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Unexpected Opera present: The Rinse Cycle + MORE

The Ring? In Charing Cross? How could any of us not attend. More at Unexpected Opera “As well as conveying the crucial elements of the story and offering an experience of Wagner’s music at a high level of quality, I’d like to give the audience some feel for the magnitude, richne.... More »
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Berlioz, Bliss and Brett Dean - the BBC Symphony Orchestra's 2016/17 season at the Barbican + MORE

Douglas Fairbanks as Robin HoodThe BBC Symphony Orchestra's 2016/17 season at the Barbican, under chief conductor Sakari Oramo, includes a fine crop of world and UK premieres from Brett Dean, Neil Brand, Kaija Saariaho, Peter Eotvos, Michael Zev Gordon, Nicola Lefanu, Philip Cashian, Wolfgang Rihm a.... More »
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Mozart 250 Classical Opera Wigmore Hall + MORE

Ian Page and Classical Opera reached 1767 in their Mozart 250 project, the ambitious series planned to cover 27 years of Mozart's music and influences. 1767 was the year in which the young Mozart began to write more substantial and ambitious work, so this programme at the Wigmore Hall, London, was a.... More »
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Opera & Classical Music Listings for Jan. 30-Feb. 5 + MORE

A selected, critical guide to performances of classical music in New York City..... More »
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Handel Festival continues + MORE

This evening I will be at Berenice - a rare one indeed! The London Handel Festival has a remarkable calendar of events.  This is its 39th year! Coming up are Elpidia and Alexander Balus.  Only in London - how fortunate we are............ More »
Handel: The Triumph of Time and Truth review  not the disaster some have claimedBevan/Bevan/Mead/Lyon/Berger/Ludus Baroque/Neville-Towle(Delphian, two CDs)First performed in 1757, Handel’s last oratorio, The Triumph of Time and Truth, is a drastic revision of Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, written some 50 years earlier during Handel’s Italian period. The latter is one of his greatest works, and it has become common for critics to say that the 1757 version is vastly inferior…

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Excellent Performances in an Underwhelming Rossini Opera

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Rossini, La Gazzetta: Soloists, Chorus, Royal College of Music Opera Orchestra, Michael Rosewell (conductor). Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, 24.6.2014 (MB) Cast Lisetta – Filipa van Eck Doralice – Hannah Sandison Madama la Rose – Angela Simkin Filippo – Luke D Williams Alberto – Gyula Rab Don Pomponio – Timothy Nelson Anselmo – Matus […]

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As a member of the motion picture academy’s board of governors, composer Bruce Broughton would regularly field calls from music branch members asking about academy rules and campaigning. Broughton would direct them to the academy’s website, which listed an exhaustive set of award campaign…

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Sitting in a room with Alvin Lucier

– www.guardian.co.uk

Sitting in a room with Alvin LucierThe 83-year-old US composer was in Dundalk at the weekend to discuss and perform his seminal work Sitting in a Room. Tom Parkinson was there tooIf you listen to Beethoven, I guess youre listening to what Beethoven is giving you in time how it moves from point to point, key changes, modulations and stuff like that…

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La Gazzetta, Royal College of Music, 24 June 2014ChorusImages: Chris ChristodoulouBritten TheatreLisetta – Filipa van EckDoralice – Hannah SandisonMadama la Rose – Angela SimkinFilippo – Luke D WilliamsAlberto – Gyula RabDon Pomponio – Timothy NelsonAnselmo – Matus TomkoMonsù Traversen – Julien van MellaertsDonald Maxwell, Linda Ormiston (directors)Nigel Hook (designs)John Bishop (lighting)Louisa McAlpine (choreography) ChorusRoyal College of Music Opera OrchestraMichael Rosewell (conductor)Don Pomponio (Timothy Nelson)With but one exception, I am delighted to report with great enthusiasm on the Royal College of Music International Opera School’s summer show, Rossini’s La Gazzetta, performances and staging alike at least the equal of last year’s sparkling Offenbach production, La Vie parisienne…

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Thursday, July 17: Charleston Symphony Orchestra Spiritual Chorale/I’On Village Summer Concert Series, Mt Pleasant, 'Perilous Story of the Underground Railroad'June 25, 2014 Charleston SC— The CSO Spiritual Ensemble Chorale, a 28-member vocal group focusing on traditional African-American spirituals, continues the I’On Summer Concert Series on Thursday, July 17 at 7:00pm in a performance entitled No Trouble at the River: The Perilous Story of The Underground Railroad at East Cooper Montessori School, 250 Ponsbury Road, Mount Pleasant, SC…

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Massenet's Don Quichotte

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Massenet's Don QuichotteDon Quichotte – Act one – photo credit Robert Workman Massenet Don Quichotte; Clive Bayley, David Stout, Renato Balsadonna, Charles Edwards; Grange Park Opera Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Jun 22 2014 Star rating: 4.0Stylish and imaginative production of Massenet’s rarely performed opera.Massenet’s Don Quichotte is the best known of his group of late operas written for Montecarlo…

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A Liederabend Like No Other

– www.seenandheard-international.com

Schumann, Mahler: Liederabend, Matthias Goerne (baritone), Alexander Schmalcz (piano), Zürich Opernhaus, Zurich, 23.6.14 (RP) Mahler, “Ich atmet’ einen linden Duft” Schumann, “Dichters Genesung,” Op. 36, No. 5 “Liebesbotschaft,” Op. 36, No. 6 Mahler,“Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen” from Des Knaben underhorn Schumann,“Mein schöner Stern,” Op…

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On the Air This Week

– minnesota.publicradio.org

Highlights from June 24 to July 1 Tuesday, 5 pm: Music with Minnesotans: guidance counselor Anna Sattler. Wednesday, noon: Regarding Broadway. Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight: Tenor Anthony Dean Griffin sings Copland, from a Schubert Club recital. Friday, 8…

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Grand slam

– parterre.com

Grand slam“Now, ‘grand’ can mean ‘opulent’ or ‘magnificent,’ which this concert’s singers certainly were. But it can also mean ‘large,’ which these artists—soprano Amber Wagner, mezzo Jamie Barton and tenor Russell Thomas—are as well. If their voluptuous voices evoked the golden age of the late 19th century, so did their physiques, which recalled engravings in a century-old edition of The Victor Book of the Opera…

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Roland Dyens and ten other tutors will give masterclasses at the 2014 Livorno Festival in August and September 2014

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There was some great programming going on, on part of the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra with Cornelius Meister, last Thursday at the Wiener Konzerthaus. One way you could tell: The place was half empty. Why bother indeed: Only a world premiere by the enigmatic proto-Mahlerian Hans Rott, the Austrian premiere of Jörg Widman’s Violin Concerto with Christian Tetzlaff, and a rarely heard great

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Just in: Police are called as Met Opera suffers spray-paint attackSlogans were sprayed on the walls of the Met this morning and police were called.
The stage unions, in dispute with Peter Gelb, immediately denied any involvement. There also seemed to be no connection to the Klinghoffer furore. Just a random spray-can attack, say Met sources.
UPDATES: It’s looking more serious…

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