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Boris Godounov LIVE – ONP

 

“Living power is unbearable for the people. They can love only the dead.” – Boris, Boris Godounov, Alexandre Pushkin

In 1824, when Pushkin turned to Boris Godounov for his first historical drama, he knew well the colossus he was tackling. Armed with his reading of Shakespeare, Pushkin retold the epic history of the dazzling reign of the Tzar of Russia (1598-1605). Indeed, elements of Macbeth appear throughout this political fable, in which an imposter with ambitions for the throne haunts Boris, pretending to return as the child that Boris had once killed in order to seize power. Adapting this epic poem, Mussorgsky composed a meditation on the solitude of power, a populist drama in which the real protagonist is the Russian people with its burden of eternal suffering.

Ivo Van Hove is no stranger to grand political frescos, having previously staged Tragédies Romaines and Kings of War, both based on plays by Shakespeare. This is his first production for the Paris Opera.

The production stars Ildar Abdrazakov, “one of the most sought-after young basses in the operatic world” (Vanity Fair) and “one of the most exciting Russian singers to emerge on the international scene in the past decade” (Opera News).

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La Fille de Neige (Snegurochka) – ONP

 

Snegurochka was born in times of old in Tsar Berendey’s mythical kingdom, the fruit of the union between Spring
the Beauty and Grandfather Frost. Protected by her parents from the jealousy of the Sun god Yarilo who has vowed to warm her heart when she gets older and falls in love, Snegurochka the snow maiden is entrusted to the wood sprite… Particularly attached to the opera which he himself considered to be a work of maturity, Rimsky‑Korsakov would write ten years after its creation that: “anyone who fails to love The Snow Maiden understands nothing of my works nor of myself”.

A masterpiece of popular Slavic literature, The Snow Maiden brings to the stage a magical fantasy enriched by the
rigours of the weather. Aida Garifullina sings the role of Snegurochka whilst the production and musical direction
have been left in the capable hands of two other Russian artists: the young conductor Mikhail Tatarnikov and director Dmitri Tcherniakov.

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Pique Dame (The Queen of Spades) – Dutch National Opera

 

 

As one of the highlights of the Holland Festival, renowned director Stefan Herheim staged Tchaikovsky’s much-loved opera about a young man who, for the prospect of earthly wealth, gambles away his chance for love and happiness.

The protagonist Hermann stakes everything on gambling, in the belief that there has to be a secret formula that will prevent him from losing at cards. He wants to draw the secret from his girlfriend Lisa’s grandmother, the old Countess: How is it that she is such a successful gambler? Herman confronts her and forces her to reveal her secret, menacing her with a revolver. The Countess dies from the shock. It is her ghost that later appears before the young officer and gives away the fatal sequence of cards: three, seven, ace. Having lost everything, Hermann commits suicide, thus becoming the third victim of his own compulsive gambling behavior – after the old Countess, who was supposed to know the secret, and Lisa, who was in love with him. The score of Pique Dame was written by Tchaikovsky within only 44 days, in a period of turmoil about himself and his homosexuality. Herheim, whose stagings are famous for their multi-layered levels of interpretation, attempts to reflect on the composer’s hidden love for men.

Former Music Director Mariss Jansons returns to Amsterdam to conduct Pique Dame at the Dutch National Opera with “his” Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. He encounters a noteworthy cast, including star tenor Misha Didyk, a sought after interpreter of the Russian repertoire, who is making his Amsterdam debut in the role of Herman. The critics agree about the production’s quality: “A Pique Dame of extraordinary musical and scenic power” (Avant-Scène Opéra), which it is “absolutely worth seeing!” (Die Welt).

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Khovanshchina – Munich

 

One of the great talents of Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881) was his unique ability to transpose words, psychological states and even physical movements into music. Although he left his opera “Khovanshchina” (The Khovansky Affair) incomplete and unorchestrated, the sheer theatricality of its musical text reveals the presence of a work that begs for a stage production. The first completion and orchestration was made by Mussorgsky’s contemporary Rimsky-Korsakov, but the more slender, powerful, raw orchestration made by Dmitri Shostakovich in 1960 is the one preferred today, and the version chosen by Kent Nagano for the Munich production recorded here.

