Simone Schneider, Klaus Florian Vogt and René Pape Shine in Staatsoper’s Fidelio

08/12/2018

Beethoven, Fidelio: Staatsopernchor and Staatskapelle Berlin / Karl-Heinz Steffens (conductor), Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, 7.12.2018. (JMI)

Fidelio © B. Uhlig

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Much to Celebrate in the Pairing of Rafael Payare and the BBC Symphony

08/12/2018

R. Strauss, Berg, Shostakovich: Dorothea Röschmann (soprano), BBC Symphony Orchestra / Rafael Payare (conductor). Barbican Hall, 7.12.2018. (CC)

Rafael Payare © Luis Cobelo

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Very Enjoyable Hungarian Night at the Tonhalle

08/12/2018

Brahms, Saint-Saëns, Bartók: Joshua Bell (violin), Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich / Jakub Hrůša (conductor), Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 6.12.2018. (JR)

Joshua Bell (c) Bill Phelps

Joshua Bell (c) Bill Phelps

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Magnificent Reading by Simon Rattle and an Exceptional Cast in Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie

07/12/2018

Rameau, Hippolyte et Aricie: Staatsopernchor, Freiburger Barockorchester / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, 6.12.2018. (JMI)

Hippolyte et Aricie © K. & M. Forster

Hippolyte et Aricie © K. & M. Forster

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Santtu-Matias Rouvali and the Philharmonia Scale Strauss’s Alpine Peaks

07/12/2018

R. Strauss: Sophie Bevan (soprano), Philharmonia Orchestra / Santtu-Matias Rouvali (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, 6.12.2018. (AS)

Santtu-Matias Rouvali (c) Kaapo Kamu

Santtu-Matias Rouvali (c) Kaapo Kamu

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Daniele Rustioni’s ‘Old Tricks’ Brings the SCO to Life

07/12/2018

Rossini, Respighi, Mendelssohn: Maximiliano Martín & William Stafford (clarinets), Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Daniele Rustioni (conductor), Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 6.12.2018. (SRT)

Daniele Rustioni

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Appealing, Traditional Production of Andrea Chénier with Strong Vocal Cast

06/12/2018

Giordano, Andrea Chénier: Deutsche Oper Chorus and Orchestra / Giampaolo Bisanti (conductor), Deutsche Oper Berlin, 5.12.2018. (JMI)

Act I of Andrea Chénier © B. Stöss

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Jurowski and the LPO on Top Form in Bruckner

06/12/2018

Weber, Tchaikovsky and Bruckner: Alena Baeva (violin), London Philharmonic Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, 5.12.2018. (AS)

Alena Baeva

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