As Always, the Vienna Philharmonic Gives of its Best for Muti

18/08/2017

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Salzburg Festival [4] – Brahms and Tchaikovsky: Yefim Bronfman (piano), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Riccardo Muti (conductor). Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 13.6.2017. (MB) Read more

The Dala-Floda Opera Festival Comes to a Grand Finale

18/08/2017

Dala-Floda Opera Festival: Soloists, Dala-Floda Opera Chorus, Jacob Piamorex Moscowicz (piano) Dala-Floda Church, Dalecarlia 10.8 & 13.8.2017. (GF)

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Kevin Johansson and Mira Fröling Hoffman (c) Marie Johansson

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Hartmut Haenchen’s 2017 Bayreuth Parsifal Gains in Tension, Spirituality and Reverence

18/08/2017

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Bayreuth Festival 2017 [1] -Wagner, Parsifal: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival / Hartmut Haenchen (conductor). Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, 14.8.2017. (JPr)

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Parsifal (Andreas Schager) and Flowermaidens
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Cultivated Mozart Playing Undermined by Dogmatic Conducting

18/08/2017

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2017 Salzburg Festival [3] – Mozart: Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra / Václav Luks (conductor). Grosser Saal, Mozarteum, Salzburg, 13.6.2017. (MB) Read more

‘Sheer Beauty’: Il Ritorno d’Ulisse is Another Triumph for Gardiner’s Monteverdi Trilogy

18/08/2017

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Edinburgh International Festival 2017 (8) – Monteverdi, Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria: English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor), Usher Hall, 15.8.2017. (SRT)

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Hana Blažíková (Minerva) © Michele Crosera

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Gardiner’s ’Fresh, Dynamic’ L’Orfeo makes for a Compellingly Theatrical Experience

18/08/2017

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Edinburgh International Festival 2017 [7] – Monteverdi, L’Orfeo: English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir / John Eliot Gardiner (conductor), Usher Hall, 14.8.2017. (SRT)

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Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo © Michele Crosera

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A St John Passion Made Special through the Glorious Singing of Thomas Hobbs and Friends

17/08/2017

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2017 Vancouver Summer Bach Festival [2] – J.S. Bach, St John Passion: Gli Angeli Genève [Jenny Högström, Aleksandra Lewondoska (sopranos), Thomas Hobbs, Robert Getchell (tenors), Stephan MacLeod (bass/director)], Alex Potter (countertenor), Sumner Thompson (baritone), Vancouver Cantata Singers (dir. by Paula Kremer), Pacific Baroque Orchestra/Alexander Weimann (conductor), Chan Centre, Vancouver, 11.8.2017. (GN)

Tenor Thomas Hobbs at the Vancouver Bach Festival © Jan Gates

Thomas Hobbs (tenor) at the Vancouver Bach Festival © Jan Gates

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Stuart Skelton Is Peter Grimes at the Edinburgh International Festival

16/08/2017

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Edinburgh International Festival 2017 [6] – Britten, Peter Grimes (concert performance): Soloists, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus, Edvard Grieg Kor, Collegiûm Mûsicûm, Students from the Royal Northern College of Music/Edward Gardner (conductor), Usher Hall, 13.8.2017. (RP)

Stuart Skelton © Sim Canetty-Clarke

Stuart Skelton © Sim Canetty-Clarke

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