Fascinating, stimulating tour of the seasons from I Fagiolini with a little help from their friends

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Various, LIVE from London Summer 2021 [4] – Au Naturel: I Fagiolini / Robert Hollingworth (director) with VOCES8 and Rebecca Lea (speaker). Livestreamed from VOCES8 Centre, London, 14.8.2021. (CC)

I Fagliolini and VOCES8 rehearsing

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BBC SSO’s inspired coupling of Pergolesi and Stravinsky at the BBC Proms

United KingdomUnited Kingdom BBC Proms 2021 [4] – Pergolesi, Stravinsky: Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Tim Mead (countertenor), Benjamin Hulett (tenor), Simon Shibambu (bass-baritone), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra / Martyn Brabbins (conductor). Royal Albert Hall, London, 6.8.2021. (CC)

[l-r] Benjamin Hulett, Carolyn Sampson, Martyn Brabbins &  Simon Shimbabu (c) Chris Christodoulou

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Verbier Festival 2021: Matthias Goerne brings joy to Schubert and Lahav Shani’s Mozart is terrifically exciting

SwitzerlandSwitzerland Verbier Festival 2021 [1] – Schubert (arr. Schmalcz, Reger, Webern), Mozart: Matthias Goerne (baritone), Verbier Festival Orchestra / Lahav Shani (conductor). Salle des Combins, Verbier, Switzerland, 31.7.2021. (CC)

Matthias Goerne (baritone) at the Verbier Festival

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LIVE from London’s Messiaen masterclass in creating a technicolour canvas from a mere four instruments.

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Vaughan Williams (arr. Drayton), Messiaen, LIVE from London Summer 2021 [3] – Angel of the Apocalypse: Julian Bliss (clarinet), Jack Liebeck (violin), Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello), Katya Apekisheva (piano), VOCES8. Streamed from the VOCES8 Centre, London, 17.7.2021. (CC)

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OHP’s Opera in Song: Anush Hovhanissyan’s vocal stamina is huge and she is the most welcoming of hosts

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Opera Holland Park’s Opera in Song: Violetta and Tatyana: Anush Hovhanissyan (soprano) with Ella O’Neill, Dylan Perez (piano), Lauren Young (mezzo), Julien Van Mellaerts (baritone). Opera Holland Park, London, 26.7.2021. (CC)

(l-r) Dylan Perez, Ella O’Neill, Lauren Young, Julien Van Mellaerts and Anush Hovhanissyan

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