Bychkov and Czech Philharmonic’s phenomenal Má vlast performance of great dignity and strength

Czech RepublicCzech Republic Velvet Revolution Concert: Smetana, Má vlast: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra / Semyon Bychkov (conductor). Livestreamed from Rudolfinum, Prague, 17.11.2020. (CC)

Semyon Bychkov conducts the Czech Philharmonic (c) Petra Hajská

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This Wigmore Hall lunchtime performance confirms Nicky Spence as a prime Janáček interpreter

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Janáček: Nicky Spence (tenor), Jess Dandy (mezzo), Julius Drake (piano), with Ellie Neate, Leila Alexander (sopranos) and Catherine Backhouse (mezzo). Wigmore Hall, London, 16.11.2020, livestreamed from Wigmore Hall website (and available until 17.12.2020). (CC)

Janáček’s Muzikanti encore

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Handel’s Aci, Galatea e Polifemo in Piacenza moved from fierce energy to the most tender emotions

ItalyItaly Handel, Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, HWV 72 (1708, ed. Longo/Pe/Guglielmi): Soloists, Ensemble barocco La Lira di Orfeo / Luca Guglielmi (harpsichord / conductor). Livestream from Teatro Municipale, Piacenza, via OperaStreaming (click here) and also streamed via Facebook, 15.11.2020. (CC)

Aci (Raffaele Pe) in Aci, Galatea e Polifemo

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Modena’s refreshing Dido and Aeneas is a real rethinking of the music and the drama from

ItalyItaly Purcell, Dido and Aeneas: Soloists, Coro Lirico di Modena I Madrigalisti Estensi, Ensemble Alraune / Mario Sollazzo (conductor). Live streaming from Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti, Modena, on YouTube (and Opera on Video), 8.11.2020. (CC)

Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti’s Dido and Aeneas

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