The plot is a darkly shimmering panorama of ruthless power plays, intrigues and bloodshed in late 17th-century Russia. A nation torn by inner strife, with various factions struggling for power at court: the followers of Prince Ivan Khovansky, the leader of the Streltsys (musketeers), and those of Prince Golitsin, faithful to the tsar. Add to this the influence of various religious groups, and the action comes frighteningly close to mirroring the present-day situation in more than one country. With his stripped-down sets and historicizing costumes, director Dmitri Tcherniakov, one of the new voices of contemporary Russian theater, throws a bridge to the political present. The historical pessimism of the opera, says Tcherniakov, “is legitimated by Russian history and Russian life. Basically, nothing has changed.”

Kent Nagano superbly masters the challenges presented by this score, shapes the dynamics with subtle intensity, and casts the score in a mellow glow. As Marfa, the spurned lover of Ivan Khovansky’s son Andrey, Doris Soffel unfolds such a rich palette of sonorities, from the pathos of the lower ranges to shaded discant heights, that “one is tempted to speak of a Russian mezzo.” (Eleonore Büning, F.A.Z.)  Anatoly Kotscherga portrays the religious leader Dosifey with fervor and bluster, Klaus Florian Vogt dazzles heroically as Andrey, John Daszak is a technically flawless Golitsin, and bass-baritone Paata Burchuladze gives a charismatic, forceful account of Prince Ivan Khovansky. The final chorus, which Mussorgsky did not compose, is played in the orchestrally transparent version of Igor Stravinsky – the third great Russian composer who contributed to making “Khovantchina” a gripping stage work for all times.

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Eugene Onegin – Salzburg Festival

 

Tchaikovsky  is  best  known  for  his  symphonic   scores   and   ballets   such   as   the   “Nutcracker,“   “Swan   Lake”   and   “Sleeping  Beauty.“  Yet  his  operas  also  occupy  a  place  of  honor  in  his  oeuvre,  and  two  of  them,  “Eugene  Onegin”  and  “The  Queen  of  Spades,” both based on novels by Pushkin, are among his very finest works.

The plot of “Onegin” is quickly told: on a Russian country  estate,  awkward,  inexperienced  young  Tatyana  is  seized  by  a  sudden  passion  for  the handsome, blasé new neighbor Eugene Onegin.  She  writes  him  a  love  letter,  but  he  makes  it  clear  to  her  that  he  is  not  interested.  Later,  Tatyana‘s  sister  flirts  with
Onegin, her fiancé challenges him to a duel and is killed by Onegin. Years later, Onegin returns, finds that Tatyana has married an aged  prince,  and  tries  to  win  her  back  but  fails.

The  true  hero  of  the  opera  is  Tatyana,   a   multi-layered,   conflicted,   driven,   doubt-ridden  heroine.  As  portrayed  by  the  dazzling  Russian  soprano  Anna  Samuil,  this  Tatyana “is ready to start a revolution.” (Julia Spinola, F.A.Z.) Since her 2003 debut in the West, and her appearance as Musetta (“La Bohème”) at the Met alongside Anna Netrebko, Anna Samuil – a protegée of Daniel Barenboim – has been acclaimed as a vibrant new voice on  the  operatic  stage.  Daniel  Barenboim  and  the  Vienna  Philharmonic  accompany  these  “scenes of a marriage that could have been” with beguilingly dark sonorities that allow for brilliant flashes of light from the winds and waves of passionate lyricism in the third act.

Recorded  at  the  Salzburg  Festival,  this  production  of  Tchaikovsky’s  Eugene  Onegin  features an excellent, young cast headed by Peter Mattei as the titular playboy, and the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by maestro Daniel Barenboim. This intimate production mines the depths of expression and charisma inherent in the drama.

