Tenor Samuel Boden appears on a new recording of Messiah released today by Resonus Classics. This world premiere recording of a new arrangement for wind ensemble by Stian Aareskjold features the Norwegian Wind Ensemble and the BBC Singers under David Hill. Samuel returns to sing Messiah with the group at performances in Norway on December 6, 7 & 8.
Following the great success of Love for Three Oranges for the company designer Simon Bejer returns to the Croatian National Theatre to provide sets and costumes for Die Zauberflöte. The production by Krešimir Dolenčić opens in Zagreb on November 22 and there are performances until December 3.
Tenor Bechara Moufarrej sings Alfredo La Traviata at the Serbian National Theatre on November 14 & 17. Gianluca Marcianò conducts. His “refined, mature and flexible tenor” as Rodolfo in Clonter Opera’s La Bohème was praised by the Manchester Theatre Awards.
Chicago Classical Review on Nicholas Kraemer directing Telemann Wassermusik with Music of the Baroque “Kraemer led these beguiling terpsichorean depictions with ample grace and abundant charm.” Full review. Next Kraemer joins the Civic Orchestra of Chicago directing their Bach Marathon Finale.
Director Harry Fehr’s production of Tosca for Nederlandse Reisopera is described as an “edge-of-your-seat thriller” by Opera Today. “It all plays out like a nail-biting thriller. Fehr has a firm grip on the singers’ direction and they did him proud.” Just two remaining performances left – view the trailer.