Pascal Rophé’s Impressively Gallic Conducting Experienced in London

November 19, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Franck, Ravel, Berlioz: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano), BBC Symphony Orchestra/Pascal Rophé (conductor), Barbican Hall, London, 18.11.2015. (AS) Read more

Pianistic Poetry, Insight and Musicality from Richard Goode

November 18, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mozart, Brahms: Richard Goode (piano), Wigmore Hall, London, 12.11.2015.  (GD) Read more

Dramatic Urgency and Angst in Independent Opera’s Staging of Voseček’s Biedermann and the Arsonists

November 18, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Šimon Voseček, Biedermann and the Arsonists: Independent Opera soloists and the Britten Sinfonia / Timothy Redmond (conductor). Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells, London, 17.11.2015. (JPr)

Mark Le Brocq, Leigh Melrose, Raphaela Papadakis, Alinka Kozari_(c) Robb...

Mark Le Brocq, Leigh Melrose, Raphaela Papadakis, Alinka Kozári in Independent Opera’s Biedermann and the Arsonists
(c) Robbie Jack

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Caroline Finn’s Bloom Impresses in Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Triple Bill

November 15, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Various composers, Until. With/Out. Enough; TearFall; Bloom:  Phoenix Dance Theatre, Royal Opera House (Linbury Studio Theatre), London, 12.11.2015. (J.O’D)

Phoenix Dance - Bloom 07 PHOTO Brian Slater

Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Bloom (c) Brian Slater

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Joshua Bell and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields: A Thrilling Partnership

November 15, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Mozart: Academy of St Martin in the Fields/ Joshua Bell (Director and Violin Soloist), Barbican, London. 11.11.2015. (LB) Read more

Haas’s Morgen und Abend is a New Existential Opera Exploring Life and Death

November 15, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Georg Friedrich Haas, Morgen und Abend (world première):  Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Michael Boder (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London 13.11.2015. (JPr)

Haas’s Morgen und Abend Klaus Maria Brandauer as Olai & Sarah Wegener as the Midwife © ROH & Clive Barda

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Carlos Acosta’s Farewell in Carmen Lacks his Usual Charisma

November 14, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Carlos Acosta’s Carmen (part of a mixed bill including Viscera, Afternoon of a Faun and Tchaikovsky Pas de deux): Soloists, Corps de ballet and Royal Opera House Orchestra / Emmanuel Plasson and Martin Yates (conductors). Directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon and broadcast to the Empire Cinema, Basildon, Essex. 12.11.2015. (JPr)

Carmen c Dave Morgan

Carmen with Marialena Nuñez (Carmen) and Carlos Acosta (Don José) (c) Dave Morgan

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Anne Schwanewilms’ Glorious Singing Outshines Poorly Focused Conducting

November 14, 2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Beethoven, R. Strauss: Anne Schwanewilms (soprano); London Symphony Orchestra/Nikolaj Znaider (conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 12.11.2015. (CC) Read more

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