Fire Shut Up in My Bones is a triumph and a milestone for the Met

United StatesUnited States Terence Blanchard, Fire Shut Up in My Bones: Soloists, Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor). Metropolitan Opera, New York, 27.9.2021. (RP)

Chris Kenney (Chester), Will Liverman (Charles) and Walter Russell III (Char’es-Baby) © Ken Howard / Met Opera

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The Midsummer Marriage joyously launches Edward Gardner’s tenure at the LPO

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Tippett, The Midsummer Marriage: Soloists, London Philharmonic Choir (artistic director: Neville Creed), ENO Chorus (chorus director: Mark Biggins), London Philharmonic Orchestra / Edward Gardner (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London, 25.9.2021. (MB)

Claire Barnett-Jones, Edward Gardner and Ashley Riches (c) Mark Allan

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