Deutsche Oper Berlin’s Manon Lescaut Was Pretty Darn Good in Edinburgh

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival [13] – Puccini, Manon Lescaut (in concert): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin / Donald Runnicles (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 22.8.2019. (SRT)

Deutsche Oper Berlin’s Manon Lescaut at the 2019 EIF
(c) Ryan Buchanan

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Ideally Cast Last Outing for Katharina Wagner’s Bayreuth Tristan und Isolde Led by Stefan Vinke and Petra Lang

Georg Zeppenfeld (Marke), Petra Lang (Isolde) and Christa Mayer (Brangäne)
(c) Enrico Nawrath/Bayreuther Festspiele)

GermanyGermany Bayreuth Festival 2019 [4]Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival / Christian Thielemann (conductor). Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, 16.8.2019. (JPr)

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Bychkov’s Masterly Control of the Remarkable Bayreuth Festival Orchestra is the Glory of this Parsifal

GermanyGermany Bayreuth Festival 2019 [3] -Wagner, ParsifalSoloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival / Semyon Bychkov (conductor). Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, 15.8.2019. (JPr)

Elena Panktratova (Kundry) and Andreas Schager (Parsifal)
(c) Bayreuther Festspiele/Enrico Nawrath

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Belshazzar’s Feast Crowns Simon Rattle’s Splendidly Innovative Prom Programme

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC PROM 44Koechlin, Varèse and Walton: Gerald Finley (baritone), London Symphony Chorus, Orfeó Català, Orfeó Català Youth Choir, London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 20.8.2019. (AS)

Gerald Finley (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Yo-Yo Ma and a Holiday for Horns at Tanglewood

United StatesUnited States Tanglewood [8] – Schumann, Brahms: Richard Sebring, Michael Winter, Rachel Childers and Jason Snider (horns), Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Boston Symphony Orchestra / François-Xavier Roth (conductor), Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox, 18.8.2019. (RP)

Yo-Yo Ma (cello), François-Xavier Roth (conductor) & the BSO © Hilary Scott

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