Venice and Her Others or Music for a Baroque Melting Pot

31/01/2016

Various: Jessica Gould, soprano; Noa Frenkel, contralto; Diego Cantalupi, lute; James Waldo, theorbo; Pedro d’Aquino. harpsichord & organ Salon/Sanctuary Concerts; The Library of the House of the Redeemer, New York City, 11.10.2015 Read more

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

23/01/2016

The Rinse Cycle artwork

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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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