Three violas, front-and-center with Miami’s New World Symphony

25/10/2019

United StatesUnited States Higdon, Feldman, Berlioz arr. Steven Mackey: Roberto Diaz, Tabea Zimmermann, and Cynthia Phelps (violas), New World Symphony / Michael Tilson Thomas and Christopher Rountree (conductors). New World Center, Miami. 19.10.2019. (LV)

Steven Mackey, Tabea Zimmermann, Michael Tilson Thomas,
and the New World Symphony

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Roderick Williams charts an emotional trajectory in Schubert’s Winter Journey

22/10/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Oxford Lieder Festival 2019 [2] – Ross Griffey & Schubert, Tales of the Beyond: Nicholas Mogg and Roderick Williams (baritones), Christopher Glynn (piano). St John the Evangelist Church, Oxford, 21.10.2019. (CR)

Roderick Williams

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Thomas Oliemans’s brilliance lifts The Day of the Dead at the Oxford Lieder Festival

18/10/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Oxford Lieder Festival 2019 [1] – Tippett, Finzi, Schubert, Brahms, Mussorgsky, Fauré: Soloists invited by Sholto Kynoch (artistic director). Holywell Cemetery & Holywell Music Room, Oxford, 15.10 2019. (CP)

Thomas Oliemans

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James Darrah’s Semele in Philadelphia: a revelatory blend of depth and brilliance

10/10/2019

United StatesUnited States Festival O19 [4] – Handel, Semele: Soloists, Chorus, and Orchestra of Opera Philadelphia / Gary Thor Wedow (conductor), Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia. 28.9.2019. (BJ)

Opera Philadelphia’s Semele (c) Dominic M. Mercier

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The opening of the Galina Vishnevskaya Festival in Kazan

04/10/2019

Russian FederationRussian Federation Galina Vishnevskaya FestivalShostakovich: Irina Moreva (soprano), Giorgi Chelidze (bass), Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra / Alexander Sladkovsky (conductor), Saydachev Concert Hall, Kazan, 25.9.2019. (GT)

Galina Vishnevskaya Festival in Saydachev Concert Hall

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A death a minute in Let Me Die at Opera Philadelphia’s Festival O19

02/10/2019

United StatesUnited States Festival O19 [1] – Joseph Keckler, Let Me Die: Veronica Chapman-Smith (soprano), Natalie Levin (mezzo-soprano), Augustine Mercante (countertenor), Saori Tsukada (actor & dancer), William Kim (piano), Lavinia Pavlish (violin), Opera Philadelphia, Fringe Arts, Philadelphia, 27.9.2019. (RP)

Joseph Keckler in Let Me Die © Johanna Austin

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Despite John Butt’s strong presence, Spears’s music isn’t Mozart’s in Glasgow

29/09/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom 2019 Glasgow Cathedral Festival –Bruckner, Mozart: Mhairi Lawson (soprano), Beth Taylor, (mezzo-soprano), Christopher Bowen (tenor), Brian Bannatyne-Scott (bass), Orchestra, Glasgow Cathedral Choir, Glasgow University Chapel Choir / John Butt (conductor), Glasgow Cathedral, 28.9.2019. (SRT)

2019 Glasgow Cathedral Festival (c) Tommy Ga-Ken Wan

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An unmissable part of Scotland’s annual musical calendar ends in East Lothian

24/09/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Lammermuir Festival 2019 [3]: Various ensembles and venues, 20-22.9.2019. (SRT)

Chaplin in the Jazz Age with ZRI (c) Robin Mitchell

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