Undiminished Optimism from Voltaire and Bernstein

16/05/2018

Bernstein, Candide: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Washington National Opera / Nicole Paiement (conductor), The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC. 14.5.2018. (RRR)

The cast of Candide (c) Washington National Opera

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Ellen Reid’s Dreams of the New World Awakens at Walt Disney Concert Hall

16/05/2018

Reid, Riley: wild Up (instrumental ensemble), Los Angeles Master Chorale / Grant Gerson (conductor), Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, 13.5.2018. (DD)

wild Up, Los Angeles Master Chorale & Grant Gerson (conductor) (c) Patrick Brown

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Constantin Trinks Brings Strength and Spirit to Schubert and Wagner

16/05/2018

Wagner, Bruch, Schubert: Sarah Chang (violin), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Constantin Trinks (conductor), Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, 28.4.2018. (GN)

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Constantin Trinks

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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

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