La Cetra dazzles in Juditha Triumphans at Dutch National Opera

Vivaldi: Juditha Triumphans

At Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam on the 26th of January, 2019

Juditha triumphans, Antonio Vivaldi’s only surviving oratorio, was composed for spiritual edification rather than the opera house. Yet director Floris Visser’s new production at Dutch National Opera successfully transforms it into a plausible wartime drama.

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Vivaldi scores intriguing but uneven Dangerous Liaisons in The Hague

Vivaldi & Moretto: Dangerous Liaisons

At the Koninklijke Schouwburg, The Hague on the 17th of January, 2019

“Why should I spend good money on tables when I have men standing idle?” asks a Regency country squire in the British sitcom Blackadder the Third. The Marquise de Merteuil in OPERA2DAY’s Dangerous Liaisons would agree with him. 

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Porgy and Bess at Dutch National Opera – Exhilarating and Moving

Gershwin: Porgy and Bess

At Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam on the 16th of January, 2019

Thanks to the phenomenon of international co-productions, Dutch National Opera’s first-ever Porgy and Bess is an energizing, heart-stirring show with a wow-factor cast.

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Ravishment without drama in Dutch premiere of A Village Romeo and Juliet

Delius: A Village Romeo and Juliet

At the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam on the 15th of December, 2018

Frederick Delius completed his most successful opera, A Village Romeo and Juliet, in 1901, but its Dutch premiere had to wait until last Saturday, when Sir Mark Elder conducted it in concert at the Concertgebouw. Together with a convincing cast, he presented the work in the best possible light.

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Sovereign Bartoli revisits Vivaldi at the Concertgebouw

Vivaldi/Handel, et al: Les Musiciens du Prince/Capuano/Bartoli/Gabetta

At the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam on the 23rd of November, 2018

This year mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli is celebrating 30 years of recording with Decca Classics, a collaboration that produced her highly successful 1999 Vivaldi album. Their latest venture – and Bartoli’s current tour with Les Musiciens du Prince, her brainchild – revisits the composer. Her stop at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam demonstrated that the best reason for celebration is that the Roman diva’s technical and expressive powers are undiminished.

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Brownlee and Spyres at the Concertgebouw: so much more than vocal jousting

Rossini/Mozart/Bellini, et al: Residentie Orkest/Balke/Brownlee/Spyres

At the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam on the 31st of October, 2018

Are two tenors better than one? It depends. When their names are, in alphabetical order, Lawrence Brownlee and Michael Spyres, the answer must be an emphatic yes. Their joint appearance at the Concertgebouw last Wednesday made you forget that other voice types exist. At the end of the concert the rapturous audience was craving all tenors, all the time.

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Dutch touring Tosca is an edge-of-your-seat thriller

Puccini: Tosca

At the Zuiderstrandtheater, The Hague on the 25th of October, 2018

Who needs another Tosca? Seasoned opera buffs can be blasé about repertoire mainstays. But the Nederlandse Reisopera’s production currently touring the Netherlands is worth seeing, whether it is your first or your hundred-and-first acquaintance with Puccini’s political drama.

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