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Iolanta & The Nutcraker – ONP

 

A special production of two works by Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky, Iolanta and Casse-Noisette, presented as a double bill as they were for their original première in 1892, will bring together all the artistic forces of the Paris Opera (Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet) at the Palais Garnier. In collaboration with stage director Dmitri Tcherniakov and conductor Alain Altinoglu, 5 choreographers will each work on a specific passage of the ballet: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Edouard Lock, Benjamin Millepied, Arthur Pita and Liam Scarlett.

The role of Iolanta will be sung by Sonya Yoncheva and the Étoiles, Premiers Danseurs and Corps de Ballet will perform Casse-Noisette. The mysterious, unwavering chant of the English horn, punctuated by notes from the bassoon and the clarinet, follows its chromatic descent over twenty bars as if plunging into an unknown world. A world where Iolanta has lived in seclusion since her birth. She is unwittingly blind, since no one has the right to reveal the fact to her. This simple tale of collective denial at the court of Provence as narrated by the Danish writer Henrik Hertz in his play King René’s Daughter, was discovered by Tchaikovsky in 1883. The Paris Opera is reviving the original diptych. Alain Altinoglu conducts and Dimitri Tcherniakov songs this production that symbolises the link between opera and ballet.

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All’Opera – Billy Budd

 

Billy Budd
5 June 2018, 20:00 CET

OPERA in HD
Teatro dell’Opera di Roma

Composer: Benjamin Britten
Conductor: James Conlon
Staging: Deborah Warner

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All’Opera – Don Pasquale

 

Don Pasquale
19 April 2018, 20:00 CET

Live OPERA in HD
Teatro alla Scala in Milan

Crew
Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Cast: Ambrogio Maestri, Mattia Olivieri, Edgardo Rocha, Rosa Feola

Cast
Don Pasquale: Ambrogio Maestri
Dottor Malatesta: Mattia Olivieri
Ernesto: Edgardo Rocha
Norina: Rosa Feola

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All’Opera – La Traviata

 

La Traviata
13 February  2018, 20:00 CET

OPERA in 4K
Teatro dell’Opera di Roma

Crew
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Jader Bignamini
Staging: Sofia Coppola

Cast
Violetta Valery: Francesca Dotto
Alfredo Germont: Antonio Poli
Giorgio Germont: Roberto Frontali
Flora: Anna Malavasi

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All’Opera – La Boheme

 

La Boheme
24 January 2018, 18:00 CET

Live OPERA in HD
Teatro Comunale – Bologna

Crew
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Michele Mariotti
Staging: Graham Vick

Cast
Mimì: Mariangela Sicilia
Musetta: Hasmik Torosyan
Rodolfo: Francesco Demuro
Marcello: Nicola Alaimo

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All’Opera – Andrea Chénier

 

Andrea Chénier
7 December 2017, 18:00 CET

Live OPERA in HD
Teatro alla Scala in Milan

Crew
Composer: Umberto Giordano
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Staging Mario Martone

Cast
Maddalena: Anna Netrebko
Andrea Chénier: Yusif Eyvazov
Carlo: Gérard Luca Salsi

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All’Opera – Carmen

 

Carmen
17 November 2017, 20:00 CET

OPERA in 4K
Teatro dell’Opera di Roma

Crew
Composer: Georges Bizet
Conductor: Jesús López-Cobos and Jordi Bernàcer
Staging: Valentina Carrasco

Cast
Carmen: Veronica Simeoni / Ketevan Kemoklidze
Don José: Roberto Aronica / Andeka Gorrotxategui
Escamillo: Alexander Vinogradov
Micaela: Rosa Feola / Roberta Mantegna

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ALL’OPERA Live Cinema Season 2017/18

 

The season All’Opera is not only one of the finest heritage of Italian culture that is renewed year after year through the talent and vision of renowned artists, it is also a great tool to communicate the quality and cultural dynamism that Italy is able to express. All’Opera enables worldwide audiences to enjoy the best opera has to offer in famed theaters such as La Scala in Milan, the Teatro Opera in Rome and the Teatro Comunale di Bologna.

