A Well Sung Bellini Gets an Unwelcome, if Dramatic, Update

13/07/2016

Bellini, I Capuleti e I Montecchi: Soloists, Buxton Festival Chorus, Northern Chamber Orchestra / Justin Doyle (conductor). Buxton Festival 2016, Opera House, Buxton, 9.7.2016. (RJF)

Stephanie Marshall as Romeo and Sarah-Jane Brandon as Giulietta, Buxton Festival . Photo credit: Robert Workman.

Stephanie Marshall as Romeo and Sarah-Jane Brandon as Giulietta, Buxton Festival . Photo credit: Robert Workman.

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A Rare Opportunity to Hear Handel’s Tamerlano at Buxton

13/07/2016

Handel, Tamerlano: Soloists, The English Concert Orchestra, Laurence Cummings (conductor), Buxton Festival 2016, Opera House, Buxton, 10.7.2016. (RJF)

Robert Davies as Leone, Buxton Festival. Photo credit: Robert Workman.

Robert Davies as Leone, Buxton Festival. Photo credit: Robert Workman.

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From Elegant to Kitsch: ABT’s Ratmansky Program in Los Angeles

11/07/2016

Various composers: Alexei Ratmansky (choreographer), American Ballet Theatre, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 8.7.2016 (JRo)

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Danill Simkin and Blaine Hoven in Serenade after Plato’s Symposium. Credit: Rosalie O’Connor.

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Plenty of Fireworks at Barokksolistene’s Festive Concert

11/07/2016

Purcell, Corelli, Vivaldi, Rebel, J.S. Bach, Handel: Davina Clarke (violin), Avi Avital (mandolin), Barokksolistene with guest musicians from the UK / Bjarte Eike (violin/director) with pyrotechnics by Matthew Tosh, Cheltenham Music Festival, Town Hall, Cheltenham, 10.7.2016. (RJ) Read more

Boublil and Schönberg’s Les Misérables in Karlstad

11/07/2016

Schönberg: Les Misérables, Soloists, ensemble and orchestra of Wermland Opera, David White (musical director). Wermland Opera, Karlstad, 3.7.2016 (GF)

David Alvefjord (Marius) and Kristin Lidström (Cosette). Photo: Mats Bäcker.

David Alvefjord (Marius) and Kristin Lidström (Cosette). Photo: Mats Bäcker.

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Doric Quartet Enthral Audience with Bartók and Beethoven

08/07/2016

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Haydn, Bartók, Beethoven: Doric Quartet [Alex Reddington, Jonathan Stone (violins), Hélène Clément (viola), John Myerscough (cello)], Cheltenham Music Festival, Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham, 7.7.2016. (RJ) Read more

Aspen 1: A Stucky Tribute and Three Encores from Fleming

08/07/2016

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Stucky, R. Strauss, Rachmaninoff: Aspen Festival Orchestra, Robert Spano (conductor), Renée Fleming (soprano), Benedict Music Tent, Aspen, Colorado. 3.4.2016 (HS) Read more

Rattle and the LSO Pose Some Unanswered Questions

03/07/2016

Ives, Beethoven, Rachmaninov: Krystian Zimerman (piano), London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), Barbican Hall, London, 30.6.2016 (CS) Read more

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