Birmingham Royal Ballet’s life-affirming Lazuli Sky is the highlight of their new mixed bill

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Birmingham Royal Ballet – Lazuli Sky Mixed Bill: Dancers of Birmingham Royal Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet Sinfonia / Philip Ellis and Paul Murphy (conductors). A digital broadcast available from 1.11.2020 filmed at Birmingham Repertory Theatre. (JO’D)

Will Tuckett’s Lazuli Sky (c) Johan Persson

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Guildhall School’s Triple Bill is an impressive, if thought-provoking, socially distanced achievement

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Guildhall School of Music and Drama’s Triple Bill: Guildhall School Orchestra / Dominic Wheeler (conductor). Live stream from the GSMD’s Silk Street Theatre and reviewed on 2.11.2020. (JPr)

Zanetto – Ella de Jongh (Silvia) and Jessica Ouston (Zanetto)

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LSO’s Duke Bluebeard’s Castle all too briefly opened the door to a live audience

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Bartók: Karen Cargill (mezzo-soprano), Gerald Finley (bass-baritone), London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Concert filmed (directed by Jonathan Haswell) on 3.9.2020 at Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke’s, London, and available (on demand for 90 days) on YouTube from 1.11.2020. (JPr)

Soloists, conductor and orchestra of LSO’s Duke Bluebeard’s Castle 

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Claudia Boyle stars as Wexford Festival Opera 2020 concludes

IrelandIreland Balfe, Donizetti, Bellini, Rossini, Gounod, Verdi: Claudia Boyle (soprano), Pietro Adaíni  (tenor), Wexford Festival Orchestra / Francesco Cilluffo (conductor). From the National Opera House, Wexford, and broadcast in association with RTÉ Culture and RTÉ Player, 16.10.2020. (RB)

Claudia Boyle (c) Frances Marshall

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Globe-trotting – Virtual Bach from Wales and Singapore

United StatesUnited States Bach: Brecon Baroque / Rachel Podger (violin & director), Brecon Cathedral, UK; Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Darrell Ang (conductor). Esplanade Concert Hall, Singapore. The concerts premiered online on 23 and 24.10.2020 respectively. (RP)

Darrell Ang (conductor) (c) Christine Bush

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Catharsis and regeneration with Schnittke and Beethoven in Cleveland

United StatesUnited States In Focus / Episode Two, Bronfman and Beethoven: Yefim Bronfman (piano), strings of the Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor), Recorded at the Severance Hall, Cleveland, on 15-16.10.2020, and reviewed as a livestream. (MSJ)

Yefim Bronfman, Franz Welser-Most & the strings of the Cleveland Orchestra
© Roger Mastroianni

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