Dmitri Tcherniakov’s new Munich Der Freischütz is a hit-or-miss corporate affair

GermanyGermany Weber, Der Freischütz: Soloists, Chorus of the Bayerische Staatsoper, Bayerisches Staatsorchester / Antonello Manacorda (conductor). Livestreamed from the Munich National Theatre, 13.2.2021. (JPr)

Opening scene of Der Freischütz © Wilfried Hösl

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Love is in the air with the Brooklyn Art Song Society

United StatesUnited States Brooklyn Art Song Society – Schubert IV: Liebe: Lucy Fitz Gibbon (soprano), Blythe Gaissert, Kate Maroney & Devony Smith (mezzo-sopranos), Michael Brofman & Dimitri Dover (piano). Brooklyn Art Song Society, Soapbox Gallery, Brooklyn. Livestream available from 13.2.2021. (RP)

Blythe Gaissert © Tara Tomlinson

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Apollo5’s LOVE from London is an appropriately lovely, heart-warming Valentine’s Day concert

United KingdomUnited Kingdom LIVE from London SpringLOVE from London: Apollo5 (Emily Owen, Clare Stewart [sopranos], Josh Cooter, Oli Martin-Smith [tenors], Greg Link [bass])  Livestreamed from VOCES8 Centre, London, 14.2.2021. (CC)


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From Manchester’s The Bridgewater Hall, the Hallé bring us a classic night at the movies

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Various, Hallé’s Movie Classics: Nardus Williams (soprano), Sergio Castelló-López (clarinet), Petroc Trelawny (presenter), Hallé / Stephen Bell (conductor). Recorded (directed by Jonathan Haswell) on 10.12.2020 at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, and streamed on 11.2.2021. (JPr)

Movie Classic from the Hallé in The Bridgewater Hall

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John Holiday premieres Tyshawn Sorey’s Save the Boys for Opera Philadelphia

United StatesUnited States Tyshawn Sorey, Save the Boys: John Holiday (countertenor), Grant Loehnig (piano). Opera Philadelphia, Rittenhouse Soundworks, Philadelphia. Available on Opera Philadelphia Channel through 31.5.2021. (RP)

Countertenor John Holiday in Save the Boys

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Lawrence Cummings inextricably links music and dance in his mouthwatering concert with the Academy of Ancient Music

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Georg Muffat, J. S. Bach, Telemann, Handel, AAM LIVE 2021 Suonare è danzare: Academy of Ancient Music / Lawrence Cummings (director/harpsichord); Bojan Čičíć (violin). Performed at West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge, and livestreamed (click here) on 12.2.2021. (CC)

Lawrence Cummings (dir/harpischord) and the Academy of Ancient Music 

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Bonus delights from Cleveland and London

United StatesUnited States In Focus / Bonus Episode 1: Sonata and Serenade: Mitsuko Uchida (piano), Strings of the Cleveland Orchestra / Franz Welser-Möst (conductor). Wigmore Hall, London (January 2021); Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio (November 2020, reviewed as a video stream). (MSJ)

Mitsuko Uchida (c) Geoffrey Schied

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