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Al passato, ben vedete, ora è inutile pensar

Jonas Kaufmann demonstrates his current work ethic on La forza del destino by posting on Instagram a photograph taken in 2015 at a rehearsal of Andrea Chenier. (Thanks to SkateArtGuy for catching this!)

 

Burning woman

The opportunity to participate in a great live performance of Götterdämmerung is a rare privilege. Given the massive artistic enterprise that is the Ring, it is rare for one to simultaneously encounter singers, dramatists, instrumentalists, conductors and directors of the highest caliber. And I count myself as privileged to have witnessed one such Götterdämmerung at the Royal Opera House during this season’s revival of Keith Warner’s RingRead more »

Libertine and justice for all

The well-reviewed revival of Don Giovanni from the Royal Opera House will be livecast in a couple of hours, at 2:00 PM EDT to be exact. Video player after the jump.   Read more »

Summer night

The dream cast put together for this second revival of Kasper Holten’s Don Giovanni production shines at the Royal Opera House, even if Marc Minkowski‘s musical direction didn’t match the otherwise high standards of the night.  Read more »

She asks me why I’m just a hairy guy

The Royal Opera House’s production of La bohéme (featuring Matthew Polenzani as Rodolfo) goes live on YouTube at 2:15 this afternoon.

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Perfect is the enemy of the good

So I just got out of the Lohengrin prima at the ROH and I’m itching to share my thoughts.

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Lessons in love and abundance

Not one but two fascinating live video streams this afternoon, cher public!

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Lady first

This revival of Phyllida Lloyd’s 2002 Macbeth production was probably the most anticipated event of the Royal Opera House 2017/2018 season, due mostly to Anna Netrebko’s return to Covent Garden after a three-year absence.

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