Glyndebourne’s semi-staging of Wagner’s magnificent Tristan und Isolde worked beautifully

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Glyndebourne Festival Opera 2021 [2] – Wagner, Tristan und Isolde (semi-staged): Soloists, Glyndebourne Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Robin Ticciati (conductor). Glyndebourne Opera House, Lewes, East Sussex, 17.8.2021. (CC)

Simon O’Neill (Tristan) (c) Bill Cooper

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Welcome celebration by Brabbins and BBC SO of Anthony Payne at the Proms

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [12] – Payne, Berlioz, and Beethoven: Dame Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano), BBC Symphony Orchestra / Martyn Brabbins (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 13.8.2021. (MB)

Dame Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano) (c) Chris Christodoulou

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A Night at the Opera attempts To Soothe the Aching Heart at the BBC Proms 2021

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [11] – To Soothe the Aching Heart (A Night at the Opera): Sally Matthews, Natalya Romaniw, Nardus Williams (sopranos), Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano); Nicky Spence, Freddie De Tommaso (tenors), BBC Philharmonic / Ben Glassberg (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 16.08.2021. (CC)

Natalya Romaniw (Mimì) and Freddie De Tommaso (Rodolfo) (c) Chris Christodoulou

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The Marmen Quartet play Haydn and Simpson at Cadogan Hall

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms at Cadogan Hall [2] – Haydn, Simpson: The Marmen Quartet (Johannes Marmen, Ricky Gore [violins], Bryony Gibson-Cornish [viola], Sinéad O’Halloran [cello]). Cadogan Hall, London, 16.8.2021.  (CS)

Marmen Quartet

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Karina Canellakis debuts at Blossom with a stern Tchaikovsky

United StatesUnited States Blossom Music Festival [3]: Behzod Abduraimov (piano), Michael Sachs (trumpet), Cleveland Orchestra / Karina Canellakis (conductor). Blossom Music Center, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, 15.8.2021. (MSJ)

Karina Canellakis conducts the Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni

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Operatic fireworks from Waterperry Opera Festival’s brilliant The Elixir of Love

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Waterperry Opera Festival 2021 – Donizetti, The Elixir of Love (L’elisir d’amore): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Waterperry Opera Festival / Bertie Baigent (conductor). Waterperry Garden, Oxfordshire, 14.8.2021. (JPr)

Thando Mjandana (Nemorino) and Alison Langer (Adina) (c) Marc Brenner

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