A Persuasive Weinberg Symphony from Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and the CBSO

24/08/2019

BBC PROM 46 – Dorothy Howell, Elgar, Knussen, Weinberg: Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 22.8.2019. (CS)

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conducts the CBSO (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Lucerne Festival [1]: Nézet-Séguin, Kavakos and the LFO Astound in Two Masterpieces

23/08/2019

 Lucerne Festival [1] – Beethoven, Shostakovich: Leonidas Kavakos (violin), Lucerne Festival Orchestra / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor), Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Lucerne (KKL), 22.9.2019. (JR) 

Leonidas Kavakos (c) Marco Borggreve

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Nearing the Aspen Finish Line, Mozart’s Figaro and McDuffie in Recital

23/08/2019

Aspen Music Festival [9]: Aspen. (HS) Read more

Maurizio Pollini’s Intellectual and Pianistic Mastery at the Salzburg Festival

23/08/2019

Salzburg Festival [6] – Schoenberg, Nono, and Beethoven: Maurizio Pollini (piano), André Richard (sound direction). Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 18.8.2019. (MB)

Maurizio Pollini (piano)
(c) Salzburger Festspiele/Marco Borrelli

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Deutsche Oper Berlin’s Manon Lescaut Was Pretty Darn Good in Edinburgh

23/08/2019

Edinburgh International Festival [13] – Puccini, Manon Lescaut (in concert): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin / Donald Runnicles (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 22.8.2019. (SRT)

Deutsche Oper Berlin’s Manon Lescaut at the 2019 EIF
(c) Ryan Buchanan

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Ideally Cast Last Outing for Katharina Wagner’s Bayreuth Tristan und Isolde Led by Stefan Vinke and Petra Lang

22/08/2019

Georg Zeppenfeld (Marke), Petra Lang (Isolde) and Christa Mayer (Brangäne)
(c) Enrico Nawrath/Bayreuther Festspiele)

Bayreuth Festival 2019 [4]Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival / Christian Thielemann (conductor). Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, 16.8.2019. (JPr)

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Bychkov’s Masterly Control of the Remarkable Bayreuth Festival Orchestra is the Glory of this Parsifal

22/08/2019

Bayreuth Festival 2019 [3] -Wagner, ParsifalSoloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival / Semyon Bychkov (conductor). Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, 15.8.2019. (JPr)

Elena Panktratova (Kundry) and Andreas Schager (Parsifal)
(c) Bayreuther Festspiele/Enrico Nawrath

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In Edinburgh Breaking the Waves Restores Faith in Opera as an Art Form

21/08/2019

Edinburgh International Festival [12] – Missy Mazzoli, Breaking the Waves: Soloists, Orchestra of Scottish Opera / Stuart Stratford (conductor), King’s Theatre, Edinburgh, 21.8.2019. (SRT)

Sydney Mancasola (Bess) and Duncan Rock (Jan) (c) James Glossop

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