Liceu’s Tosca Revival Has Strong Musical Leadership From John Fiore but Uneven Casts

13/06/2019

Puccini, Tosca: Soloists, Cor Infantil Amics de la Unió, Liceu Chorus and Orchestra / John Fiore (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 9 & 11.6.2019. (JMI)

Jonathan Tetelman (Cavaradossi) & Liudmyla Monastyrska (Tosca) (c) A. Bofill

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An Extraordinary, Subterranean Dido and Aeneas from The Angel’s Share

12/06/2019

2019 New York Opera Fest [7] – Purcell, Dido and Aeneas: Soloists, Jude Ziliak (violin), Isabelle Seula Lee (violin), Danika Paskvan (viola), Anthony Albrecht (cello), Arnie Tanimoto (viola da gamba) / Elliot Figg (conductor and harpsichord), Death of Classical – The Angel’s Share, The Green-Wood Cemetery Catacombs, Brooklyn, 8.6.2019. (RP)

Daniela Mack (Dido) and Molly Quinn (Belinda) in Dido and Aeneas © Kevin Condon

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Violinist Hao Zhou Wins Concours Musical International de Montréal

12/06/2019

Prokofiev, Sibelius, Brahms: Anna Lee (violin), Fumika Mohri (violin), Johanna Pichlmair (violin), Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal / Alexander Shelley (conductor). Maison Symphonique, Montréal. 5.6.2019. (LV)

Montréal Concours violin finalists: (l to r) Johanna Pichlmair, Hao Zhou,
Elli Choi, Christine Lim, Anna Lee, & Fumika Mohri (c) Tam Lan Truong

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A Terrific Evening of Contemporary Music Shows the Worth of the Ernst von Siemens Musikpreis

12/06/2019

Ernst von Siemens Musikpreis 2019: Juliet Fraser (soprano), Ensemble Musikfabrik / Enno Poppe (conductor). Prinzregententheater, Munich, 7.6.2019. (CC)

l to r: Mithatcan Öcal, Annesley Black, Rebecca Saunders &Ann Cleare (c) Stefanie Loos

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Rossini’s Barber Attracts New Audiences In Buenos Aires

12/06/2019

Rossini, Il barbiere di Siviglia: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Ensamble Lírico Orquestal. Conductor: Gustavo Codina, Teatro Astral, Buenos Aires. 5.6.2019. (JSJ)

Ensamble Lírico Orquestal’s Il barbiere di Siviglia

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Beatrice Rana and The Philadelphia Orchestra Electrify Carnegie Hall with Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto

12/06/2019

Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff: Beatrice Rana (piano), The Philadelphia Orchestra / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor), Carnegie Hall, New York, 7.6.2019. (RP)

Beatrice Rana © Marie Staggat

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A Fitting Celebration of the Belfast Philharmonic Choir’s 145th Anniversary

10/06/2019

Mendelssohn, Elijah: Elaine McDaid (soprano); Dawn Burns (alto); Conor Breen (tenor); Kevin Neville (bass); Belfast Philharmonic Choir; Ulster Orchestra / Stephen Doughty (conductor); David Stevens (0rgan), Ulster Hall, Belfast, 7.6.2019. (RB)

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A Recital from Katya Apekisheva that was Outstanding in every Respect

10/06/2019

Prokofiev, Schubert, Haydn, Janáček, Rachmaninov: Katya Apekisheva (piano). Wigmore Hall, London 6.6.2019. (CC)

Katya Apekisheva (c) Jack Liebeck
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