The 2017/18 season will offer timeless works of composers such as Bizet (Carmen), Giordano (Andraa Chénier), Puccini (La Boheme), Verdi (La Traviata), Donizetti (Don Pasquale) and Britten (Billy Budd) presented through state-of-the-art recording technology.

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Macbeth by Verdi – Royal Opera House 2017-18

 

LIVE: Wednesday 4 April 2018 [8.15pm CET]
ENCORE: Sunday 8 April 2018 [3pm CET]

Approximate running time: 3 hours 20 minutes, including one interval

Verdi’s opera inspired by Shakespeare’s tragedy is conducted by Antonio Pappano, with a magnificent cast including Anna Netrebko, Željko Lučić and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo.

Verdi’s life-long love a air with Shakespeare’s works began with Macbeth, a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. With his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi set out to create ‘something out of the ordinary’. Their success is borne out in every bar of a score that sees Verdi at his most theatrical: it bristles with demonic energy.
The warrior Macbeth fi ghts on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a ruthless ambition drives Macbeth and his wife to horrific acts.
Murder makes Macbeth king, and intrigue and butchery are the hallmarks of his brief, doomed reign. The witches make another prediction, which also comes true: Macbeth and his lady lose their lives, and justice is restored.
Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 production for The Royal Opera is richly hued, shot through with black, red and gold. The witches – imagined by designer Anthony Ward as strange, scarlet-turbaned creatures – are ever-present agents of fate. Lloyd depicts the Macbeths’ childlessness as the dark sadness lurking behind their terrible deeds. The Royal Opera’s production uses Verdi’s 1865 Paris revision of the opera, which includes Lady Macbeth’s riveting aria ‘La luce langue’.

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CAST
Macbeth: Željko Lučić
Lady Macbeth: Anna Netrebko
Banquo: Ildebrando D’Arcangelo
Macduff: Yusif Eyvazov
Lady-in-waiting: Francesca Chiejina
Malcolm: Konu Kim
Doctor: Simon Shibambu

CREW
Music: Giuseppe Verdi
Director: Phillyda Lloyd
Conductor: Antonio Pappano

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

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Carmen by Bizet – Royal Opera House 2017-18

 

LIVE: Tuesday 6 March 2018 [7.45pm CET]
ENCORE: Sunday 11 March 2018 [3pm CET]

Approximate running time: 3 hours 20 minutes, including one interval

Bizet’s classic French opera stars Anna Goryachova in Barrie Kosky’s intense production.

Carmen is the best-known work by French composer Georges Bizet, and one of the most famous operas in the entire art form – numbers such as the Habanera and the Toreador Song have permeated the popular consciousness as little else has. The opera’s heady combination of passion, sensuality and violence initially proved too much for the stage, and it was a critical failure on its 1875 premiere. Bizet died shortly after, and never learned of the spectacular success his Carmen would achieve: the opera has been performed more than fi ve hundred times at Covent Garden alone.
This ever-popular opera is given a fresh point of view in Barrie Kosky’s highly physical production, originally created for Frankfurt Opera. The Australian director is one of the world’s most sought-after opera directors, whose Royal Opera debut with Shostakovich’s The Nose in 2016 was greeted with delight. For Carmen he has devised a farfrom-
traditional version, incorporating music written by Bizet for the score but not usually heard, and giving a new voice to the opera’s endlessly fascinating central character.

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CAST
Carmen: Anna Goryachova
Don José: Francesco Meli
Escamillo: Kostas Smoriginas
Micaëla: Anett Fritsch
Zuniga: David Soar

CREW
Music: Georges Bizet
Director: Berry Kosky
Conductor: Jakub Hrůša

Sung in French with English subtitles

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Tosca by Puccini – Royal Opera House 2017-18

 

LIVE: Wednesday 7 February 2018 [8.15pm CET]
ENCORE: Sunday 11 February 2018 [3pm CET]

Approximate running time: 3 hours, including two intervals

Drama, passion and fabulous music – Puccini’s operatic thriller is one of the great opera experiences. Dan Ettinger conducts a star cast led by Adrianne Pieczonka, Joseph Calleja and Gerald Finley.

