Roberto Alagna and Vida Miknevičiūtė make their role debuts in Calixto Bieito’s unromantic trial by jury Berlin Lohengrin

GermanyGermany Wagner, Lohengrin: Soloists, Staatsopernchor, Staatskapelle Berlin / Matthias Pintscher (conductor). 13.12.2020 performance at Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, streamed (directed for TV by Andreas Morell) and available on ARTE Concert until 15.1.2020 (click here). (JPr)

Lohengrin Act III (c) Monika Rittershaus

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Andris Nelsons conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in a tremendous concert of Stravinsky and Mahler

GermanyGermany Stravinsky, Mahler: Baiba Skride (violin), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Andris Nelsons (conductor). Performed in the Digital Concert Hall (click here) from the Berlin Philharmonie, 12.12.2020. (GT)

Andris Nelsons

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Kirill Petrenko directs a magnificent performance of Shostakovich’s Eighth Symphony in Berlin

GermanyGermany Shostakovich: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Kirill Petrenko (conductor). 14.11.2020 performance from the Philharmonie Berlin and viewed as a livestream on the Berlin Philharmonic’s Digital Concert Hall. (GT)

Kirill Petrenko

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Ticciati, Rattle, and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin bring musical solace to a corona-blighted city

GermanyGermany Vaughan Williams, Purcell, Birtwistle, Mahler: Magdalena Kožená (mezzo-soprano), Andrew Staples (tenor), Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin / Robin Ticciati and Sir Simon Rattle (conductors). Live-streamed (directed by Jörg Thomas Mohr) from Philharmonie Berlin. 7.11.2020. (JPr)

DSO’s Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

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Vladimir Jurowski leads a fine programme, full of connections, at Musikfest Berlin

GermanyGermany  Musikfest Berlin [6] – Bach, Berg, Webern, and Schnittke: Anne Schwanewilms (soprano), Erez Ofer, Nadine Contini (violins), Helen Collyer (piano and harpsichord), Children’s Choir of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden (director: Ralf Sochaczewsky), Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra / Vladimir Jurowski (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 5.9.2020. (MB)

Vladimir Jurowski (c) Drew Kelley

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Musikfest Berlin: Klangforum Wien excel in new works by Saunders and Aperghis  

GermanyGermany Musikfest Berlin [5] – Saunders and Aperghis: Joonas Ahonen (piano), Krassimir Sterev (accordion), Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Klangforum Wien / Emilio Pomàrico (conductor). Philharmonie, Berlin, 4.9.2020. (MB)

Klangforum Wien © Monika Karczmarczyk/Berliner Festspiele

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