Lyrical and fun: Osmo Vänskä leads the Curtis Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall

12/02/2020

United StatesUnited States Smith, Beethoven, Sibelius: Jonathan Biss (piano), Curtis Symphony Orchestra / Osmo Vänskä (conductor). Carnegie Hall, New York, 8.2.2020. (RP)

Osmo Vänskä (conductor) & the Curtis Symphony Orchestra © Pete Checchia

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Tenor Dominick Armstrong gives volcanic Janáček performance for Brooklyn Art Song Society

09/02/2020

United StatesUnited States Brooklyn Art Song Society Home IV – Bartók, Kodály, Janáček: Lucy Fitz Gibbon, Caitlin Mead (sopranos), Allison Gish, Kate Maroney (mezzo-sopranos), Dominic Armstrong (tenor), Michael Brofman, Joel Harder (piano). Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn, 7.2.2020. (RP)

Janáček, Bartók & Kodály © Joan Chiverton

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Susan Graham, ‘America’s favorite mezzo’, returns to Alice Tully Hall in radiant form

06/02/2020

United StatesUnited States Various: Susan Graham (mezzo soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano), Alice Tully Hall, New York, 4.2.2020. (RP)

Susan Graham © Dario Acosta

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Corrado Rovaris celebrates the Big 20 with an electrifying Verdi Requiem in Philadelphia

05/02/2020

United StatesUnited States Verdi, Messa da Requiem: Leah Crocetto (soprano), Jennifer Johnson Cano (mezzo-soprano), Evan LeRoy Johnson (tenor), In-Sung Sim (bass), Opera Philadelphia Orchestra and Chorus / Corrado Rovaris (conductor), Academy of Music, Philadelphia, 2.2.2020. (RP)

Corrado Rovaris conducting Opera Philadelphia in Verdi’s Requiem © Dominic M. Mercier

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Schubert’s Winterreise etched to perfection by Peter Mattei and Lars David Nilsson at Carnegie Hall

03/02/2020

United StatesUnited States Schubert, Winterreise: Peter Mattei (baritone), Lars David Nilsson (piano). Carnegie Hall, New York, 31.1.2020. (RP)

Peter Mattei (baritone) and Lars David Nilsson (piano) © Steve J. Sherman

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Pittsburgh Opera’s Alcina is a delight for both ear and eye

31/01/2020

United StatesUnited States Handel, Alcina: Soloists, Chatham Baroque, Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra / Antony Walker (conductor), Pittsburgh Opera, CAPA Theater, Pittsburgh, 28.1.2020. (RP)

Caitlin Gotimer (Alcina) and Laurel Semerdjian (Bradamante)
© David Bachman/Pittsburgh Opera

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The Yale Schola Cantorum gives voice to the last sounds of Christmas

28/01/2020

United StatesUnited States Various composers, Sing Lullaby: Yale Schola Cantorum, Carolyn Craig (organ) / David Hill (conductor). The Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, New York, 25.1.2020. (RP)

David Hill © 2020 Yale University

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Not just any bootcamp: Renée Fleming’s SongStudio returns to Carnegie Hall

22/01/2020

United StatesUnited States Various composers, SongStudio 2020: Singers and pianists,.Carnegie Hall, New York, 16-18.1.2020. (RP)

Renée Fleming and SongStudio participants at Zankel Hall © Jennifer Taylor

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