Georgia Mae Bishop and Simon Grange are prize winners at The Mastersingers Wagner Vocal Competition 2022

United KingdomUnited Kingdom The Mastersingers Wagner Vocal Competition 2022: The Peacock Room, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Greenwich, London, 30.1.2022. (JPr) 

Dame Anne Evans (fifth from right) and to her right are Simon Grange and Georgia Mae Bishop

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Gergiev’s remarkable ensemble of singing-actors make Vienna’s The Queen of Spades revival still relevant

AustriaAustria Tchaikovsky, The Queen of Spades (Pique Dame): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Vienna State Opera / Valery Gergiev (conductor). Livestreamed from the Vienna State Opera (directed by Jasmina Eleta), 27.1.2022. (JPr)

Vienna State Opera’s The Queen of Spades Act II Scene 1 (c) Michael Poehn

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Oh! What an (oddly) lovely war! Raymonda gets its first full UK performance thanks to Tamara Rojo’s ENB

United KingdomUnited Kingdom English National Ballet’s Raymonda: Dancers of English National Ballet, English National Ballet Philharmonic / Gavin Sutherland (conductor). 18.1.2022. (JPr)

Shiori Kase (Raymonda) and  Isaac Hernández (John de Bryan) (c) Johan Persson

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Vienna State Ballet’s Liebeslieder is a captivating Jerome Robbins, Lucinda Childs and George Balanchine triple bill

AustriaAustria Liebeslieder (Jerome Robbins’s Other Dances, Lucinda Childs’s Concerto, and George Balanchine’s Liebeslieder Walzer): Dancers of Vienna State Ballet, Johanna Wallroth (soprano), Stephanie Maitland (mezzo-soprano), Hiroshi Amako (tenor), Ilja Kazakov (bass), Stephen Hopkins, Sarah Tysman and Igor Zapravdin (pianists). Livestreamed (directed by Balázs Delbó) from the Wiener Staatsoper, 14.1.2022. (JPr)

Lucinda Childs’s Concerto

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Kirill Karabits’s Mahler is an encouraging debut with the London Symphony Orchestra

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mahler: Lucy Crowe (soprano), London Symphony Orchestra / Kirill Karabits (conductor). Half Six Fix performance (8.12.2021) recorded (directed by Phil Glenny) at Barbican Hall, London, and streaming on Marquee TV from 6.1.2022. (JPr)

Lucy Crowe (soprano), London Symphony Orchestra and Kirill Karabits (conductor)

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