NEW! Wagner’s epic Ring conditioned with comedy and shrunk to one evening as The Rinse Cycle

23/01/2016

Caroline Finn’s Bloom Impresses in Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Triple Bill

15/11/2015

 Various composers, Until. With/Out. Enough; TearFall; Bloom:  Phoenix Dance Theatre, Royal Opera House (Linbury Studio Theatre), London, 12.11.2015. (J.O’D)

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Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Bloom (c) Brian Slater

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Kohn’s Quartet No 16 – a Twenty-First Century Masterpiece?

15/11/2015

Beethoven, Kohn: The Villiers Quartet, St Andrew’s Psalter Lane Church, Sheffield, 14.11.2015. (JK) Read more

Sondra Radvanovsky’s Manon Lescaut at the Deutsche Oper Sets the Bar High

15/11/2015

Puccini: Manon Lescaut: Deutsche Oper Berlin Orchestra and Chorus, Donald Runnicles (conductor), Deutsche Oper Berlin, 14.11.2015. (JMI)

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Deutsche Oper’s Manon Lescaut (c) Bettina Stöss

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Nina Stemme Leads Strong Cast in Vienna Opera’s Elektra

15/11/2015

Strauss, Elektra: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera, Peter Schneider (conductor). State Opera, Vienna, 13.11.2015. (MB)

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Elektra – Nina Stemme (Elektra) & Anna Larsson (Klytämnestra)
(c) Wiener Staatsoper/Michael Pöhn.

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Joshua Bell and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields: A Thrilling Partnership

15/11/2015

Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Mozart: Academy of St Martin in the Fields/ Joshua Bell (Director and Violin Soloist), Barbican, London. 11.11.2015. (LB) Read more

Suzuki Broadens his Horizons from Bach to Handel and Vivaldi to Great Effect

15/11/2015

   Bach, Vivaldi, Handel: Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki (conductor, organ,  harpsichord), Joanne Lunn (soprano), Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York (6.11.2015) (SSM)

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Haas’s Morgen und Abend is a New Existential Opera Exploring Life and Death

15/11/2015

Georg Friedrich Haas, Morgen und Abend (world première):  Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Michael Boder (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London 13.11.2015. (JPr)

Haas’s Morgen und Abend Klaus Maria Brandauer as Olai & Sarah Wegener as the Midwife © ROH & Clive Barda

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