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Well isn't that Pinteresting....? + MORE

Being part of an orchestra's marketing team isn't always just about promoting concerts, keeping up to date with the latest marketing techniques, or sourcing biographies for performers... it's also quite often about cake.At Britten Sinfonia we enjoy celebrating our staff member's birthdays with cake,.... More »
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Dominique-René de Lerma: A New Publisher Series + MORE

Dominique-René de Lerma:A NEW PUBLISHER SERIESWilliam Grant Still Music, the prime source and more often only source for the music of this major composer (1895-1978), has initiated a new series, Done found my lost sheep, which, it might be guessed, is directed to the publication of music from t.... More »
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Unmasking Un Ballo 2 + MORE

Verdi, Un Ballo in Maschera: Chorus (Chorus Master: Roberto Gabbiani) and Orchestra of Teatro dell’Opera Rome /  Jesús López Cobos (conductor).  Teatro dell’Opera Rome, 27.10.2016. (JB) Cast: King Gustav III of Sweden – Angelo Villari Captain Anckarström – Juan Jesús Rodriguez.... More »
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Memphis-based PRIZM Ensemble innovates with orchestra that mirrors city's diversity [Lecolion Washington, Founder, Has Recorded African-American Works] + MORE

PRIZM EnsembleLegacy: Works for Bassoon by African-American ComposersLecolion WashingtonNOVEMBER 28, 2016(MEMPHIS, TN) – What if an orchestra looked like its home city? That’s the (unfortunately) novel concept behind PRIZM Chamber Orchestra, an ensemble whose membership mirrors the demographic.... More »
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Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, Bayerische Staatsoper, 28.07.2015 + MORE

The raw material of Manon Lescaut is passion. If you catch yourself pondering or evaluating or judging anything during a performance of Puccini’s first big success, then you can claim your money back in the box office: you’ve been defrauded. The wigs and crinolines might pose an extra challenge .... More »
Rupert Christiansen on a supremely confident interpretation of Richard Strauss’s decadent masterpiece

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It has been said many times (and by Strauss himself) that the title role of Strauss’ Salome requires at least two different voices. Nina Stemme has both of them. And so seamlessly, artfully, are they rolled into one that it is hard to think of any other singer at the present time who better encapsulates and commands every facet of the role, both vocally and dramatically…

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Lost Works No.2: G.W.L Marshall-Hall's Symphony in Eb

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G.W.L. Marshall-Hall (1862-1915) is a name that is now little known in the United Kingdom. Yet his provenance is second to none. He was born in London and studied with Parry and Stanford. Soon assuming a place of importance in the musical life of London, he wrote a number of significant works which reached a degree of popularity…

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"It's got to be obsessive." Meet Mark-Anthony TurnageI went to see Mark-Anthony Turnage the other week to talk to him about the revival of Anna Nicole that is to open the Royal Opera House’s new season (11 Sept). Article is in the Independent now and the uncut version is below. First, a taster: the PARTAY scene with the amazing team of Eva-Maria Westbroek as Anna Nicole and Gerald Finley as Howard Stern…

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B Tommy Andersson - new BBC NOW composer-in-residenceB Tommy AnderssonPhoto: Jan-Olav WedinThe Swedish composer B. Tommy Andersson has been appointed the composer-in-residence with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Their first joint event will be the orchestra’s concert on October 3, when the programme will include Andersson’s Garden of Delights. Andersson is not a particularly well known composer in the UK and I spoke to him by phone to find out more about the residency and his work…

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Prom 57 review  Daniel Harding's debut makes too much of MahlerA rushed performance of Mahler’s Second Symphony found neither Harding nor the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra at their best"It is an enormous piece and it makes a lot of noise," is how conductor Daniel Harding, not without humour, describes Mahler’s "Resurrection" Symphony, a work with which he enjoys a long association…

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Operalia

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So I am watched part of the Operalia webcast with head in hands.Somebody take the stick away from Domingo, please, because he is undercutting every one of those poor young singers.Where is Alfredo Kraus when you need him? Because……incredibly crude Duke of Mantua……pretty bad Werther….However, that tenor singing “Ah, fuyez, douce image” had real promise…

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Winners (and losers) at Domingo’s Operalia

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Winners (and losers) at Domingo’s OperaliaSad to report that neither of the countertenors got a sniff at the top prizes. The two high guys shared a $10,000 consolation slot.
The winners are:
Rachel Willis-Sørensen (US), 30, soprano
 

 
 
and Mario Chang  (Guatemala), 28, tenor.

 
Rachel has already sung major roles in big houses – Mimi in Bohème at Semperoper Dresden and Countess in The Marriage of Figaro at Covent Garden…

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The German ensemble musikFabrik were first seen at the International Festival last year with a tribute to Frank Zappa. It was one of the highlights of the programme. So I was delighted that Jonathan Mills made sure to invite them back immediately, this time with this bizarre but fabulous piece of music theatre…

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Festival Director Ends Tenure with Powerful New Work

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           Edinburgh International Festival 2014 (20) – Mills, Janáček: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Edinburgh Festival Chorus, Thomas Trotter (organ), Ilan Volkov (conductor) Usher Hall, Edinburgh, 30.8.2014 (SRT) Hibla Gerzmava (soprano) Claudia Huckle (mezzo) Simon O’Neill (tenor) Jan Martiník (bass) Andrew Staples (tenor in Sandakan Threnody)   Mills:                     Sandakan Threnody Janáček:                Glagolitic […]

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A Look Back

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Anthony Tommasini’s prescient ear:The soprano Sondra Radvanovsky brought a vulnerable quality to her portrayal of the insecure, needy Gutrune, though her voice was somewhat tremulous. The Rhine Maidens and the Three Norns were strongly cast, with Christine Goerke, as the Third Norn, especially splendid…

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Triumphant Mahler 2 Harding Prom 57

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Triumphant  Mahler 2 Harding Prom 57Triumphant! An exceptionally stimulating Mahler Symphony No 2 from Daniel Harding and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, BBC Prom 57 at the Royal Albert Hall.  Harding’s Mahler Tenth performances (especially with the Berliner Philharmoniker, read more HERE) are pretty much the benchmark by which all other performances are assessed…

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