Distinguished Schumann ‘Rheinish’ performance is the highlight of the BBC Philharmonic’s Prom

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [8] – Britta Byström, Sibelius, and Schumann: Liza Ferschtman (violin), BBC Philharmonic Orchestra / John Storgårds (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 10.8.2021. (MB)

Liza Ferschtman (violin) (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Fine performances – and a large audience – as the BBC Proms return

United KingdomUnited Kingdom First Night of the Proms – Vaughan Williams, Poulenc, MacMillan, and Sibelius: Elizabeth Llewellyn (soprano), Jess Dandy (contralto), Allan Clayton (tenor), Michael Mofidian (bass-baritone), BBC Singers (chorus-master: Martin Fitzpatrick), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Dalia Stasevska (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 30.7.2021. (MB)

Elizabeth Llewellyn (c) BBC/Chris Christodoulou

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Tête-à-Tête present Darren Berry’s unusual The Crocodile of Old Kang Pow

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Tête-à-Tête Opera Festival [1] – Darren Berry: The Crocodile of Old Kang Pow (Acts I and II): Soloists, Darren Berry (narrator), Eddie Giffney (piano). The Cockpit Theatre, Marylebone, London, 29.7.2021 (MB)

Oscar Dom Victor Castellino (O’Fela, the Crocodile God) (c) Claire Shovelton

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