A deep dive into the Minnesota Sound with Brooklyn Art Song Society

United StatesUnited States Various: Tori Tedeschi Adams (soprano), Jesse Blumberg, Randall Scarlata (baritones), Michael Brofman, Laura Ward (piano). Brooklyn Art Song Society, First Unitarian Church of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, 2.2.2024. (RP)

Jesse Blumberg (baritone) performing Moya ’s Nocturno © Catherine Hancock

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Andrew Staples is remarkable as Jephte and Dido and Aeneas is beautifully rendered at the Barbican

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Carissimi’s Jephte and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas: Soloists, Choir and Orchestra of Il Pomo d’Oro / Maxim Emelyanychev (harpsichord and conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 2.2.2024, (AK)

(l-r) Carlotta Colombo, Fatma Said, Joyce DiDonato and Maxim Emelyanychev © Mark Allan/Barbican

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Thrilling and uplifting Elijah from the London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra under Sir Antonio Pappano

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mendelssohn, Elijah: Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha (soprano), Dame Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano), Allan Clayton (tenor), Gerald Finlay (bass), London Symphony Chorus (chorus director: Mariana Rosa), The Guildhall Singers, London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor). Barbican Hall, London. 28.1.2024. (JR)

Sir Antonio Pappano conducts Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha (soprano), Gerald Finley (bass) and the LSO © Mark Allan

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