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SF Opera's Lucia di Lammermoor + MORE

* Notes * A new production of Lucia di Lammermoor opened last night at San Francisco Opera with local favorite and Adler alum Nadine Sierra in the title role. There was much beautiful singing and playing, but while there were many strong elements in the staging, it didn't add up to a cohesive .... More »
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Jonathan Miller’s ENO Barber as Invigorating as Ever + MORE

 Rossini, The Barber of Seville: Soloists, Members of the English National Opera Chorus, Orchestra of English National Opera/Christopher Allen (conductor), London Coliseum, 29.9.2015 (CC)   Cast Figaro: Morgan Pearce Rosina: Kathryn Rudge Bartolo: Andrew Shore Count Almaviva: Eleazar Rodriguez Don.... More »
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Maya Plisetskaya’s 90th birthday celebrated in concerts and exhibitions + MORE

20 November 2015 would have been Maya Plisetskaya’s 90th birthday. The great Russian ballerina, who died on 2 May this year, will be remembered in a series of events in Moscow and St Petersburg. On 18 November her friend, and musical director of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev gave a con.... More »
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Morning Glories: Classical Music Prodigies + MORE

The Minnesota Varsity Showcase Concert is coming up on April 30, so this week on Morning Glories, we'll feature some classical music prodigies..... More »
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A leading Danish ensemble has less than a month to live + MORE

The well-known Esbjerg Ensemble in the southwest of Denmark has been warned it will lose its subsidy in a programme of regional cuts on October 5. The ensemble has been the only classical group in its region for 17 years. Here’s an appeal from its founder, Michel Camille, asking you to sign a.... More »
Nazi Opera Conspiracies: a Right-Wing Rewriting of HistoryAfter much thought, a phrase occurred to me, one that encapsulated the very essence of the growing literature pointing the finger at Richard Wagner to single-handedly carry the blame for having caused World War II and the Holocaust, which are alleged to be historical events with purely cultural origins in nineteenth century romantic opera…

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Morning Glories: August begins with Amadeus

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A is for August and for Amadeus. During this first full week of August, we'll hear some of Mozart's masterworks.

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Here is your regular Sunday selection of links to online audio and online video from the week gone by. After clicking to an audio or video stream, press the "Play" button to start the broadcast. Some of these streams become unavailable after a few days.
Les Eléments and Le Cercle de l’Harmonie perform Beethoven’s Fidelio, starring Malin Byström, Joseph Kaiser, and Sophie Karthauser and conducted

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Our composers deserve a hearing

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MAHLER is all very well, but orchestras tend to neglect Australian works.

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Music festival comes of age

– www.theaustralian.com.au

THE Australian Festival of Chamber Music has matured into a veritable Charles Atlas of the festival scene.

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In a programme of works by Richard Strauss and Elgar, conductor Vasily Petrenko underlined what it is that makes them such inventive composers

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Ouverture spirituelle • Rameau and Mondonville: Motets
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William Christie, the American gentleman early music pioneer, dapper and smiling like Michael Caine on a good day, led his band of splendid musicians, Les Arts Florissant, in a quartet of Grand Motets by Jean-Philippe Rameau and Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville in the Salzburg

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This week, Steve Staruch fills in for the vacationing John Birge and Luke Taylor fills in for the vacationing Jay Gabler. As a result, Steve and Luke cover Click on Classical, talking about what’s bubbling up online — including a story from North Dakota’s oil country.

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  Bayreuth Festival 2014 (6) – Wagner, Götterdämmerung: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival / Kirill Petrenko. (conductor), Bayreuth, Germany. 30.4.2014. Cast: Siegfried: Lance Ryan Gunther: Alejandro Marco-Buhrmester Alberich: Oleg Bryjak Hagen: Attila Jun Brünnhilde: Catherine Foster Gutrune: Allison Oakes Waltraute: Claudia Mahnke First Norn: Okka von der Damerau Second Norn: Claudia Mahnke Third […]

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David Hertzberg has been named the first winner of the Catherine Doctorow Prize for Music.

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War Horse Prom review  equine puppet hero distracts from the show's weaknessesRoyal Albert Hall, LondonJohn Tams’ melancholic folk songs are beautiful, but the music choice and stage show are confusing and problematicYou won’t be surprised to hear that the puppet hero from the stage production of War Horse is the star of this afternoon Prom. There he is, swaggering through the audience, swishing his tail, nuzzling the conductor, rearing on his hind legs and most movingly howling in agony as he gets trapped in barbed wire…

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Music Review: Antoine Tamestit Plays Concert for Mostly Mozart FestivalThe violist Antoine Tamestit played a solo recital of Bach and Hindemith as part of the Mostly Mozart Festival on Saturday evening.

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Masterly Conducting from Nelsons in Lohengrin Revival

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 Bayreuth Festival 2014 (5) – Wagner, Lohengrin: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival / Andris Nelsons. (conductor), Bayreuth Festspielhaus, Germany. 31.7.2014. (JPr) Cast Heinrich der Vogler: Wilhelm Schwinghammer Lohengrin: Klaus Florian Vogt Elsa von Brabant: Edith Haller Friedrich von Telramund: Thomas J Mayer Ortrud: Petra Lang Herald: Samuel Youn   Production Director: Hans […]

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