A mix of the familiar and the considerably less so, is a joy from beginning to end in Salzburg

AustriaAustria Mozartwoche Salzburg 2024 [4] – Mozart, Reicha, and Michael Haydn: Baborák Ensemble (Radek Baborák [horn], Milan Al-Ashhab, [violin], Martina Bačová [violin, viola], Karel Untermüller [viola], Hana Baboráková [cello], David Pavelka [double bass]). Grosser Saal, Mozarteum, Salzburg, 29.1.2024. (MB)

Baborák Ensemble © Wolfgang Lienbacher

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Mozartwoche Salzburg’s music by Mozart and Salieri proves something of a mixed bag

AustriaAustria Mozartwoche Salzburg 2024 [3] – Mozart and Salieri: Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Camerata Salzburg / François Leleux (oboe/conductor). Grosser Saal, Mozarteum, Salzburg, 28.1.2024. (MB)

Emmanuel Pahud (l, flute) and François Leleux (r, oboe/conductor) © Wolfgang Lienbacher 

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A fine Mozart performance from Igor Levit and the Vienna Philharmonic

AustriaAustria Mozartwoche Salzburg [2] – Mozart and Schubert: Igor Levit (piano), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Joana Mallwitz (conductor). Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 27.1.2024. (MB)

Joana Mallwitz (conductor) and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra © Wolfgang Lienbacher

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An imaginative presentation of Rimsky’s Mozart and Salieri for Salzburg’s Mozartwoche

AustriaAustria Mozartwoche Salzburg 2024 [1] – Salieri, Rimsky-Korsakov: Soloists, Puppeteers, Students from the Mozarteum University, Salzburg / Kai Röhrig (conductor). Salzburg Marionette Theatre, Salzburg, 27.1.2024. (MB)

Mozart und Salieri © Bernhard Mueller

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An outstanding performance of Marco Tutino’s La Ciociara at Wexford

IrelandIreland Wexford Festival Opera 2023 [3] – Marco Tutino, La Ciociara: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Wexford Opera Festival / Francesco Cilluffo (conductor), O’Reilly Theatre, National Opera House, Wexford 2.11.2023. (RB)

Wexford Festival Opera’s production of La Ciociara © Clive Barda/ArenaPAL

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Andreea Soare impresses as Wexford Festival Opera revives Erlanger’s L’Aube Rouge

IrelandIreland Wexford Festival Opera 2023 [2] – Camille Erlanger’s L’Aube rouge: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Wexford Festival Opera / Christophe Manien (conductor). O’Reilly Theatre, National Opera House, Wexford, Ireland, 1.11.2023. (RB)

Wexford Opera Festival 2023’s L’Aube rouge © Clive Barda/ArenaPAL

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A first-rate performance of an early Donizetti opera in Wexford

IrelandIreland Wexford Opera Festival 2023 [1] – Donizetti’s Zoraida di Granata: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Wexford Festival Opera / Diego Ceretta (conductor). O’Reilly Theatre, National Opera House, Wexford, Ireland, 31.10.2023. (RB)

Zoraida di Granata at Wexford Festival Opera © Clive Barda/ArenaPAL

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