A Lyrical Aimard and a Rolls Royce Petrushka from Salonen and Philharmonia

20/08/2015

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 Edinburgh International Festival 2015 (14) – Ravel, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky: Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano), Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor), Usher Hall, 19.8.2015 (SRT) Read more

Ensemble Guadagni Contribute Warm, Flexible Sound to Davies Recital

20/08/2015

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 Edinburgh International Festival 2015 (13) –Blow and Purcell: Iestyn Davies (countertenor), Ensemble Guadagni, Queen’s Hall, 19.08.2015 (SRT) Read more

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

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