Dialogueless Fidelio Lacks Clarity Despite Good Individual Performances

20/08/2015

Salzburg Festival (5) – Beethoven, Fidelio: Soloists, Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus (chorus master: Ernst Raffelsberger), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Franz Welser-Möst (conductor). Grosses Festspielhaus, 13.8.2015 (MB)

Salzburger Festspiele 2015/Ludwig van Beethoven/Fidelio/Premiere am 04.08.2015/Musikalische Leitung:Franz Welser-Möst/Inszenierung:Claus Guth/Bühne und Kostüme:Christian Schmidt//Jonas Kaufmann:Florestan Copyright:Monika Rittershaus

Salzburger Festspiele 2015 Jonas Kaufmann as Florestan
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Osmo Vänskä Concludes the Sibelius Symphony Cycle at the BBC Proms

18/08/2015

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 Prom 43: Sibelius: BBC Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 17.8.2015 (RB) Read more

Marriage by Examination at the 2015 Rossini Opera Festival

18/08/2015

Rossini Opera Festival (1) La Gazzetta: Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro Comunale of Bologna.  Conductor, Enrique Mazzola; Stage Director, Marco Carniti; Sets by Manuela Gasperoni;  Costumes by Maria Filippi;  Lighting by Fabio Rossi; Chorus Master, Andrea Faiutti.  Teatro Rossini Pesaro. 14.8.2015 (JB)

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La Gazzetta at the 2015 Rossini Opera Festival c Giacomo Mariotti

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Heatwave Sibelius at the BBC Proms

18/08/2015

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Prom 42: Sibelius & Finnissy: Julian Rachlin (violin), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Ilan Volkov (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 16.8.2015 (RB) Read more

Top-Rank Singers Bring Emotional Power to Mozart’s Figaro

18/08/2015

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Edinburgh International Festival 2015 (10) – Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro: Soloists, Budapest Festival Orchestra / Iván Fischer (conductor & director), Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 16.8.2015 (SRT)

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The Marriage of Figaro
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“Die Entführung” at the Proms – Too Beautiful for Our Ears…and Too Many Notes?

16/08/2015

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Prom 39: Mozart,  Die Entführung aus dem Serail: Soloists, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Robin Ticciati (conductor) – Royal Albert Hall, London, 14.08.2015 (MMB) Read more

Big Blocks of Contrast in Macmillan’s New Percussion Concerto

16/08/2015

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Edinburgh International Festival 2015 (8) – MacMillan & Sibelius: Colin Currie (percussion), Anna Larsson (contralto), Jukka Rasilainen (baritone), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Edinburgh Festival Chorus, RSNO Chorus, Edward Gardner (conductor), Usher Hall, 14.8.2015 (SRT) Read more

Concert Performance of The Rake’s Progress Feels Operatic

16/08/2015

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Edinburgh International Festival 2015 (6) – Stravinsky: The Rake’s Progress (concert performance): Royal Conservatoire Voices, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis (conductor), Usher Hall, 12.8.2015 (SRT)

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