Memorable Commemoration of the Russian Revolution at the Three Choirs Festival

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Three Choirs Festival [4] – Shostakovich, Mozart: Katharine Fuge (soprano); Gillian Keith (soprano); Joshua Ellicott (tenor); Robert Rice (bass); Three Choirs Festival Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra / Adrian Partington (conductor). Worcester Cathedral, 28.7.2017. (JQ)

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Young Singers Excel at the Three Choirs Festival

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Three Choirs Festival [3] – Dove, Fauré: Lorna Anderson (soprano); Nicholas Mulroy (tenor); Andrew Davies (baritone); Three Choirs Festival Youth Choir; Three Cathedral Choir Choristers; Philharmonia Orchestra / Adrian Partington (conductor). Worcester Cathedral 27.7.2017. (JQ)

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An Outstanding La Favorite Cast, Backed by the Superb Bayererische Staatsoper Orchestra

GermanyGermany Munich Opera Festival 2017 [5] – Donizetti, La Favorite: Bayerische Staatsoper Orchestra and Chorus / Karel Mark Chichon (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 26.7.2017. (JMI)

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Frank Beermann Makes an Impressive Three Choirs Debut

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Three Choirs Festival [2] – Strauss, Rasch, Janáček: Susan Bickley (mezzo-soprano); Natalya Romaniw (soprano); Claudia Huckle (contralto); Daniel Norman (tenor); Ashley Riches (bass); Christopher Alsop (organ); Three Choirs Festival Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra / Frank Beermann (conductor). Worcester Cathedral 26.7.2017. (JQ)

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The Dream of Gerontius at the Three Choirs: A Performance That Could Have delivered More

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Three Choirs Festival [1] – Elgar: Susan Bickley (mezzo-soprano); David Butt Philip (tenor); Roderick Williams (baritone); Worcester Cathedral Girl Choristers; Three Choirs Festival Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra / Martyn Brabbins (conductor). Worcester Cathedral 25.7.2017. (JQ)

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Cavalli – L’Erismena in Aix: A True Company Achievement

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FranceFrance Festival d’Aix-en-Provence [5] – Cavalli, L’Erismena: Soloists, Cappella Mediterranea / Leonardo García Alarcón (conductor). Théâtre du Jeu de Paume, Aix, 15.7.2017. (MB)

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An Excellent New Staging at the Munich Opera Festival of a Rare Weber Opera

GermanyGermany Munich Opera Festival 2017 [4] – Weber, Oberon: Bayerische Staatsoper Orchestra and Chorus / Ivor Bolton (conductor), Prinzregententheater, Munich, 24.7.2017. (JMI)

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Aspen Music Festival (6): Ravel’s L’enfant and Zemlinsky’s Mermaid

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United StatesUnited States Aspen Music Festival [6] – Ravel, Leshnoff, Norman, Fauré, Schoenberg, Enescu, Elgar, Franck, Hillborg, Liszt, Zemlinsky: Soloists, Aspen Chamber Symphony / Robert Spano (conductor), Aspen Contemporary Ensemble / Timothy Weiss (conductor), Aspen Festival Orchestra / Andrey Boreyko (conductor). Benedict Music Tent, Harris Hall. 21-23.7.2017. (HS)

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