Production reviews (10)

30 Ιουν - 31 Μαρ 2023
Don Carlo, VerdiOpera: Staged,  
Royal Opera House  | Performances (6)
Elisabetta di Valois
16 Μάιος 2017www.whatsonstage.comMark Valencia
Don Carlo (Royal Opera House)
Verdi's opera of love and politics returns in Nicholas Hytner's production
14 Μάιος 2017www.theguardian.comTim Ashley
Don Carlo review – Hytner’s blood-red horror hampers Verdi’s dark vision
ixteenth-century Spain resembles a prison or a madhouse in Nicholas Hytner’s Royal Opera production of Don Carlo, first seen in 2008, now on its third revival. Though it has its flaws, it reminds us of the innate bleakness of Verdi’s vision, with its irresolvable clashes between church and state, liberalism and oppression, politics and desire.
13 Μάιος Christiansen
Don Carlo, Royal Opera House, review: 'under-directed but with much to enjoy vocally'
he management hasn’t had much luck with this revival of a work that many would rank as Verdi’s greatest achievement. Both the star baritone and soprano scheduled to sing Rodrigo and Elisabetta dropped out a month or so ago, and this week the mezzo-soprano singing the page Tebaldo went down too. I doubt whether Bertrand de Billy was anybody’s first choice of conductor either: he’s dou...
1 Απρ 2022 - 31 Μαρ 2023
Elektra, Strauss,ROpera: Staged,  
Finnish National Opera Lincoln Center Teatro alla Scala State Opera Berlin Gran Teatre del Liceu The Metropolitan Opera Festival d'Aix en Provence  | Performances (6)
13 Απρίλιος 2022operawire.comM. Thaddius Banks
Metropolitan Opera 2021-22 Review: Elektra
To stage a successful production of Strauss’ “Elektra” is a monumental feat all its own, but to do it with such sophistication and finesse as the Metropolitan Opera’s Friday night performance is herculean." The complexity of the libretto and score are second to none in the operatic repertory. It was the first of several famed collaborations between Austrian librettist Hugo von Hofma...
03 Απρίλιος 2022www.nytimes.comJosué Barone
Two Sopranos Make an ‘Elektra’ Both Mythic and Human
in this revival, you could home in even closer to just its two sisters, antipodal soprano roles sung by Nina Stemme and Lise Davidsen with floodlight luminosity and painfully human sensitivity. Chéreau’s staging, which premiered at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in 2013 before coming to the Met six years ago, doesn’t seem to have aged a day. And it’s difficult to imagine that happeni...
26 Ιαν 2022 - 31 Μαρ 2023
Peter Grimes
Peter Grimes, BrittenOpera: Staged
Wiener Staatsoper  | Performances (5)
Ellen Orford
27 Ιανουάριος 2022slippedisc.comLarry L. Lash
A Grimes of this magnitude has the potential to become perfection, raising memories of Vickers and dear Philip Langridge. Absolute perfection is attained by condutor Simone Young, who received the loudest ovations of the night from a near-capacity house. This score is under her skin and never sounded more thrilling and alive. The Staatsopernorchester was its best...
27 Ιανουάριος 2022www.nytimes.comJoshua Barone
The tenor Jonas Kaufmann and the soprano Lise Davidsen are leading a luxuriously cast revival of Britten’s “Peter Grimes
The opportunity to hear Kaufmann in his debut as Peter Grimes, as well as Davidsen in her first staged performance as Ellen Orford.
23 Οκτ 2018 - 31 Μαρ 2023
Messa da Requiem, VerdiOratorio / Orchestral: NA,  
Royal Opera House  | Performances (1)
25 Οκτώβριος 2018bachtrack.comDominic Lowe
A powerful performance of Verdi's Requiem from Pappano at the Royal Opera House
Any opportunity to see the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House excavated from its pit is to be welcomed, and a memorable performance of Verdi’s Messa da Requiem saw them perform in unison with the excellent Royal Opera Chorus, which continues to bloom under its director William Spaulding. Benjamin Bernheim’s tenor gave real force to the quartet; gleaming and incisive, his voice is the...
25 Απρ 2017 - 31 Μαρ 2023
Das Liebesverbot, Wagner,RichardOpera: NA,  
Teatro Colón  | Performances (5)
27 Απρίλιος 2017www.ambito.comambito
Un Wagner desconocido deleitó al Teatro Colón Buenos Aires
Absolute revelation is the Norwegian Lise Davidsen, who puts her voice of amazing flow and dynamic and expressive resources at the service of her Isabella (the "novice from Palermo" of the original title). Also dazzling, vocally and by humor, the bass Christian Hübner, a delicious Brighella
17 Μαρ 2017 - 31 Μαρ 2023
Ariadne auf Naxos, Strauss,ROpera: NA,  
Nordnorsk Opera og Symfoniorkester  | Performances (4)
Primadonna / Ariadne
 (Soprano / Soprano)
22 Μάρτιος 2017bachtrack.comAksel Tollåli
Adventures in knitting: A sensationally sung Ariadne auf Naxos in Bodø
He sang with an intense idealism. His voice is ideally suited for Strauss’ trouser roles, with a burnished chest register and a gleaming top.