Sony's new Mozart-Da Ponte trilogy + MORE Nov 29th

 

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orchestra

Ensemble. Vividly Characterised + MORE

A piano recital by Emmanuel Despax, heard by Mike Wheeler.... More »
conductor

Classical Music News - Georges Prêtre (1924-2017) + MORE

French conductor Georges Prêtre died in January 2017.... More »
recitals

Tomáš Hanus and WNO Perform Mahler’s ‘Resurrection’ Symphony Stupendously Well + MORE

Mahler: Rebecca Evans (soprano), Karen Cargill (mezzo-soprano), Welsh National Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Community Chorus / Tomáš Hanus (conductor), St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 2.10.2016. (PCG) Mahler: Second ‘Resurrection’ Symphony Whereas the performance last year by the BBC Nation.... More »
composer

Fireworks + MORE

At the conclusion of LA Opera’s revival of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro I was taking the early opportunity to stand before the curtain calls since I knew we’d all be on our feet presently. As I leaned forward the woman in front of me turned to her seatmate and very quietly, in a voice thick wit.... More »
symphony

Young Handel + MORE

Handel was just 23 when La resurrezione was first performed in Rome on Easter Sunday 1708.  It was then described as an oratorio though it was evidently first performed in some form of staging, notwithstanding the prohibition of opera by the censors in Rome - and this is the way we did it in Ch.... More »
A New Wagner Forum: or is there an echo in here?Edit: Bringing this back from the grave – due to “popular demand”. Be Careful of what you should wish forOur experience of Wagner forums is that they do not tend to be the “busiest” forums on the net – to put it mildly.  Even those put together by the large Wagner societies have post counts similar to new productions of Das Liebesverbot…

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Shopera

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In Australia, they play opera music to get rid of customers in a Sydney McDonald's.
In Spain, they're hoping for the opposite effect on shoppers. The annual Shopping Night Barcelona is an opportunity to shop till you drop – or 1am if your feet and wallet can take it. To add to temptation, this year's spending extravaganza gets an operatic gloss…

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John Malveaux: Forty-one Members of Southeast Symphony Orchestra Perform at American Music AwardsMaestro Anthony Parnther, Southeast Symphony Orchestra at InstantEncore.comJohn Malveauxofwww.MusicUNTOLD.comwrites:Rihanna received the first ICON award during the November 24, 2013 American Music Awards and she performed ‘Diamonds In The Sky’ supported by a large orchestra which included 41 members of the Southeast Symphony Orchestra – the oldest African American founded orchestra in the world…

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Some 700 people mourn Sir John Tavener at the composer’s funeral service in Winchester Cathedral.

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Hundreds at Sir John Tavener’s funeral

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Hundreds at Sir John Tavener’s funeralThe ceremony was conducted in the Greek Orthodox rite in Winchester Cathedral. The music was by Tavener, Bruckner, Bach, Stravinsky. Report here. More here. First television coverage here.

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Sony's new Mozart-Da Ponte trilogy

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Sony's new Mozart-Da Ponte trilogyTeodor Currentzis – Credit: Anton Zavjyalov Whilst the practice of doing studio recordings of opera isn’t exactly dead, it is certainly rather moribund. The majority of major new recordings are tied in to live performances and certainly the idea of taking a company into the recording studio to record, say, Berlioz’s Les Troyens, belongs to a different world…

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The holiday season will be celebrated with a Polish accent when the Lira Ensemble presents, “Polish Carols, Song & Dance,” 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1 at Dominican University Performing Arts Center…

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Ask Alice

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Aspects of Baroque, with Angela East, Pinchas Zukerman and classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh

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Maura Donohue and Adam Cuthbert collaborate at RouletteRoulette is such a great place. We have been covering a lot of great music happening there, but did you know that a fair share of their program is dedicated to dance? On Tuesday, October 29, Roulette presented a new installment in its [COMPOSER/CHOREOGRAPHER] series: Maura Donohue and Adam Cuthbert…

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Treasure chest

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If you don't mind a cracked chest, mystery stains, and nipples which may or may not light up on command, then this little number could be yours for €100.  It's one of a number of costumes from the Opera de Rouen which will be sold online from 2 December.
Prices start at €50 for a Peasant, rising to €430 for a Witch.

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Otelllo in Bordeaux Pleases in Many Ways

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 Verdi: Otello, Orchestra Bordeaux Aquitaine, Chorus Opera Bordeaux, Julia Jones (conductor), Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux, 24.11.2013 (JMI)   Cast: Otello: Carlo Ventre Desdemona: Leah Crocetto Iago: Laurent Naouri Cassio: Benjamín Bernheim Emilia: Svetlana Lifar Ludovico: Mischa Schelomianski Roderigo: Xin Wang Montano: David Ortega Herald: Davide Ronzoni New Production: Opera Bordeaux in co-production with Staatstheater Nürnberg […]

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Selinger/Imbrailo/Le Texier/Essen Philharmonic/Soltesz(Arthouse Musik, DVD)”A theatre of fear and cruelty that ends in a murderous climax,” is how Nikolaus Lehnhoff describes Pelléas et Mélisande. The director’s staging for Essen’s Aalto-Musiktheater isn’t quite the brutal affair this observation might suggest, though it’s a sparse, psychologically penetrating piece of music theatre that generates considerable tension…

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Capuçons/COE/Haitink - Brahms, 27 November 2013Grote Zaal, ConcertgebouwConcerto for violin and cello in A minor, op.102Symphony no.1 in C minor, op.68 Renaud Capuçon (violin)Gautier Capuçon (cello)Chamber Orchestra of EuropeBernard Haitink (conductor) Nothing anyone says will prepare a newcomer for the acoustic of the Concertgebouw. This was my first visit, and I hope it will be the first of many…

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