Wexford Festival Ends with a Sprightly Production of Another Opera Rarity, Le Pré aux Clercs

IrelandIreland Hérold, Le Pré aux Clercs: Wexford Festival Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Jean-Luc Tingaud (conductor), National Opera House, Wexford, 29.10.2015 (JMI)

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Hérold’s Le Pré aux Clercs at Wexford (c) Clive Barda

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All the Fun of the Last Night of the Proms

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Jonas Kaufmann at The Last Night of the Proms 2015
(c) Chris Christodoulou

 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 76, Last Night of the Proms: Benjamin Grosvenor (piano), Danielle de Niese (soprano), Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra/Marin Alsop (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London 12.9.2015 (RB) 

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Lucerne Festival (7) – Swiss Mightily Impressed by Rattle’s Gerontius

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Elgar, The Dream of GerontiusVienna Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Proms Youth Choir, Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), Magdalena Kožená (mezzo-soprano), Toby Spence (tenor), Roderick Williams (baritone), Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern, Lucerne 13.9.2014 (JR)

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Rattle’s Wonderful Gerontius at the Proms Lacks Dramatic Impact

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Prom 75 – Elgar, The Dream of Gerontius: Magdalena Kožená (mezzo-soprano), Toby Spence (tenor), Roderick Williams (baritone), BBC Proms Youth Choir, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London. 11.9.2015 (JPr)

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Sir Simon Rattle conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
in The Dream of Gerontius (c) BBC&Chris Christodoulou

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