Speranza Scappucci’s Conducting of Il turco in Italia Impresses

15/08/2016

Rossini Opera Festival (ROF) (1) – Rossini, Il turco in ItaliaFilarmonica Gioachino Rossini/Speranza Scappucci (conductor), Teatro Rossini, Pesaro, 9.8.2016. (JB)

Photo Credit: Studio Amati Bacciardi.

Photo Credit: Studio Amati Bacciardi.

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Bravura Performance from Barenboim and West Eastern Divan Orchestra

15/08/2016

Salzburger-Festspiele_Logo_1373976878376931 Salzburg Festival (7) – Widmann, Mozart, and Wagner: West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim (piano/conductor), Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 11.8.2016. (MB)

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra/Daniel Barenboim. Photo credit: Marco Borrelli.

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra/Daniel Barenboim. Photo credit: Marco Borrelli.

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Outstanding Mozart Performances from Barenboim and West Eastern Divan Orchestra

15/08/2016

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 Salzburg Festival (6) – Mozart: West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim (conductor), Grosser Saal, Mozarteum, Salzburg, 10.8.2016. (MB)

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra/Daniel Barenboim. Credit: Salzburger Festspiele - Marco Borrelli.

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra/Daniel Barenboim. Credit: Salzburger Festspiele – Marco Borrelli.

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Gardner Conducts First Rate Performance of The Apostles with Starry Cast

15/08/2016

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 EIF 2016 (4) – Elgar, The Apostles: Soloists, Edinburgh Festival Chorus, NYCoS National Girls’ Choir, Royal Conservatoire Voices, Royal Scottish National Orchestra/Edward Gardner (conductor), Usher Hall, 14.8.2016. (SRT)

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A Nicely Played but Uneven Don Giovanni at the 2016 Quincena Musical de San Sebastien

15/08/2016

Mozart, Don GiovanniOrquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi, Coro Easo, Manuel Hernández-Silva (conductor), Kursaal Auditorium, San Sebastian, 13.8.2016. (JMI) Read more

Fine Singing in Atrocious Production of Die Liebe der Danae

14/08/2016

Salzburger-Festspiele_Logo_1373976878376931 Salzburg Festival (5) – Strauss, Die Liebe der Danae: Soloists, Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus (chorus master: Ernst Raffelsberger), Franz Welser-Möst (conductor). Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 8.8.2016. (MB)

Krassimira Stoyanova as Danae with dancers. Photograph courtest of the Salzburger Festspiele.

Krassimira Stoyanova as Danae with dancers. Photograph courtest of the Salzburger Festspiele.

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Cabaret Roundup

13/08/2016

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Various: Edinburgh, August 2016. (ST)

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An Authentic B Minor Mass Propelled by the Choruses

11/08/2016

 Vancouver Bach Festival – Bach: Yulia Van Doren and Shannon Mercer (soprano), Krisztina Szabó and Laura Pudwell (mezzo-soprano), Charles Daniels and Philippe Gagné (tenor), Christian Immler and Sumner Thompson (bass), Les Voix Baroques, Arion Baroque Orchestra, Alexander Weimann (conductor), Chan Centre, Vancouver, 5.8.2016. (GN)

Alexander Weimann directs Bach Mass in B Minor at the Chan Centre, which was part of the Vancouver Early Music Bach Festival. Photo courtesy of Jan Gates.

Bach Mass in B Minor part of the Vancouver Early Music Bach Festival (c) Jan Gates

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