Buxton’s Albert Herring Brings Out the Humour and Softens Britten’s Harsh Chords


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Buxton Festival 2017 [2] – Britten. Albert Herring: Soloists, Buxton Festival Chorus, NCO Festival Orchestra / Justin Doyle (conductor), Buxton Festival 2017, Opera House, Buxton, 8.7.2017. (RJF)


Buxton Festival 2017’s Albert Herring (c) Robert Workman

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A Dark and Sparse Buxton Macbeth Redeemed by Outstanding Singing


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Buxton Festival 2017 [1] – Verdi, Macbeth (original 1847 version): Soloists, Buxton Festival Chorus, Northern Chamber Orchestra / Stephen Barlow (conductor). Opera House, Buxton, 7.7.2017. (RJF)


Macbeth (Stephen Gadd) & Kate Ladner (Lady Macbeth) (c) Robert Workman

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Aspen Music Festival 2017 (2): Conrad Tao Pushes Boundaries



United StatesUnited States Aspen Music Festival 2017 [2] – Mozart, Schubert, Crockett, Latta, Sutermeister, Schumann, Lara, Boulez, Glass, Britten, Ravel, Brahms: Soloists, Aspen Chamber Orchestra / Nicholas McGegan (conductor), Aspen Festival Orchestra/Michael Stearn (conductor), Benedict Music Tent, Harris Hall, Aspen, CO. 7-9.7.2017. (HS) Read more

Igniting the Blossom Festival, Welser-Möst Shows Skillful Balance


United StatesUnited States Beethoven, Berlioz: Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor), Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 8.7.2017. (MSJ) Read more

Aspen Music Festival 2017 (1): Enchantment in Different Guises



United StatesUnited States Aspen Music Festival 2017 [1] – Mozart, Mahler, Kurtág, Dukas, Haydn, Ravel, Dvořák, J.S. Bach, Uebayashi, Ravel/Salzédo, Jongen, Bartók/Arma: Soloists, Aspen Festival Orchestra, Benedict Music Tent and Harris Hall, Aspen, CO. 2-6.7.2017. (HS) Read more

Three Contrasted Piano Trio Works in the Extraordinary, Ultra-Rococo Cuvilliés-Theater


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Brahms: Munich Piano Trio (Michael Arlt (violin), Gerhard Zank (cello), Donald Sulzen (piano)). Cuvilliés-Theater, Munich, 7.7.2017. (MB) Read more

Lohengrin with American protagonists in Bavarian Gasthaus


SwitzerlandSwitzerland Wagner, Lohengrin: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich. 4.3.2017. (JR)

Lohengrin photo (Copyright Monika Rittershaus)

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Karen Gardeazabal Stars and Castiglione Brings a Sense of Antiquity to Taormina’s La bohème


ItalyItaly Puccini, La bohèmeSoloists, Gaulitanus Choir (directed by Colin Attard), children’s choir (directed by Agnese Carrubba), Symphony Orchestra of the Grand Theatre of Lanzhou / Li Xincao (conductor). Live to Cineworld Basildon from the Ancient Theatre of Taormina, Italy, 5.7.2017. (JPr)


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