Benedetti plays Baroque with the OAE at the Proms

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms Live – Vivaldi, Handel, Avison, J.S. Bach: Nicola Benedetti, Rudolfo Richter, Kati Debretzeni, Matthew Truscott (violins); Katharina Spreckelsen, Sarah Humphrys  (oboes); Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Jonathan Cohen (director/harpsichord), Royal Albert Hall, London, broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Four, 3.9.2020. (CS)

Kati Debretzeni ,Nicola Benedetti, & the OAE (directed by Jonathan Cohen)
(c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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At the 100th Salzburg Festival, there was a memorable all-Tchaikovsky concert with Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvasov

AustriaAustria 100th Salzburg Festival – Tchaikovsky: Anna Netrebko (soprano), Yusif Eyvazov (tenor), Szilvia Vörös (mezzo-soprano). Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg / Mikhail Tatarnikov (conductor). 25.8.2020 performance from the Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, reviewed on ARTE Concert. (JPr)

Yusif Eyvazov, Anna Netrebko, Mikhail Tatarnikov
and Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg © Salzburg Festival/Marco Borrelli

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Juan Diego Flórez’s appearance at the 100th Salzburg Festival was possibly its defining moment

AustriaAustria 100th Salzburg Festival – Canto Lirico with Juan Diego Flórez (tenor) and Vincenzo Scalera (piano): 25.8.2020 performance from Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, reviewed when streamed on ARTE Concert. (MM-B)

Juan Diego Flórez (tenor) and Vincenzo Scalera (piano) (c) Marco Borrelli

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Three Divas in Florence: outdoor jazz of the highest standard under the stars

ItalyItaly ReGeneration Festival – The Three Divas: Anush Hovhannisyan (soprano), Shenel Johns (jazz singer), Veronica Swift (jazz singer and tap dancer), Sam Jewison (piano, conductor, singer, tap dancer), Dan Tepfer (piano), Yasushi Nakamura (double-bass), Dominick Farinacci (trumpet), Orchestra Senzaspine. Boboli Gardens, Florence, Italy, 28.8.2020. (CC)

The Three Divas (Anush Hovhannisyan, Shenel Johns & Veronica Swift)

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Patrice Chéreau’s Ring comes full circle and it is Pierre Boulez who is beyond criticism

GermanyGermany Wagner, Götterdämmerung: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival / Pierre Boulez (conductor). Filmed at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus in 1980 and reviewed on DG Stage on 30.8.2020. (JPr)

Patrice Chéreau’s  Götterdämmerung final scene

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