A highly imaginative fusion of two late Janáček masterpieces in Brno

Czech RepublicCzech Republic Janáček, From the House of the Dead, Glagolitic Mass: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the National Theatre, Brno / Jakub Hrůša (Conductor), Livestreamed on OperaVision from the National Theatre, Brno, 6.11.2022 (RB)

From the House of the Dead (c) Marek Olbrzymek

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Young talent competes for prizes in the finale of the 12th Glenarm Festival of Voice

United KingdomUnited Kingdom 12th Glenarm Festival of Voice: Competition Finale: Hannah O’Brien (soprano), Heather Sammon (mezzo-soprano), Michael Bell (tenor), Owen Lucas (tenor), David Kennedy (baritone), Tristan Russcher (piano), Doireann O’Carroll (piano). Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glenarm, 28.8.2022. (RB)

The five finalists and pianist selected for NI Opera’s, 12th Glenarm Festival of Voice © Declan Roughan

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Northern Ireland’s Clandeboye Festival opens with a fine Brahms concert  

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Clandeboye Festival 2022 [1] – Brahms: Barry Douglas (piano), Ailish Tynan (soprano), Elina Vähälä (violin), Michael d’Arcy (violin), Angus McCall (cello), Justine Gormley (piano), Ed Creedon (viola), Henri Demarquette (cello). Clandeboye Estate, County Down, Northern Ireland, 20.8.2022. (RB)

Barry Douglas

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Eamonn Quinn previews the 2022 Louth Contemporary Music Festival with Robert Beattie

The 2022 Louth Contemporary Music Festival Every year, the Louth Contemporary Music Society runs a mid-summer Festival in Dundalk in the Republic of Ireland which is dedicated to contemporary Classical music. The Festival returns to in-person performances this year on 17 and 18 June, after a 3-year gap and an online iteration last year. The … Read more