Elgar’s Stirring Tale of Vengeful Gods, Warring Vikings and Doomed Love

13/08/2017

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Edinburgh International Festival 2017 [5] – Elgar, Scenes from the Saga of King Olaf: Erin Wall (soprano), Robert Dean Smith (tenor), Matthew Rose (bass), Edinburgh Festival Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra / Sir Andrew Davis (conductor), Usher Hall, 11.8.2017. (RP)

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Sir Andrew David © Dario Acosta

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‘Oh, what a Beautiful Prom!’ John Wilson Takes the Promenaders to Oklahoma!

12/08/2017

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2017 BBC PROMS 35 – Rogers & Hammerstein, Oklahoma! (semi-staged): Soloists, John Wilson Orchestra / John Wilson (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 11.8.2017. (CS)

The cast of Proms 34 & 35: John Wilson conducts Oklahoma! at the 2017 BBC Proms Photo by Mark Allan

John Wilson conducts Oklahoma! at the 2017 BBC Proms (c) Photo by Mark Allan

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John Storgårds Gives Hindemith’s Music Some Welcome Exposure at the Proms

11/08/2017

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2017 BBC PROMS 33 – Sibelius, Grieg, Schumann and Hindemith: Lise Davidsen (soprano), Alban Gerhardt (cello), BBC Philharmonic Orchestra / John Storgårds (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 10.8.2017. (AS) Read more

A Triumphant Prom Performance of La Damnation de Faust

09/08/2017

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 2017 BBC PROMS 31 – Berlioz – La Damnation de Faust:  Soloists; Trinity Boys Choir; Monteverdi Choir; National Youth Choir of Scotland; Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique / Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 8.8.2017. (CC)

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Michael Spyres (Faust), Ann Hallenberg (Marguerite) & Sir John Eliot Gardiner (condiuctor)
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Dausgaard Excels in Strauss but why the ‘Slapdash Scurry’ in Schubert?

09/08/2017

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Edinburgh International Festival 2017 [4] – Schubert, Schumann, Strauss: Sergei Babayan (piano), BBC SSO / Thomas Dausgaard (conductor), Usher Hall, 8.8.2017. (SRT) Read more

A Flawed Yet Promising Recital by Baritone Sergio Vitale

09/08/2017

Various composers: Sergio Vitale (baritone), Fabio Centanni (piano), Tata Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai, 8.8.2017. (JSM) Read more

Upgraded Uggle-Carin (Carmen) Better Than Ever

09/08/2017

Bizet, Uggle-Carin (Carmen): Soloists, Dala-Floda Opera Chorus, Children’s Chorus, Dancers, Orchestra / Alexander Nordwall (conductor), Strandbacken Folkets Park, Dala-Floda, Dalecarlia. 6.8.2017. (GF)

Mathias Zachariassen and Paulina Pfeiffer as Jona and Uggle-Carin

Mathias Zachariassen (Jona) & Paulina Pfeiffer (Uggle-Carin) (c) Göran Forsling

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Aspen Music Festival (10): Breathtaking Hadelich Might Be Best of the Summer

09/08/2017

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Aspen Music Festival [10] – Martin, Liszt/Busoni, Brahms, Bedford, Shore, C. Brubeck, Rodrigo, Beethoven, Rouse: Soloists, Aspen Chamber Orchestra/Miguel Harth-Bedoya (conductor), Aspen Contemporary Ensemble/Yves Abel (conductor), Aspen Festival Orchestra / Josh Weilerstein (conductor). Benedict Music Tent, Harris Hall, Aspen, CO. 4-6.8.2017. (HS) Read more

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