In Review

December 2014

OPERA NEWS's critics travel the globe to bring you the latest reviews of operas from every corner of the opera-going world, from New York to Milan, London to Chicago, San Francisco to Berlin, Vienna to Houston.


North America

BOSTONDie Tote Stadt
Opera Odyssey
9/13/14
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BROOKLYNAs One
American Opera Projects
9/4/14
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CHICAGOCapriccio
Lyric Opera of Chicago
10/6/14
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CHICAGODon Giovanni
Lyric Opera of Chicago
9/30/14

CHICAGOMacbeth
Chicago Opera Theatre
9/13/14
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LOS ANGELESLa Traviata
Los Angeles Opera
9/21/14

NEW YORK CITYCarmen
The Metropolitan Opera
9/29/14
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NEW YORK CITYDie Meistersinger von Nurnberg
The Metropolitan Opera
12/2/14
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NEW YORK CITYDie Zauberflöte
The Metropolitan Opera
10/6/14
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NEW YORK CITYLa Bohème
The Metropolitan Opera
9/23/14
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NEW YORK CITYLe Nozze di Figaro
The Metropolitan Opera
9/22/14

NEW YORK CITYMacbeth
The Metropolitan Opera
9/24/14

PHILADELPHIAIl Barbiere di Siviglia
Opera Philadelphia
10/1/14
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SAN ANTONIOFantastic Mr. Fox
Opera San Antonio
9/23/14

SAN FRANCISCONorma
San Francisco Opera
9/5/14

SAN FRANCISCO Susannah
San Francisco Opera
9/6/14

SAN FRANCISCOUn Ballo in Maschera 
San Francisco Opera
10/4/14
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ST. PAULLa Fanciulla del West
Minnesota Opera
9/20/14

TORONTOFalstaff
Canadian Opera Company
10/3/14
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WASHINGTON, DCFlorencia en el Amazonas
Washington National Opera
9/22/14

International

BERGAMOLucia di Lammermoor (9/28/14) & Betly (9/27/14)
The Bergamo Gaetano Donizetti Music Festival
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CARDIFFMosè in Egitto
Welsh National Opera
10/4/14
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EDINBURGHGuglielmo Tell (8/26/14) & Les Troyens (8/28/14)
Edinburgh International Festival
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LONDONThe Girl of the Golden West
English National Opera
10/2/14
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LONDONOtello
English National Opera
9/16/14

PARISLes Parapluies de Cherbourg
Théâtre du Châtelet
9/11/14

STRASBOURGQuai Ouest
Opéra National du Rhin
9/27/14
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VENICEIl Trovatore
Teatro La Fenice
9/26/14
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Concerts and Recitals

BROOKLYNDawn Upshaw, Gilbert Kalish & Ensemble
Nonesuch Records at BAM | Brooklyn Academy of Music
9/11/14
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NEW YORK CITYDraculette
Merkin Concert Hall
10/4/14
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NEW YORK CITYeighth blackbird
Miller Theatre at Columbia University
9/18/14
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NEW YORK CITY“La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema”
Renée Fleming; Alan Gilbert & The New York Philharmonic
9/16/14
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NEW YORK CITYRené Pape     
The Metropolitan Opera
9/28/14
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NEW YORK CITYSt. Matthew Passion
Magdalena Kožená, Camilal Tilling, Topi Lehtipuu, Eric Owens, Christian Gerhaher, Mark Padmore; Simon Rattle & Berlin Philharmonic, Rundfunkchor Berlin | Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival
10/8/14
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NEW YORK CITYGuglielmo Tell
Gianandrea Noseda & Teatro Regio di Torino | Carnegie Hall
12/7/14
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