Tosca is one of the great evenings of opera, and from its strident opening chords conjures up a world of political instability and menace.
Jonathan Kent’s production for The Royal Opera captures the dangerous political turbulence of Rome in 1800. The Chief of Police, Scarpia – one of the most malevolent villains in opera – ruthlessly pursues and tortures enemies of the state. His dark, demonic music contrasts with the expansive melodies of the idealistic lovers, Tosca and Cavaradossi, who express their passion in sublime arias, including ‘Vissi d’arte’ and ‘E lucevan le stelle’. Giacomo Puccini’s dramatic work was a hit with audiences on its 1900 premiere and it remains one of the most performed of all operas – with its gripping plot and glorious music, it’s easy to see why.
A candle-lit church, Scarpia’s gloomy study with its hidden torture chamber and the false optimism of a Roman dawn: this handsome production throws into relief the ruthlessly taut drama, as the tension is wound up towards a fateful conclusion. Puccini’s meticulously researched score is infused with the same authentic detail, from distant cannon fi re during the Act I Te Deum to tolling church bells and the sounds of a fi ring squad.

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CAST
Floria Tosca: Adrianne Pieczonka
Mario Cavaradossi: Joseph Calleja
Baron Scarpia: Gerald Finley
Spoletta: Aled Hall
Cesare Angelotti: Simon Shibambu

CREW
Music: Giacomo Puccini
Director: Jonathan Kent
Conductor: Dan Ettinger

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

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Rigoletto by Verdi – Royal Opera House 2017-18

 

LIVE: Tuesday 16 January 2018 [8.15pm CET]
ENCORE: Sunday 21 January 2018 [3pm CET]

Approximate running time: 2 hours 45 minutes, including one interval

David McVicar’s acclaimed production of Verdi’s potent and tragic opera is conducted by Alexander Joel, with an excellent cast led by Dimitri Platanias, Lucy Crowe and Michael Fabiano.

The corruption of innocence is at the heart of Verdi’s potent tragedy in David McVicar’s production for The Royal Opera.
Rigoletto, court jester to the libertine Duke of Mantua, is cursed by the father of one of the Duke’s victims for his irreverent laughter. When the Duke seduces Rigoletto’s daughter Gilda, it seems the curse is taking effect…
David McVicar’s production highlights the cruelty at the heart of the court of Mantua. Richly dressed courtiers engage in orgies and revelries to Verdi’s heady, spirited dances. The opera’s many musical highlights include the ebullient ‘La donna è mobile’, in which the Duke boasts of his disregard for women; Gilda’s exquisite, plangent duets with Rigoletto and the Duke; and the gorgeous Act III quartet that beautifully weaves the voices together as the story quickens to its shattering conclusion.
Giuseppe Verdi wrote in 1855 that Rigoletto was his ‘best opera’. He had had to overcome state censorship to stage it – the censors objected to its depiction of an immoral ruler – but he was vindicated by the premiere’s huge success in 1851. Rigoletto was performed 250 times in the next 10 years and has remained one of the most popular of all operas.

Pannonia Entertainment distributes this stunning performance to cinemas across Hungary, Poland and Romania. Available in live broadcast on 16 January 2018 or recorded, from 23 January 2018 to 16 March 2018

CAST
Duke of Mantua: Michael Fabiano
Rigoletto: Dimitri Platanias
Gilda: Lucy Crowe
Sparafucile: Andrea Mastroni
Maddalena: Nadia Krasteva
Giovanna: Kathleen Wilkinson

CREW
Music: Giuseppe Verdi
Director: David McVicar
Conductor: Alexander Joel

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

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La bohème by Puccini – Royal Opera House 2017-18

 

LIVE: Tuesday 3 October 2017 [8.15pm CET]
ENCORE: Sunday 8 October 2017 [3pm CET]

Approximate running time: 2 hours 35 minutes, including one interval

Puccini’s passionate opera is conducted by Antonio Pappano and stars a superb young cast including Nicole Car, Michael Fabiano and Mariusz Kwiecien, in a new production by Richard Jones.

