Much to enjoy in Scottish Opera’s new Falstaff at the Edinburgh International Festival

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival 2021 [5] – Verdi, Falstaff: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Scottish Opera / Stuart Stratford (conductor). Edinburgh Festival Theatre, 12.8.2021. (SRT)

Louise Winter (Mistress Quickly)and Roland Wood (Falstaff) (c) Julie Howden

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Rodgers and Hammerstein’s indestructible songbook delights Edinburgh

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival [3] – Rodgers and Hammerstein, A Grand Night for Singing: Soloists, Edinburgh Festival Ensemble, Wayne Marshall (music director), Kim Creswell (staging). Edinburgh Academy Junior School, 10.8.2021. (SRT)

Danielle de Niese, Anna-Jane Casey and Kim Creswell in A Grand Night for Singing (c) J. Shurte

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Melbourne and Singapore Symphony Orchestras unite for a virtual concert performance

AustraliaAustralia SingaporeSingapore Musical Friendship: J. C. Bach, Finsterer: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra / Brett Kelly (conductor), Iwaki Auditorium, Melbourne. Singapore Symphony Orchestra / Joshua Tan (conductor). Victoria Concert Hall, Singapore. (Musical Friendship is available on Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s YouTube channel and Singapore Symphony Orchestra’s Facebook page). (RP)

Melbourne and Singapore Symphony Orchestras

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A trio of symphonies from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at the Proms

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [3] – Gipps, Adès, Brahms: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Gražinytė-Tyla (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 5.8.2021. (CS)

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Tête-à-Tête present Darren Berry’s unusual The Crocodile of Old Kang Pow

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Tête-à-Tête Opera Festival [1] – Darren Berry: The Crocodile of Old Kang Pow (Acts I and II): Soloists, Darren Berry (narrator), Eddie Giffney (piano). The Cockpit Theatre, Marylebone, London, 29.7.2021 (MB)

Oscar Dom Victor Castellino (O’Fela, the Crocodile God) (c) Claire Shovelton

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Bard Summerscape presents Chausson’s Le roi Arthus in a thrilling, picture-perfect production

United StatesUnited States Chausson, Le roi Arthus: Soloists, Bard Festival Chorale, American Symphony Orchestra / Leon Botstein (conductor), Bard Summerscape 2021, Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, 25.7.2021. (RP)

Norman Garrett (King Arthus) © Maria Baranova

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