An Outstanding Account of the Goldberg Variations from Igor Levit

24/05/2019

Bach: Igor Levit (piano), Wigmore Hall, London, 22.5.2019. (MB)

Igor Levit (c) Robbie Lawrence

Igor Levit (c) Robbie Lawrence

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The Southbank Centre Presents Stockhausen’s Donnerstag aus Licht

24/05/2019

Stockhausen, Donnerstag aus Licht: Soloists, Le Balcon, Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble, New London Chamber Choir, London Sinfonietta / Maxime Pascal (conductor). Royal Festival Hall, London 22.5.2019. (CC)

Henri Deléger, (Michael, trumpet), Emmannuelle Grach (Michael, dancer)
and Safir Behloul (Michael in Act III, tenor) (c) Tristram Kenton

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Inspired Programming From The NZSO

24/05/2019

Beethoven, Schumann, Sibelius: Denis Kozhukhin (piano), New Zealand Symphony Orchestra / Thomas Søndergård (conductor), Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington. 18.5.2019. (PM)

Denis Kozukhin (c) Marco Borggreve

Denis Kozukhin (c) Marco Borggreve

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A Wigmore Hall Centenary: Elgar Premieres Remembered

23/05/2019

Elgar: Anthony Marwood (violin), Aleksandar Madžar (piano), Castalian Quartet (Sini Simonen & Daniel Roberts [violins], Charlotte Bonneton [viola], Christopher Graves [cello]), Wigmore Hall, London, 21.5.2019. (CS)

Castalian Quartet

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On Site Opera Premieres Murasaki’s Moon at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

22/05/2019

2019 New York Opera Fest [5] – Wiancko, Murasaki’s Moon: Soloists, Aizuri String Quartet, Yoko Reikano Kimura (koto), Satoshi Takeishi (percussion), Kaoru Watanabe (Japanese flutes, percussion, taiko)/Geoffrey McDonald (conductor), On Site Opera, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 18.5.2019. (RP)

Kristen Choi (Lady Murasaki) and John Noh (Priest) © Stephanie Berger

Kristen Choi (Lady Murasaki) and John Noh (Priest) © Stephanie Berger

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Rhymes With Opera Explores Loneliness and Love in Two World Premieres

20/05/2019

 2019 New York Opera Fest [4] – Colin Read, On Loneliness and Solitude; Daniel Thomas Davis, The Impossible She: Soloists, Rhymes With Orchestra / George Lam (conductor), Rhymes With Opera, 124 Bank Street Theatre, New York, 17.5.2019. (RP)

Bonnie Lander, Elisabeth Halliday and Zach Herchen in The Impossible She
© Janette Pellegrini

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Glyndebourne Fails to Make the Case for Staging La Damnation de Faust

20/05/2019

Glyndebourne Festival 2019 [1] – Berlioz, La Damnation de Faust: Soloists, Dancers, Glyndebourne Chorus (chorus master: Aidan Oliver), Glyndebourne Youth Opera, Trinity Boys Choir, London Philharmonic Orchestra / Robin Ticciati (conductor). Glyndebourne Opera House, Sussex, 18.5.2019. (MB)

(c) Richard Hubert Smith

La Damnation de Faust (c) Richard Hubert Smith

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A Memorable Schwanengesang from Roderick Williams and Susie Allan

20/05/2019

Chipping Campden Music Festival [2] – Beethoven and Schubert: Roderick Williams (baritone), Susie Allan (piano). St. James’ Church, Chipping Campden, 19.5.2019. (JQ)

Roderick Williams (c) Benjamin Ealovega

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