Sparkling and Vital Falstaff from Farnes and Philharmonia Orchestra

21/06/2018

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Verdi, Falstaff: Soloists, Garsington Opera Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra / Richard Farnes (conductor), Garsington Opera at Wormsley, 18.6.2018. (CR)

Garsington Opera’s Falstaff (c) Clive Barda

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Matsuev and Sladkovsky’s World-class Rachmaninov at Kazan’s ‘White Lilacs’ Festival

19/06/2018

Russian FederationRussian Federation Gershwin, Rachmaninov: Denis Matsuev (piano), Andrey Ivanov (bass), Alexander Zinger (drums), Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra / Alexander Sladkovsky (conductor), Saideshev Concert Hall, Kazan, 16.6.2018. (GT)

Alexander Sladkovsky (conductor), Denis Matseuv (piano) & Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra

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Rarely Performed Donizetti Farce Introduces Fine Young Voices

15/06/2018

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Donizetti, I pazzi per progetto: Soloists, Aimi Sugo (piano), Gerald Karni (viola), Rosamund van der Westhuizen (cello), Raul Castro Estévez (clarinet), Karin Yamaguchi (horn), / Caspar Deichmann (conductor), Opernverein Zürich, Theater im Seefeld, Zurich, 14.6.2018 (JR)

Photo credit: Rémy Bourgeois

Donizetti’s I pazzi per progetto (c) Rémy Bourgeois

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Communing with the Dead at the Premiere of David Hertzberg’s The Rose Elf

15/06/2018

United StatesUnited States New York Opera Fest – Hertzberg, The Rose Elf: Soloists and Orchestra / Teddy Poll (conductor), The Catacombs, Green-Wood Cemetery, New York, 10.6.2018. (RP)

Samantha Hankey as The Rose Elf © Matthew Placek

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Many Musical Rewards in Capriccio at Garsington

13/06/2018

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Strauss, Capriccio: Soloists, Garsington Opera Orchestra / Douglas Boyd (conductor). Garsington Opera House, Wormsley, 9.6.2018. (MB)

Miah Persson (Countess); Credit: Johan Persson

Miah Persson (Countess) in Capriccio (c) Johan Persson

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A Feast of Rhythm and Invention from Yazz Ahmed and her Hafla Band

12/06/2018

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Yazz Ahmed’s Hafla Band: Yazz Ahmed (trumpet, flugelhorn, electronics), George Crowley (bass clarinet), Ralph Wyld  (vibraphone), Naadia Sheriff (piano, electric piano), Dudley Phillips (bass guitar), Martin France (drums). Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, 8.6.2018. (GP)

Yazz Ahmed (c) Jamie Cameron

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Powerful, Genre-defying Music from Trio HLK and Dame Evelyn Glennie

12/06/2018

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Trio HLK / Evelyn Glennie: Rich Harrold (piano), Ant Law (8-string guitar), Richard Kass (drums); Evelyn Glennie (vibraphone, marimba, tympani, drum kit, other percussion). Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, 7.6.2018. (GP)

Trio HLK with Evelyn Glennie

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Anthony Negus’s Conducting Allows Longborough’s Der fliegende Holländer to Conquer High Seas

10/06/2018

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Longborough Festival Opera 2018 [1] – Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Longborough Festival Opera / Anthony Negus (conductor), Longborough, 9.6.2018. (JPr)

Kirstin Sharpin (Senta) & Simon Thorpe (Dutchman) (c) Matthew Williams-Ellis

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