Time Stood Still and Stillness Reigned: Andreas Scholl in Recital


Third Shanghai Baroque Festival – Dowland, Handel, Folk Songs: Andreas Scholl (countertenor), Edin Karamazov (lute), Shanghai Symphony Hall-Chamber Hall, Shanghai, 18.12.2016. (RP)


Andreas Scholl © Decca/James McMillan

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NEW! Budapest’s Chamber Music Festival Provides a Glimpse of Not Only an Existential But Also a Political Utopia


Kamara.hu ‘Turning Point’ – Chamber Music Festival: Izabella Simon and Dénes Várjon (artistic directors), Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, 17-20.11.2016. (TKT)


Izabella Simon and Dénes Várjon (artistic directors) (c) Andrea Felvégi

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Connolly Provides a Real Buzz at the Launch of the 2017 Leeds Lieder Festival



Schumann, Ravel, Ireland, Gurney, Britten: Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano) and Joseph Middleton (pianist), Howard Assembly Rooms, Leeds, 26.11.2016. (CF) Read more

A Musically Pleasing but Uneven Performance in Bergamo of a Donizetti Rarity


Donizetti, Olivo è PasqualeAccademia Teatro alla Scala Orchestra, Donizetti Opera Chorus / Federico Maria Sardelli (conductor), Teatro Sociale, Bergamo, 26.11.2016. (JMI)

<i>Olivo è Pasquale</i> © Rota/Fondazione Donizetti

Olivo è Pasquale © Rota/Fondazione Donizetti

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A Brilliant Performance of Donizetti’s Rosmonda d’Inghilterra at the Bergamo Festival


Donizetti, Rosmonda d’Inghilterra: Donizetti Opera Orchestra and Chorus / Sebastiano Rolli (conductor), Teatro Donizetti, Bergamo, 25.11.2016. (JMI)

Rosmonda d'Inghilterra. Photo: Courtesy Festival Internazionale. Donizetti Opera

Rosmonda d’Inghilterra Courtesy Festival Internazionale Donizetti Opera

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A Compelling Production of Barber’s Seldom-Heard Vanessa


Barber, Vanessa: Wexford Festival Orchestra / Timothy Myers (conductor), O’Reilly Theatre, National Opera House, Wexford, 2.11.2016. (JMI)


Vanessa © Clive Barda

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Wexford Festival Continues to Attract Opera Lovers with Its Programme of Rarities


David, HerculanumWexford Opera Festival Orchestra and Chorus / Jean-Luc Tingaud (conductor), O’Reilly Theatre, Wexford, 1.11.2016. (JMI)

<i>Herculanum</i> © Clive Barda

Herculanum © Clive Barda.

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Unanimity of Purpose in Grand Finale of Oxford’s Schumann Project



Oxford Lieder Festival – The Schumann Project: Robert Schumann:  Ailish Tynan (soprano), Kitty Whately (mezzo-soprano), James Gilchrist (tenor), Jacques Imbrailo (baritone), Sholto Kynoch and Bengt Forsberg (piano), St John the Evangelist Church, Oxford 29.10.2016. (CR) Read more

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