When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill.
Acclaimed director Richard Jones (Boris Godunov, Il trittico) directs a new production of Puccini’s La bohème. Irresistible in its witty, passionate blend of comedy and tragedy, the opera focusses on the lives of a group of young artists as they eke out an existence on the bohemian fringes of Paris. Jones brings his characteristically acute insight to this much-loved classic, visualized in Stewart Laing’s spectacular setting.
Puccini’s romantic depiction of bohemian Paris, with memorable music and a love story drawn from everyday life, has captivated audiences around the world, making La bohème one of the best-loved of all operas. It was first performed in Covent Garden in 1897 and has had more than five hundred performances there since.

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CAST
Mimì: Nicole Car
Rodolfo: Michael Fabiano
Marcello: Mariusz Kwiecień
Musetta: Nadine Sierra

CREW
Music: Giacomo Puccini
Director: Richard Jones
Conductor: Antonio Pappano

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

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The Magic Flute by Mozart – Royal Opera House 2017-18

 

LIVE: Wednesday 20 September 2017 [8.15pm CET]
ENCORE: Sunday 24 September 2017 [3pm CET]

Approximate running time: 3 hours 10 minutes, including one interval

Julia Jones conducts David McVicar’s spell-binding production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute with a wonderful cast including Roderick Williams as Papageno.

Mozart’s glorious opera The Magic Flute is brought enchantingly to life in David McVicar’s production with beautiful sets by John Macfarlane.
Prince Tamino promises the Queen of the Night that he will rescue her daughter Pamina from the enchanter Sarastro. He begins his quest, accompanied by the bird-catcher Papageno – but all is not as it seems…
David McVicar’s classic production embraces both the seriousness and comedy of Mozart’s work. The audience is transported to a fantastical world of dancing animals, fl ying machines and dazzlingly starry skies. The setting provides a wonderful backdrop for Mozart’s kaleidoscopic score, from the Queen of the Night’s coloratura fi reworks to Tamino and Pamina’s lyrical love duets and Papageno’s hearty, folksong-like arias.
As well as being a comedy The Magic Flute is an expression of Mozart’s profound spiritual beliefs: Enlightenment concerns with the search for wisdom and virtue are at the heart of this enchanting tale. The Magic Flute was an instant success with audiences and Mozart’s supposed rival Salieri described it as an ‘operone’ – a great opera.

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CAST
Pamina: Siobhan Stagg
Tamino: Mauro Peter
Papageno: Roderick Williams
Papagena: Christina Gansch
Sarastro: Mika Kares
Queen of the Night: Sabine Devieilhe

CREW
Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte
Director: David McVicar
Conductor: Julia Jones

Sung in German with English subtitles

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Puccini: La Bohème LIVE from Taormina

 

Recorded LIVE from the Taormina Opera Festival
July 5, 2017 at 8:30pm

One of opera’s most popular and enduring classics, Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème memorializes the ardent passions of young Bohemian artists struggling to love, create and survive in mid-19th century Paris.

Living together in a small Parisian garret, Rodolfo writes, Marcello paints, Schaunard composes and Colline philosophizes. When Rodolfo meets the delicate Mimì, he is immediately struck by her beauty and the two sing the famous duet, “O soave fanciulla” (“Oh lovely maiden”). Still, the passionate love of Rodolfo and Mimì struggles to survive the brutal and unforgiving reality of poverty.

