The Met’s Spectacular Turandot Lacks Light and Shade

31/01/2016

Puccini, Turandot: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / Paolo Carignani (conductor). Broadcast live to the Empire Cinema, Basildon, Essex from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, 30.1.2016. (JPr)

Turandot

The Met’s Turandot
(l-r) Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Timur), Anna Hartig (Liù ), Dwayne Croft (Ping) & Nina Stemme (Turandot)
(c) Marty Sohl

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Two E-flat Symphonies: A Study in Contrasts

31/01/2016

 Haydn, Bruckner: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Conductor), Stern/Perelman Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York, 26.1.2016. (SSM)

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Slow Pacing Detracts from L.A. Dance Project’s Triple Bill

31/01/2016

Various composers, Peck, Cherkaoui & Millepied (choreography): L.A. Dance Project, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Beverly Hills, 29.1.2016-30.1.2016. (JRo)

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Hearts & Arrows (Dancers Stephanie Amurao and Aaron Carr)
Photo credit: Rose Eichenbaum

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Scottish Opera’s Striking Re-imagining of Stevenson’s Bottle Imp

31/01/2016

Stuart MacRae and Louise Welsh, The Devil Inside: Soloists, Orchestra of Scottish Opera, Michael Rafferty (conductor), King’s Theatre, Edinburgh, 30.1.2016. (SRT)

The Devil Inside_SCOTTISH OPERA, Music; Stuart MacRae, Words; Louise Welsh,  Conductor; Michael Rafferty,  Director; Matthew Richardson,  Designer; Samal Blak,  Lighting; Ace McCarron,  Catherine; Rachel Kelly,  Richard; Nicholas Sharratt,  James; Ben McAteer,  Old Man_Vagrant; Steven Page,

The Devil Inside (c) Scottish Opera

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A Centenary Homage to Dutilleux and Delightful Mozart Performances

31/01/2016

Salzburg Mozartwoche (1) – Mendelssohn, Mozart, and Dutilleux: Alexander Melnikov (piano), Camerata Salzburg, Louis Langrée (conductor). Grosser Saal, Mozarteum, Salzburg, 30.1.2016. (MB) Read more

A Worthy but Uneven Caprices de Marianne from the CFPL

31/01/2016

 Sauguet, Les Caprices de Marianne: Orchestre national du Capitole, Claude Schnitzler (conductor), Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse, 29.1.2016. (JMI)

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CFPL’s Les Caprices de Marianne (c) Alien Julien

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Blomstedt Remarkable with the Tonhalle at 88

31/01/2016

 Grieg, Lidholm & Dvořák: Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Herbert Blomstedt (conductor), Tonhalle Zurich, 28.1.16. (JR)

06.05.2010, Gewadhaus zu Leipzig, Grosses Concert, Gewandhausorchester, Herbert Blomstedt,  © Gert Mothes Sparkasse Leipzig Konto 1891191701 BLZ 86055592

Herbert Blomstedt © Gert Mothes

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An Abundantly Stimulating BBC Symphony Orchestra Concert

31/01/2016

Haydn, Schnittke, Shostakovich: Lawrence Power (viola); BBC Symphony Orchestra/Alexander Vedernikov (conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 30.1.2016. (CC) Read more

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