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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Viennese Night: a little taste of the usual magic of the BBC Proms and Vienna

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms Live – Viennese Night: Sophie Bevan (soprano), Robert Murray (tenor). BBC Concert Orchestra / Bramwell Tovey (conductor). Streamed live from the Royal Albert Hall, London, 31.8.2020. (MMB)

Sophie Bevan and the BBC Concert Orchestra (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Live from BBC Proms: Jonathan Scott plays the Royal Albert Hall’s mighty organ

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms Live – Rossini, Mascagni, Dukas, Saint-Saëns: Jonathan Scott (organ), Royal Albert Hall, London, Broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and BBC iPlayer, 29.8.2020. (RP)

Jonathan Scott at the Royal Albert Hall organ © Chris Christodoulou

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North Shore Chamber Music Festival – onstage/offstage in-person and livestream concerts

Live concerts with live audiences (as well as with worldwide streaming) return to Chicago with an unusual series of chamber music at the North Shore Chamber Music Festival North Shore Chamber Music Festival would have celebrated its 10th anniversary season in June but, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, the celebrations had to be cancelled. This … Read more