Kentish Opera’s La belle Hélène brings Autumnal Joy

08/11/2017

Jacques Offenbach, La belle Hélène (in English): Soloists, Kentish Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Robyn Sevastos (conductor), The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks, 29.10.2017 (MH)

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Calchas (Graham Stone) & Orestes (Lindy Everett) in Kentish Opera’s La belle Hélène
© Andrew Waltham

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BBC National Orchestra of Wales Visit Czech Rivers

06/11/2017

Smetana, Dvořák, Strauss, Janáček, Liszt: Fatma Said and Llio Evans (sopranos), BBC National Orchestra of Wales / Otto Tausk (conductor). Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff, 3.11.2017, (PCG) Read more

A Musically Convincing Les Troyens, but a Very Unsatisfactory Production

06/11/2017

Berlioz, Les Troyens: Staatskapelle and Staatsoperchor Dresden / John Fiore (conductor), Semperoper, Dresden, 3.11.2017. (JMI)

Les Troyens © C. Foster

Les Troyens © C Foster

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From Consonance to Atonality and Back in Four Viennese Steps

04/11/2017

Schoenberg, Webern, Berg, Marx: Claire Booth (soprano), BBC Philharmonic / Simone Young (conductor). BBC Philharmonic Studio, MediaCityUK, Salford Quays, 1.11.2017. (RBa) Read more

Thielemann and a Stellar Cast Triumph in Götterdämmerung

03/11/2017

Wagner, Götterdämmerung: Staatskapelle and Staatsopernchor Dresden / Christian Thielemann (conductor), Semperoper, Dresden, 1.11.2017. (JMI)

Gotterdammerung © K. Gigga

Gotterdammerung © K. Gigga

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A Celebration of the Banff Competition-Winning Rolston Quartet and R. Murray Schafer

03/11/2017

Schubert, Schafer, Tchaikovsky: Rolston String Quartet [Luri Lee and Jeffrey Dydra (violins), Hezekiah Leung (viola), Jonathon Lo (cello)], Dunbar Ryerson United Church, Vancouver, 26.10.2017. (GN)

Rolston String Quartet © Banff Centre

Rolston String Quartet © Banff Centre

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An Eclectic Programme from Scottish CO – Rautavaara, Vasks, Respighi, and Copland

03/11/2017

Rautavaara, Vasks, Respighi, Copland: Maxim Rysanov (viola), Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Olari Elts (conductor), Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 02.11.2017. (SRT) Read more

Standing Ovation for Vondráček’s Thunderous Rachmaninov Third Piano Concerto

03/11/2017

Glinka, Kalinnikov, Rachmaninov: Lukás Vondráček (piano), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Kees Bakels (conductor). Lighthouse, Poole, 1.11.2017. (IL) Read more

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