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

03/11/2015

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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Imaginative and Illuminating Presentation of Die schöne Magelone in Oxford

31/10/2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Oxford Lieder Festival – Brahms: Roderick Williams (baritone), Alison Rose (soprano), Iain Burnside (piano), Victoria Newlyn (narrator): Holywell Music Room, Oxford 27.10.2015. (CR) Read more

Accomplished but Understated Singing from Henk Neven

27/10/2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Oxford Lieder Festival – Mendelssohn, Schumann, & Brahms: Henk Neven (baritone), Imogen Cooper (piano): Holywell Music Room, Oxford 26.10.2015. (CR) Read more

Lightness and Optimism in Carroll’s Playing of Elgar Cello Concerto

20/10/2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Swansea Festival 2015 – Wagner, Elgar, Beethoven: Thomas Carroll (cello), Dresden Philharmonic /  Michael Sanderling (conductor), Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, 17.10.2015. (NR) Read more

Lammermuir Festival Provides Beautiful Music in Beautiful Places

20/09/2015

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Gibbons: Tenebrae, Phantasm, St Mary’s Church, Haddington;

Debussy & Ligeti: Danny Driver (piano), Holy Trinity Church, Haddington, 19.09.2015 (SRT) Read more

All the Fun of the Last Night of the Proms

14/09/2015

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Jonas Kaufmann at The Last Night of the Proms 2015
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 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)  Read more

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

14/09/2015

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) Read more

Rattle’s Wonderful Gerontius at the Proms Lacks Dramatic Impact

12/09/2015

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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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