A Night at the Opera attempts To Soothe the Aching Heart at the BBC Proms 2021

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [11] – To Soothe the Aching Heart (A Night at the Opera): Sally Matthews, Natalya Romaniw, Nardus Williams (sopranos), Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano); Nicky Spence, Freddie De Tommaso (tenors), BBC Philharmonic / Ben Glassberg (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 16.08.2021. (CC)

Natalya Romaniw (Mimì) and Freddie De Tommaso (Rodolfo) (c) Chris Christodoulou

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The Marmen Quartet play Haydn and Simpson at Cadogan Hall

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms at Cadogan Hall [2] – Haydn, Simpson: The Marmen Quartet (Johannes Marmen, Ricky Gore [violins], Bryony Gibson-Cornish [viola], Sinéad O’Halloran [cello]). Cadogan Hall, London, 16.8.2021.  (CS)

Marmen Quartet

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Karina Canellakis debuts at Blossom with a stern Tchaikovsky

United StatesUnited States Blossom Music Festival [3]: Behzod Abduraimov (piano), Michael Sachs (trumpet), Cleveland Orchestra / Karina Canellakis (conductor). Blossom Music Center, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, 15.8.2021. (MSJ)

Karina Canellakis conducts the Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni

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Operatic fireworks from Waterperry Opera Festival’s brilliant The Elixir of Love

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Waterperry Opera Festival 2021 – Donizetti, The Elixir of Love (L’elisir d’amore): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Waterperry Opera Festival / Bertie Baigent (conductor). Waterperry Garden, Oxfordshire, 14.8.2021. (JPr)

Thando Mjandana (Nemorino) and Alison Langer (Adina) (c) Marc Brenner

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Vikingur Ólafsson, Paavo Järvi and the Philharmonia have resonance and empathy at the BBC Proms

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [10]: Prokofiev, Bach, Mozart, Shostakovich: Vikingur Ólafsson (piano), Philharmonia Orchestra / Paavo Järvi (conductor). Performance at Royal Albert Hall, London, 14.8.2021 and viewed on BBC Sounds. (CC)

Paavo Järvi conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra (c) Mark Allan

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Fascinating, stimulating tour of the seasons from I Fagiolini with a little help from their friends

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Various, LIVE from London Summer 2021 [4] – Au Naturel: I Fagiolini / Robert Hollingworth (director) with VOCES8 and Rebecca Lea (speaker). Livestreamed from VOCES8 Centre, London, 14.8.2021. (CC)

I Fagliolini and VOCES8 rehearsing

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Winning musicianship from Maxim Emelyanychev and the wind principals of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival 2021 [7] – Mozart, Thuille: Maxim Emelyanychev (piano), woodwind principals of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Old College Quad, 13.8.2021. (SRT)

Maxim Emelyanychev (piano) and Robin Williams (oboe) (c) Ryan Buchanan

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