A Rewarding Rarity by John Blow Revived in London

10/06/2019

Handel, Aminta e Fillide and Blow – Venus and Adonis: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama / Chad Kelly (conductor). Milton Court Theatre, London, 5.6.2019. (MB)

Cupid Collin Shea centre ) and chorus (c) Clive Barda
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More Commitment and Artistry from San Francisco Ballet

10/06/2019

San Francisco Ballet, Programme D (choreography by Wheeldon, McIntyre, Dawson): Principals, Soloists and Corps de ballet of San Francisco Ballet. Royal Ballet Sinfonia / Martin West (conductor), Sadler’s Wells, London, 6.6.2019. (JO’D)

David Dawson’s Anima Animus (c) Erik Tomasson.
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San Francisco Ballet’s Energy and Freedom of Movement is Clear

08/06/2019

San Francisco Ballet, Programme C (choreography by Welch, Scarlett, Peck): Principals, Soloists and Corps de ballet of San Francisco Ballet, Royal Ballet Sinfonia / Martin West (conductor). Sadler’s Wells, London, 5.6.2019. (JO’D)

San Francisco Ballet’s Hummingbird (c) Erik Tomasson
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Pianistic Vulnerability Cries Out for Help at Steinway Hall

07/06/2019

Bach, Liszt: Yu-Ning Chuang (piano), Keyboard Charitable Trust at Steinway Hall, London, 5.6.2019. (JB)

Yu Ning-Chuang
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Gripping Agrippina from Joyce DiDonato and Il Pomo d’Oro

07/06/2019

Handel, Agrippina (concert performance): Soloists, Il Pomo d’Oro / Maxim Emelyanychev (director/harpsichord). Barbican Hall, London, 31.5.2019. (CSa)

Cast of Agrippina (c) Richard Young
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Good Performance of Manon Lescaut Despite a Less than Engaging Production

06/06/2019

Puccini, Manon Lescaut: Soloists, Opera Holland Park Chorus (chorus master: Richard Harker), City of London Sinfonia, Peter Robinson (conductor). Holland Park, London, 4.6.2019 (MB)

Elizabeth Llewellyn (Manon Lescaut). Shadow Manons and OHP Chorus
© Robert Workman
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Pierre-Laurent Aimard Leads an Enthralling Stockhausen Weekend in London

04/06/2019

Stockhausen: Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Tamara Stefanovich (pianos), Dirk Rothbrust (percussion), Marco Stroppa (sound diffusion), London Voices, Apartment House. Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room, London, 1. and 2.6.2019. (MB)

Pierre-Laurent Aimard
(c) Marco Borggreve
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Unfamiliar Gluck Operas Revived and Performed with Utmost Care by The Mozartists

03/06/2019

Gluck: Soloists, The Mozartists / Ian Page (conductor). Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 31.5.2019. (CC)

Lena Belkina (Orfeo) (c) Benjamin Ealovega
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