Puccini’s opera ultimately honors that tragic struggle – the struggle to create, to love and to live the Bohemian life. For over one hundred years, audiences have shared the hopes, the joys and the passions of these young artists, celebrating the bohemians’ unyielding commitment to seizing each new day with fervor.

Directed by Enrico Castiglione, La Bohème will be staged on the magnificent outdoor stage of the Ancient Greek Theater of Taormina, overlooking Mount Etna and the picturesque Sicilian coast. This production features costumes by Sonia Cammarata and is conducted by Li Xincao.

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Royal Opera House 2017-18 LIVE Cinema Season

 

12 BLOCKBUSTER TITLES, ONE CINEMA SEASON
LIVE FROM THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE 2017/18

With 12 titles, the Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season 2017/18 is set to thrill audiences in more than 1500 cinemas in over 40 countries.

Including some of The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet’s much-loved classical repertory, the world’s top ballet and opera stars, and four brand new productions, Pannonia Entertainment distributes live satellite broadcasts and recorded shows of performances from the Covent Garden to cinemas across Hungary, Poland and Romania – in cooperation with Trafalgar Releasing Ltd.

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Puccini: Madama Butterfly in Taormina

 

Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is one of the most popular of all operas, with ravishing music and a heartbreaking story.

Recorded live on the 7th July 2016 in the Teatro Antico Taormina, the performance was part of the Festival Euro Mediterraneo, starring Hye Myung Kang as Cio-cio San and Zoran Todorovich as Pinkerton.

Teatro Antico di Taormina is the second largest ancient Greek theatre in Italy, built in Southern Italy in early seventh century BC. Frequently used for operatic and theatrical performances, this picturesque theater sitting on the coast of Sicily is home to the annual Festival Euro Mediterraneo.

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Jonas Kaufmann: An Evening With Puccini

 

jonas-kaufmann--an-evening-Operatic superstar Jonas Kaufmann is no stranger to the big screen, and in 2015 he makes his highly anticipated solo cinematic debut with this concert film and documentary.

Shot on location in Italy, the film features Jonas’ critically acclaimed Puccini concert from La Scala, Milan and includes all of Puccini’s most loved tenor arias including ‘Nessun dorma’.

The cameras also go behind the scenes and follow Jonas around Milan as he talks about what it takes to be the world’s greatest tenor and why Puccini’s music is so special to him.

Available from 8 March 2016, Pannonia Entertainment distributes this unique concert film and documentary to cinemas across Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Romania.

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Pavarotti in Cinema – Three unforgettable concerts

 

pavarottiLuciano Pavarotti (1935-2007) was one of the most popular contemporary vocal performers in the world. Three of his countless amazing performaces are now available as cinema screening, Pannonia Entertainment distributes these unique concert-movies to cinemas across Czech Rebublic and Hungary.

 

 

 

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Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann, Thomas Hampson – Three Stars in Munich (2015)

 

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The superstars of classical music were together for the first time at the Königsplatz, Munich for one night only. The Munich Königsplatz, with its elegant classical buildings, is a unique, picturesque performance space. With this rare meeting of opera superstars, the square transforms into an opera house under the open sky, and creates an atmospheric setting for its 15 000 strong audience.

Anna Netrebko joins Jonas Kaufmann and Thomas Hampson at the cultural heart of Munich for an open-air evening of celebrated arias, duets and opera scenes by Verdi, Puccini, Giordano, Leoncavallo, Bizet, Offenbach, Lehár, and more. Special guests: Elena Zhidkova and Ildar Abdrazakov.

Pannonia Entertainment distributes this unique concert-movie from May 2016 to cinemas across Hungary and Czech Republic.

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The Three Tenor Legends – Live in Roma 1990

 

0741799-3_tenors_concert-19Magic was created in July 1990, when Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo and José Carreras met onstage at the Baths of Caracalla in Rome and became the Three Tenors. This greatest musical event ever is an awe-inspiring orgy of the greatest hits for the tenor voice. Zubin Mehta exquisitely captures the largeness of this bonanza through the grandiose orchestra.

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