Paavo Järvi galvanises the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich in Tchaikovsky

01/11/2019

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Tüür, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky: Pekka Kuusisto (violin), Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich / Paavo Järvi (conductor), Tonhalle Maag, Zurich. 31.10.2019. (JR)

Pekka Kuusisto (c) Maija Tammi

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Balance issues and uneven singing compromise a handsome Vivaldi production in Wexford

01/11/2019

IrelandIreland Wexford Festival Opera 2019 [2] – Vivaldi, Dorilla in Tempe: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Wexford Festival Opera / Andrea Marchiol (conductor), O’Reilly Theatre, National Opera House, Wexford, 26.10.2019. (RB)

Rosa Bove (Filindo), with dancers (c) Clive Barda

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Iván Fischer’s overly respectful reading of Orfeo in Geneva

01/11/2019

SwitzerlandSwitzerland MonteverdiOrfeo: Soloists, Choir and Dancers of the Iván Fischer Opera Company (chorus master: Soma Dinyes), Budapest Festival Orchestra / Iván Fischer (conductor), Grand Théâtre de Genève, 28.10.2019. (ALL)

Emőke Baráth, Antonio Abete and Valerio Contaldo; (c) Judith Horváth

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An exuberant RSC As You Like It at the Barbican Theatre

31/10/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Shakespeare, As You Like It: Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Theatre, London, 29.10.2019. (CS)

Sandy Grierson (Touchstone); photo credit, Topher McGrillis (c) RSC

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Instrumental wonder in Slobodeniouk’s Cleveland debut

30/10/2019

United StatesUnited States Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Nielsen: Marc-André Hamelin (piano), Cleveland Orchestra / Dima Slobodeniouk (conductor), Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, 24.10.2019. (MSJ)

Dima Slobodeniouk © Marco Borggreve

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An outstanding production of Massenet’s Don Quichotte by Wexford Festival Opera

30/10/2019

IrelandIreland Wexford Festival Opera 2019 [1] – Massenet, Don Quichotte:  Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Wexford Festival Opera / Timothy Myers (conductor), Wexford Opera House, Wexford Opera Festival, Wexford, 25.10.2019. (RB)

Aigul Akhmetshina and Goderdz Janelidze (c) Clive Barda

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A beautifully conceived and immaculately executed programme from Queyras and Tharaud

29/10/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom J.S. Bach, Marais, Poulenc, Debussy: Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello), Alexandre Tharaud (piano), Wigmore Hall, London, 28.10.2019. (CS)

Jean-Guihen Queryas (c) Solea Management

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Daniel Müller-Schott and Welsh National Opera Orchestra in Concert

28/10/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Smetana, Debussy, Dvořák: Daniel Müller-Schott (cello), Welsh National Opera Orchestra / Tomáš Hanus (conductor). St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 27.10.2019. (PCG)

Daniel Müller-Schott (c) Uwe Arens

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