The Komische Oper’s La bohème is More Memorable than Poro

22/04/2019

Puccini – La bohème, and Handel – Poro: Soloists, Children’s Chorus (chorus director: Dagmar Fiebach), Chorus (chorus director: David Cavelius), and Orchestra of the Komische Oper, Berlin, Jordan de Souza and Jörg Halubeck (conductors). Komische Oper, Berlin, 19. and 20.4.2019 (MB)

La bohème (c) Iko Freese/drama-berlin.de

La bohème (c) Iko Freese/drama-berlin.de

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Fischer and Budapesters Combine Bartók, Pedagogy and Virtuosity

19/04/2019

Bartók: István Kádár (violin), András Szabó (viola), Zsolt Fejérvári (bass), Márta Sebestyén (vocalist), Ildikó Komlósi (mezzo-soprano), Krisztián Cser (bass), Cantemus Choir (conductor: Dénes Szabó), Budapest Festival Orchestra / Iván Fischer (conductor), Carnegie Hall, New York City. 5-6.4.2019. (BH)

Ivan Fischer (c) Marco Borggreve

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In Canton, Two Warhorses Reach Transcendence

19/04/2019

Brahms, Rachmaninoff: Jennifer Frautschi (violin), Canton Symphony Orchestra / Gerhardt Zimmermann (conductor), Umstattd Hall, Canton, Ohio, 13.4.2019. (TW)

Jennifer Frautschi (c) Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

Jennifer Frautschi (c) Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

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Youthful Passions And Enigmas in Wellington

19/04/2019

Brahms, Strauss, Elgar: Joyce Yang (piano) with New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / Edo de Waart (conductor). Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, 13.4.201.9 (PM)

Joyce Yang (c) KT Kim

Joyce Yang (c) KT Kim

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Benjamin Staern’s Opera on Visionary Artist Hilma af Klint Is Premiered at the Guggenheim

19/04/2019

Staern, Hilma: Soloists, Victoria Stjerna (violin), Andreas Lavotha (cello), Stefan Lindgren (piano), Peter B. Lewis Theater, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 15.4.2019. (RP)

Mette af Klint (Hilma af Klint) & Fredrik af Klint (Rudolf Steiner)
© Robert Altman

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Truly Mystical Songs of Ralph Vaughan Williams in Cardiff

19/04/2019

Bach, Rimsky-Korsakov, Grainger, Vaughan Williams: Anna Dennis (soprano), William Towers (counter-tenor), Nick Pritchard (tenor), William Dazeley (baritone), BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales / Jonathan Heyward and Steve Devine (conductors). Hoddinot Hall, Cardiff, 18.4.2019. (PCG) Read more

Betrothal in a Monastery Provides an Intriguing, Challenging, and Amusing Evening

19/04/2019

Prokofiev, Betrothal in a Monastery: Soloists, Berlin State Opera Chorus (chorus director: Martin Wright), Staatskapelle Berlin / Daniel Barenboim (conductor). Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, 13.4.2019. (MB)

Betrothal in a Monastery (c) Ruth and Martin Walz

Betrothal in a Monastery (c) Ruth and Martin Walz

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In Akron, Bach Becomes a Tribute to Notre Dame

17/04/2019

 Bach, Mass in B minor: Amanda Powell (soprano), Amanda Crider (mezzo-soprano), Jacob Perry (tenor), Jesse Blumberg (baritone), Apollo’s Singers, Apollo’s Fire / Jeannette Sorrell (conductor), St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Akron, Ohio, 15.4.2019. (MSJ) Read more

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