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In Review

January 2017

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

CHARLOTTE, NCIl Barbiere di Siviglia
Opera Carolina
10/22/16
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CHICAGOLe Vin Herbé
Chicago Opera Theater
9/30/16
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CHICAGOLucia di Lammermoor
Lyric Opera of Chicago
10/15/16

DALLASEugene Onegin
Dallas Opera
10/28/16

DETROITCarmen
Michigan Opera Theater
10/15/16
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FAIRFAX, VAPagliacci & The Seven Deadly Sins
Virginia Opera
10/9/16
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HOUSTONFaust
Houston Grand Opera
10/28/16

HOUSTONL’Elisir d’Amore
Houston Grand Opera
10/21/16

LOS ANGELESLagrime di San Pietro
Los Angeles Master Chorale | Walt Disney Concert Hall
10/29/16
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LOS ANGELESThe Source
LA Opera, Beth Morrison Projects
10/22/16
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MILWAUKEESister Carrie
Florentine Opera
10/7/16
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NEW YORK CITY"27"
MasterVoices, Orchestra of St. Luke’s | New York City Center
10/20/16
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NEW YORK CITYAida
The Metropolitan Opera
11/5/16
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NEW YORK CITYBabel(words)
White Light Festival | Lincoln Center
10/26/16
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NEW YORK CITYOdysseus’ WomenAnaïs Nin 
Center for Contemporary Opera | National Sawdust
10/15/16
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NEW YORK CITYCircle Map
New York Philharmonic | Park Avenue Armory
10/13/16
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NEW YORK CITYGuillaume Tell
The Metropolitan Opera
10/18/16

NEW YORK CITY“Human Requiem”
Berlin Radio Choir | White Light Festival | Lincoln Center
10/16/16
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NEW YORK CITYJane Eyre
Center for Contemporary Opera | Kaye Playhouse
10/20/16
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NEW YORK CITYJenůfa
The Metropolitan Opera
10/28/16

NEW YORK CITYThe House Taken Over
National Sawdust, Manhattan School of Music
10/8/16
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NEW YORK CITYThe Tell-Tale Heart
The Crypt Sessions, On Site Opera
10/28/16
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PITTSBURGHLa Traviata
Pittsburgh Opera
10/8/16
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SALT LAKE CITYCarmen
Utah Opera
10/8/16
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SAN DIEGOLa Cenerentola
San Diego Opera
10/22/16
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SAN FRANCISCOVěc Makropulos
San Francisco Opera
10/14/16
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SEATTLEHänsel und Gretel
Seattle Opera
10/15/16
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TORONTOAriodante
Canadian Opera Company
10/16/16
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TORONTODido and Aeneas
Opera Atelier
10/20/16

TULSALes Pêcheurs de Perles
Tulsa Opera
10/21/16

International

BARCELONAMacbeth
Gran Teatre del Liceu
10/7/16
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BERLINCosì fan Tutte
Deutsche Oper Berlin
10/1/16
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BERLINFidelio
Staatsoper im Schiller Theater
10/9/16
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DRESDENDie Zauberflöte
Dresden Semperoper
10/27/16
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DRESDENSalome
Semperoper Dresden
10/28/16
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EDINBURGHDas Rheingold (8/15/16), Norma (8/5/16), Così Fan Tutte (8/25/16)
Edinburgh International Festival
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FLORENCESemiramide (10/2/16), Rosmonda d’Inghilterra (10/9/16)
Opera di Firenze
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LEEDSBilly Budd
Opera North
10/18/16
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LONDONThe Nose
Royal Opera House
10/20/16

MUNICHDie Dreigroschenoper
Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz
10/9/16
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MUNICHLa Favorite
Bavarian State Opera
10/23/16

PARISNorma
Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
10/16/16
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PARISSamson et Dalila
Paris Opera
10/13/16

PARMAGiovanna D’Arco (10/15/16), Il Trovatore (10/21/16)
Teatro Regio di Parma
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VIENNAfAlcina
Les Musiciens du Louvre | Vienna State Opera
10/23/16
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VIENNAArmide
Les Musiciens du Louvre | Vienna State Opera
10/22/16

VIENNAFalstaff
Theater an der Wien
10/21/16
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ZURICHDer Freischütz
Zurich Opera
10/16/16

Concerts and Recitals

BOSTONIan Bostridge & Thomas Adès
Celebrity Series of Boston | Jordan Hall
10/28/16
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NEW YORK CITYDer Diktator & Friedenstag | Leon Botstein & American Symphony Orchestra
Carnegie Hall
10/19/16
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NEW YORK CITYAnne Sofie von Otter & Brooklyn Rider
Zankel Hall
10/13/16
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NEW YORK CITYBach’s Mass in B Minor
Ton Koopman & Players from the Royal Conservatory of The Hague & The Juilliard School | Alice Tully Hall
11/19/16
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NEW YORK CITYCassandra
Teatro Grattacielo | Gerald W. Lynch Theater
10/8/16
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NEW YORK CITYNancy Allen Lundy; George Manahan & American Composers Orchestra
Zankel Hall
10/28/16
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NEW YORK CITYJohn Moore, Gilbert Kalish & Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Alice Tully Hall
10/30/16
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NEW YORK CITYIsabel Leonard, Jared Bybee & Djordje Nesic
George London Foundation Recital Series | Morgan Library’s Gilder Lehrman Hall
10/9/16
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NEW YORK CITYIn War and Peace: Harmony Through Music | Joyce DiDonato, Maxim Emelyanychev & Il Pomo d’Oro
Carnegie Hall
12/15/16
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NEW YORK CITYLa Passion de Simone
International Contemporary Ensemble, New School’s Mannes School of Music | Gerald W. Lynch Theater
11/19/16
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NEW YORK CITY"Rodgers, Rodgers & Guettel" | John Brancy, Hal Cazalet, Mary Testa, Lauren Worsham, Steven Blier
New York Festival of Song | Merkin Concert Hall
11/1/16
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NEW YORK CITYJennifer Zetlan, Helen Karloski, Alex Richardson, Philip Cutlip; Kent Tritle & Oratorio Society of New York
Carnegie Hall
11/3/16
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NEW YORK CITYThomas Hampson; David Robertson & Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Carnegie Hall
10/13/16
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NEW YORK CITYSteve Reich 80th Birthday | David Robertson & International Contemporary Ensemble, Sō Percussion, Synergy Vocals
Carnegie Hall
11/1/16
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NEW YORK CITYSusanna Phillips & Myra Huang
Zankel Hall
11/6/16
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NEW YORK CITYThe Glory of Constantinople
Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine & Rose of the Compass
10/25/16
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NEW YORK CITYVerdi Requiem | Erika Grimaldi, Daniela Barcellona, Giorgio Berrugi, Vitalij Kowaljow; Gianandrea Noseda & London Symphony Orchestra, Chorus
David Geffen Hall | Lincoln Center's White Light Festival
10/20/16
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NEW YORK CITYVigilia
Kent Tritle & Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine
11/15/16
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NEW YORK CITYZender & Schubert's Winterreise | Mark Padmore; Simon Rattle & Ensemble Connect
Zankel Hall
10/16/16
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