Watching time fly by: witty and wistful Die Rosenkavalier with Garanča, Fleming, Groissbock, Polenzani, Kim at The Met.

This is one of the most eagerly awaited and most discussed productions in recent history of The Met, mostly due to clear statements from both divas: Renee Fleming and Elina Garanca discontinuing their respective roles of Marschallin and Octavian. On top of that, this farewell tour has got additional flame through speculations that Renee Fleming […]

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Star cast for Rigoletto at The Met: Lučic, Peretyatko, Calleja, Kocan

Flying overseas for the whole day, rushing through the congested New York city and arriving just an hour before the curtain might get things stressful. Nevertheless, despite tiredness and jet lag I managed to enjoy the last performance of renewed “Las Vegas” Rigoletto with a great cast, starring fabulous Željko Lučić, mesmerizing Joseph Calleja, impressive […]

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Resurrection through innocence: new “Parsifal” in Vienna

The plan to catch a new production by Alvis Hermanis in Vienna emerged as soon as the opera house announced 2016/2017 season, and a possibility to combine Easter break with a trip to Vienna proposed enticing opportunity. The symbolism of seeing Parsifal on Easter Sunday came only when the ticket was secured and travel plans […]

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