Daniel Barenboim and the Vienna Philharmonic treat Salzburg to a Mozart concert of near-perfection

AustriaAustria Salzburg Mozartwoche [2] – Mozart: Radek Baborák (horn), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Daniel Barenboim (piano, conductor). Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 25.1.2020. (MB)

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The Chamber Orchestra of Europe Soloists play Mozart in Salzburg with distinction and affection

Salzburg Mozartwoche [1] – Mozart: Chamber Orchestra of Europe Soloists. Grosser Saal, Mozarteum, Salzburg, 25.1.2020. (MB) Mozart – Divertimento in B-flat major for two oboes, two horns, and two bassoons, KV 270; Divertimento in D major for two violins, viola, double bass, oboe, and two horns, ‘Nannerl Septet’, KV 251; Divertimento in E-flat major for … Read more

Unusual programme enlivens Cartagena Music Festival

ColombiaColombia Martinus, Pinzón, Victoria: Santiago Cañón–Valencia (cello), Orquesta de Cámara de Colombia / Federico Hoyos (conductor), Julio Victoria Live Band. Auditorio Getsemaní, Cartagena, Columbia, 11.1.2020. (LV)

Santiago Cañón–Valencia (cello), Orquesta de Cámara de Colombia & Federico Hoyos (conductor)
(c) Diego Vega

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Silesian Theater Opava’s Freudian Der Freischütz at the Opera 2020 Festival in Prague

Czech RepublicCzech Republic Weber, Der Freischütz: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of the Silesian Theater Opava / Vojtěch Spurný (conductor). Estates Theater Prague, 7.1.2020. (SS)

Weber’s Der Freischütz (c) Tomáš Ruta

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Olomouc Ensemble Shines in Quirky Così fan tutte at Prague’s Opera 2020 Festival

Czech RepublicCzech Republic Mozart, Così fan tutte: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of the Moravian Theater Olomouc / Miloslav Oswald (conductor). Moravian Theater Olomouc guest performance, Estates Theater Prague, 6.1.2020. (SS)

Così fan tutte (c) Daniel Schulz

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A diabolical double bill of Rachmaninoff at Prague’s Opera 2020 Festival

Czech RepublicCzech Republic Rachmaninoff, Francesca da Rimini & The Miserly Knight: Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of the F. X. Šalda Theater Liberec / Martin Doubravský (conductor), F. X. Šalda Theater guest performance, Národní Divadlo Prague, 5.1.2020. (SS)

Francesca da Rimini (c) Michaela Škvrňáková

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Donizetti’s Pietro il Grande done in the Rossini style at the Bergamo Festival

ItalyItaly Festival Donizetti Opera 2019 [3] – Donizetti, Pietro il Grande: Coro Donizetti Opera, Orchestra Gli originali / Rinaldo Alessandrini (conductor), Teatro Sociale, Bergamo, 23.11.2019. (JMI)

Donizetti’s Pietro il Grande © Gianfranco Rota

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