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Monteverdi - ORPHEUS

The song of Orpheus not only moves men and beasts but also nature as well. And it almost overcomes death. Monteverdi’s musical fable becomes, thanks to visionary director Barrie Kosky and composer Elena Kats-Chernin, an explosion of sensuality.

Komische Oper Berlin
La Monnaie: Le Coq d'or

Rimsky-Korsakov – THE GOLDEN COCKEREL

THE GOLDEN COCKEREL is a political satire in a setting in Russia. Rimsky-Korsakov’s music mixes elements of folklore and oriental influence. Laurent Pelly’s production at La Monnaie is sure to draw out the spectacular in this timeless story.

La Monnaie
The Opera Company: ACIS AND GALATEA

Handel - ACIS AND GALATEA

Opera Theatre Company reimagines Handel's pastoral tale ACIS AND GALATEA in a rural Irish pub; an unexpected and strangely appropriate setting for Handel’s glorious music – full of emotion, wit, soaring melodies, enchanting choruses, touching arias and comic moments....

Opera Theatre Company
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Festival d'AIx-en-Provence: European Opera Days

European Opera Days

THE OPERA PLATFORM celebrates this year’s European Opera Days by offering you an Opera Panorama Festival. From 5 to 14 May, enjoy a great diversity of performances from across Europe, and browse through the diversity and richness of opera in our...
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Latvian National Opera: Carmen

Bizet – CARMEN

At the same time fêted and hated by her own sex, desired and punished by the opposite one, Carmen upsets. The hatred she causes comes from the desire she arises. Director Marie-Eve Signeyrole sets her debut production for the Latvian National Opera in a modern urban setting.

06 May 2017 at 00h00 CET
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Baroque opera

The baroque era brought innovation not only to the visual but also to the performing arts; Claudio Monteverdi’s ‘favola in musica’ L’ORFEO (ORPHEUS), first staged in Mantua in 1607, was one of the earliest operas in history. From the Italian city...
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The Opera Company: ACIS AND GALATEA

Handel - ACIS AND GALATEA

Opera Theatre Company reimagines Handel's pastoral tale ACIS AND GALATEA in a rural Irish pub; an unexpected and strangely appropriate setting for Handel’s glorious music – full of emotion, wit, soaring melodies, enchanting choruses, touching arias and comic moments....

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Gioachino Rossini

According to numerous anecdotes, Gioachino Rossini was not very vain when it came to his operas: ‘If you know one of my overtures, you know them all’ is only one bon mot attributed to him. Most of his operas were composed under pressure and Rossini...
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Rossini - IL TURCO IN ITALIA

Unfaithful women, flirtatious young men, seductive arias and spectacular ensembles – Rossini´s witty IL TURCO IN ITALIA is a perfect comedy of manners. Enjoy this colourful production filmed at the Bergen National Opera, Norway in April 2017.

11 May 2017 at 00h00 CET
Teatro Real: Madama Butterfly
30/06

Puccini – MADAMA BUTTERFLY

Director Mario Gas sets one of Puccini’s greatest operas in Hollywood in the 1930s, creating three simultaneous perspectives: the action on camera, the work behind the scenes and the actual film. Ermonela Jaho sings the role of Cio-Cio-San, a girl tragically in love.

Teatro Real
30 June 2017 at 19h55 CET
Opera Vlaanderen: SADKO
02/07

Rimsky-Korsakov - SADKO

A rare opportunity to see Rimski-Korsakov’s masterpiece SADKO in the new production from Opera Vlaanderen, directed by Daniel Kramer and conducted by Dmitri Jurowski. In his lyrical score, Rimsky-Korsakov combines Russian folk music and lively ballads with a dynamic orchestration.

Opera Vlaanderen
02 July 2017 at 19h00 CET
Victorian Opera : LA SONNAMBULA
09/07

Bellini - LA SONNAMBULA

THE OPERA PLATFORM visits Australia for a concert performance of Bellini’s LA SONNAMBULA by Victorian Opera at the Arts Centre Melbourne. Conducted by Richard Mills, the cast features outstanding singers including Jessica Pratt, Paolo Pecchioli and Carlos E. Bárcenas.

Victorian Opera
09 July 2017 at 19h00 CET