‘Hafez in Song’: Ian Bostridge and Julius Drake at the Oxford Lieder Festival

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Oxford Lieder Festival [1]: The Western-Eastern Divan – Schubert, Henze, Wolf, Mahler: Ian Bostridge (tenor), Julius Drake (piano), Holywell Music Room, Oxford (live stream), 11.10.2020. (CS)

Ian Bostridge (photo courtesy of Oxford Lieder Festival)

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François Girard’s static, drab, and unevenly cast Met Der fliegende Holländer

United StatesUnited States Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York / Valery Gergiev (conductor). Performance recorded on 10.3.2020 (directed by Gary Halvorson) and reviewed as Met Opera on Demand. (JPr)

Anja Kampe (Senta) in Act II Der fliegende Holländer
(c) Ken Howard/Met Opera

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Louise Alder and Roger Vignoles bring a sophisticated programme of songs at Wigmore Hall to life

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Fanny Mendelssohn, Berg, Bizet, Poulenc, Satie: Louise Alder (soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano), with Julien Van Mellaerts (baritone, Les mamelles de Tirésias). Wigmore Hall, 9.10.2020, reviewed on Wigmore Hall’s YouTube. (CC)

Louise Alder (soprano) and Roger Vignoles (piano)

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The Royal Ballet: Back on Stage and dancing back into our hearts

United KingdomUnited Kingdom The Royal Ballet: Back on Stage: Dancers of The Royal Ballet, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Jonathan Lo (conductor). Live-streamed from the Royal Opera House, London, 9.10.2020. (JPr)

Marianela Nuñez (Kitri) and Vadim Muntagirov (Basilio)
in Don Quixote Act III pas de deux (c) Tristram Kenton

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