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Orgies and S&M... the saucy side of opera + MORE Sep 30th

A night at the opera would hardly be complete without at least a touch of drama and seduction.    .... More »
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Music Review: Yefim Bronfman Joins Philharmonic for Tchaikovsky Concerto + MORE Sep 30th

The New York Philharmonic’s first subscription concert of the season featured the pianist Yefim Bronfman.    .... More »
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“Dying together’s even more personal than living together” + MORE Sep 27th

UPDATE: “City Opera’s board voted Thursday to start bankruptcy proceedings next week and wind down the company’s affairs if it fails to raise $7 million by Monday…. If no one steps in to save the company, its current production of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Anna Nicole… could be .... More »
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Classical Music News - Klassiske Dage + MORE Sep 30th

Danish classical music festival Klassiske Dage enters the online-world of Google Glass and live Hangouts.... More »

Coliseum

Florestan – Stuart Skelton
Leonore – Emma Bell

Rocco – James Creswell

Marzelline – Sarah Tynan

Jaquino – Adrian Dwyer

Don Pizarro – Philip Horst

Don Fernando – Roland Wood

First Prisoner – Anton Rich

Second Prisoner – Ronald Nairne

Calixto Bieito (director)
Rebecca Ringst (set designs)

Tim Mitchell (lighting)

Ingo Krügler (costumes)

Chorus and Additional Chorus
of the English National Opera (chorus master: Aidan Oliver)
Orchestra of the English
National Opera

Edward Gardner (conductor)

 
More than two centuries on, Fidelio may well remain the most misunderstood
opera of all…

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Alongside the opening of the new opera season at London’s Houses comes the opening of the season for the Rosenblatt Recital Series that has been running since 2000. A good spotting ground for up and coming international talent. I approached the evening with a slight trepidation as my last live experience of him was the […]

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Scenes from Julian Joseph’s yet-to-be-completed opera, featuring a seamlessly swooping Carleen Anderson as Isolde, showed great promise

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Schubert with harp : Goerne Christ Wigmore Hall

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Schubert with harp : Goerne Christ Wigmore HallIn the first of his two recitals at the Wigmore Hall this week, Matthias Goerne sang Schubert, but Schubert with a difference. Instead of the familiar songs for voice and piano, Goerne sang versions transcribed for harp, accompanied by Sarah Christ. Goerne knows the Wigmore Hall audience. True Lieder devotees were intrigued…

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From Sarah Robinson: How the classical world went clubbing (2)[In her first post, Sarah Robinson talked about her own experience playing in clubs — a story full of dancing and happiness, plus genre-bashing and delighted audiences. Some people might not recognize what she and her ensemble did as classical music, but I’d say (as she does) that classical music is changing, and that what she’s done is part of our future…

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A selected guide to classical music performances in the New York area.    

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October at the Barbican

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October at the Barbican

October at the Barbican centre starts with a bang, with the opening of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama’s Milton Court Concert Hall with Guildhall Symphony Orchestra and Chorus under James Gaffigan performing Beethoven’s Choral Symphony plus the premiere of Julian Phillips Come for to play. Elsewhere there is a residency from the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig with Riccardo Chailly performing Brahms, Sir Willard White as Mendelssohn’s Elijah, plus the Academy of Ancient Music, the BBC Singers, the BBC Symphony Orchestra…

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Death -- and 'fun' -- are coming to 'Grey's Anatomy'“Fun” might not be the best word to describe the new season of “Grey’s Anatomy,” judging from the trailers and May’s intense season finale that left Dr. Webber’s (James Pickens Jr.) fate in question.

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Anna Netrebko – new London date

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Just announced – Anna Netrebko is coming to the Royal Albert Hall.  
She'll be singing Iolanta in concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Emmanuel Villaume on 24 June 2015. Not a misprint. 2015. 
Tickets are on sale already, with prices ranging from £25 (upstairs, limited view) to £150 (arena and boxes)…

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Fidelio at London Coliseum

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Fidelio at London Coliseum

Adrian Dwyer & Sarah Tynan  ©Tristram Kenton

Calixto Bieito’s production of Beethoven’s Fidelio opened English National Opera’s 2013/14 season on Wednesday 25 September 2013. A co-production with Bavarian State Opera, the production was first seen in Munich in 2010. With sets by Rebecca Ringst, costumes by Ingo Krügler, the production was a spectacular re-imagining of Beethoven’s music drama…

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Joy of Creation: Sir John Tomlinson sings Michelangelo in FrankfurtWhen putting Sir John Tomlinson's lieder recital on my calendar, I anticipated being immersed in a world of antiheroes and demigods. Instead, Tomlinson used the Michelangelo settings of Britten, Wolf, and Shostakovich to meditate on the fragile beauties of humanity (full program available here.) With Tomlinson's artistic choices–and persona–the angst I associate with the cycles faded into the background, and insight laboriously carved from experience took center stage instead…

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A staging at the London Coliseum fails to do justice to Beethoven’s only opera, says Rupert Christiansen.    

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Lindberg: Violin Concerto; Jubilees; Souvenir – reviewKuusisto/Tapiola Sinfonietta/Lindberg(Ondine)When it received its British premiere in 2006, Magnus Lindberg’s Violin Concerto was one of the finest new concertos for the instrument in several decades. Pekka Kuusisto attacks the glittering and glistening solo writing with relish. The richness and complexity of the textures that Lindberg generates from a modest, Mozartian orchestra continue to amaze, and the concerto certainly makes a much more substantial impression than the two ensemble pieces that follow it here – the six increasingly conventional miniatures, originally written for piano, that make up Jubilees from 2002, and the three rather overblown pieces of Souvenir (2010), which seems no more convincing on disc than it did when BCMG introduced it here last year…

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