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No tourists - John Eliot Gardiner Chabrier Debussy BRSO + MORE

Sir John Eliot Gardiner with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks at the notorious  Gasteig in Munich last week. Gardiner isn't getting any younger, but he's greatly loved. Every opportunity to hear him live is worth cherishing. This time he conducted Emmanuel Chabrier and Claude De.... More »
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"Hitler based his entire philosophy and the whole Nazi apparatus on ideas explicitly drawn from Wagner’s writings and operas" + MORE

As we saw in the previous post, part of a new series of shorter introductory study posts discussing the longest and most thoroughly researched post on this blog, the critique of Joachim Köhler's Wagner's Hitler, music journalist Anne Midgette confidently stated that:Joachim Köhler’s chilling and.... More »
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Alexandre Tharaud: Better with Baroque + MORE

Mozart, F. Couperin, Schubert, Beethoven, Alexandre Tharaud (piano), Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, New York, 26-01-2015 (SSM) Mozart: Piano Sonata in A Major, K. 331 Couperin: Selections from Pièces de clavecin La logivière Les Calotines Les rozeaux Les baricades mistérieuses Les ombres errantes La.... More »
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Shame and dismay as the hijab is worn on an opera stage + MORE

From a correspondent who wishes to remain anonymous:   A production of Rossini’s “Turco in Italia” at the Antalya State Opera features women in hijab on stage. The local anti-government media is calling it “Türban Opera.”   The appearance of the modern hijab .... More »
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September song + MORE

“Paul Appleby will sing the role of Don Ottavio in this season’s September and October performances of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, replacing Rolando Villazón, who has withdrawn due to illness,” the Met’s press department tells us..... More »

Jamie Barton in SF Opera’s Norma

– operatattler.typepad.com

Mezzo-soprano Daveda Karanas, who was scheduled to appear at San Francisco Opera as Adalgisa in Norma this fall, has withdrawn from the production for personal reasons. She is to be replaced by Jamie Barton (pictured left) for five of the opera's seven performances. A casting update for the September 19 and 23 performances will be announced at a later date…

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Singers from the Minnesota Opera will perform on the stage of the MPR booth at the Minnesota State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 28. Here's some background on the organization and the people who will be performing.

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Whoa: nine days before opening night, Daveda Karanas withdraws from singing Adalgisa in the Norma production, “for personal reasons.” Jamie Barton steps in for the September 5, 10, 14, 27 and 30 performances. The press release says that a further announcement will be made for the September 19 and 23 performances…

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Dvorak in Love

– www.planethugill.com

Dvorak in LoveTony Palmer’s film Dvorak in Love was made for Czech Television in the 1980’s. It was intended simply to be an account of the recording of Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in the Prague with Julian Lloyd-Webber, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and Vaclav Neumann. By interweaving the documentary footage with readings from Dvorak’s letters the result, given Dvorak’s generally presumed lack of involvement in politics, proved surprisingly political and the resulting film was not shown on Czech TV…

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Ballo Cast Change, San Francisco Opera

– irontongue.blogspot.com

Just arrived, the first cast change of the season: Krassimira Stoyanova, who was to sing the first six of the seven performances, has withdrawn for health reasons. Julianna Di Giacomo, who was going to sing the last performance, will instead sing all seven. The production opens on October 4, 2014.Ms…

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Living Symphonies: when an ecosystem becomes an orchestraHannah Ellis-Petersen visits an inspired and intricate forest-sound installation that takes its cues from, and responds to, the timbre of natureIt begins just as a gentle hum, fragments of musical notes barely decipherable from the sounds of the forest. But walking into the depths of Bedgebury Pinetum in Kent, to a small circle in the depths of the trees, the natural symphony of the forest is gradually replaced by music of a very different kind…

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The Sopranos has been celebrated for its ambiguous series finale, which left the fate of mob boss Tony Soprano unknown.

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Why does the BBC assume its audience won't like new music?The BBCs omission of a three-minute Birtwistle piece from a televised prom broadcast points to a lack of belief in new music and in audiences, says Susanna EastburnTonight, BBC Four will televise one of the best-loved events of the BBC Proms season, the National Youth Orchestras Prom, which was performed on 10 August 2014 to a packed and joyful audience at the Royal Albert Hall…

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Concerts by Candlelight at the Sam Wanamaker PlayouseLast Winter the Sam Wanamaker P layhouse opened at the Globe Theatre and it has proved one of London’s most fascinating theatrical spaces. Not just for plays, but for opera (see our review of Cavalli’s L’Ormindo, concerts and other events. The programme of events for the first part of the 2014/15 season promises all sorts of good things, all by candlelight on Sunday afternoons and Monday evenings…

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Did Tony get whacked? 'Sopranos' creator David Chase speaks out on show finaleIt’s been seven years since “The Sopranos,” HBO’s groundbreaking drama about a New Jersey mob family, wrapped its Emmy-winning run. Yet the show’s cut-to-black finale remains one of the most contentious endings for a TV series ever, with fans continuing to debate: Did crime boss Tony Soprano really get whacked in that last scene?

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Pumeza Matshikiza, the star soprano of the 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, reveals her daily diet

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The virgin Einspring

– parterre.com

The virgin EinspringJamie Barton will make her San Francisco Opera debut as Adalgisa in Norma for five of the opera’s seven performances on September 5, 10, 14, 27 and 30. Ms. Barton replaces Daveda Karanas, who has withdrawn from the production for personal reasons. [San Francisco Opera]

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 Prom 53: Brahms: Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer (conductor), Royal Albert Hall, London, 26.8.2014 (CS) Brahms:Symphony No.3 in F major Symphony No.4 in E minor   Following their Bank Holiday programme of orchestral showpieces, which included three of Brahms’ Hungarian Dances, Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra returned to the Royal Albert Hall to […]

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