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Review: Orpheus’s Shifting Glimmers From Angled Glass + MORE

The chamber group performed Harold Meltzer’s “Vision Machine,” which was inspired by a Jean Nouvel building, at Carnegie Hall..... More »
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Superb Playing of Russian Music by Ashkenazy and the Philharmonia + MORE

Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Borodin: Alice Sara Ott (piano), Philharmonia Orchestra / Vladimir Ashkenazy (conductor), St David’s Hall, Cardiff, 18.11.2016. (PCG) Borodin – Prince Igor: Overture Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor Op.23 Rachmaninov – Symphony No.1 in D minor Op.13.... More »
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Ensemble. Great Stage Presence + MORE

Lucas Ball reviews a production that emphasises The Magic Flute's fun elements.... More »
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New Classical Tracks: Ola Gjeilo + MORE

A new self-titled album featuring works by Ola Gjeilo offers a portrait of the composer, pianist, and lover of choral music..... More »
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SF Opera's Makropulos Reviews + MORE

Production Web Site | SF Opera's Blog Reviews of San Francisco Opera's Makropulos (A scene from Act III of pictured left, photograph by Cory Weaver) are mostly favorable. Performance Reviews: San Francisco Chronicle | San José Mercury News | Berkeley Daily Planet.... More »

Youngest opera singer ?

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

This was sent to me by an opera singer who started singing when he was this age. It’s going round the opera singer community, esp the ones with babies, who know it happens in their homes too. Enjoy the kid’s improvisation at the end.

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 Mozart, Grieg, Brahms: Ronan O’Hora (piano). Chipping Campden Festival Academy Orchestra / Thomas Hull (conductor), St James’ Church, Chipping Campden, 22.5.2014 Mozart: Symphony No 25 in G minor K183 Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor Op 16 Brahms: Symphony No 3 in F major Op 90   One of the major achievements of the Chipping […]

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London English Song Festival 2014

– www.planethugill.com

London English Song Festival 2014Judith Weirphoto credit Chris ChristodoulouThe London English Song Festival was started in 2011 by Artistic Director William Vann to promote and celebrate the wide and varied repertoire of English Song.This year’s festival kicks off on the 5th June at St James Piccadilly with the Irish mezzo-soprano Ann Murray DBE, tenor Alessandro Fisher, winner if the Oxford Lieder Young Artist award, and the festival’s Artistic Director William Vann (piano) performing songs from the 17th to 21st century by Henry Purcell, Joseph Haydn, William Denis Browne, Michael Head, Samuel Barber, Benjamin Britten, Lennox Berkeley, and Donald Swann…

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Is this the best Covent Garden can show to students?

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

Is this the best Covent Garden can show to students?Covent Garden has announced, via a BBC education reporter, that its opening night next season will be reserved for students only, at prices ranging from £1 to £25.
Genuine outreach or eye-catching stunt?
Opinion is divided. Obviously, the more students you can get across an opera threshold, the more likely some of them are to return…

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Coliseum Fiordiligi – Kate ValentineDorabella – Christine RiceGuglielmo – Marcus FarnsworthFerrando – Randall BillsDespina – Mary BevanDon Alfonso – Roderick WilliamsPhelim McDermott (director)Tom Pye (set designs)Laura Hopkins (costumes)Paule Constable (lighting)Chorus of the English National Opera (chorus master: Genevieve Ellis)Orchestra of the English National OperaRyan Wigglesworth (conductor)I hoped I should never live to see a worse staging of Così fan tuttethan Jonathan Miller’s; indeed, I should not have thought it possible…

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Ô après-midi d’amour

– parterre.com

Ô après-midi d’amourStarting in just half an hour, a live broadcast of Faust from De Nederlandse Opera starring Michael Fabiano and Irina Lungu. Naturally, La Casa della Cieca will be open!

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Peace and Celebration – EUBO

– www.planethugill.com

Peace and Celebration - EUBO Handel Coronation Anthems, Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne: Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, European Union Baroque Orchestra, Lars-Ulrik Mortensen: Obsidian Reviewed by Robert Hugillon May 24 2014 Star rating: 4.0Live recording of Handel’s music for the English Royal court from Lars-Ulrik Mortensen and his young performersIn 2013 the European Union Baroque Orchestra (EUBO) and their director Lars-Ulrik Mortensen gave a concert tour with the choir of Clare College, Cambridge…

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A new way of walking about opera

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

A new way of walking about operaClick the links embedded in the image here, and you will be led into a graphic video wonderworld of grand opera, front and back stage.

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Ensemble. Collective Virtuosity

– www.mvdaily.com

Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Rachmaninov and Britten from Natalie Clein, the Moscow Philharmonic and Yuri Simonov, heard by Mike Wheeler

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In My Dreams

– www.artsjournal.com/postclassic

I keep thinking about this self-indulgent course I want to teach, all European music. My Advanced Analysis seminars usually encompass three pieces from different historical periods, analyzed in depth. And I desperately want to teach one based around the unfinished fugue from Bach’s The Art of Fugue; Ferruccio Busoni’s Fantasia Contrappuntistica, which is based on […]

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Debussy, Wine and B.Y.O.M. at a Fund-Raiser in DenverWhile the musicians stuck to the classics, a fund-raiser for the Colorado Symphony included a new marijuana theme.

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Time to bring down the curtain on stage critics' sexismA week in which male reviewers provoked a storm by calling opera singer Tara Erraught ‘unsightly’ has provoked a much-needed debate on sexist attitudes in arts criticismBelow, women in the arts give their views on the controversyThe row about Tara Erraught and her body-bashing critics is both terrible and useful…

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ENB Dancers Choreograph First World War Themed Works

– www.seenandheard-international.com

  Korseniowski, Hewson, Hodel, Hamilton, Gurney, Choreographics:  English National Ballet, The Pit, Barbican, London, 22.5.2014 (J.O’D)   Count Down Dancer: Emmeline Jansen Choreographer: Emmeline Jansen Music: Dance for me Wallis – W.E. Music from the Motion Picture Composer: Abel Korzeniowski Ripple Effect Dancers: Juan Rodríguez, Guilherme Menezes, Joshua McSherry-Gray, Ksenia Ovsyanick Singer: Johnny Muir Pianist: […]

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