Bychkov’s Intense and Dramatic Bayreuth Parsifal Puts a Stranglehold on the Senses

Bayreuth

GermanyGermany Bayreuth Festival 2018 [1] -Wagner, ParsifalSoloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival / Semyon Bychkov (conductor). Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, 26.7.2018. (JPr)

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A Carmen at Bregenz to Make Your Mother Swoon

AustriaAustria Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Prague Philharmonic Choir, Children’s choir of Musikmittelschule Bregenz-Stadt, Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Antonino Fogliani (conductor), Bregenz Festival ‘Spiel auf dem See’, Bregenz, 31.7.2018. (CCr)

Bregenzer Festspiele’s Carmen © Karl Forster

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Kirill Petrenko Conducts an Outstanding Götterdämmerung at the 2018 Munich Opera Festival

GermanyGermany Munich Opera Festival 2018 [8] – Wagner, Götterdämmerung: Bayerische Staatsoper Chorus and Orchestra / Kirill Petrenko (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 27.7.2018. (JMI)

Munich Opera Festival’s Götterdämmerung © W. Hösl

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Andrew Manze Leads Splendid Accounts of Two Very Different ‘London’ Symphonies

Proms

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC PROMS 22 – Haydn and Vaughan Williams: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, / Andrew Manze (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 31.7.2018. (AS)

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A Performance of Eine Alpensinfonie to Cherish in the Memory

Proms

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC PROMS 21 – Mozart, Georg Friedrich Haas and R. Strauss: Hornroh Modern Alphorn Quartet, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Ilan Volkov (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 30.7.2018. (AS)

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Sladkovsky’s Tatarstan Musicians Amaze at a Piano Festival in Provence

FranceFrance Various composers, La Roque D’Anthéron International Piano Festival 2018: Parc du Chateau Florans, 26 & 27.7.2018. (GT)

Alexander Malofeev (piano), Alexander Sladkovsky (conductor) & Tatarstan NSO

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Young Artists Show their Talent in Longborough’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Longborough Festival Opera 2018 – Monteverdi, L’Incoronazione di Poppea: Soloists and Orchestra of Longborough Festival Opera / Jeremy Silver (conductor). 30.7.2018 (CP)

LFO’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea (c) Matthew Williams-Ellis

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