This Year’s ‘Wagner für Kinder’ at Bayreuth was Der Ring des Nibelungen

GermanyGermany Bayreuth Festival 2018 [6] – ‘Wagner für Kinder’Der Ring des Nibelungen: Soloists, Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt (Oder) / Azis Sadikovic (conductor), Probebühne IV auf der Parkseite des Festspielgeländes, Bayreuth, 31.7.2018. (JPr)

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Very Uneven Contemporary Responses to Bach in ‘The Brandenburg Project’

Proms

United KingdomUnited Kingdom PROMS 29 and 30 – ‘The Brandenburg Project’: Bach, Turnage, Hillborg, Caine, Neuwirth, Dean, and Mackey: Fiona Kelly, Claire Chase (flutes), Per Gross, Katarina Wiedell (recorders), Lisa Almberg, Daniel Burstedt, Mårten Larsson (oboes), Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet), Göran Hülphers, Terése Larsson (horns), Pekka Kuusisto, Antje Weithaas (violins), Brett Dean, Tabea Zimmermann (violas), Maya Beiser (cello), Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord), Uri Caine (piano), Swedish Chamber Orchestra / Thomas Dausgaard (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 5.8.2018. (MB)

Thomas Dausgaard and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard (conductor) & Swedish Chamber Orchestra (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Despite a Fussy Staging, a Lot About Théâtre des Champs-Élysées’s Barber Works

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival 2018 [3] – Rossini, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées’s The Barber of Seville: Soloists, Unikanti, Le Cercle de l’Harmonie / Jérémie Rhorer (conductor). Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 5.8.2018. (SRT)

Théâtre des Champs-Élysées’s The Barber of Seville

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The NYO’s Prom Shows the Sheer Joy of Music-Making

Proms

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC PROM 28 – Mussorgsky, Benjamin, Ravel, Ligeti, Debussy: Tamara Stefanovich (piano), National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain / George Benjamin (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London 5.8.2018. (CS)

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain with Sir George Benjamin (conductor)
(c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Gloger’s Bayreuth Der fliegende Holländer Takes to the Seas for the Last Time

Bayreuth

GermanyGermany Bayreuth Festival 2018 [5] – Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival. / Axel Kober (conductor). Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, 30.7.2018. (JPr)

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