Despite John Butt’s strong presence, Spears’s music isn’t Mozart’s in Glasgow

United KingdomUnited Kingdom 2019 Glasgow Cathedral Festival –Bruckner, Mozart: Mhairi Lawson (soprano), Beth Taylor, (mezzo-soprano), Christopher Bowen (tenor), Brian Bannatyne-Scott (bass), Orchestra, Glasgow Cathedral Choir, Glasgow University Chapel Choir / John Butt (conductor), Glasgow Cathedral, 28.9.2019. (SRT)

2019 Glasgow Cathedral Festival (c) Tommy Ga-Ken Wan

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Mascagni and Wolf-Ferrari double bill is a great success at the Lammermuir Festival

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Lammermuir Festival [2] – Mascagni, Zanetto & Wolf-Ferrari, Susanna’s Secret: Soloists, Orchestra of Scottish Opera / David Parry (conductor). St Mary’s Parish Church, Haddington, 21.9.2019. (SRT)

Richard Burkhard (Count Gil) and Clare Presland (Countess Susanna)
in Susanna’s Secret (c) Sally Jubb Photography

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Andrew Davis’s Götterdämmerung Ends the 2019 Edinburgh Festival in a Blaze of Glory

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival [14] – Wagner, Götterdämmerung (in concert): Soloists, RCS (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) Voices (director: Timothy Dean), Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Sir Andrew Davis (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 25.8.2019. (SRT)

Christine Goerke (Brunnhilde), Josef Wagner (Gunther), RSNO & Sir Andrew Davis (conductor)
(c) Ryan Buchanan

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Deutsche Oper Berlin’s Manon Lescaut Was Pretty Darn Good in Edinburgh

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival [13] – Puccini, Manon Lescaut (in concert): Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin / Donald Runnicles (conductor), Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 22.8.2019. (SRT)

Deutsche Oper Berlin’s Manon Lescaut at the 2019 EIF
(c) Ryan Buchanan

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