Tag Archives: Pavel Cernoch

Netrebko in majestic form as Tatyana in Paris Onegin

Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin *** Opéra de Paris, Bastille, 16th May 2017 The operatic merry-go-round is a strange beast. In April, Peter Mattei and Anna Netrebko were starring together in Deborah Warner’s production of Eugene Onegin at the Metropolitan Opera, the final … Continue reading

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Finding release among the poppy fields: Dmitri Tcherniakov’s powerful Prince Igor reaches Amsterdam

Borodin: Prince Igor **** Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam, 7th February 2017 When faced with Disaster rather than Triumph, how does a true leader respond? The ability to “watch the things you gave your life to, broken, And stoop and build … Continue reading

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Sultry, fiery, coquettish: Stéphanie d’Oustrac’s Carmen has it all

Bizet: Carmen **** Glyndebourne, 23rd May 2015 “The very incarnation of vice” was how one critic described Célestine Galli-Marié’s Carmen at the opera’s 1875 Opéra Comique première. That description could equally be applied to Stéphanie d’Oustrac in Glyndebourne’s revival of … Continue reading

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