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REVIEWS September 2016

24.09.2016 | REVIEWS

REVIEWS   Freitag  30.9.2016

Zubin Mehta leads the Vienna Philharmonic in a brilliant Bruckner 7th at the legendary Musikverein

Weitere “Cosi”-Review
Stylish designs undermined by elderly tempi: Royal Opera’s Così fan tutte reviewed

Giselle review – Akram Khan’s bewitching ballet is magnificently danced
The Guardian
Akram Khan’s Giselle is a banquet for the eyes if not the heart – review
The Telegraph
Review: “Giselle,’ a Winning Gamble for English National Ballet
The New York Times

New York
Weitere “Tristan”-Reviews
Tristan und Isolde review – musical marvel in a grim, cynical cloak
The Guardian

Classic Opera Tristan und Isolde Gets a Modern Met Twist

Review: A Singer’s Strong Return in a Drab “Don Giovanni’
Simon Keenlyside iin “Don Giovanni,” at the Metropolitan Opera
The New York Times

“Don Giovanni” revival offers middling Mozart at the Met

A winning cast sparks joy in Don Giovanni revival at the Met

REVIEWS  Donnerstag 29.9.2016

Crystal Pite premiere, Paris Opera Ballet — review
The dancers responded to Pite’s new work with wholehearted commitment

Italian directs classic at Paris Opera
Michieletto’s Samson and Delilah opens October 4

Making hay while the sun shines: glorious Fille opens Royal Ballet season

“Sing O Muse“: Salonen explores Stravinsky inspired by Greek myth

Ballet star Jonathan Ollivier, 38, was killed when his motorbike was hit by a minicab

New York
Weitere “Tristan”-Review
Met opens season with a dark yet musically triumphant “Tristan”

Understanding Balanchine’s “Jewels,’ a Perfect Introduction to Ballet
New York Times

The play’s the thing for Lyric Opera’s much-anticipated “Rheingold”

Lyric Opera’s “Ring’ cycle a perfect fit for Eric Owens

Los Angeles
Weitere “Macbeth”-Review
Opera review: Macbeth

REVIEWS  Mittwoch 28.9.2016

Mariinsky Orchestra, Gergiev, Cadogan Hall Prokofiev’s 125th marked with mostly workaday playing
New York
Review: In the Met’s New “Tristan,’ the Musical Values Take the Honors
The New York Times

Tristan und Isolde, Metropolitan Opera, New York — review

Interview mit Simon Keenlyside
After Setbacks, a Baritone Works His Way Back to the Met Opera
The New York Times

Boston Symphony opens season with a blast of keyboard virtuosity

San Francisco
San Francisco Opera Announces Cast for Full Ring Cycle in 2018

Royal Opera House Muscat to kick off season with opera of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Julie
The leading roles will be performed by two rising stars: Tenor Jean-François Borras and Soprano Nino Machaidze.

Australian Ballet launches 2017 season with three iconic roles for women

REVIEWS  Dienstag 27.9.2016

A new Traviata with passions running low in Budapest

Review: Paris Opera Ballet Kicks Off New Season With Futuristic Choreography
The New York Times

Weitere „Cosi“-Reviews
Opera reviews: Cosi Fan Tutte

Così fan tutte @ Royal Opera House, London

Classical music reviews, September 2016, including the Philharmonia’s 4-star Stravinsky cycle at the Royal Festival Hall
The Telegraph

Philharmonia/Salonen review – lucid and sensuous genre-bending Stravinsky
The Guardian

New York
Remembering the Old Metropolitan Opera House!/story/remembering-old-metropolitan-opera-house/

Taking On “Tristan,’ a Role That Demands Much of a Tenor
The New York Times

Review: “Turandot’ at Opera Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA.

Flawed masterpiece: Missy Mazzoli’s Breaking the Waves opens in Philadelphia

Weitere „Figaro“-Review
The Marriage of Figaro from Washington National Opera (review)

REVIEWS  Montag 26.9.2016

A musical tour of Europe’s great cities: Hamburg
The Guardian

Opera reviews: Verdi’s Requiem and Haydn’s La Canterina

Weitre „Cosi“-Review
Così fan tutte at Covent Garden

New York
Come Check Out Our House, Metropolitan Opera Says
The New York Times

Nina Stemme on a Love and Loss in “Tristan und Isolde’
The New York Times

BLO’s lean, very mean “Carmen’

Handel and Haydn opens season with a wide-ranging Bach feast

Muti, CSO open season with rich and eloquent Bruckner

Los Angeles
Plácido Domingo as Macbeth, LA Opera

Coppelia a beloved Australian Ballet production for a reason

Coppelia (Palais Theatre, Melbourne)

REVIEWS  Sonntag 25.9.2016

Kunde both amazes and disappoints in Teatro Real’s Otello

BBCSSO/Dausgaard review – demure start to a new era
The Guardian

Wexford Festival Opera “Now we have a theatre, we must play with the big boys’

New York
Met Opera Opens Monday – Season Highlights Here
Huffington Post

Nina Stemme Takes On Her Biggest Met Opera Assignment YetT
The New York Times

Why Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde is the ultimate opera
The Guardian

Review: A Safe Start to Alan Gilbert’s Final Season With the Philharmonic
The New York Times
New World” opens Philharmonic season with a New York state of mind

Review: “The Marriage of Figaro’ at Washington National Opera
Opera Review: “The Marriage of Figaro’ at The Washington National Opera
WNO’s “Marriage of Figaro’: A nice, ordinary wedding when we’d like some drama
Washington Post

WNO opens season with a visually attractive, vocally bland “Figaro”

REVIEWS   Samstag 24.9.2016

Defiant Requiem in Wien: Verdi in Terezín

Cosi fan tutte, opera review: A potent and unsettling production that makes a point

Così fan tutte, Royal Opera House, review: A genuine if underfocused inquiry into the nature of love

Review: Così fan tutte (Royal Opera House) A fussy new production, lethargically conducted, is saved by its fine young cas

This Così fan tutte is an enthralling lesson in Mozart – review–review/
Così fan Tutte review – impressive ensemble cast focus on the wider questions
The Guardian

Well sung but charmless: the Royal Opera’s new Così fan tutte

Cosi Fan Tutte review at Royal Opera House, London – “sparkling comedy’

Hidden princes: the modern première of Hasse’s Demetrio from Opera Settecento

New York
I wanted to murder my family, now I sing for the Metropolitan Opera
“Ryan Speedo Green became interested in the opera during a school trip to the Met when he was 14.“

The Met’s biggest fan is this
105-year-old Long Island opera lover “Aaron Blecker’s first was Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” — all five hours of it. That was in 1936.”

Houston Ballet Delivers a Satisfying Madame Butterfly

How Critics Can Help Us Love Opera Even More!/story/how-critics-can-help-us-love-opera-more/


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