Fire Shut Up in My Bones is a triumph and a milestone for the Met

United StatesUnited States Terence Blanchard, Fire Shut Up in My Bones: Soloists, Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor). Metropolitan Opera, New York, 27.9.2021. (RP)

Chris Kenney (Chester), Will Liverman (Charles) and Walter Russell III (Char’es-Baby) © Ken Howard / Met Opera

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The Metropolitan Opera marks the anniversary of 9/11 with Verdi’s Requiem

United StatesUnited States Verdi’s Requiem – The Met Remembers 9/11: Ailyn Pérez (soprano), Michelle DeYoung (mezzo-soprano), Matthew Polenzani (tenor), Eric Owens (bass-baritone), Metropolitan Opera Chorus & Orchestra / Yannick Nézet-Séguin (conductor). Metropolitan Opera, New York, 11.9.2021. (RP)

Verdi’s Requiem at the Metropolitan Opera © Richard Termine/The Met

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Performers dazzle in Anthony Cheung compositions at TIME:SPANS

United StatesUnited States TIME:SPANS [2] – ‘Anthony Cheung Portrait’: Claire Chase (flute), Miranda Cuckson (violin), Gilles Vonsattel (piano), Spektral Quartet (Maeve Feinberg & Clara Lyon [violins], Doyle Armbrust [viola], Russell Rolen [cello]). The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, New York, 27.8.2021. (DS)

Anthony Cheung (c) Ben Gebo

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Yarn/Wire performs brilliantly at the TIME:SPANS festival, though a year later than first scheduled

United KingdomUnited Kingdom TIME:SPANS [1] – Yarn/Wire: Laura Barger & Julia Den Boer (piano), Russell Greenberg & Sae Hashimoto (percussion). The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, New York, 24.8.2021. (DS)

Yarn/Wire members in performance (c) Thomas Fichter

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Grand opera returns to New York with Teatro Nuovo’s delightful Il barbiere di Siviglia

United StatesUnited States Rossini, Il barbiere di Siviglia: Soloists, Teatro Nuovo Chorus and Orchestra / Jakob Lehmann (primo violino e capo d’orchestra) and Will Crutchfield (maestro al cembalo). Teatro Nuovo, Damrosch Park, New York, NY, 27.7.2021. (RP)

Hannah Ludwig (Rosina) © Steven Pisano

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Bard Summerscape presents Chausson’s Le roi Arthus in a thrilling, picture-perfect production

United StatesUnited States Chausson, Le roi Arthus: Soloists, Bard Festival Chorale, American Symphony Orchestra / Leon Botstein (conductor), Bard Summerscape 2021, Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, 25.7.2021. (RP)

Norman Garrett (King Arthus) © Maria Baranova

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Harlem Chamber Players commemorate the Tulsa race massacre and Juneteenth with world premiere of TULSA 1921

United StatesUnited States Various, Pity These Ashes: Tulsa 1921-2021: J’Nai Bridges (mezzo-soprano), Lady Jess (violinist), Ashley Jackson (harp), Terrance McKnight (narrator), Dancers from the Harlem School of the Arts, Harlem Chamber Players / Amadi Azikiwe (conductor), The Herb Alpert Center, Harlem School of the Arts, New York, 10.6.2021. (RP)

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