Bach’s Christmas Oratorio Overshadowed by Praetorius and Pärt

09/12/2018

Bach, Pärt, Praetorius (arr. Sandström): Malin Hartelius (soprano), Christina Daletska (alto), Benjamin Bruns (tenor), Ludwig Mittelhammer (bass), Zürcher Sing-Akademie, Orchestra La Scintilla / Florian Helgath (conductor and chorus master), Kirche St. Jakob, Zurich 7.12.2018. (JR)  Read more

Darcey Bussell Recollects Frederick Ashton’s Sylvia

09/12/2018

The Royal Opera House’s Cinema Festival – The Royal Ballet’s Sylvia (choreography by Sir Frederic Ashton): Soloists, corps de ballet and Royal Opera House Orchestra / Graham Bond (conductor). Directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon. Introduced by Dame Darcey Bussell and screened in the Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. 7.12.2018. (JPr)

Darcey Bussell as Sylvia (c) ROH

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Simone Schneider, Klaus Florian Vogt and René Pape Shine in Staatsoper’s Fidelio

08/12/2018

Beethoven, Fidelio: Staatsopernchor and Staatskapelle Berlin / Karl-Heinz Steffens (conductor), Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, 7.12.2018. (JMI)

Fidelio © B. Uhlig

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Much to Celebrate in the Pairing of Rafael Payare and the BBC Symphony

08/12/2018

R. Strauss, Berg, Shostakovich: Dorothea Röschmann (soprano), BBC Symphony Orchestra / Rafael Payare (conductor). Barbican Hall, 7.12.2018. (CC)

Rafael Payare © Luis Cobelo

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Very Enjoyable Hungarian Night at the Tonhalle

08/12/2018

Brahms, Saint-Saëns, Bartók: Joshua Bell (violin), Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich / Jakub Hrůša (conductor), Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 6.12.2018. (JR)

Joshua Bell (c) Bill Phelps

Joshua Bell (c) Bill Phelps

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Magnificent Reading by Simon Rattle and an Exceptional Cast in Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie

07/12/2018

Rameau, Hippolyte et Aricie: Staatsopernchor, Freiburger Barockorchester / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, 6.12.2018. (JMI)

Hippolyte et Aricie © K. & M. Forster

Hippolyte et Aricie © K. & M. Forster

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Santtu-Matias Rouvali and the Philharmonia Scale Strauss’s Alpine Peaks

07/12/2018

R. Strauss: Sophie Bevan (soprano), Philharmonia Orchestra / Santtu-Matias Rouvali (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, 6.12.2018. (AS)

Santtu-Matias Rouvali (c) Kaapo Kamu

Santtu-Matias Rouvali (c) Kaapo Kamu

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Daniele Rustioni’s ‘Old Tricks’ Brings the SCO to Life

07/12/2018

Rossini, Respighi, Mendelssohn: Maximiliano Martín & William Stafford (clarinets), Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Daniele Rustioni (conductor), Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 6.12.2018. (SRT)

Daniele Rustioni

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