North Africa in myth and fantasy at NYC’s The Players Club

26/12/2019

United StatesUnited States Various composers, Carthage Conquer’d: Dreams of Tunis in the Baroque Imagination: Presented by Salon/Sanctuary Concerts, The Players Club, New York City, 12.12.2019. (CP)

Jessica Gould and musicians (c) Stephen Delas Heras.

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In Philadelphia, Kavakos and the orchestra in profoundly imaginative Shostakovich

24/12/2019

United StatesUnited States Shostakovich, Wynton Marsalis: Leonidas Kavakos (violin), Philadelphia Orchestra / Cristian Mâcelaru (conductor). Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, 14.12.2019. (BJ)

Leonidas Kavakos (c) Marco Borggreve

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The Creation makes a fine Christmas treat at Zurich Opera

23/12/2019

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Haydn, The Creation: Rebecca Bottone (soprano), Mauro Peter (tenor), Morgan Pearse (baritone), Orchestra La Scintilla / Riccardo Minasi (conductor). Zurich Opera House, 22.12.2019. (JR)

Riccardo Minasi

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Constantin Trinks leads the VSO in Humperdinck and Tchaikovsky for the Christmas season

22/12/2019

CanadaCanada Humperdinck, Tchaikovsky: Kallie Claxton and Barb Towell (sopranos), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Constantin Trinks (conductor). Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, 7.12.2019. (GN)

Constantin Trinks © Marco Borggreve

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Barenboim’s Beethoven: the most human of music gets the most human of performances in Berlin

22/12/2019

GermanyGermany Beethoven: Daniel Barenboim (piano), Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin, 20.12.2019. (MB)

Daniel Barenboim © Pablo Castagnola

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Gianandrea Noseda in fine debut with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich

20/12/2019

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Dvořák, Ravel, R. Strauss: Bertrand Chamayou (piano), Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich / Gianandrea Noseda (conductor), Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 19.12.2019. (JR)

Gianandrea Noseda (c) Steve Sherman

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In Chicago, Renée Fleming shines in The Light in the Piazza

20/12/2019

United StatesUnited States Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas, The Light in the Piazza: Soloists, Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago / Kimberly Grigsby (conductor), Civic Opera House, Chicago, 14.12.2019. (JLZ)

Renée Fleming in The Light in the Piazza (c) Liz Lauren

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The Prégardiens and Collegium Vocale Gent bring (most of) Bach’s Christmas Oratorio to Zurich

18/12/2019

SwitzerlandSwitzerland J.S. Bach: Miriam Feuersinger (soprano), Alex Potter (countertenor), Julian Prégardien (tenor), Peter Kooij (bass), Collegium Vocale Gent / Christoph Prégardien (conductor). Tonhalle Maag, Zürich, 17.12.2019. (JR)

Christoph Prégardien

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