BARITONE SIMON MECHLIŃSKI IN CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT BEATTIE

05/12/2018

Robert Beattie interviews Simon Mechliński

Simon Mechliński (c) Zbychu Nowak

The Wexford Opera Festival is famous for introducing rare, neglected and new works to the public. It also provides a forum for young performers to make their mark on the world. One such performer at this year’s Festival was 25-year-old Polish baritone, Simon Mechliński, who performed in Mercandante’s Il bravo (click here) and Donizetti’s Don Pasquale (click here). Read more

Julia Wolfe’s Powerful Reflection on Those Who Labored and Died in Coal Mines

05/12/2018

Julia Wolfe, Anthracite Fields: Bang on a Can All-Stars, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street / Julian Wachner (conductor), Jeff Sugg (Scenography and Projection Design), Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, New York, 1.12.2018. (RP)

Anthracite Fields (Phoebe Snow on the train to Buffalo)
© Richard Termine

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A Musically Outstanding Turandot at the Teatro Real

04/12/2018

Puccini, TurandotTeatro Real Chorus and Orchestra / Nicola Luisotti (conductor), Teatro Real, Madrid, 2 & 3.12.2018. (JMI)

Teatro Real’s Turandot © J. del Real

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A Storybook Cendrillon from Laurent Pelly

04/12/2018

 Rossini, Cendrillon (Cinderella): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Lyric Opera of Chicago / Sir Andrew Davis (conductor). Civic Opera House, Chicago, 1.12.2018. (JLZ)

Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Cendrillon © Todd Rosenberg

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A Lively, Enthusiastic Young Cast for the RCM’s Figaro

04/12/2018

Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists, Royal College of Music Opera Chorus (chorus master: Leanne Singh-Levett) and Orchestra / Michael Rosewell (conductor). Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, London, 30.11.2018. (MB)

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Anne-Sophie Mutter Plays Penderecki’s ‘Metamorphosen’ with the RSNO

04/12/2018

Penderecki, Tchaikovsky: Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Thomas Søndergård (conductor). Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, 1.12.2018 (GT)

Anne-Sophie Mutter (c) Monika Höfler

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Keenlyside and Martineau on Top Form in German and French Repertoire

03/12/2018

Brahms, Poulenc, Ravel, Schubert: Sir Simon Keenlyside (baritone), Malcolm Martineau (piano), Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, 25.11.2018. (GN)

Sir Simon Keenlyside © Uwe Arens

Sir Simon Keenlyside © Uwe Arens

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A Love-In for Peace, Justice and Righteousness – Remembering Robert De Cormier

03/12/2018

A Celebration of the Life and Music of Robert De Cormier: David Ralph (piano) / John Daly Goodwin (conductor), Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin High School, New York, 30.11.2018. (RP)

Robert De Cormier

Robert De Cormier

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