Heggie’s Opera: Sentimental, Colorful, Effective, and Mostly ‘Wonderful’

21/11/2018

Jake Heggie, It’s a Wonderful Life: Soloists, orchestra and chorus of San Francisco Opera / Patrick Summers (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 17.11.2018. (HS)

Golda Schultz (Clara) & William Burden (George Bailey) (center) with the Angels
(c) Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

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The Brodsky Quartet: In Time Of War

20/11/2018

Tanaka, Schulhoff, Shostakovich, Brubeck, Crumb: Brodsky Quartet (Daniel Rowland & Ian Belton [violins], Paul Cassidy [viola], Jacqueline Thomas [cello]), Kings Place, London, 18.11.2018. (CS)

Brodsky Quartet (c) Martina Simkovicova

Brodsky Quartet (c) Martina Simkovicova

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A Splendid Revival of a Rarely Seen de Nebra Opera

19/11/2018

de Nebra, Venus y Adonis (concert version): Los Músicos de su Alteza / Luis Antonio González (conductor), Auditorio Nacional de Música, Madrid, 18.11.2018. (JMI)

Luis Antonio González and Los Músicos de su Alteza (c) CNDM

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Puts and Campbell Dramatize the Christmas Truce of 1914

19/11/2018

Kevin Puts, Silent Night: Soloists, Washington National Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Nicole Paiement (conductor), Washington National Opera, The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C., 17.11.2018. (RRR)

WNO’s Silent Night (c) Teresa Wood

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Recalling Audrey Hepburn in a Moving Tribute to Anne Frank

19/11/2018

Tilson Thomas, Beethoven: Isabel Leonard (narrator), San Francisco Symphony / Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, 15.11.2018. (HS)

Isabel Leonard, Michael Tilson Thomas & San Francisco Symphony
(c) Brandon Patoc/San Francisco Symphony

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Monteverdi Vespers in Llandaff Cathedral

19/11/2018

Monteverdi: Charlotte Bowden, Jessica Cale (sopranos), Ruari Bowen, Tom Kelly, James Robinson (tenors), Dan D’Souza, William Stevens (baritones), Cardiff Polyphonic Choir, Réjouissance, His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts, David Miller, Matthew Nisbet, Eligio Luis Quinteiro (cittarone, theorbo), Andrew Wilson-Dickson (continuo) / David Young (conductor). Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff, 17.11.2018. (PCG)

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LA Opera’s Hansel and Gretel – a Holiday Treat to Savor

19/11/2018

Humperdinck, Hansel and Gretel: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of LA Opera / James Conlon (conductor), Members of Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 17.11.2018. (JRo)

Susan Graham (the Witch), Sasha Cooke (Hansel) & Liv Redpath (Gretel)
© Cory Weaver

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Inspiration and Daring from Hrůša and Cleveland Orchestra

16/11/2018

Kabelač, Stravinsky, Shostakovich: Emmanuel Ax (piano), Cleveland Orchestra / Jakub Hrůša (conductor), Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, 15.11.2018. (MSJ)

Emmanuel Ax (c) Maurice Jerry Beznos

Emmanuel Ax (c) Maurice Jerry Beznos

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