Committed Revivals of Two Neglected English Choral Works at the Three Choirs Festival

29/07/2018

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Three Choirs Festival [1] – Ireland, Smyth: Eleanor Dennis (soprano); Madeleine Shaw (mezzo-soprano); Paul Nilon (tenor); Neal Davies (bass) Three Choirs Festival Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra / Geraint Bowen (conductor). Hereford Cathedral, 28.7.2018. (JQ)

Geraint Bowen (c) Ash Mills

Geraint Bowen (c) Ash Mills

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Outstanding Tristan und Isolde For Barenboim Festival In Buenos Aires

28/07/2018

Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra Staatskapelle Berlin / Daniel Barenboim (conductor), Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. 18.7.2018. (JSJ)

Harry Kupfer’s Tristan und Isolde in Teatro Colón (c) Arnaldo Colombaroli.

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An Outstanding Debussy Performance is the Highlight of the Hallé’s Very Satisfying Prom

27/07/2018

Proms

 

BBC PROMS 16 – Wagner, Debussy and Stravinsky: Sophie Bevan (soprano), Anna Stéphany (mezzo-soprano), Hallé Choir (female voices), Hallé Youth Choir (female voices), Hallé Orchestra / Sir Mark Elder (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 26.7.2018. (AS)

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A Strong Cast Leads the 2018 Opera Festival’s Les Vêpres siciliennes

27/07/2018

Munich Opera Festival 2018 [7] – Verdi, Les Vêpres siciliennes: Bayerische Staatsoper Chorus and Orchestra / Omer Meir Wellber (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 26.7. 2018. (JMI)

Les Vêpres siciliennes © W. Hösl

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Honoring Those Who Fought in the War to End All Wars – The Glimmerglass Festival’s Compelling Silent Night

27/07/2018

The Glimmerglass Festival [3] – Puts, Silent Night: Soloists, The Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra and Chorus / Nicole Paiement (conductor), Alice Busch Opera Theater, Cooperstown, 22.7.2018. (RP)

Michael Hewitt (Lieutenant Horstmayer) in Silent Night © Karli Cadel/The Glimmerglass Festival

Michael Hewitt (Lieutenant Horstmayer) in Silent Night
© Karli Cadel/The Glimmerglass Festival

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A Beautifully Sung New Staging of Haydn’s Rarely Performed Orlando paladino

26/07/2018

Munich Opera Festival 2018 [6] – Haydn, Orlando paladino: Münchener Kammerorchester / Ivor Bolton (conductor), Prinzregententheater, Munich, 25.7.2018. (JMI)

Orlando paladino © W. Hösl

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Paul Lewis’s Performance of the Emperor Concerto Refreshes the Spirits

26/07/2018

Proms

BBC PROM 15Tansy Davies, Beethoven and Brahms: Paul Lewis (piano), BBC Philharmonic Orchestra / Ben Gernon (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 25.7.2018. (AS)

Tansy Davies (c) Rikard Österlund

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Lightning Strikes Twice – The Glimmerglass Festival’s Cunning Little Vixen Is a Winner

26/07/2018

The Glimmerglass Festival [2] – Janáček, The Cunning Little Vixen: Soloists, The Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra and Chorus / Joseph Colaneri (conductor), Alice Busch Opera Theater, Cooperstown, 21.7.2018. (RP)

 Joanna Latini (the Vixen) and Alyssa Martin (the Fox) with Lilly Grady, Catie LeCours and Maggie Stephens (their kits) in The Cunning Little Vixen © Karli Cadel/The Glimmerglass Festival

Joanna Latini (the Vixen) & Alyssa Martin (the Fox)
with Lilly Grady, Catie LeCours & Maggie Stephens (their kits)
in The Cunning Little Vixen © Karli Cadel/The Glimmerglass Festival

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