West-Eastern Divan Ensemble epitomise how we must believe music can bring us closer together

GermanyGermany Hindemith, Carter, Hensel, and Beethoven: West-Eastern Divan Ensemble (Michael Barenboim [violin, viola], Miriam Manaserhov [viola], Assif Binness [cello], David Santos Luque [double bass], Daniel Gurfinkel [clarinet], Mor Biron [bassoon], Ben Goldscheider [horn]). Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin, 9.11.2023. (MB)

West-Eastern Divan Ensemble in Berlin’s Pierre Boulez Saal © Peter Adamik

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Rarely has Andalusia seemed less inviting or less interesting than in this vulgar production of Carmen

GermanyGermany Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Children’s Chorus (chorus director: Christian Lindhorst) and Chorus (chorus director: Jeremy Bines) of the Deutsche Oper, Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper / Ben Glassberg (conductor). Deutsche Oper, Berlin, 26.10.2023. (MB)

Deutsche Oper’s Carmen (2018) © Marcus Lieberenz

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