Old-School Brahms from Walter Weller

31/10/2014

 Richard Strauss and Brahms. Eduardo Vassallo (cello), Christopher Yates (viola), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Walter Weller (conductor), Symphony Hall, Birmingham, 30.10.2014 (JQ)
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Alcina: Witch, Shrew and Termagant, But Most of All, a Diva

31/10/2014

 Handel, Alcina: The English Concert, Harry Bicket (Artistic Director and Conductor), Isaac Stern Auditorium / Ronald O. Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall, New York , 26.11.2014 (SSM)
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Anvils and Gypsies Steal McVicar Trovatore Revival  

30/10/2014

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The Anvil Chorus in Verdi’s “Il trovatore” at Lyric Opera of Chicago (Photo: Robert Kusel)

 Verdi, Il trovatore: Soloists, Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra and Chorus, Asher Fisch (conductor), Michael Black (chorus master), Civic Opera House, Chicago 27.10.2014 (DP) Read more

Well Balanced and Finely Paced Bohème from Cash-Strapped ENO

30/10/2014

 Puccini, La bohème: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of English National Opera / Gianluca Marcianò (conductor), London Coliseum, London. 29.10.2014 (JPr)

Photo Angel Blue and David Butt Philip pic credit ENO/Thomas Bowles

Photo Angel Blue and David Butt Philip pic credit ENO/Thomas Bowles

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In a Class on Their Own

30/10/2014

 Oxford Lieder Festival – The Schubert Project (1). Schubert Masterclass with Felicity  Lott:  Dame Felicity Lott, Jonathan Hyde (baritone), Kaoru Wada (piano), Clara Fournillier (soprano), Béatrice de Larragoïti (soprano), Matthieu Esnult (piano): St. Columba’s Church, Oxford 17.10.2014. (MH) Read more

Magnificent Rachmaninoff from Pavel Kolesnikov

30/10/2014

 Rachmaninoff: Pavel Kolesnikov (piano), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vassily Sinaisky (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, London, 29.10.2014 (CS) Read more

A Sense of the Dramatic in Kirschlager’s Tribute to Schubert

30/10/2014

 Oxford Lieder Festival – The Schubert Project. Angelika Kirschlager (mezzo-soprano), James Sherlock (piano): Holywell Music Room, Oxford 29.10.2014. (CR)

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Something Funny, Talented and Thought-Provoking

30/10/2014

Antonio Cagnoni: Don Bucefalo, Orchestra and Chorus Wexford Opera Festival, Sergio Alapont (conductor), Wexford Opera House, 26.10.2014 (JMI)

 

Don Bucefalo Wexford Festival Opera 2014 Photo Clive Barda

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