Impressive Shostakovich from the Schumann Quartet

16/05/2018

Shostakovich, Schubert: Schumann Quartet (Erik Schumann & Alexander Sachs [violins], Liisa Randalu [viola], Mark Schumann [cello]), Wigmore Hall, London, 14.5.2018. (CS) Read more

A Vivid Rigoletto in a Timeless Staging at LA Opera

14/05/2018

Verdi, Rigoletto: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of LA Opera / Matthew Aucoin (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 12.5.2018. (JRo)

Juan Jesus Rodriguez & Lisette Oropesa in Rigoletto (c) Ken Howard/LA Opera

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Pierre-Laurent Aimard’s Expert Traversal of Ligeti’s Études

14/05/2018

Ligeti in Wonderland: Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano) plus post-performance discussion. Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 12.5.2018. (CC)

Pierre-Laurent Aimard (c) Marco Borggreve

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NEW! 2018-2019 Geneva Grand Theâtre Season

14/05/2018

The next season of the Geneva Grand Théâtre has been announced.

This will be the last under the current director Tobias Richter, his replacement being Aviel Cahn who is currently at the Flemish Opera in Antwerp, Belgium.

This season will also be the last to use the temporary Théâtre des Nations. There were some delays and cost overruns in the refurbishing of the Grand Théâtre, but the venerable building will reopen in February with Wagners Der Ring des Nibelungen in Dieter Dorn’s production. Read more

The Inaugural BERGfrühling Opens with Wonderful Performances in a Wonderful Location

11/05/2018

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BERGfrühling [1] – Schubert, Weber, Berg: Alban Berg Ensemble Wien (Sylvia Careddu [flute], Alexander Neubauer [clarinet], Ariane Haering [piano], Sebastian Gürtler, Régis Bringolf [violins], Subin Lee [viola], Florian Berner [cello]), Ivan Kitanović (double bass). Alban Berg Saal, Carinthian Music Academy, Ossiach, 10.5.2018. (MB) Read more

Leipzig Opera’s Ring Cycle Begins with a Convincing Das Rheingold

11/05/2018

Wagner, Das Rheingold: Soloists of Leipzig Opera, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra / Ulf Schirmer (conductor), Leipzig Opera House, 10.5.2018. (JMI)

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Leipzig Opera’s Das Rheingold © T. Schulz

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St John Passion of Highest Quality at International Bach Festival

11/05/2018

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J.S. Bach: Chorus and Orchestra of the J.S. Bach-Stiftung/Rudolf Lutz (conductor), Julia Doyle (soprano), Alex Potter (countertenor), Daniel Johannsen (tenor – Evangelist), Peter Harvey (bass – Jesus), Johannes Kaleschke (tenor – arias), Matthias Helm (bass – Pilatus), Stadtkirche St. Johann, Schaffhausen 10.5.2018 (JR) Read more

A Remarkable Recital by Khatia Buniatishvili

11/05/2018

Brahms, Tchaikovsky/Pletnev, Liszt: Khatia Buniatishvili (piano). Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 9.5.2018. (CC)

Khatia Buniatishvili (c) Gavin Evans/Sony Classical

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