‘Full-blooded Romanticism’: Sir Mark Elder Leads Hallé in Sensational-Sounding Faust

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival 2017 [10] – Berlioz, La Damnation de FaustEdinburgh Festival Chorus (dir. Christoper Bell), NYCoS National Girls Choir (dir. Christopher Bell), Gentlemen of the Hallé Choir (dir. Matthew Hamilton), Hallé, Sir Mark Elder (conductor), Usher Hall, 20.8.2017. (SRT)

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A Less Than Complete Picture of Wozzeck at the Salzburg Festival

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AustriaAustria Salzburg Festival [5] – Berg, Wozzeck: Soloists, Salzburg Festival and Theatre Children’s Choir (chorus master: Wolfgang Götz), Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus (chorus master: Ernst Raffelsberger), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski (conductor). Haus für Mozart, Salzburg, 14.8.2017. (MB)

Regie : WILLIAM KENTRIDGE ; CO-Regieb:  Luc De Wit Bühne : Sabine Theunissen ; Kostüme : Greta Goiris ; Video Compositor & Editor : Catherine  Meyburgh Licht :  Urs  Schönebaum ; Video Operator : Kim Gunnings
William Kentridge’s <i.Wozzeck at the Salzburg Festival (c) Salzburg Festival /Ruth Walz

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Magisterial Thielemann and Exciting Petra Lang Make the 2017 Bayreuth Tristan Something to Remember

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Bayreuth Festival 2017 [3] Wagner, Tristan und IsoldeSoloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival / Christian Thielemann (conductor), Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, 16.8.2017. (JPr)

Katharina Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde Act II
(c) Bayreuther Festspiele/Enrico Nawrath

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Barrie Kosky Brings Typical Madcap Mayhem to his Thought-Provoking Bayreuth Meistersinger

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GermanyGermany Bayreuth Festival 2017 [2] – Wagner, Die Meistersinger von NürnbergSoloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival / Philippe Jordan (conductor), Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, 15.8.2017. (JPr)

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Act I of Barrie Kosky’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
(c) Bayreuther Festspiele/Enrico Nawrath

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