Magisterial Thielemann and Exciting Petra Lang Make the 2017 Bayreuth Tristan Something to Remember

20/08/2017

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Bayreuth Festival 2017 [3] Wagner, Tristan und IsoldeSoloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival / Christian Thielemann (conductor), Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, 16.8.2017. (JPr)

Katharina Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde Act II
(c) Bayreuther Festspiele/Enrico Nawrath

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Barrie Kosky Brings Typical Madcap Mayhem to his Thought-Provoking Bayreuth Meistersinger

19/08/2017

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Bayreuth Festival 2017 [2] – Wagner, Die Meistersinger von NürnbergSoloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival / Philippe Jordan (conductor), Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, 15.8.2017. (JPr)

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Act I of Barrie Kosky’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
(c) Bayreuther Festspiele/Enrico Nawrath

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Thrilling Poppea Cements Gardiner’s Greatness in Epic Festival Feat

18/08/2017

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Edinburgh International Festival 2017 (9) – Monteverdi, L’incoronazione di Poppea: English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir / John Eliot Gardiner (conductor), Usher Hall, 17.8.2017. (SRT)

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Hartmut Haenchen’s 2017 Bayreuth Parsifal Gains in Tension, Spirituality and Reverence

18/08/2017

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Bayreuth Festival 2017 [1] -Wagner, Parsifal: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival / Hartmut Haenchen (conductor). Festspielhaus, Bayreuth, 14.8.2017. (JPr)

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Parsifal (Andreas Schager) and Flowermaidens
© Bayreuther Festspiele/Enrico Nawrath

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‘Sheer Beauty’: Il Ritorno d’Ulisse is Another Triumph for Gardiner’s Monteverdi Trilogy

18/08/2017

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Edinburgh International Festival 2017 (8) – Monteverdi, Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria: English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor), Usher Hall, 15.8.2017. (SRT)

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Hana Blažíková (Minerva) © Michele Crosera

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Gardiner’s ’Fresh, Dynamic’ L’Orfeo makes for a Compellingly Theatrical Experience

18/08/2017

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Edinburgh International Festival 2017 [7] – Monteverdi, L’Orfeo: English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir / John Eliot Gardiner (conductor), Usher Hall, 14.8.2017. (SRT)

--Fondazione Teatro La Fenice CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI, L’ORFEO Direttore Sir John Eliot Gardiner Regia Elsa Rooke/Sir John Eliot Gardiner Photo ©Michele Crosera

Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo © Michele Crosera

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Aida at Salzburg: A Superior Performance of a Flawed Work

15/08/2017

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2017 Salzburg Festival [2] – Verdi, Aida: Soloists, Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus (chorus master: Ernst Raffelsberger), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Riccardo Muti (conductor). Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 12.8.2017. (MB)

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Verdi’s Aida (c) Salzburger Festspiele/Monika Rittershaus

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An Uneven Le nozze di Figaro at the Quincena Musical

15/08/2017

Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Easo Choir, Orquesta de Euskadi / Yi-Chen Lin (conductor), Kursaal, San Sebastian, 13.8.2017. (JMI)

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Le nozze di Figaro © I. Ibáñez

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