Joseph Calleja’s With love from Malta: one of the world’s greatest voices from his home to yours


MaltaMalta Grange Park Opera Found Season’s With love from Malta – Joseph Calleja (staying at home): Joseph Calleja (tenor) and Maria Elena Farrugia (piano). Streamed online and reviewed on 23.6.2020. (JPr)

With love from Malta – Joseph Calleja

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Live from Covent Garden: Dame Sarah Connolly’s triumphant return to singing with her moving Mahler


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Gluck, Mahler – Live from Covent Garden: Dame Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano), David Butt Philip (tenor), Vadim Muntagirov (dancer), soloists of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Streamed live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 20.6.2020. (JPr)

Dame Sarah Connolly (c) Tristram Kenton

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Playing in isolation Diana Adamyan wins Armenia’s 2020 Khachaturian Violin Competition


ArmeniaArmenia From Yerevan with Love: the 16th Khachaturian Competition6-15.6.2020. (CC)

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Ibragimova and Bezuidenhout bring spring and summer to Wigmore Hall


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Schubert, Beethoven: Alina Ibragimova (violin), Kristian Bezuidenhout (piano). Wigmore Hall, London, 16.6.2020. (CS)

Alina Ibragimova and Kristian Bezuidenhout (c) Wigmore Hall

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Pappano and gifted soloists reanimate the spirit of the Royal Opera House and remember those we have lost


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Various composers, Live from Covent Garden: Louise Alder (soprano), Gerald Finley (bass-baritone), Toby Spence (tenor), Francesca Hayward and Cesar Corrales (dancers), Vasko Vassilev (violin), Sir Antonio Pappano (piano), Anita Rani (presenter). Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 13.6.2020. (JPr)

Francesca Hayward and Cesar Corrales (c) Lara Cappelli

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NEW! Oxford Lieder Festival – 10-17 October 2020



Sholto Kynoch, Artistic Director of Oxford Lieder Festival


The Oxford Lieder Festival will go ahead this October, with a bold programme and trailblazing approach to the challenges currently facing the classical music industry. Over eight days and 35 events, the Festival will be fully live, ticketed, and presented from special venues in and around Oxford, completely online. With a roster of internationally renowned artists and the pick of the new generation, Oxford Lieder continues as a pioneering and innovative champion of the art of song, and addresses the difficult issue of paid online classical music head-on with a new, sustainable model. Read more

Bryn Terfel and Hannah Stone are found ‘at home’ in Grange Park Opera’s stellar recital


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Grange Park Opera’s Found SeasonThe Son of a Farmer (Staying at Home): Sir Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone) and Hannah Stone (harp). Reviewed on 6.6.2020. (JPr)

The Song of a Farmer – Sir Bryn Terfel

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Excellent, eclectic, and engaging Monday Concert Live Stream – the Ninth – from Bavarian State Opera


GermanyGermany Ninth Monday Concert: Soloists of the Bavarian State Ballet and Bavarian State Orchestra, Günther Groissböck (bass), Gerold Huber (piano), Live stream from the Bavarian State Opera, Munich, 1.6.2020. (MMB)

Günther Groissböck (bass)

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