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Berlioz:  The Damnation of Faust
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Berlioz:  The Damnation of Faust

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2021-2022 Operas within Driving Distance

August 7. Strauss: Elektra

August 7. Strauss: Elektra
From 1965 this archive broadcast from Royal Swedish Opera is the sensational Swedish premiere of Strauss' opera and is famed soprano Birgit Nilsson's role debut as Elektra.

July 31. Verdi: Il trovatore

July 31. Verdi: Il trovatore
This is a historic performance from the Royal Swedish Opera which has recently been made available, starring Jussi Bjorling, Kerstin Meyer, and Hyordis Schymberg as Manrico, Azucena, and Leonora, with Hugo Haslo as Count di Lu.

July 24. Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

July 24. Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
Shostakovich's opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk is one of the twentieth century's masterpieces, acclaimed at its premiere in 1934 but then banned two years later by Stalin.

July 17. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier

July 17. Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier
Renée Fleming stars as the Marschallin and Alice Coote, as her young lover Octavian. Knowing their love will end, they plot together to save Sophie von Faninal (Sophie Bevan) from a loveless marriage to the philandering Baron Ochs (Matthew Rose).

July 10. Wagner: Tannhauser

July 10.  Wagner:  Tannhauser
This 2016 performance from the Royal Opera House Covent Garden features Peter Seiffert in the title role with Emma Bell and Sophie Koch as Elizabeth and Venus.

July 3. Mozart: Don Giovanni

July 3.  Mozart:  Don Giovanni
This production was made for several opera houses working together, including Houston Grand Opera, where I saw it. This performance was the opening night of the 2019 season and was an HD broadcast.



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