Bartók at His Most Majestic, Sleekness and Subtlety from the Pacifica, and a Rocky Outing for Bell

20/08/2016

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Aspen Music Festival (13) – Barber, Bartók, Beethoven, Ligeti, Ran, Schubert, Vivaldi: Soloists, Joshua Bell and David Robertson (conductors). Aspen, Colorado. 14-16.8.2015. (HS) Read more

The Bach Suites Receive an Impressive Facelift from Monica Huggett and Gonzalo Ruiz

19/08/2016

Vancouver Bach Festival 2016 – Bach: Monica Huggett (violin and director), Gonzalo Ruiz (oboe), Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver, 12.8.2016. (GN)

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Monica Huggett and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra at the Vancouver Bach Festival
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Hartmut Haenchen Conducts Fresh, Lucid Parsifal set against Background of Conflict

18/08/2016

download Bayreuth Festival 2016 [3] – Wagner, Parsifal: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival. / Hartmut Haenchen (conductor). Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, 15.8.2016. (JPr)

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Outstanding Staging and Conducting at the Macerata Otello

18/08/2016

Macerata Opera Festival 2 – Verdi, Otello: Orchestra Regionale delle Marche, Coro Lirico Marchigiani Vincenzo Bellini, Children’s Chorus Pueri Cantores D. Zamberletti / Riccardo Frizza (conductor). Sferisterio of Macerata 13.8.2016. (JB)

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Macerata Opera Festival’s Otello (c) MOF

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Fine Orchestral Playing in Bayreuth’s Modern, Corporate Der fliegende Holländer

17/08/2016

download Bayreuth Festival 2016 [2] – Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival. / Axel Kober (conductor). Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, 14.8.2016. (JPr)

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Grandiose and Compelling Bayreuth Tristan und Isolde from Christian Thielemann

17/08/2016

download Bayreuth Festival 2016 [1] – Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival / Christian Thielemann (conductor), Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, 13.8.2016. (JPr)

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Anna Pirozzi is Close to Caballé Perfection in Il trovatore at Sferisterio di Macerata

17/08/2016

Macerata Opera Festival 1 – Verdi, Il trovatore: Orchestra Regionale delle Marche and Coro Lirico Marchigiano. Conductor, Daniel Oren. Sferisterio di Macerata 12.8.2016. (JB)

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Anna Pirozzi as Leonora (c) MOF

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Vocal Disasters Mar the ROF’s La donna del lago

17/08/2016

ROF 3 – Rossini: La donna del lago Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro Comunale of Bologna/Michele Mariotti (conductor). New production with Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège and dedicated to the memory of Gae Aulenti. Adriatic Arena, Pesaro, 11.8.2016. (JB)

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La donna del lago (c) Amati Bacciardi

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