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“The Rake’s Progress” – Reviews

After the successful performances of The Rake's Progress at the Danish National Opera in Amsterdam we want to share some reviews with you: operamagazine.nl "Compelling „Rake’s Progress“ at the Dutch National Opera. Igor Stravinsky’s only full-length opera “The Rake’s Progress” celebrated Thursday Night at the Dutch National Opera a widely acclaimed premier. Both singers as well as musicians and – rarely at the DNO – director and designer shared the approbation. It was dead silent in the hall when tenor Paul Appleby as Tom and Julia Bullock as Anne Truelove sang the poetic texts of the librettists Wysten Hugh Auden and Chester Kalman in a...

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UK Tour Basel

After the big triumph of the performances of Bruckner's Mass No. 3 F minor last week with the Balthasar-Neumann-Chor,  Ivor Bolton and the Basel Symphony Orchestra are going on tour.   UK 2017 6.10. London, Cadogan Hall 8.10. Edinburgh, Usher Hall 9.10. Manchester, Bridgewater Hall 10.10. Birmingham, Townhall Sol Gabetta, Cello Oliver Schnyder, Piano Basel Symphony Orchestra Ivor Bolton Busoni - Mozart - Saint-Saens -...

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Madrid Season Opening: Lucio Silla

After a very successful summer Ivor Bolton is starting the season with a new production at the Teatro Real in Madrid: Lucio Silla by W. A. Mozart Premiere September 13 Performances September 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 20 / 21 / 22 / 23 Teatro Real Madrid


Ivor Bolton, Musical Direction Claus Guth, Stage Director Tine Buyse, Revival Stage Director Christian Schmidt, Set and Costume Designer Ronny Dietrich, Dramaturg Kurt Streit / Benjamin Bruns, Lucio Silla Patricia Petibon / Julie Fuchs, Giunia Silvia Tro Santafé / Marina Comparato, Cecilio Inga Kalna / Hulkar Sabirova, Lucio Cinna María José Moreno / Anna Devin, Celia Kenneth Tarver / Roger...

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Ivor Bolton in Munich

Since his debut in 1994 Ivor Bolton has been conducting regularly at the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich. This summer he returns for his 21st new production at the BSO as part of the Munich Opera Festival. Carl Maria von Weber Oberon or the Elf King's Oath Premiere July 21 Performances July 24, 27, 30 Prinzregententheater Ivor Bolton, Musical Direction Nikolaus Habjan, Production Jakob Brossmann, Stage Denise Heschl, Costumes Julian Prégardien, Oberon Alyona Abramowa, Puck Annette Dasch, Reiza Rachael Wilson, Fatima Brenden Gunnell, Sir Huon of Bordeaux Johannes Kammler,...

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Reviews for Brittens “Billy Budd” in Madrid!

"But after all, Bolton had in general handled the narrative with an intuition worthy of the most sensitive interpreter of Brittens masterpiece. "(atorod.pl, 21.2.2017)   "Ivor Bolton gave his best performance so far as chief conductor of the Teatro Real. The musical discourse flowed with clarity and the strings played masterfully with the different densities of the score, although one could have asked for a more passionate approach. The bony violence of Britten's brass and wind sections was softened by a preference for equilibrium which may also be interpreted as risk aversion." (www.bachtrack.com, 6.2.2017)   "There was impressive musical rhetoric emanating from the pit...

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Così fan tutte in Munich

Ivor is currently rehearsing for the upcoming shows of Mozart's Così fan tutte at the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich. Performances will be starting next week: Premiere on April 12th Further shows on April 15th and...

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Rodelinda at the Teatro Real

Ivor Bolton conducts Händel’s Rodelinda at the Teatro Real in Madrid in a new production by Claus Guth!

  Opening Night: March 24th Further Performances: March 25 / 26 / 29 / 30 / 31, April 1 / 2 / 5   Musical Director Ivor Bolton Stage Director Claus Guth Set and Costume Designer Christian Schmidt Rodelinda Lucy Crowe / Sabina Puértolas Bertarido Bejun Mehta / Xavier Sabata Grimoaldo Juan Sancho / Jeremy Ovenden Eduige Sonia Prina / Lidia Vinyes Curtis Unulfo Lawrence Zazzo / Christopher Ainslie Garibaldo Umberto Chiummo / José Antonio...

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German Record Critics’ award for ‘Theodora’

The recent DVD and Bluray release of Handel's Theodora has been awarded the Quarterly Critics' Choice ("Bestenliste") of the German Record Critics' Award Association ("Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik").  The Quarterly Critics' Choice is awarded to new releases of outstanding importance, which merit special attention for quality of interpretation, creativity, and value to the repertoire. Theodora, in a new production by Christof Loy, was recorded live at the Salzburg Festival 2009, with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra under the baton of Ivor Bolton, and is now available online and in stores on the Unitel/C major...

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Teatro Real ‘Jenůfa’ now available

Ivor's performance of Janacek's Jenůfa, recorded live at the Teatro Real in October 2009 with Amanda Roocroft in the title role, is now available for purchase on DVD and Blu-Ray.  For more information or to purchase, visit the Opus Arte...

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Forthcoming release of Janáček's 'Jenůfa' on DVD and Blu-ray

Recorded live at the Teatro Real in October 2009, Ivor Bolton conducts Stéphane Braunschweig's production of Jen?fa starring English soprano Amanda Roocroft in one of her signature roles as the opera's heroine, Slovac tenor Miroslav Dvorský as Laca, and the great dramatic soprano Deborah Polaski as Kostelnicka.  Due for release by Opus Arte on DVD and Blu-ray in August this year. "Not only did he [Ivor Bolton] conduct the score superbly, with extraordinary tension and sensitivity throughout, but he drew some truly wonderful playing from his orchestra, significantly better than anything...

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