A Mightily Refreshing Account of The Rake’s Progress

12/07/2017

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Festival d’Aix en Provence [1] Stravinsky, The Rake’s Progress: Soloists, English Voices (chorus master: Tim Brown), Orchestre de Paris / Eivind Gullberg Jensen (conductor), Théâtre de l’Archevêché, Aix, 11.7.2017. (MB)

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The Rake’s Progress at Aix © Patrick Berger/artcompress

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Despite a Stark Production, Quality Singing Contributes to Buxton’s Successful Lucio Silla

12/07/2017

Buxton Festival 2017 [3] – Mozart, Lucio Silla: Soloists, The English Concert Orchestra / Laurence Cummings (conductor). Opera House, Buxton. 9.7.2017. (RJF)

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Lucio Silla – Joshua Ellicott (Lucio Silla) & Rebecca Bottone (Giunia) (c) Robert Workman

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Buxton’s Albert Herring Brings Out the Humour and Softens Britten’s Harsh Chords

11/07/2017

Buxton Festival 2017 [2] – Britten. Albert Herring: Soloists, Buxton Festival Chorus, NCO Festival Orchestra / Justin Doyle (conductor), Buxton Festival 2017, Opera House, Buxton, 8.7.2017. (RJF)

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Buxton Festival 2017’s Albert Herring (c) Robert Workman

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A Dark and Sparse Buxton Macbeth Redeemed by Outstanding Singing

11/07/2017

Buxton Festival 2017 [1] – Verdi, Macbeth (original 1847 version): Soloists, Buxton Festival Chorus, Northern Chamber Orchestra / Stephen Barlow (conductor). Opera House, Buxton, 7.7.2017. (RJF)

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Macbeth (Stephen Gadd) & Kate Ladner (Lady Macbeth) (c) Robert Workman

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Aspen Music Festival 2017 (2): Conrad Tao Pushes Boundaries

11/07/2017

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Aspen Music Festival 2017 [2] – Mozart, Schubert, Crockett, Latta, Sutermeister, Schumann, Lara, Boulez, Glass, Britten, Ravel, Brahms: Soloists, Aspen Chamber Orchestra / Nicholas McGegan (conductor), Aspen Festival Orchestra/Michael Stearn (conductor), Benedict Music Tent, Harris Hall, Aspen, CO. 7-9.7.2017. (HS) Read more

Aspen Music Festival 2017 (1): Enchantment in Different Guises

09/07/2017

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Aspen Music Festival 2017 [1] – Mozart, Mahler, Kurtág, Dukas, Haydn, Ravel, Dvořák, J.S. Bach, Uebayashi, Ravel/Salzédo, Jongen, Bartók/Arma: Soloists, Aspen Festival Orchestra, Benedict Music Tent and Harris Hall, Aspen, CO. 2-6.7.2017. (HS) Read more

Three Contrasted Piano Trio Works in the Extraordinary, Ultra-Rococo Cuvilliés-Theater

08/07/2017

Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Brahms: Munich Piano Trio (Michael Arlt (violin), Gerhard Zank (cello), Donald Sulzen (piano)). Cuvilliés-Theater, Munich, 7.7.2017. (MB) Read more

Lohengrin with American protagonists in Bavarian Gasthaus

07/07/2017

Wagner, Lohengrin: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich. 4.3.2017. (JR)

Lohengrin photo (Copyright Monika Rittershaus)

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