Opera review of the year

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Opera review of the year

Post  Dominic McHugh on Sun Dec 14, 2008 2:11 am

Place your suggestions here for your favourite opera productions/performances/performers/conductors of 2008...

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Re: Opera review of the year

Post  operaspark on Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:12 pm

Matilde di Shabran - ROH Very Happy

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Re: Opera review of the year

Post  StephenG on Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:04 am

Prometeo- RFH!

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Re: Opera review of the year

Post  alfredogermont on Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:35 pm

Patrzia Ciofi as Alaide - La Straniera rec. Opera Rara

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Review of the Year - Favourite Production

Post  musiclover on Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:17 am

My favourite production of the year was WNO's Aida at Cardiff's WMC.

Prior to this production I had only seen Aida in "overblown" productions of gargantuan proportions and WNO's intimate staging and fine orchestral performance brought out nuances that I'd not noted beore. Excellent!

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Best performance in face of directorial adversity

Post  Janet Woodall on Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:04 pm

Ok so I'm a tad biased, but both Simon Keenlyside and Gerald Finley deserve special mention for "best performance in the face of directorial adversity". Simon for his totally convincing Don Giovanni the drugs baron at the Liceu Barcelona, and Gerry for his portrayal of Oppenheimer in Adams' Doctor Atomic at the Met - maybe not everyone's operatic cup of tea, but brilliantly performed.

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Re: Opera review of the year

Post  Dominic McHugh on Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:06 pm

I agree with the first bit - you're 'a tad biased' Razz

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not favourite but impressing production 2008

Post  Petra on Tue Jan 13, 2009 3:15 pm

the production of 2008 which will remain in my head is the new "Wozzeck"-production in Munich.
Have to admit that it was my first trail with that opera live (had to endure it in music-lesson in school years ago and switched off several broadcasts Embarassed ) and was shattered:
the production AND esp. Michael Volle as Wozzeck - simply great - a several German critics said he will become the successor of Franz Grundheber who was THE Wozzeck of the last century(ies)
The production is a so called modern one but so convincing and enthralling ...if not to say haunting .... I was glad that the rest of the audience was able to celebrate the singers, I was not! I went home and needed a HUGE glass of red wine to calm me down and make me able to sleep.

the best production in Munich since AGES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post  Jngarratt on Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:40 pm

Wozzeck at the Bastille, despite the terrible accoustics in the hall and the odd staging.

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Re: Opera review of the year

Post  Janet Woodall on Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:07 pm

Dominic McHugh wrote:I agree with the first bit - you're 'a tad biased' Razz

"Loyal" maybe...

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Re: Opera review of the year

Post  jflatter on Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:05 pm

Sorry if a bit late I have had major computer probs recently and only back on forum. Very Happy

My highlights would be the Coronation of Poppea at the proms and maybe controversially Don Carlo, although I did see it the night Villazon was off sick and Alfred Kim took over the role. It was worth seeing for Furlanetto and Halfverson alone.

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Elektra ROH

Post  KitGill on Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:00 pm

Emotionally shattering ... musically overwhelming - what more could you want!

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Re: Opera review of the year

Post  crazzycat on Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:32 am

really what more, i agree

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Re: Opera review of the year

Post  Jenni123 on Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:42 am

I love La Traviata Welsh National Opera . Its so pleasant . I used to have my ticket at TicketFront.com and attend the Opera .

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Re: Opera review of the year

Post  qingfeng456 on Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:11 am

I agree with you,it's right

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