Glyndebourne’s Wagner semi-staging is brought to the BBC Proms 2021 and becomes a tale of two Tristans

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [19] – Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Soloists, Glyndebourne Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Robin Ticciati (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 31.8.2021. (JPr)

Miina-Liisa Värelä (Isolde) & Karen Cargill (Brangäne) (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra in a mixed Russian programme at Lucerne

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Lucerne Summer Festival [3] – Borodin, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky: Mariinsky Orchestra / Valery Gergiev (conductor). Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Lucerne (KKL) 29.8.2021. (JR)

Valery Gergiev conducts the Mariinsky Orchestra © Peter Fischli

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Anne-Sophie Mutter and Lambert Orkis give haunting performances at the Salzburg Festival

AustriaAustria Salzburg Festival 2021 [3] – Mozart, Beethoven, Franck: Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Lambert Orkis (piano). Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 28.8.2021. (LV)

Anne-Sophie Mutter & Lambert Orkis at the Salzburg Festival (c) Marco Borrelli

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Performers dazzle in Anthony Cheung compositions at TIME:SPANS

United StatesUnited States TIME:SPANS [2] – ‘Anthony Cheung Portrait’: Claire Chase (flute), Miranda Cuckson (violin), Gilles Vonsattel (piano), Spektral Quartet (Maeve Feinberg & Clara Lyon [violins], Doyle Armbrust [viola], Russell Rolen [cello]). The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, New York, 27.8.2021. (DS)

Anthony Cheung (c) Ben Gebo

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Warlikowski’s landmark Elektra at the Salzburg Festival returns to celebrate its 100+1 anniversary  

AustriaAustria Salzburg Festival 2021 [2] – Strauss, Elektra: Soloists, Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor), Felsenreitschule, Salzburg, 28.8.2021 (ALL)

Salzburg Festival’s Elektra: Ausrine Stundyte (Elektra, bottom right) © Bernd Uhlig

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Nicola Benedetti is ‘At Home’ in Edinburgh headlining Stravinsky’s gripping The Soldier’s Tale

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival 2021 [14] – Stravinsky, The Soldier’s Tale (English translation by Michael Flanders and Kitty Black): Filmed (directed by Matt Parkin) at Edinburgh Academy Junior School on 21.8.2021 and streamed from 27.8.2021. (JPr)

The Soldier’s Tale with Anthony Flaum (Soldier, right)

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Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin at the Lucerne Summer Festival – two works, two worlds

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Lucerne Summer Festival [2] – Schubert, Beethoven: Staatskapelle Berlin / Daniel Barenboim (conductor). Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Lucerne, 27.8.2021. (JR)

Staatskapelle Berlin and Daniel Barenboim (conductor) © Peter Fischli

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