LA Opera at Its Finest: Verdi’s Nabucco

16/10/2017

Verdi, Nabucco: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of LA Opera/James Conlon (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 14.10.2017. (JRo)

 Liudmyla Monastyrska as Abigaille in Nabucco. Photo: Ken Howard/LA Opera.

Liudmyla Monastyrska (Abigaille) (c) Ken Howard/LA Opera

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Vocalists and 21st-Century Microtones—in a Crypt

16/10/2017

Ben Johnston, James Weeks, Kayleigh Butcher/Bethany Younge, Courtney Bryan, Liza Lim, Cassandra Miller: Ekmeles/Jeffrey Gavett (conductor), The Crypt at the Church of the Intercession, New York, NY. 7.10.2017. (BH) Read more

Petrenko in an Unofficial Audition with French and Russian Works

16/10/2017

 Ravel, Scriabin, Prokofiev and Debussy: Charles Richard-Hamelin (piano), Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal / Vasily Petrenko (conductor), La Maison Symphonique, Montréal, 11.10.2017. (ZC) Read more

Gergiev Crosses National Boundaries with the Oxford Philharmonic

16/10/2017

Rossini, Stravinsky, Mendelssohn: Roman Simovic (violin), Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra / Valery Gergiev (conductor), Town Hall, Oxford, 13.10.2017. (CR) Read more

John Copley’s production of Die Fledermaus retains its champagne sparkle

16/10/2017

Johann Strauss II, Die Fledermaus: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera / James Southall (conductor), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, 14.10.2017. (GPu)

Die Fledermaus, Welsh National Opera; photo credit - Bill Cooper.

WNO’s Die Fledermaus (c) Bill Cooper

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Just like the old days! Atherton and the London Sinfonietta Excel in Henze’s Voices

13/10/2017

Henze: Victoria Simmonds (mezzo-soprano); Daniel Norman (tenor); Sound Intermedia; London Sinfonietta / David Atherton (conductor). St John’s, Smith Square, London, 11.10.2017. (CC) Read more

Peter Sellars’ Bizarre Janáček Production Steals Attention from the Excellent Performance

13/10/2017

Janáček – The Cunning Little Vixen: Soloists, ‘Vocal Heroes’ Children’s Chorus from the Berlin Philharmonic’s Educational Programme, Vocalconsort Berlin (chorus master: David Cavelius), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 12.10.2017. (MB) Read more

Thomas Carroll Returns Home in a Double Capacity, as Soloist and Conductor

13/10/2017

Mozart, Schumann, Mendelssohn: Thomas Carroll (cello), Orpheus Sinfonia / Thomas Carroll (conductor), The Great Hall, Swansea University, 11.10.2017. (GPu) Read more

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