Ex Cathedra’s Richly Rewarding Rachmaninov at the Three Choirs Festival

30/07/2019

Three Choirs Festival [4] – Rachmaninov: Martha McLorinan (mezzo-soprano), Andrew Staples (tenor), Ex Cathedra / Jeffrey Skidmore (conductor). Gloucester Cathedral, 29.7.2019. (JQ)

Ex Cathedra at the Three Choirs Festival (c) Michael Whitefoot

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Uplifting Buxton Performance of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Yeomen of the Guard

30/07/2019

Gilbert & Sullivan, The Yeomen of the Guard: National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company and Orchestra / Timothy Burke (conductor), Buxton Opera House, Derbyshire, 27.7.2019. (RJW)

Sergeant Meryll (Bruce Graham) with Tower Warders © Jane Stokes

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Much-Anticipated US Premiere of Korngold’s Das Wunder der Heliane at Bard’s SummerScape Opera

30/07/2019

Korngold, Das Wunder der Heliane: Soloists, Bard Festival Chorale, The American Symphony Orchestra / Leon Botstein (conductor), SummerScape Opera, Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, 26.8.2019. (RP)

Das Wunder der Heliane (c) Stephanie Berger.

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Edward Gardner Leads a Dramatic Verdi Requiem at the Three Choirs Festival

29/07/2019

Three Choirs Festival (3) – Verdi:  Hye-Youn Lee (soprano). Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano), David Butt Philip (tenor), James Platt (bass), Three Choirs Festival Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra / Edward Gardner (conductor). Gloucester Cathedral, 28.7.2019. (JQ)

Edward Gardner conducts the Verdi Requiem (c) Michael Whitefoot

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Faust Damned in Electrifying Fashion at the 2019 Three Choirs Festival

28/07/2019

Three Choirs Festival [2] – Berlioz: Susan Bickley (Marguerite), Peter Hoare (Faust), Christopher Purves (Méphistophélès), David Ireland (Brander), Three Choirs Festival Chorus, Choristers of Gloucester Cathedral, Philharmonia Orchestra / Adrian Partington (conductor). Gloucester Cathedral, 27.7.2019. (JQ)

La damnation de Faust at the 2019 Three Choirs Festival
(c) Michael Whitefoot

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Superlative Benedetti, Immaculate Wigglesworth, and Highly Efficient NYO

28/07/2019

BBC PROM 12 – Lera Auerbach, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev: Nicola Benedetti (violin), National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain / Mark Wigglesworth (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 27.7.2019. (AS)

Nicola Benedetti (violin), NYO & Mark Wigglesworth (conductor) (c) Chris Christodoulou

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At the Proms, Péter Eötvös Proves the Best Representative of the Bartókian Essence

28/07/2019

BBC PROM 8 – Invitation to the Dance: Isabelle Faust (violin), BBC Symphony Orchestra / Péter Eötvös (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 24.7.2019. (AK)

Péter Eötvös © Klaus Rudolph

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At Aspen, Slatkin Returns and Courtney Lewis Debuts Far-Ranging Orchestral Fare

27/07/2019

Aspen Music Festival [5]: Aspen, Colorado (HS) Read more

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