was recently reported that Harteros has stopped singing in the United States for the time being to spend…
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Metropolitan Opera 2016-17 Review – Der Rosenkavalier: Elīna Garanča, Günther Groissböck Deliver Nuanced Performances In Solid Production
The Metropolitan Opera’s new production of “Der Rosenkavalier” by Robert Carsen is as high stakes as it gets these days for the company in both the short and long-term view. In the short-term view, this production is the punctuation on the current season, its final new staging. It will also be the final HD performance of the season, and more importantly, it has become a major event largely because it…
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What We Learned at the Opera News Awards
The 12th annual OPERA NEWS Awards were handed out on April 9 at the Plaza Hotel. The operatic community gathered together to honor Robert Carsen, Matthew Polenzani, Christine Goerke, Yannick Nézet-Seguin and Frederica Von Stade. Several expected guests including Anna Netrebko, Patricia Racette, James Conlon and Nézet-Seguin however, were not in attendance. However, there was a surprise guest, Renée Fleming, who introduced Robert Carsen. The awards ceremony was business as usual…
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What Can Met Opera Audiences Expect From New Robert Carsen ‘Der Rosenkavalier?’ Early Reactions to ROH Production Debut
At the end of the 2016-17 season, the Metropolitan Opera will premiere a new production of Strauss’ venerated “Der Rosenkavalier” directed by Robert Carson. From the looks of it, this production is slated to be a huge success for some but could put off more traditional audiences. The production, which is shared with the Royal Opera House in London, is more of an updated of the production that Carsen did…