Operas

Polish National Opera: Goplana

Żeleński - GOPLANA

After Stanisław Moniuszko, Żeleński was the most outstanding Polish opera composer of the late 19th century.  Discover this unfamiliar jewel live from Warsaw with a fairy tale plot; an opera run through with Polish motifs and touching lyricism....

Finnish National Opera: Der fliegende Holländer

Wagner – THE FLYING DUTCHMAN

Condemned to sail the seven seas until the end of the world, only true love can break the spell that torments the Flying Dutchman. Director Kasper Holten reinterprets the Wagnerian opera as a tale about artistic ambition – and therefore about Richard Wagner himself.

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.

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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: Die Perlen der Cleopatra, Iko Freese (drama-berlin.de).

Oscar Straus – THE PEARLS OF CLEOPATRA

The Giza pyramids on the shores of the very German river Spree! At the Komische Oper, director Barrie Kosky and conductor Adam Benzwi breathe new life into a long-forgotten operetta classic: THE PEARLS OF CLEOPATRA.

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Shostakovich - THE NOSE

One morning, Major Kovalov discovers his nose has gone missing. A desperate nose-hunt ensues. Barrie Kosky makes his Royal Opera debut with a new production of Shostakovich’s surrealist satire, conducted by Ingo Metzmacher and translated by David Pountney....

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Puccini - LA BOHÈME

In the place of its first performance, LA BOHÈME returns to Teatro Regio Torino to open its 2016-2017 season. This 120th anniversary production is directed by Àlex Ollé, the celebrated director of La Fura dels Baus, and conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, music director of the Regio.

Rossini – LA CENERENTOLA

Rossini – LA CENERENTOLA

If you thought you knew the story of Cinderella, then you are in for a delightful surprise with this CENERENTOLA from the Opéra de Lille. Here, the evil stepmother has become a wicked stepfather, the fairy a philosopher and the slipper has been swapped for a bracelet.

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Hindemith| SANCTA SUSANNA

Hindemith - SANCTA SUSANNA

Paul Hindemith’s one-act opera is set for three women soloists, two speaking roles and women’s chorus. Premiered in 1922 in Frankfurt, SANCTA SUSANNA has been the subject of some scandal, thanks to its provocative subject matter.