A Hypnotic and Hyperbolic Akhnaten

07/11/2016

Glass, Akhnaten: Soloists, Chorus, and Orchestra of LA Opera/Matthew Aucoin (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 5.11.2016. (JRo)

Anthony Roth Costanzo in the title role of Akhnaten. Credit: Craig T. Mathew 

Anthony Roth Costanzo in the title role of Akhnaten (c) Craig T. Mathew

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Runnicles Returns to Scotland with Magnificent Mozart and Mahler Performances

07/11/2016

Mozart, Mahler: Carolyn Sampson (soprano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Donald Runnicles (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 6.11.2016. (SRT) Read more

With Two New Members, JACK Quartet Unveils a Premiere

07/11/2016

Roger Reynolds: JACK Quartet (Christopher Otto and Austin Wulliman [violins], John Pickford Richards [viola], Jay Campbell [cello], Park Avenue Armory, New York City, 30.10.16. (KG)

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JACK Quartet in Roger Reynolds’ FLiGHT (c) Park Avenue Armory

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Perhaps This Rarely Seen Donizetti Opera Deserves to Be Overlooked

04/11/2016

Donizetti, Maria de Rudenz: Wexford Festival Orchestra and Chorus / Andrew Greenwood (conductor), O’Reilly Theatre, National Opera House,, Wexford, 3.11.2016. (JMI)

Maria de Rudenz © Clive Barda.

Gilda Fiume (Maria de Rudenz) © Clive Barda.

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Enterprising Russian Opera Double-Bill from Guildhall School of Music

04/11/2016

Stravinsky, Mavra, and Tchaikovsky, Iolanta: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama / Dominic Wheeler (conductor). Silk Street Theatre, London, 2.11.2016. (MB)

Photo credit: Clive Barda.

Ibn-Hakia (Joseph Padfield), Iolanta (Elizabeth Skinner), and King René (David Ireland) (c) Clive Barda

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Excellent Rusalka at Berlin’s Komische Oper Shows Benefits of the Repertoire System

04/11/2016

Dvořák, Rusalka (sung in German): Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus (chorus master: David Cavelius) of the Komische Oper, Berlin / Henrik Nánási (conductor). Komische Oper, Berlin, 30.10.2016. (MB)

Photo credit: Monika Rittershaus.

Komische Oper’s Rusalka (c) Monika Rittershaus.

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Cellist István Várdai Impressively Mixes Agility with Breadth

04/11/2016

Mendelssohn, Stravinsky, Kodaly, Ligeti, Brahms: István Várdai (cello), Zoltán Fejérvári (piano), Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, 30.10.2015. (GN)

Várdai István (cselló) 2015.05.04. fotó: Németh András Péter

Várdai István (cello) (c) Németh András Péter

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra Takes On Challenge of Large-Scale Bruckner

04/11/2016

R. Strauss, Bruckner: Ramón Ortega Quero (oboe), Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Robin Ticciati (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 3.11.2016. (SRT) Read more

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