‘Wanderlust’ brings Mark Padmore and Julius Drake to Blackheath Halls


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Beethoven, Schumann: Mark Padmore (tenor), Julius Drake (piano), Blackheath Halls, London, viewed on 1.7.2020. (CS)

Mark Padmore and Julius Drake at Blackheath Halls

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Guy Johnston and Melvyn Tan show us the many faces of Romanticism


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin: Guy Johnston (cello), Melvyn Tan (piano). Wigmore Hall, London, 24.6.2020. (CS)

Melvyn Tan and Guy Johnston (c) Wigmore Hall

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Ibragimova and Bezuidenhout bring spring and summer to Wigmore Hall


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Schubert, Beethoven: Alina Ibragimova (violin), Kristian Bezuidenhout (piano). Wigmore Hall, London, 16.6.2020. (CS)

Alina Ibragimova and Kristian Bezuidenhout (c) Wigmore Hall

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The Swedish Philharmonia make a welcome visit to Cadogan Hall


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Sibelius: Viktoria Mullova (violin), Swedish Philharmonia / Jaime Martín (conductor). Cadogan Hall, London, 13.3.2020. (CS)

Viktoria Mullova

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A remarkable, unforgettable St John Passion from Bach Collegium Japan and Masaaki Suzuki


United KingdomUnited Kingdom Bach: James Gilchrist (Evangelist), Hana Blažiková (soprano), Damien Guillon (countertenor), Zachary Wilder (tenor), Christian Immler (bass-baritone, Jesus), Aki Matsui (Maid), Yasuke Tamiguchi (Servant), Yusuke Watanabe (Peter and Pilate). Bach Collegium Japan / Masaaki Suzuki (conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 10.3.2020. (CC)

Masaaki Suzuki (c) Ronald Knapp

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A confident debut with the LSO for Karina Canellakis


United KingdomUnited Kingdom R. Strauss, Ravel: Cédric Tiberghien (piano), London Symphony Orchestra / Karina Canellakis (conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 8.3.2020. (CS)

Karina Canellakis (c) Mathias Bothor

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LA Opera’s Roberto Devereux features superb singing and their outstanding orchestra


United StatesUnited States Donizetti, Roberto Devereux: LA Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Eun Sun Kim (conductor. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 5.3.2020. (DD)

Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux (c) Cory Weaver

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Juan Diego Flórez shines in La bohème revival at Zurich Opera


SwitzerlandSwitzerland Puccini, La bohème: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Marco Armiliato (conductor). Zurich Opera, Zurich, 8.3.2020. (JR)

Juan Diego Flórez (Rodolfo) and Ruzan Mantashyan (Mimì) (c) Toni Suter

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