Dialogueless Fidelio Lacks Clarity Despite Good Individual Performances

20/08/2015

Salzburg Festival (5) – Beethoven, Fidelio: Soloists, Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus (chorus master: Ernst Raffelsberger), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Franz Welser-Möst (conductor). Grosses Festspielhaus, 13.8.2015 (MB)

Salzburger Festspiele 2015/Ludwig van Beethoven/Fidelio/Premiere am 04.08.2015/Musikalische Leitung:Franz Welser-Möst/Inszenierung:Claus Guth/Bühne und Kostüme:Christian Schmidt//Jonas Kaufmann:Florestan Copyright:Monika Rittershaus

Salzburger Festspiele 2015 Jonas Kaufmann as Florestan
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Herbert von Karajan Remembered at the Salzburg Festival

19/08/2015

 Salzburg Festival (7) – Tchaikovsky and Brahms: Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Riccardo Muti (conductor). Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 15.8.2015 (MB)

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Boulez’s Répons at the Salzburg Festival: An Unforgettable Experience

19/08/2015

  Salzburg Festival (8) – Boulez: Ensemble Intercontemporain, Andrew Gerzso/Gilbert Nouno (IRCAM electronic realisation), Matthias Pintscher (conductor). Lehrbauhof, Salzburg, 15.8.2015 (MB) Read more

Outstanding Beethoven and Schoenberg from Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

19/08/2015

  Salzburg Festival (6) – Beethoven and Schoenberg: Guy Braunstein (violin), Kian Soltani (cello), West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim (piano, conductor). Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 14.8.2015 (MB) Read more

Mozart’s Requiem Fails to Come Alight  

19/08/2015

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Edinburgh International Festival 2015 (12) – Mozart: Miah  Persson (sop), Barbara Kozelj (mezzo), Jeremy Ovendon (tenor), Konstantin Wolff (bass), Edinburgh Festival Chorus, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer (conductor), Usher Hall, 18.08.2015 (SRT) Read more

Sarah Connolly Excels in Viennese and French Repertoire

19/08/2015

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Edinburgh International Festival 2015 (11) – Schoenberg, Zemlinsky, Eisler, Debussy, Poulenc, Strauss & Korngold: Sarah Connolly (mezzo), Malcolm Martineau (piano), Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 17.08.2015 (SRT) Read more

Osmo Vänskä Concludes the Sibelius Symphony Cycle at the BBC Proms

18/08/2015

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 Prom 43: Sibelius: BBC Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 17.8.2015 (RB) Read more

Marriage by Examination at the 2015 Rossini Opera Festival

18/08/2015

Rossini Opera Festival (1) La Gazzetta: Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro Comunale of Bologna.  Conductor, Enrique Mazzola; Stage Director, Marco Carniti; Sets by Manuela Gasperoni;  Costumes by Maria Filippi;  Lighting by Fabio Rossi; Chorus Master, Andrea Faiutti.  Teatro Rossini Pesaro. 14.8.2015 (JB)

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La Gazzetta at the 2015 Rossini Opera Festival c Giacomo Mariotti

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