The Extraordinary Kirill Petrenko Leads a Dream Cast in a New Parsifal

GermanyGermany 2018 Munich Opera Festival [1] – Wagner, Parsifal: Bayerische Staatsoper Chorus and Orchestra / Kirill Petrenko (conductor), Nationaltheater, Munich, 1.7.2018. (JMI)

Parsifal at the 2018 Munich Opera Festival © W. Hösl

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Time Stood Still and Stillness Reigned: Andreas Scholl in Recital

ChinaChina Third Shanghai Baroque Festival – Dowland, Handel, Folk Songs: Andreas Scholl (countertenor), Edin Karamazov (lute), Shanghai Symphony Hall-Chamber Hall, Shanghai, 18.12.2016. (RP)

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Andreas Scholl © Decca/James McMillan

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A Musically Pleasing but Uneven Performance in Bergamo of a Donizetti Rarity

ItalyItaly Donizetti, Olivo è PasqualeAccademia Teatro alla Scala Orchestra, Donizetti Opera Chorus / Federico Maria Sardelli (conductor), Teatro Sociale, Bergamo, 26.11.2016. (JMI)

<i>Olivo è Pasquale</i> © Rota/Fondazione Donizetti
Olivo è Pasquale © Rota/Fondazione Donizetti

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A Brilliant Performance of Donizetti’s Rosmonda d’Inghilterra at the Bergamo Festival

ItalyItaly Donizetti, Rosmonda d’Inghilterra: Donizetti Opera Orchestra and Chorus / Sebastiano Rolli (conductor), Teatro Donizetti, Bergamo, 25.11.2016. (JMI)

Rosmonda d'Inghilterra. Photo: Courtesy Festival Internazionale. Donizetti Opera
Rosmonda d’Inghilterra Courtesy Festival Internazionale Donizetti Opera

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Wexford Festival Continues to Attract Opera Lovers with Its Programme of Rarities

IrelandIreland David, HerculanumWexford Opera Festival Orchestra and Chorus / Jean-Luc Tingaud (conductor), O’Reilly Theatre, Wexford, 1.11.2016. (JMI)

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Herculanum © Clive Barda.

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Unanimity of Purpose in Grand Finale of Oxford’s Schumann Project

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United KingdomUnited Kingdom Oxford Lieder Festival – The Schumann Project: Robert Schumann:  Ailish Tynan (soprano), Kitty Whately (mezzo-soprano), James Gilchrist (tenor), Jacques Imbrailo (baritone), Sholto Kynoch and Bengt Forsberg (piano), St John the Evangelist Church, Oxford 29.10.2016. (CR)

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