Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla’s CBSO make Petrushka ‘Snap and Fizz’

26/06/2017

Aldeburgh Festival [2] – Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky: Trio Isimsiz (Michael Petrov, cello; Erdem Misirlioglu, piano; Pablo Hernan Benedi, violin); City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Aldeburgh Music Festival, 18.6.2017. (CF) Read more

Garsington Opera’s Provocative and Compelling Staging of Pelléas et Mélisande

20/06/2017

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Debussy, Pelléas et Mélisande: Soloists, Philharmonia Orchestra & Garsington Opera Chorus / Jac van Steen, Garsington Opera, Wormsley, 18.6.2017. (CR)

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Mélisande (Andrea Carroll) In Pelléas et Mélisande (c) Clive Barda

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Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream – A Concert Hall Celebration

18/06/2017

Aldeburgh Festival 2017 [1} – Britten, A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Soloists, Aldeburgh Festival Orchestra / Ryan Wigglesworth (conductor), The Concert Hall, Snape Maltings, Suffolk 12.6.2017. (MH)

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Aldeburgh Festtival 2017 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream (c) Hugo Glendinning

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Anthony Negus and Carmen Jakobi’s Tristan und Isolde at Longborough Excels Musically and Scenically

14/06/2017

Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Longborough Festival Opera / Anthony Negus (conductor), Longborough, 12.6.2017. (JPr)

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Lee Bisset (Isolde) & Peter Wedd (Tristan) in LFO’s Tristan und Isolde (c) Matthew Williams-Ellis

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Handel’s Semele at Garsington: Unusual Production, Glorious Performance

07/06/2017

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Handel, Semele: Soloists, Garsington Opera Orchestra & Chorus / Jonathan Cohen (conductor), Garsington Opera at Wormsley, Buckinghamshire, 3.6.2017. (CR)

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Heidi Stober (Semele) and Christine Rice ( Juno) in Semele © Johan Persson

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Garsington Opera’s Rough-edged yet Consistent Interpretation of Le nozze di Figaro

06/06/2017

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Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists, Garsington Opera Orchestra & Chorus / Douglas Boyd, Garsington Opera at Wormsley, 2.6.2017. (CR)

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Jennifer France (Susanna) & Joshua Bloom (Figaro) in Le nozze di Figaro (c) Mark Douet

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A Well-Contrasted and Well-Planned BBCNOW Concert Concludes the Vale of Glamorgan Festival

31/05/2017

Vale of Glamorgan Festival [2] – Adams, Fitkin, Watkins: Sophie Westbrooke (recorder), Paul Watkins (cello), Apollon Musagète Quartet, BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Tecwyn Evans (conductor). Vale of Glamorgan Festival at Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, 26.5.2017. (PCG) Read more

Songs by Vaughan Williams Enhanced by Sensitive Orchestrations

26/05/2017

Chipping Campden Festival [2] – Ravel, Vaughan Williams, Sibelius: Roderick Williams (baritone); Chipping Campden Festival Academy Orchestra / Thomas Hull (conductor), St James’ Church, Chipping Campden, 25.5.2017 (JQ)

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