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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.

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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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