Polish National Opera Presents Mariusz Treliński’s Powerful Madama Butterfly

23/05/2018

Puccini, Madama Butterfly: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatr Wielki / Piotr Staniszewski (conductor), Polish National Opera, Moniuszko Auditorium, Teatr Wielki, Warsaw 19.5.2018. (RP)

The Polish National Opera’s Madama Butterfly © Krzysztof Bieliński

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Exemplary Teamwork in Missa solemnis

21/05/2018

Beethoven: Camilla Tilling (soprano), Sasha Cooke (mezzo-soprano), Toby Spence (tenor) Luca Pisaroni (bass-baritone), London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra / Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Barbican Hall, Barbican Centre, London, 20.5.2018. (AS) Read more

Paul Lewis’s Haydn-Brahms Project Takes a Step Forward

21/05/2018

Beethoven, Haydn, Brahms: Paul Lewis (piano), Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver, 13.5.2018. (GN)

Paul Lewis © Eric Manas

Paul Lewis © Eric Manas

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Ashkenazy Presents Prokofiev Rarities

21/05/2018

Prokofiev: Pekka Kuusisto (violin), Crouch End Festival Chorus, students of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, students of the Royal Academy of Music, Aidan Oliver (voice of Lenin), Philharmonia Voices, Philharmonia Orchestra /Vladimir Ashkenazy, St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 18.5.2018. (PCG) Read more

Barts Choir and the Philharmonia in a Varied and Colourful Programme

18/05/2018

Parry, Ravel, Respighi and Walton: Ashley Riches (bass-baritone), Barts Choir, Philharmonia Orchestra / Ivor Setterfield (conductor), Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London, 17.5.2018. (AS) Read more

Sakari Oramo Leads a Fine Account of The Dream of Gerontius

18/05/2018

Elgar – The Dream of Gerontius: Stuart Skelton (tenor), Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano), Alan Ewing (bass), BBC Symphony Chorus & Orchestra / Sakari Oramo (conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 16.5.2018. (CC)

Sakari Oramo (c) Benjamin Ealovega

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A Billy Budd for the Twenty-First Century

18/05/2018

Britten, Billy Budd: Soloists, Orchestra, Chorus and Boys Choir of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma / James Conlon (conductor), Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Rome, 15.5.2018. (RP)

Toby Spence (Captain Vere) in Rome Opera’s Billy Budd © Yasuko Kageyama

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A Delightful Last Day at the BERGfrühling Festival.

16/05/2018

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BERGfrühling [4] and [5] – Dvořák, Berg, Schumann, and Schubert: Alban Berg Ensemble Wien (Sylvia Careddu [flute], Alexander Neubauer [clarinet], Ariane Haering [piano], Sebastian Gürtler, Régis Bringolf [violins], Subin Lee [viola], Florian Berner [cello]), Rya Yoshimura (bassoon), Peter Dorfmayr (horn), Ivan Kitanović (double bass). St George’s Parish Church, Sternberg, and Alban Berg Saal, Carinthian Music Academy, Ossiach, 12.5.2018. (MB) Read more

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