Some Rare Visitors to the Concert Hall in Ohio

17/07/2017

United StatesUnited States Milhaud, Roussel, Beethoven: Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor), Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 15.07.2017 (MSJ) Read more

Aspen Music Festival (3): Mostly Violin and Piano, in a Week of Lots of Brahms

17/07/2017

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United StatesUnited States Aspen Music Festival [3] – Chausson, Smetana, Schubert, Fauré, Brahms, Barber, Saint-Saëns, Leclair, J.S. Bach, Handel, Purcell: Soloists, Nicolas McGegan (conductor), Benedict Music Tent and Harris Hall, Aspen, CO. 10-13.7.2017. (HS) Read more

Celebrating Bastille Day with Opera Saratoga

17/07/2017

United StatesUnited States Grétry, Zémire et Azor: The Opera Saratoga Orchestra / Lidiya Yankovskaya (conductor), The Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Springs, New York, 14.7.2017. (RP)

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Zémire (Maureen McKay) and Azor © Mark Frohna

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Dante Quartet play ‘Czech Mates’

17/07/2017

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Schulhoff, Dvořák, Janáček: Dante String Quartet, Alinka Rowe (viola), St Eustachius Church, Tavistock. 14.7.2017. (PRB)

Dante Quartet with Alinka Rowe (inset) (c) Philip R Buttall

Dante Quartet with Alinka Rowe (inset) (c) Philip R Buttall

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Tcherniakov’s Carmen Makes Music Drama Come Alive at Aix

15/07/2017

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FranceFrance Festival d’Aix-en-Provence [3] – Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Maîtrise des Bouches-du-Rhône (chours master: Samuel Coquard), Chœur Aedes (chorus master: Mathieu Romano), Orchestre de Paris / Pablo Heras-Casado (conductor). Grand Théâtre de Provence, Aix, 13.7.2017. (MB)

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Carmen at Festival d’Aix-en-Provence © Patrick Berger/artcompress

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Splendid Stravinsky from the Orchestre de Paris but this Concert Needed More

13/07/2017

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FranceFrance Festival d’Aix-en-Provence [2] – Stravinsky, Schubert, and Beethoven: Orchestre de Paris / Duncan Ward (conductor). Grand Théâtre de Provence, Aix, 12.7.2017. (MB) Read more

A Mightily Refreshing Account of The Rake’s Progress

12/07/2017

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FranceFrance Festival d’Aix en Provence [1] Stravinsky, The Rake’s Progress: Soloists, English Voices (chorus master: Tim Brown), Orchestre de Paris / Eivind Gullberg Jensen (conductor), Théâtre de l’Archevêché, Aix, 11.7.2017. (MB)

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The Rake’s Progress at Aix © Patrick Berger/artcompress

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Despite a Stark Production, Quality Singing Contributes to Buxton’s Successful Lucio Silla

12/07/2017

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Buxton Festival 2017 [3] – Mozart, Lucio Silla: Soloists, The English Concert Orchestra / Laurence Cummings (conductor). Opera House, Buxton. 9.7.2017. (RJF)

Lucio Silla - Joshua Ellicott as Lucio Silla and Rebecca Bottone as Giunia. Credit Robert Workman

Lucio Silla – Joshua Ellicott (Lucio Silla) & Rebecca Bottone (Giunia) (c) Robert Workman

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