Welcome to a New Festival – Summer Music in City Churches

25/06/2018

Summer

Elgar, Holst, Thalben-Ball, and Duruflé: Marta Fonatanals-Simmons (mezzo-soprano), John Lee (baritone), Mark Williams (organ), Bozidar Vukotic (cello), City of London Choir, Hilary Davan Wetton (conductor). St Giles-without-Cripplegate, London, 21.6.2018. (MB) Read more

Mahan Esfahani Opens Ears and Mind to Bach and the Harpsichord

23/06/2018

Bach: Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord). Wigmore Hall, London, 19.6.2018 (MB)

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Mahan Esfahani (c) Marco Borggreve

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A Highly Imaginative Organ Recital by Richard Gowers

18/06/2018

‘Germans at Westminster Abbey’ – Bach, Wagner, Liszt, and Strauss: Richard Gowers (organ), Westminster Abbey, London, 17.6.2018. (MB)

Richard Gowers

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A Deeply Disappointing La bohème at the Royal Opera House

18/06/2018

Puccini, La bohème: Soloists, Tiffin Boys’ Choir, Tiffin’s Children’s Chorus, Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Nicola Luisotti (conductor). Royal Opera House, London, 16.6.2018. (MB)

Richard Jones’s La bohème (c) Catherine Ashmore

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Many Musical Rewards in Capriccio at Garsington

13/06/2018

Strauss, Capriccio: Soloists, Garsington Opera Orchestra / Douglas Boyd (conductor). Garsington Opera House, Wormsley, 9.6.2018. (MB)

Miah Persson (Countess); Credit: Johan Persson

Miah Persson (Countess) in Capriccio (c) Johan Persson

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Two Operatic Dining Experiences Excellently Portrayed at the Guildhall School

10/06/2018

Hindemith and Berkeley: Soloists, Orchestra of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama / Dominic Wheeler (conductor). Silk Street Theatre, Guildhall School, London, 4.6.2018. (MB)

Hindemith’s The Long Christmas Dinner (c) Alastair Muir

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The Show Must Go On. Pop-Up Opera Successfully Surmount a Real-Life Theft

02/06/2018

Mozart, Der Schauspieldirektor and Bastien und Bastienne: Soloists of Pop-Up Opera, Paul McKenzie (piano). St Mary’s Church, Islington, London, 30.5.2018. (MB)

Pop-Up Opera’s Der Schauspieldirektor (c) Robert Workman

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Outstanding Mendelssohn and Brahms from Gatti and the Philharmonia

27/05/2018

Mendelssohn and Brahms: Philharmonia Orchestra / Daniele Gatti (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 24.5.2018. (MB)

Daniele Gatti (c) Anne Dokter

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