Maurizio Pollini’s Intellectual and Pianistic Mastery at the Salzburg Festival

23/08/2019

AustriaAustria Salzburg Festival [6] – Schoenberg, Nono, and Beethoven: Maurizio Pollini (piano), André Richard (sound direction). Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 18.8.2019. (MB)

Maurizio Pollini (piano)
(c) Salzburger Festspiele/Marco Borrelli

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Deutsche Oper Berlin’s Manon Lescaut Was Pretty Darn Good in Edinburgh

23/08/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival [13] – Puccini, Manon Lescaut (in concert): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin / Donald Runnicles (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 22.8.2019. (SRT)

Deutsche Oper Berlin’s Manon Lescaut at the 2019 EIF
(c) Ryan Buchanan

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Ideally Cast Last Outing for Katharina Wagner’s Bayreuth Tristan und Isolde Led by Stefan Vinke and Petra Lang

22/08/2019

Georg Zeppenfeld (Marke), Petra Lang (Isolde) and Christa Mayer (Brangäne)
(c) Enrico Nawrath/Bayreuther Festspiele)

GermanyGermany Bayreuth Festival 2019 [4]Wagner, Tristan und Isolde: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival / Christian Thielemann (conductor). Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, 16.8.2019. (JPr)

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Bychkov’s Masterly Control of the Remarkable Bayreuth Festival Orchestra is the Glory of this Parsifal

22/08/2019

GermanyGermany Bayreuth Festival 2019 [3] -Wagner, ParsifalSoloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival / Semyon Bychkov (conductor). Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, 15.8.2019. (JPr)

Elena Panktratova (Kundry) and Andreas Schager (Parsifal)
(c) Bayreuther Festspiele/Enrico Nawrath

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In Edinburgh Breaking the Waves Restores Faith in Opera as an Art Form

21/08/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival [12] – Missy Mazzoli, Breaking the Waves: Soloists, Orchestra of Scottish Opera / Stuart Stratford (conductor), King’s Theatre, Edinburgh, 21.8.2019. (SRT)

Sydney Mancasola (Bess) and Duncan Rock (Jan) (c) James Glossop

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A Welcome Edinburgh Recital from Christiane Karg

21/08/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival [11] – Schubert: Christiane Karg (soprano), Gerold Huber (piano), Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, 21.8.2019. (SRT)

Christiane Karg © Gisela Schenker

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Belshazzar’s Feast Crowns Simon Rattle’s Splendidly Innovative Prom Programme

21/08/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC PROM 44Koechlin, Varèse and Walton: Gerald Finley (baritone), London Symphony Chorus, Orfeó Català, Orfeó Català Youth Choir, London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 20.8.2019. (AS)

Gerald Finley (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Yo-Yo Ma and a Holiday for Horns at Tanglewood

20/08/2019

United StatesUnited States Tanglewood [8] – Schumann, Brahms: Richard Sebring, Michael Winter, Rachel Childers and Jason Snider (horns), Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Boston Symphony Orchestra / François-Xavier Roth (conductor), Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox, 18.8.2019. (RP)

Yo-Yo Ma (cello), François-Xavier Roth (conductor) & the BSO © Hilary Scott

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