Chalk up another success for the Met with Matthew Aucoin’s Eurydice

United StatesUnited States Matthew Aucoin, Eurydice: Soloists, Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor). Metropolitan Opera, New York, 23.10.2021. (RP)

Stacey Tappan (Little Stone), Erin Morley (Eurydice), Ronnita Miller (Big Stone) and Chad Shelton (Loud Stone) © Marty Sohl

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COUNTERTENOR JAKUB JÓZEF ORLIŃSKI IN CONVERSATION WITH RICK PERDIAN

Jakub Józef Orliński talks to Rick Perdian Jakub Józef Orliński became an international sensation in 2017 with a YouTube video of him singing an aria, ‘Vedro con mio diletto’, from Vivaldi’s opera Il Giustino. Rather than the fiery coloratura Baroque showpieces that he often sings, the Polish countertenor performed a smoothly flowing love song with … Read more

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center enchants with the sounds of Spain

United StatesUnited States Various, ‘Spanish Inspirations’: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (Will Liverman [baritone], Paul Huang & Danbi Um [violins], Paul Neubauer [viola], Nicholas Canellakis & Clive Greensmith [cellos], Anne-Marie McDermott & Wu Qian [piano]). Alice Tully Hall, New York, 14.11.2021. (RP)

Wu Qian (piano) and Will Liverman (baritone) © Tristan Cook

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Okpebholo’s Unknown is a powerful tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice

United StatesUnited States Shawn Okpebholo, Unknown: Taylor Raven (mezzo-soprano), Michael Mayes (baritone), Schyler Vargas (baritone), Members of Inscape Chamber Orchestra / Robert Wood (conductor). Urban Arias, Arlington, VA. (Viewed on 11.11.2021 and available to stream free though 11.12.2021 at urbanarias.org.) (RP)

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Dream cast and Sir Antonio Pappano’s conducting are highlights of the Met’s Die Meistersinger revival

United StatesUnited States Wagner, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor), Metropolitan Opera, New York, 26.10.2021. (RP)

Michael Volle (Hans Sachs) & Lise Davidson (Eva) © Richard Termine/Met Opera

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