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The Murderess (Η φόνισσα)
Opera by Giorgos Koumendakis (b. 1959)
Libretto by Yannis Svolos, based on Alexandros Papadiamantis' novel of the same title

The Murderess' tells the story of Hadoula - also known as 'Frangoyannoù' - an old woman living on the island of Skiathos in the mid-19th century. At that time, daughters born into poor families were considered an economic burden. Hadoula takes pity on such families and, after killing her own newborn granddaughter, goes on to murder other young girls in what she considers 'mercy killings'.
The opera follows her every thought and step, delving deep into her troubled soul.
Casting

Greek National Opera Orchestra
GNO Chorus
GNO Children's Chorus
Vassilis Christopoulos (Conductor)
Alexandros Efklidis (Stage Direction)
Mary-Ellen Nesi (Mezzo-soprano) : Frangoyannoù (The Murderess)
Anna Stylianaki (Soprano) : Maroyssò
Tassos Apostolou (Baritone) : Ioassaf
Myrto Bokolini (Soprano) : Delcharò
Vangelis Maniatis (Baritone) : Yannis Perivolàs
Sophia Kyanidou (Soprano) : Yannoù
Fylli Georgiadou (Soprano) : Xennoula's mother
Yannis Christopoulos (Tenor) : First police officer
Yanni Yannissis (Baritone) : A magistrate
Nicholas Stefanou (Tenor) : Second police officer / Asseso
Marilena Striftobola (Soprano) : Kriniò
Stelina Apostolopoulou (Soprano) : Toula
Miranda Makrynioti (Mezzo-soprano) : Myrsouda
Georgios Papadimitriou (Baritone) : A doctor
Maria Konstanta (INTERPRETE) : Amersa
Angelos Nerantzis (INTERPRETE) : Konstantìs

Sunday, December 12 at 21:00 on Mezzo Live HD

Tuesday, December 14 at 17:00 on Mezzo Live HD
Friday, December 17 at 09:30 on Mezzo Live HD
Sunday, December 19 at 02:00 on Mezzo Live HD

I found this for you schigolch, hope you can receive the Mezzo Channel
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French composer Guillaume Connesson (*1970) is building an impressive musical oeuvre, to which he has recently added an opera: 'Les bains macabres'. For this romantic contemporary thriller opera he worked closely with librettist Olivier Bleys (*1970), a successful French author with dozens of novels to his credit. The result is an enigmatic narrative with a film noir soundtrack about the macabre 'Bains Terminus': ailing patrons who come to take the waters here never leave. When the Pool police investigates their mysterious deaths, the realms of life and death turn out to be not as separate as expected... In this February 2020 production, directed by Florent Siaud, soprano Sandrine Buendia plays the part of Célia and baritone Romain Dayez plays Mathéo. Conductor Arie van Beek conducts the Orchestre des Frivolités Parisiennes.
Found a ( for me) new one.
 

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Olga Neuwirth (geb. 1968)
Orlando
Kate Lindsey, Anna Clementi, Eric Jurenas, Constance Hauman, Margaret Plummer, Agneta Eichenholz, Orchester der Wiener Staatsoper, Matthias Pintscher

schigolch out in April .
 
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