Fine Performance of Elektra Despite a Lacklustre Production


Strauss-Wochen (2), Elektra: Soloists, Chorus (chorus master: William Spaulding) and Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper, Donald Runnicles (conductor). Deutsche Oper, Berlin, 7.4.2016. (MB) Read more

A Salome of Great Musico-Dramatic Import at Deutsche Oper, Berlin


Strauss-Wochen (1) – Salome: Soloists, Statisterie and Male Dancers from the Deutsche Oper, Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper, Alain Altonoglu (conductor). Deutsche Oper, Berlin, 6.4.2016. (MB)


Deutsche Oper’s Salome (c) Monika Rittershaus

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Two Great Pianists – and Musical Minds – in Partnership


Berlin Festtage (3) – Schumann, Debussy, and Bartók: Daniel Barenboim, Martha Argerich (pianos), Torsten Schönfeld, Dominic Oelze (percussion). Philharmonie, Berlin, 26.3.2016. (MB) Read more

High Standards of Musical Performance and Dramatic Intelligence In Staatsoper Berlin’s Parsifal


Wagner, Parsifal: Soloists, Staatsopernchor Berlin (chorus master: Martin Wright), Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim (conductor), Schiller Theater, Berlin, 25.3.2016. (MB)


Parsifal (c) Ruth Walz

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Barenboim’s Revelatory Approach to Elgar Brings Magnificent Results


Berlin Festtage (1) – Dvořák and Elgar: Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 24.3.2016. (MB) Read more

Wexford Festival Ends with a Sprightly Production of Another Opera Rarity, Le Pré aux Clercs


Hérold, Le Pré aux Clercs: Wexford Festival Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Jean-Luc Tingaud (conductor), National Opera House, Wexford, 29.10.2015 (JMI)

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Hérold’s Le Pré aux Clercs at Wexford (c) Clive Barda

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Imaginative and Illuminating Presentation of Die schöne Magelone in Oxford


Oxford Lieder Festival – Brahms: Roderick Williams (baritone), Alison Rose (soprano), Iain Burnside (piano), Victoria Newlyn (narrator): Holywell Music Room, Oxford 27.10.2015. (CR) Read more

Accomplished but Understated Singing from Henk Neven


Oxford Lieder Festival – Mendelssohn, Schumann, & Brahms: Henk Neven (baritone), Imogen Cooper (piano): Holywell Music Room, Oxford 26.10.2015. (CR) Read more

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