Another Rediscovered Opera Gem at the Wexford Festival: Alfano’s Risurrezione

30/10/2017

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 Wexford Festival Opera [2] – Alfano, Risurrezione: Wexford Festival Orchestra and Chorus / Francesco Cilluffo (conductor), National Opera House, Wexford, 27.10.2017. (JMI)

Risurrezione, courtesy of Wexford Festival Opera

Risurrezione, courtesy of Wexford Festival Opera

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A Compelling but Neglected Foroni Opera at the Wexford Festival

28/10/2017

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Wexford Festival 2017 [1] – Foroni, Margherita: Wexford Festival Orchestra and Chorus/Timothy Myers (conductor), National Opera House, Wexford, 26.10.2017. (JMI)

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Wexford Festival Opera’s Margherita (c) Wexford Opera Festival

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Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin at Oxford Lieder Festival

25/10/2017

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Oxford Lieder Festival [4] – Schubert: Roderick Williams (baritone), Roderick Williams (piano), St John the Evangelist Church, Oxford 23.10.2017. (CR) Read more

Mahler, Zemlinsky, and Korngold at the Oxford Lieder Festival

25/10/2017

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Oxford Lieder Festival [3] – Gustav & Alma Mahler, Zemlinsky, Korngold: Dame Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano), Eugene Asti (piano), St John the Evangelist Church, Oxford 20.10.2017. (CR) Read more

Strauss on the Silver Screen: OAE Accompany Wiene’s Cinematic Adaptation of Der Rosenkavalier

18/10/2017

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Oxford Lieder Festival [2] Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier (silent film): Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Thomas Kemp (conductor), Town Hall, Oxford 15.10.2017. (CR)

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Der Rosenkavalier (1926)

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A Suitably Unnerving and Mysterious Pierrot Lunaire from Privett and Shadwell Opera

17/10/2017

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Oxford Lieder Festival [1] Schoenberg: Alice Privett (soprano), Musicians of Shadwell Opera / Finnegan Downie Dear (conductor), New College Chapel, Oxford, 14.10.2017. (CR) Read more

NEW! English Music Festival in Yorkshire Lifts the Lid Off an English Treasury

10/10/2017

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Stanford, Ireland, Holst, Moeran, Alwyn, Delius, Howells, Milford, Vaughan Williams, W. S. Lloyd Webber, Cyril Scott, Fogg, Brian, Phibbs, Pantcheff, Bach, Butterworth, Orr, Somervell, Finzi, Armstrong Gibbs: Rupert Marshall-Luck (violin), Joseph Spooner (cello), Duncan Honeybourne (piano, organ), Rebeca Omordia (piano), Christopher Foster (bass), Kathryn Moseley (piano). The English Music Festival. St Andrew’s Church, Aysgarth, Leyburn, Yorkshire, 6-8.10.2017. (RBa) Read more

NEW! Opera Philadelphia’s Inaugural O17 Festival

08/10/2017

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A Modest Tribute to Opera Philadelphia’s Inaugural O17 Festival

This will not be a review in the usual acceptation of the term. My intention is merely to offer a modest tribute to Opera Philadelphia for the sense of burgeoning artistic enterprise it has shown in the six years since David Devan took over as general director. That progress has now been emphasized by O17, a two-week festival inaugurating the company’s 2017/18 presentations, and set to become a regular feature of coming seasons also. Read more

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