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  • 08.03.2016 - New 'Rigoletto' staging by Claus Guth in Paris

  • Claus Guth's new production of Verdi's 'Rigoletto' will be on stage at the Opéra Bastille this spring. Performances take place April 9, 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 26 & 28 and May 2, 5, 7, 10, 14, 16, 21, 24, 27 & 30. Conductors Nicola Luisotti and Pier Giorgio Morandi take the podium, with a cast that includes Michael Fabiano and Francesco Demuro as Il duca di Mantova, Quinn Kelsey and Franco Vassalio in the title role, and Olga Peretyatko and Irina...

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  • 07.03.2016 - Critical acclaim for Kate Lindsey's performance in 'La Favorite' in Washington D.C.

  • "Ms. Lindsey portrayed Léonor in very much the way that her character is written—an innocent and pious young woman who was likely promised marriage to a mighty king but finds herself in an entirely different position. Powerless to change it, she accommodates it instead. This interpretation worked quite well for this production, and, subtly colored by Ms. Lindsey’s honeyed and infinitely expressive voice, imbued her Léonor with a humanity and...

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  • 07.03.2016 - "Hampson and Rieger in songs of love and loss at the Konzerthaus, Vienna"

  • "In an evening characterized by excellent partnership and wonderful programming, longtime partners in song, baritone Thomas Hampson and pianist Wolfram Rieger presented works by Liszt, Meyerbeer, Chausson, Saint-Saëns, Rossini, Mahler and Dvořák at Vienna’s Konzerthaus. A thoughtfully constructed set of German songs by Franz Liszt opened the evening. With few exceptions, Liszt’s some 80 odd vocal works have found only an uneasy place in the...

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  • 02.03.2016 - Kate Lindsey stars in 'Dido and Aeneas' in Germany

  • This spring, Kate Lindsey sings one of her signature roles, Dido, in a concert staged presentation of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas with the Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble und Chor. Conductor Thomas Hengelbrock takes the podium for these performances taking place May 13 & 14 at the Hamburg International Music Festival, and May 28 & 29 at the International May Festival in Freiburg.

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  • 02.03.2016 - Thomas Hampson tours Europe with the NDR Sinfonieorchester

  • Thomas Hampson tours throughout Europe this month, with conductor Krzysztof Urbański and the NDR Sinfonieorchester. Mr. Hampson is the featured soloist on Mahler’s “Des Knaben Wunderhorn,” on a programme that also includes Strauss’ “Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche” Op. 28, and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10. Performances take place at Hamburg’s Laeiszhalle on March 17 & March 20, on March...

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  • 01.03.2016 - Pumeza Matshikiza's performances in 'Carmen' open this week

  • Pumeza sings Micaëla in Bizet's Carmen at the Oper Stuttgart this spring, with performances taking place March 5, 12 & 15 and April 1 & 16. Marc Soustrot leads the orchestra, for this revival production staged by Sebastian Nübling. Tickets are available via Oper Stuttgart online.

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