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George Frideric Handel

Beethoven called him an ‘unrivalled master of all masters’: George Frideric Handel, born in 1685 in Halle, Germany, today is considered one of the greatest composers of the baroque era. He composed 42 operas and 25 oratorios during his life. At the...
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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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Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe: Arminio

Handel - ARMINIO

Handel’s ARMINIO was rediscovered thanks to this production first staged at the Handel Festival Karlsruhe in 2016.  The much sought after countertenor Max Emanuel Cenčić not only sings the title role but also directs this production....

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