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Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg review –  Gerard Finley brings subtlety and warmth to Glyndebourne’s Sachs + MORE

Glyndebourne Opera House, LewesOn its first revival, David McVicar’s handsome production feels less convincing and offers few real insights into Wagner’s comedy. Gerard Finley’s Sachs remains a standoutWhen it was new, in 2011, David McVicar’s Glyndebourne production of Wagner’s supreme co.... More »
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Fidelio live online from La Scala Milan + MORE

Eagerly awaiting live broadcast of Beethoven Fidelio from la Scala Milan.Audio only from BR klassik HERE and video (Italy only)  on RAI 5. Klaus Florian Vogt, Anja Kempe, Peter Mattei, Falk Struckmann, Kwangchul Youn and of course Daniel Barenboim.... More »
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Reserve Now: Emanuel Ax Festival Residency to Benefit Community MusicWorks, Thursday & Friday, March 23 & 24, 2017 in Providence, Rhode Island + MORE

Emanuel AxReserve Now:Emanuel Ax Festival Residency to Benefit Community MusicWorksStaff and students are preparing to welcome the world-renowned pianist Emanuel Ax for a two-day residency that features open rehearsals, a master class, a discussion on citizen artistry and a special dinner and co.... More »
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The bough friend + MORE

The Deutsche Opera an Rhein production of Handel’s Xerxes (which is shared with the Berlin Komische Oper), though I saw it three nights ago, has taken a while to settle down in my brain. That’s not because the Stefan Herheim production is particularly abstruse but rather, on the contrary.... More »
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CD Spotlight. A Precocious Gift + MORE

Orchestral music by Enrique Soro, heard by Gerald Fenech. 'The composer's melodic instinct, mastery of orchestration and sense of form are evident throughout ...'.... More »
John Malveaux: 'I organized William Grant Still vocal and piano music for the outdoor dedication' of the 'Troubled Island' Mural at the William Grant Still Art Center

Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles

John
Malveaux
of
www.MusicUNTOLD.com
writes:

The scholarly history and review by Dominique-René de Lerma
of the opera Troubled Island
reference “A mural, twenty-four feet long, adorns the wall of 2520 West
View Street in Los Angeles, painted by Noni Olabisi and Charles Freeman,
commissioned by the Cultural Affairs Office of the city…

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Sir John Tavener’s final premiere

– intermezzo.typepad.com

Sir John Tavener, who died today at the age of 69, was dogged by ill health for much of his life, but he remained busy to the end.
His new composition Three Shakespeare Sonnets will receive its world premiere on Friday 15 November at Southwark Cathedral, Shakespeare's own place of worship.   Sir John hand picked the members of the Chamber Choir of Southern Iceland who will perform it…

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Morlot Masters Mahler in Riveting Sixth Symphony

– www.seenandheard-international.com

Boulez and Mahler: Kimberly Russ (piano), Seattle Symphony, Ludovic Morlot (conductor), Benaroya Hall, Seattle, 7.11.2013 (BJ) Boulez: Notations I-IV Mahler: Symphony No. 6 This performance of Mahler’s Sixth Symphony in Benaroya Hall reminded me of a particular one I heard many years ago: it was so different…

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Virtual Opera in Paris

– ionarts.blogspot.com

Much fuss was made about Nico Muhly’s Two Boys as an Internet opera, but starting today the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris will host performances of The End, Vocaloid Opéra, featuring the completely virtual "diva" from Japan, Hatsune Miku. Eléonore Prieur has a preview article (Le premier opéra virtuel investit le Théâtre du Châtelet, November 12) for Le Figaro (my translation):
It is the first

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Evviva Las Vegas

– parterre.com

Evviva Las VegasWhere else would you be this evening at 7:55, cher public, but in La Casa della Cieca whilst the season premiere of Rigoletto emanates from the Met? (Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)

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The Magic Flute at English National Opera

– www.classical-music.com

Picture: ENO's The Magic Flute; Ben Johnson and Devon Guthrie; (c) Robbie Jack
Hallelujah! Theatre director Simon McBurney – the man who for years 'wasn't in the least bit interested in opera' – has discovered Mozart…

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Amerinca-born conductor took over the OSM in 2006, after four years of uncertainty and labour strife following the abrupt departure of Charles Dutoit

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ArtsBeat: ‘Silent Night,’ Pulitzer Winner, to Air on PBSThe Pulitzer Prize-winning opera by Kevin Puts will be shown on PBS in December.    

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Sie kommt! Die Frau ohne Schatten at the MetHerbert Wernicke’s 2001 production of Strauss’s monumental Die Frau ohne Schatten is on stage again at the Metropolitan Opera, for the first time in a decade. You should go if you can! In the comments below, I complain about any number of details, some more important than others, but nothing I say should keep you from seeing this generally well-performed revival of a great opera that isn’t staged nearly enough…

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NO IDEAS BUT IN THINGS: the composer Alvin Lucier

– renewablemusic.blogspot.com

Viola Rusche and Hauke Harder’s film about Alvin Lucier, NO IDEAS BUT IN THINGS has finally been released on DVD by Wergo.  This a beautiful, spacious work of film making, with the single most breathtaking direct cut in any film I know.  Wergo’s page is here.  A web site dedicated to the film is here.

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Stefan Herheim,/Salzburg Meistersinger To Get DVD Release In 2014

In a rather unusual turn of events – at least in regard to productions of Wagner’s work – it seems everyone liked the Stefan Herheim directed Salzburg Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. So we assume most will be pleased to know that it will receive a confirmed a release on DVD  sometime in 2014 as part of a series called “Festival Documents”…

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This just in from the Concertgebouworkest: Having arrived in Beijing on their World Tour, the Royal Concertbegouw Orchestra’s Music Director Mariss Jansons has withdrawn on medical advice from conducting tomorrow night’s concert (Nov 13th) at the National Performing Arts Centre. Stepping into the breach and making his RCO debut will be the young Scottish conductor Rory Macdonald who is travelling […]

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Contemporary dance troupe Artemis Danza is making its American debut Thursday night in Chicago, coming from Parma, Italy to both commemorate the Giuseppe Verdi bicentennial and hoping to shake up your ideas about what a dance company does.

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