Petra Lang’s Magnificent Ortrud Dominates Lohengrin at the Deutsche Oper Berlin

26/12/2014

 Wagner, Lohengrin: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin (Chorus director: William Spaulding), Donald Runnicles (conductor). Deutsche Oper Berlin, Germany 21.12.2014. (JPr)

Petra Lang as Ortrud (c) Marcus Lieberenz

Petra Lang as Ortrud (c) Marcus Lieberenz

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A Combined Centenary in Oxford

26/12/2014

 Tchaikovsky, Brahms: Maxim Vengerov (violin & conductor), Marios Papadopoulos (piano & conductor), Oxford Philomusica, Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, 20.12.2014 (CR) Read more

A Barbiere of Middling Qualità

26/12/2014

 Rossini, Il Barbiere di Siviglia:  Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / Michele Mariotti (conductor), “The Met, Live in HD” screening, Godrej Dance Academy Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai. 22.12.2014 (JSM). Read more

Decidedly Superior Hausmusik from Paul Lewis and Colleagues

26/12/2014

 Beethoven and Schubert: Paul Lewis (piano), Alexander Sitkovetsky (violin), Lawrence Power (viola), Bjørg Lewis (cello), Alois Posch (double bass). Wigmore Hall, London, 22.12.2014 (MB) Read more

The Orpheus Choir of Wellington Show Their Worth

23/12/2014

 Haydn, Orff: Emma Fraser (soprano), Henry Choo (tenor), James Clayton (baritone), Orpheus Choir of Wellington, Wellington Young Voices Choir, Orchestra Wellington, Marc Taddei (conductor), Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, 15.11.2014 (PM) Read more

Christian Gerhaher’s Mahler Recital Does Not Disappoint  

22/12/2014

Christian Gerhaher Photo Credit:  Simon Jay Price

 Mahler: Christian Gerhaher (baritone), Gerold Huber (piano). Wigmore Hall, London, 19.12. 2014 (MB) Read more

The Chain of Musical Communication

22/12/2014

  Verdi, Dvorak, Strauss.  Orchestra and Chorus of Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. Chorus Master, Ciro Visco.  Conductor, Sir Antonio Pappano.  Anna Netrebko (soprano).  Sala Santa Cecilia, Parco della Musica, Rome 20.12.2014 (JB)

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Elektra in Dresden: Not a Vintage Evening

22/12/2014

 Strauss, Elektra: Soloists, Chorus of the Saxon State Opera (chorus master: Wolfram Tetzner), Staatskapelle Dresden, Peter Schneider (conductor). Semperoper, Dresden, 15.12.2014 (MB) Read more

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