Rising Star J’Nai Bridges – Bold and Exuberant in Carnegie Hall

16/12/2018

Various Composers: J’Nai Bridges (mezzo-soprano), Mark Markham (piano), Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York, 13.12.2018. (RP)

J’Nai Bridges in recital © Steve J. Sherman

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Thought-Provoking Beethoven and Brahms from Quatuor Ebène

16/12/2018

Beethoven and Brahms: Quatuor Ebène (Pierre Colombet, Gabriel Le Magadure [violins], Marie Chilemme [viola], Raphaël Merlin [cello]). Wigmore Hall, London, 12.12.2018. (MB)

Quatuor Ebène (c) Julien Mignot

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ENB’s Nutcracker Returns and Magic is Pretty Much Assured

15/12/2018

English National Ballet’s Nutcracker: Dancers of English National Ballet, Students from Tring Park School and the English Ballet School, English National Ballet Philharmonic / Gavin Sutherland (conductor), London Coliseum, 13.12.2018. (JO’D)

English National Ballet’s Nutcracker (c) Laurent Liotardo

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Out of the Mists: Adès Illuminates Janáček’s Late Piano Works

14/12/2018

Jánaček: Thomas Adès (Piano), Wigmore Hall, London, 9.12.2018. (CSa)

Thomas Adès (c) Brian Voce

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Simon Callow’s Uplifting, Yet Thought-Provoking, New Film Version of A Christmas Carol

13/12/2018

Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol with Simon Callow: Adaptation by Tom Cairns and Simon Callow; Production designed by Marie Lanna; Cinematography by David Raedeker. Screened at Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 11.12.2018. (JPr)

Simon Callow in A Christmas Carol

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The Divine and Devilish Anna Netrebko in Recital at Carnegie Hall

12/12/2018

Various: Anna Netrebko (soprano), Jennifer Johnson Cano (mezzo-soprano), David Chan (violin), Malcolm Martineau (piano), Carnegie Hall, New York, 9.12.2018. (RP)

Anna Netrebko at Carnegie Hall © Chris Lee

Anna Netrebko at Carnegie Hall © Chris Lee

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In Messiah Glover Finds Balance Between Period and Modern

12/12/2018

Handel: Lauren Snouffer (soprano), Tara Mumford (mezzo-soprano), Paul Appleby (tenor), Henry Waddington (bass-baritone), Cleveland Orchestra / Jane Glover (conductor), Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, 6.12.2018. (MSJ) Read more

Quentin Hayes Leads RNCM’s Gianni Schicchi From the Front

12/12/2018

Puccini, Gianni Schicchi: Soloists, Royal Northern College of Music Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Martin André (conductor). RNCM Opera Theatre, Manchester, 7.12.2018. (RJF)

RNCM’s Gianni Schicchi (c) Robert Workman

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