Wishlist and plans for operatic adventures in 2016

Starting new year there are a lot of reviews of 2015 and just a few forward looking insights, thus I decided to put together my wishlist (or hopeful list) while absorbed in listening to Jonas Kaufmann singing Puccini at La Scala. Main unknowns yet are Munich Festspiele and Salzburg Festspiele ticket allocations which should come […]

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Christine Goerke (Turandot) and Marcelo Alvarez (Calaf) at curtain call

Melting the icy heart of frightened princess. “Turandot” by Giacomo Puccini, The Metropolitan Opera, September 30th, 2015

The final opera of Puccini, completed by Toscanini,  with its roots in Chinese folk tales and recognisable melodious hit “Nessun dorma!” is one of the all time favourites for most of opera houses. Usually the story also gets beautiful sets and keeps traditional Chinese flavour both in music and appearances. The Metropolitan Opera production is […]

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