A trio of symphonies from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at the Proms

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [3] – Gipps, Adès, Brahms: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Gražinytė-Tyla (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 5.8.2021. (CS)

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Nevill Holt’s La traviata – an astonishing achievement, full of emerging talent

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Nevill Holt Opera 2021 [1] – Verdi, La traviata: Soloists, chorus and Manchester Camerata / Nicholas Chalmers (conductor). Nevill Holt, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, 5.8.2021. (CP)

Susana Gaspar (Violetta) & Luis Gomes (Alfredo) (c) Lloyd Winters

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Aix-en-Provence saw the premiere of Kaija Saariaho’s engrossing, thought-provoking commentary on gun violence and much else

FranceFrance Aix-en-Provence Festival 2021 [2] – Kaija Saariaho’s Innocence: Soloists, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, London Symphony Orchestra / Susanna Mälkki (conductor). 10.7.2021 Performance filmed (directed by Philippe Béziat) at the Grand Théâtre de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, and available on ARTE Concert until 1.7.2024. (JPr)

[r] Vilma Jää (Marketa) & Magdalena Kožená (Tereza) (c) Jean-Louis Fernandez

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Verbier Festival 2021: Matthias Goerne brings joy to Schubert and Lahav Shani’s Mozart is terrifically exciting

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Verbier Festival 2021 [1] – Schubert (arr. Schmalcz, Reger, Webern), Mozart: Matthias Goerne (baritone), Verbier Festival Orchestra / Lahav Shani (conductor). Salle des Combins, Verbier, Switzerland, 31.7.2021. (CC)

Matthias Goerne (baritone) at the Verbier Festival

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