Tête-à-Tête present Darren Berry’s unusual The Crocodile of Old Kang Pow

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Tête-à-Tête Opera Festival [1] – Darren Berry: The Crocodile of Old Kang Pow (Acts I and II): Soloists, Darren Berry (narrator), Eddie Giffney (piano). The Cockpit Theatre, Marylebone, London, 29.7.2021 (MB)

Oscar Dom Victor Castellino (O’Fela, the Crocodile God) (c) Claire Shovelton

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Bard Summerscape presents Chausson’s Le roi Arthus in a thrilling, picture-perfect production

United StatesUnited States Chausson, Le roi Arthus: Soloists, Bard Festival Chorale, American Symphony Orchestra / Leon Botstein (conductor), Bard Summerscape 2021, Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, 25.7.2021. (RP)

Norman Garrett (King Arthus) © Maria Baranova

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At Bayreuth, it is Tcherniakov’s Der fliegende Holländer we see while Oksana Lyniv lets us hear Wagner’s

GermanyGermany Bayreuth Festival 2021 – Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival / Oksana Lyniv (conductor). 25.7.2021 performance and streamed (directed by Andy Sommer) for a limited time on DG Stage. (JPr)

Marina Prudenskaya (Mary), Eric Cutler (Erik) and Asmik Grigorian (Senta) (c) Enrico Nawrath/Bayreuther Festspiele

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Accomplished singing by the Three Choirs Festival Youth Choir

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Three Choirs Festival [5] – Fauré, G. Williams, Duruflé: Charlotte Sleet (mezzo-soprano), Three Choirs Festival Youth Choir, Peter Dyke (organ), Philharmonia Orchestra / Geraint Bowen (conductor). Worcester Cathedral, 28.7.2021. (JQ)

Geraint Bowen (conductor) (c) M. Whitefoot

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High on new music at the Colorado Music Festival in Boulder

United StatesUnited States Colorado Music Festival – Kaleidoscope: Christopher Taylor (piano), Ji Su Jung (marimba), strings and percussion of the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra. Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder, Colorado, 23.7.2021. (LV)

Ji Su Jung plays music by Klatzow and Stevens (c) Abbey Davis

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LIVE from London’s Messiaen masterclass in creating a technicolour canvas from a mere four instruments.

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Vaughan Williams (arr. Drayton), Messiaen, LIVE from London Summer 2021 [3] – Angel of the Apocalypse: Julian Bliss (clarinet), Jack Liebeck (violin), Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello), Katya Apekisheva (piano), VOCES8. Streamed from the VOCES8 Centre, London, 17.7.2021. (CC)

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The thrilling premiere of The World Imagined at the Three Choirs Festival

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Three Choirs Festival [4] – Coleridge Taylor, Elgar, Gabriel Jackson: Nick Pritchard (tenor), Three Choirs Festival Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra / David Hill (conductor). Worcester Cathedral, 27.7.2021. (JQ)

Nick Pritchard (tenor) and David Hill (conductor) (c) M. Whitefoot

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