Many Musical Rewards in Capriccio at Garsington

13/06/2018

Strauss, Capriccio: Soloists, Garsington Opera Orchestra / Douglas Boyd (conductor). Garsington Opera House, Wormsley, 9.6.2018. (MB)

Miah Persson (Countess); Credit: Johan Persson

Miah Persson (Countess) in Capriccio (c) Johan Persson

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A Somewhat Passionless Manon Lescaut at the Liceu

13/06/2018

Puccini, Manon Lescaut: Liceu Orchestra and Chorus / Emmanuel Villaume (conductor), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 10 & 11.6.2018. (JMI)

Liceu’s Manon Lescaut © A. Bofill

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Grant Gershon’s Master Chorale Closes Season with Brahms, Shaw and Lang

13/06/2018

Brahms, Land, Shaw: Jeanine De Bique (soprano), Justin Hopkins (bass-baritone), Los Angeles Master Chorale and Orchestra / Grant Gershon (conductor), Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, 9.6.2018. (DD)

Los Angeles Master Chorale and Orchestra, Grant Gershon and soloists Jeanine De Bique and Justin Hopkins. Photo: Patrick Brown

Los Angeles Master Chorale & Orchestra, Grant Gershon (conductor)
Jeanine De Bique & Justin Hopkins (soloists) (c) Patrick Brown

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Vengerov and Würth Philharmoniker on Tour

11/06/2018

Tchaikovsky, Bruch, Saint-Saëns, Johann Strauss the Younger: Maxim Vengerov (violin), Würth Philharmonic Orchestra, Stamatia Karampini and Maxim Vengerov (conductors). St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 10.6.2018. (PCG)

Maxim Vengerov (c) Benjamin Ealovega

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In First Appearance with the MET Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas Makes Music of the Heavens

11/06/2018

Ruggles, Mozart, Mahler: Pretty Yende (soprano), MET Orchestra / Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Carnegie Hall, New York, 5.6.2018. (RP)

Pretty Yende (c) Gregory Hohenberg

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Søndergård’s Last Cardiff Appearance as Chief Conductor of BBC NOW

08/06/2018

Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich: Baiba Skride (violin), BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Thomas Søndergård (conductor). St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 7.6.2018. (PCG)

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Thomas Søndergård (c) Andy Buchanan

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Kullervo, An Early Blockbuster, in a Powerful Reading

06/06/2018

Sibelius, Kullervo: Maria Männistö (soprano), Ilkka Kallio (Runo singer), Timo Alakotila (harmonium), Vilma Timonen (Kantele), Benjamin Appl (baritone), Cappella Romana, Seattle Symphony Chorale, Seattle Symphony Orchestra / Thomas Dausgaard (conductor), Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 2.6.2018 (ZC)

Thomas Dausgaard (c) Thomas Grøndahl

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Schumann’s Peri in the Paradise of the Walt Disney Concert Hall

06/06/2018

Schumann, Das Paradies und die Peri: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra / Gustavo Dudamel (conductor), Los Angeles Master Chorale (director: Grant Gerson), Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, 2.6.2018. (DD)

Peter Sellars (c) Ruth Walz

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