Exploring and transcending trauma with Lucy Dhegrae at National Sawdust

27/11/2019

United StatesUnited States The Processing Series, Part I – ‘More Beautiful Than Words Can Tell’: Lucy Dhegrae (soprano), Nathaniel LaNasa (piano), Jerome Ellis (flute), Pala Garcia (violin), Amy Garapic (percussion). National Sawdust, Brooklyn, 23.11.2019. (RP)

Lucy Dhegrae in More Beautiful Than Words Can Tell © Jordan Rathkopf

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Apollo’s Fire conjures up the Renaissance in Akron

27/11/2019

United StatesUnited States ‘Scarborough Fayre’ – works by Dowland, Baltzar, Purcell and others: Amanda Powell (soprano), Brian Kay (tenor, lute), Parker Ramsay (tenor, harp), Peter Walker (bass, harp), Apollo’s Fire / Jeannette Sorrell (director), First United Methodist Church, Akron, Ohio, 21.11.2019. (MSJ)

Alan Choo (baroque violin) and Brian Kay (lute) in a pre-concert talk
(c) Mark Jordan

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In California, Telemann with heroic breadth and stunning virtuosity

27/11/2019

United StatesUnited States Telemann, R. Strauss, Handel: Joshua Ranz (clarinet), Kenneth Munday (bassoon), Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra / Jaime Martin (conductor). First Presbyterian Church, Santa Monica. 21.11.2019. (LV)

LACO’s new music director Jaime Martin (c) Jamie Pham

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The Doric Quartet celebrate Britten at Wigmore Hall

24/11/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Britten: Doric String Quartet (Alex Redington & Ying Xue [violins], Hélène Clément [viola], John Myerscough [cello]), Wigmore Hall, London, 22.11.2019. (CS)

Doric Quartet at Wigmore Hall. Photograph courtesy of Wigmore Hall.

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Heggie’s Dead Man Walking finally arrives in Chicago

24/11/2019

United StatesUnited States Jake Heggie, Dead Man Walking: Soloists, Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago / Nicole Paiement (conductor), Civic Opera House, Chicago. 16.11.19. (JLZ)

Patricia Racette and Ryan McKinny in Dead Man Walking. Photo: Ken Howard)

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World premiere of a rare Donizetti opera in a staged version at the Bergamo festival

22/11/2019

ItalyItaly Festival Donizetti Opera 2019 [1] – Donizetti, L’ange de Nisida: Donizetti Opera Orchestra and Chorus / Jean-Luc Tingaud (conductor), Teatro Donizetti, Bergamo, 21.11.2019. (JMI)

Donizetti’s L’ange de Nisida (c) Rota

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Juggling on the Nile – Philip Glass’s Akhnaten at the Metropolitan Opera

22/11/2019

United StatesUnited States Glass, Akhnaten: Soloists, Metropolitan Opera Chorus & Orchestra / Karen Kamensek (conductor), Metropolitan Opera, New York, 19.11.2019. (RP)

Anthony Roth Costanzo in the title role of Glass’s Akhnaten
© Karen Almond/Met Opera

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A gender-flipping Shrew from the RSC at the Barbican Theatre

22/11/2019

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew: Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican Theatre, London, 20.11.2019. (CS)

Claire Price as Petruchia and Joseph Arkley as Katherine (c) Ikin Yum Photography

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