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Met Opera: La Donna del Lago + MORE

Join us this Saturday at noon for a broadcast of Rossini's La Donna del Lago, live from New York's Metropolitan Opera. Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Florez join forces for this story set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott..... More »
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'Bach in the Subways' cellist Dale Henderson takes off on tour + MORE

Dale Henderson, the cellist known for bringing Bach to subway platforms, is taking the great composer's cello suites on tour..... More »
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OperaUpClose to leave King's Head, Islington, for fresh challenges + MORE

Innovative company that stretched boundaries of small-scale opera will build on links with Soho theatre and Coventry BelgradeOperaUpClose, the company which has become synonymous with accessible small-scale opera and who, with their award-winning La Bohème, showed that innovative opera produ.... More »
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Album Review: For Mary J. Blige, Pain Leads to Beauty + MORE

The singer is a virtuoso of suffering, and her new album, “Strength of a Woman,” is her most affecting in years..... More »
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Sphinx is seeking to secure support to ensure our summer Sphinx Performance Academy (SPA) is able to thrive and remain free of cost for many student musicians! + MORE

From this first day of Spring to its last day on June 20, Sphinx is seeking to  secure support to ensure our summer Sphinx Performance Academy (SPA) is able to thrive and remain free of cost for many student musicians!SPA is a 2-week full-scholarship intensive chamber music and solo performan.... More »

What opera characters need Google Glass?

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Wolf Trap Opera of Vienna, Virginia has announced that at a July 25 performance of Carmen, tech journalist David Pogue will be onstage wearing Google Glass.

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Holland ParkThe Governess – Ellie LaugharnePeter Quint – Brenden GunnellMrs Grove – Diana MontagueMiss Jessel – Elin PritchardThe Prologue – Robin TritschlerMiles – Dominic LynchFlora – Rosie LomasAnnilese Miskimmon (director)Leslie Travers (designs)Mark Jonathan (lighting)City of London SinfoniaSteuart Bedford (conductor)The absurdity of last year’s Britten over-saturation seemed to prove to the converted that their hero conquered all; to the rest of us, it confirmed us in our scepticism or, better, selectivity…

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The Chicago company announces it broke even in 2013-14, marking the 26th year out of the past 27 that the company managed to avoid red ink.

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Monteverdi Vespro della beata Vergine

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Monteverdi Vespro della beata Vergine Monteverdi Vespro della beata Vergine – Vespers of 1610; Choeur de Chambre de Namur, Cappella Mediterranea, Leonardo Garcia Alarcon; Ambronay Editions Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Jun 27 2014 Star rating: 5.0Lithe and vibrant new recording, with some dazzling performances at terrific speed.This new recording of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 was recorded in the abbey of Ambronay and involved the Choeur de Chambre de Namur, instrumentalists from Cappella Mediterranea plus soloists Celine Scheen, Mariana Flores, Fabian Schofrin, Fernando Guimaraes, Zachary Wilder, Matteo Bellotto, Victor Torres and Sergio Foresti, all directed by Leonardo Garcia Alarcon…

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Curtains for richest opera house?

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A LABOUR dispute has put New York’s Met on ‘the edge of the precipice’.

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Secret Music: July

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(Click for the background to the Secret Music listings.) Friday 4 July: Silk Street Music Hall, GSMD | Plus Minus | 7.00pm | FREE Plus-Minus ensemble present five new works by postgraduate Guildhall composers, and a rare opportunity to hear Peter Ablinger’s experimental Amtssee bei Regen…

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31 Days is a bite-sized month-long trial of Classical Music from across the spectrum of this wonderful, expansive music we love at Classical MPR. Day 3, we're listening to how the English Horn and Bassoon take center stage in Stravinsky's 'Pastorale.'

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Top Score: 'The Orchestra' app

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A new iPad app from the Philharmonia Orchestra aims to demystify how an orchestra works.

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This modern version of Britten’s opera was oddly resonant, says Rupert Christiansen

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I feel incredibly honoured to have presented BBC New Generation Artists on BBC Radio 3 for the past four seasons. It’s inspirational to get to know so many exceptionally talented young instrumentalists, singers and chamber ensembles so early in their careers, and gratifying to be able to watch closely as they grow and develop during the two years they spend on the scheme…

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What does it take to play Mozart’s rakish seducer?

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The Turn of the Screw review  Britten chamber opera is made even creepierOpera Holland Park, LondonThis classroom setting suits the Holland Park stage, with strong performances from singers and instrumentalists alikeAs if Britten’s Turn of the Screw needed to be made any creepier, Annilese Miskimmon’s new production turns it into a ghost story within a ghost story. The setting is now, or at least a few decades ago; Bly, the creaky country house of the story, has become a boys’ boarding school, and the Prologue is sung by a teacher wearing a lab coat…

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The Week in Reviews, Op. 37: Lisa Batiashvili performs the SibeliusBy Robert Niles: In an effort to promote the coverage of live music, each week Violinist.com brings you links to reviews of notable violin performances from around the world.

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Lisa Batiashvili performed the Sibelius with the Philharmonia OrchestraThe Guardian: “The Philharmonia were at their most refined and responsive throughout the evening (during Sibelius’ violin concerto and second symphony), and neither performance could be faulted technically, but for the most part both works remained rather detached and uninvolving…

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