Searing brilliance from Yuja Wang and Lorenzo Viotti in Cleveland

04/12/2019

United StatesUnited States Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Poulenc, Ravel: Yuja Wang (piano), Cleveland Orchestra / Lorenzo Viotti (conductor), Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, 29.11.2019. (MSJ)

Yuja Wang

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In Seattle, Russian fare never quite takes flight

02/12/2019

United StatesUnited States Scriabin, Stravinsky: Juliana & PAVA, Seattle Symphony Orchestra / Thomas Dausgaard (conductor), Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 23.11.2019. (ZC)

Thomas Dausgaard, Juliana & PAVA, & the Seattle Symphony (c) Carlin Ma

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Philadelphia’s vocal academy rises movingly to the challenge of Figaro

02/12/2019

United StatesUnited States Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro: Soloists, Chorus, and AVA Opera Orchestra / Cristofer Macatsoris (conductor), Helen Corning Warden Theater, Academy of the Vocal Arts, Philadelphia, 19.11.2019. (BJ)

Kara Mulder as Countess Almaviva (c) Paul Sirochman

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Ton Koopman maintains all his energy and spirit at 75

02/12/2019

CanadaCanada Various composers: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Ton Koopman (director, solo harpischord and continuo). (GN)

Ton Koopman and the VSO © Matthew Baird

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A triumphant Met debut for Lise Davidsen in The Queen of Spades

02/12/2019

United StatesUnited States Tchaikovsky, The Queen of Spades: Soloists, Metropolitan Opera Chorus & Orchestra / Vasily Petrenko (conductor), Metropolitan Opera, New York, 29.11.2019. (RP)

Lise Davidsen (Lisa) and Igor Golovatenko (Yeletsky)
in The Queen of Spades © Ken Howard/Met Opera

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Magdalena Kožená, Sir Simon Rattle and their exceptional friends at Alice Tully Hall

29/11/2019

United StatesUnited States Various Composers: Magdalena Kožená (mezzo-soprano), Giovanni Guzzo (violin), Rahel Maria Rilling (violin), Amihai Grosz (viola), Dávid Adorján (cello), Kaspar Zehnder (flute), Andrew Marriner (clarinet), Sir Simon Rattle (piano), Alice Tully Hall, New York, 26.11.2019. (RP)

Kaspar Zehnder, Giovanni Guzzo, Rahel Maria Rilling, Simon Rattle, Magdalena Kožená
Amihai Grosz, Dávid Adorján, Andrew Marriner © Kevin Yatarola

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Two interesting contemporary works from the Sacconi Quartet at Kings Place

29/11/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Grime, Rachmaninov, Bingham, Schubert: Sacconi Quartet (Ben Hancox & Hannah Dawson [violins], Robin Ashwell [viola], Cara Berridge [cello]) Kings Place, London, 28.11.2019. (CS)

Sacconi Quartet (c) Emilie Bailey

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Doran’s dark and decadent Measure for Measure at the Barbican Theatre

29/11/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Shakespeare, Measure for Measure: Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Theatre, London, 27.11.2019. (CS)

Measure for Measure, RSC company (c) Helen Maybanks/RSC

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