Happy Birthday Lenny! Tanglewood Celebrates Bernstein’s Legacy

31/08/2018

Tanglewood [7] – The Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood: Audra MacDonald (host), Boston Symphony Orchestra joined by musicians from the New York Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, Pacific Music Festival and Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival / Christoph Eschenbach, Keith Lockhart, Andris Nelsons, Michael Tilson Thomas, John Williams (conductors), Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox, 25.8.2018. (RP)

Yo-Yo Ma, Jessica Zhou, and John Williams following Williams’s Highwood’s Ghost © Chris Lee

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The Berlin Phil and Kirill Petrenko Simply in a Class of their Own

31/08/2018

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Lucerne Festival [2] – R. Strauss, Beethoven: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Kirill Petrenko (conductor), Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern, Lucerne, 29.8.2018. (JR)

Berliner Philharmoniker & Kirill Petrenko (conductor)
(c) Salzburger Festspiele/Monika Rittershaus

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See Pop-Up Opera’s La Tragédie de Carmen this Autumn

30/08/2018

Pop-Up Opera: Autumn Season 2018

La Tragédie de Carmen

Thursday 20th September – Friday 23rd November 2018

Pop-Up Opera return this autumn with a reimagining of Bizet’s famous masterpiece La Tragédie de Carmen.  In 1981 Peter Brook collaborated with composer Marius Constant to reimagine this emotive opera and, now, Pop-Up Opera will stage this stripped back incarnation.  Sung in French with Pop-Up Opera’s signature ‘silent movie’ captions in English, this dark and thrilling piece may not always be as you expect. Read more

Fine Partnership of Nézet-Séguin and Rotterdam Philharmonic at the Proms

30/08/2018

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Prom 61 – Liszt, Bruckner: Yefim Bronfman (piano); Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 28.8.2018. (CC)

Yannick Nézet-Séguin & Yefim Bronfman (piano) (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Bampton’s Clever UK Modern-Times Première of Isouard’s Cendrillon

29/08/2018

Bampton Classical Opera 2018 – Isouard, Cendrillon: Soloists and Orchestra of Bampton Classical Opera / Harry Sever (conductor), Westonbirt Orangery, Tetbury, 27.8.2018. (CP)

Jenny Stafford (Tisbe), Benjamin Durrant (Dandini) & Aoife O’Sullivan (Clorinde)
in Cendrillon (c) Bampton Classical Opera

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Sebastian Catana’s Jester Anchors Berkshire Opera Festival’s Riveting Rigoletto

29/08/2018

Berkshire Opera Festival – Verdi, Rigoletto: Soloists, Berkshire Opera Festival Chorus & Orchestra / Brian Garman (conductor), Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield, MA, 25.8.2018. (RP)

Sebastian Catana (Rigoletto) and Maria Valdes (Gilda) in Berkshire Opera Festival’s Rigoletto © Ken Howard

Sebastian Catana (Rigoletto) & Maria Valdes (Gilda) in Rigoletto © Ken Howard

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An Encouraging Augury for the Berlin Philharmonic’s Partnership with Kirill Petrenko

29/08/2018

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Salzburg Festival [6] – Strauss and Beethoven: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Kirill Petrenko (conductor). Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 26.8.2018. (MB)

Kirill Petrenko (conductor) & BPO (c) Salzburger Festspiele/Monika Rittershaus

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Salzburg’s Highly Successful Production of The Queen of Spades

29/08/2018

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Salzburg Festival [5] – Tchaikovsky, The Queen of Spades: Soloists, Salzburg Festival and Theatre Children’s Choir (chorus master: Wolfgang Götz), Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera (chorus master: Ernst Raffelsberfer), Angelika Prokopp Summer Academy (stage music), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Mariss Jansons (conductor). Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 25.8.2018. (MB)

Salzburger Festspiele (c) Monika Rittershaus

Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades(c) Salzburger Festspiele/Monika Rittershaus

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