Buddha Passion is an adventurous choice to open the Edinburgh International Festival 2023

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival 2023 [1] – Tan Dun, Buddha Passion: Edinburgh Festival Chorus, RSNO Youth Chorus, Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Tan Dun (conductor). Usher Hall, 5.8.2023. (SRT)

Buddha Passion at the Edinburgh International Festival © Jess Shurte

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Sofia Opera’s The Flying Dutchman brings the Wagner Festival to a triumphantly spectacular climax

BulgariaBulgaria Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Sofia Opera and Ballet / Rosen Gergov (conductor), Pancharevo Lake, 29.7.2023 and 30.7.2023. (GT)

Sofia Opera’s Der fliegende Holländer (first evening)

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Longborough’s season ends with a ravishing interpretation of Purcell’s The Fairy Queen

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Longborough Festival Opera 2023 [4] – Purcell, The Fairy Queen: Soloists, Musicians using orchestral material from The Early Music Company / Harry Sever (conductor). Longborough, Gloucestershire, 2.8.2023. (CP)

Longborough Festival Opera’s The Fairy Queen © Matthew Williams-Ellis

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Tudor passions reign in Bard SummerScape’s grand production of Saint-Saëns’s Henri VIII

United StatesUnited States Saint-Saëns, Henri VIII: Soloists, Dancers, Bard Festival Chorale, American Symphony Orchestra / Leon Botstein (conductor). Fischer Center at Bard, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, 30.7.2023. (RP)

Alfred Walker (Henri VIII) and Amanda Woodbury (Catherine d’Aragon) © Stephanie Berger

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