Griff Rhys Jones is Superb as Scrooge in LMTO’s Joyous A Christmas Carol

20/12/2018

United KingdomUnited Kingdom LMTO – A Christmas Carol (Mike Ockrent [book], Lynn Ahrens [book and lyrics] and Alan Menken [music]): Soloists, London Music Theatre Chorus and Orchestra / Freddie Tapner (conductor). Lyceum Theatre, London, 17.12.2018. (JPr)

LMTO’s A Christmas Carol – ‘Abundance and Charity’

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Making Merry with Vox at the Guggenheim

19/12/2018

United StatesUnited States Holiday Concert: Vox Vocal Ensemble / George Steel (conductor), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Rotunda, New York, 16.12.2018. (RP)

Vox Vocal Ensemble’s Holiday Concert at the Guggenheim Museum
© Robert Altman

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Varduhi Abrahamyan and Luca Pisaroni Are Outstanding in Liceu’s L’italiana in Algeri

19/12/2018

SpainSpain Rossini, L’italiana in Algeri: Liceu Chorus and Orchestra / Riccardo Frizza (conductor), Gran Theatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 17 & 18.12.2018. (JMI)

L’italiana in Algeri © A. Bofill

L’italiana in Algeri © A. Bofill

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Three Years Later, Nézet-Séguin’s Retake of Messiah

19/12/2018

United StatesUnited States Handel, Messiah: Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Christophe Dumaux (countertenor), Jonas Hacker (tenor), Philippe Sly (bass-baritone), Westminster Symphonic Choir (director: Joe Miller), Philadelphia Orchestra / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor), Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 8.12.2018. (BJ) Read more

Edward Gardner Leads a Memorable Account of L’Enfance du Christ

19/12/2018

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Berlioz: Soloists, BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Chorus & Orchestra / Edward Gardner (conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 17.12.2018. (CC)

Berlioz’s L’Enfance du Christ with the BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
and Edward Gardner (conductor) (c) BBC/Mark Allan

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SCO Chorus’s Christmas Concert Shows a Flair for Programming

19/12/2018

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Rachmaninov, Pärt and various composers: Scottish Chamber Orchestra Chorus / Gregory Batsleer (conductor). Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh, 17.12.2018. (SRT)

Gregory Batsleer

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Johannes Moser and the RSNO Junior Chorus Bring Cheer to the Festive Season

19/12/2018

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky: Johannes Moser (cello), RSNO Junior Chorus, Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Thomas Søndergård (conductor), Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, 15.12.2018. (GT)

Johannes Moser

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Michael Mayer’s Disneyfied Traviata is Not the Most Auspicious Start for Nézet-Séguin

18/12/2018

United StatesUnited States The Met: Live in HD – Verdi, La traviata: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor). Broadcast live to Cineworld Basildon, Essex, 15.12.2018. (JPr)

Alfredo (Juan Diego Flórez) & Violetta (Diana Damrau) in La traviata Act I
(c) Marty Sohl/Met Opera

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