The Royal Opera’s Macbeth captures the spirit of Shakespeare’s tragedy, funnelled through Verdi’s genius

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Verdi, Macbeth: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Daniele Rustioni (conductor). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 16.11.2021. (CC)

Simon Keenlyside (Macbeth) and Anna Pirozzi (Lady Macbeth) © Clive Barda

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Xian Zhang’s listening and control is most impressive in Philharmonia’s magnificent Beethoven and Mahler

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Beethoven, Mahler: Alina Ibragimova (violin), Dame Sarah Connolly (mezzo), Andreas Schager (tenor), Philharmonia Orchestra / Xian Zhang (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 11.11.2021. (CC)

Xian Zhang conducts the LSO & Alina Ibragimova (violin) (c) Luca Migliori

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