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An Infectiously Joyful Barber of Seville + MORE

  Rossini: The Barber of Seville, LA Opera, James Conlon (conductor), Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, 28.2.2015- 22.3.2015 (JRo) Cast: Figaro: Rodion Pogossov Rosina: Elizabeth DeShong Count Almaviva: René Barbera Doctor Bartolo: Alessandro Corbelli Doctor Bartolo: (March 22) Philip Cokori.... More »
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Daily Download: Antonin Dvorak - Symphony No. 9: II. Largo + MORE

Get a free MP3 of Antonin Dvorak - Symphony No. 9: II. Largo, performed by Baltimore Symphony Orchestra..... More »
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Autumn Elegy: Das Lied von der Erde, Bernarda Fink Prague + MORE

Jiří Bělohlávek in ceremonial robes, after receiving his honorary doctorate. photo credit Academy of Performing Arts, Prague, June 2016Jiří Bělohlávek conducted the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra at the Rudolfinium, Prague, last week, in Tchaikovsky and Mahler, with soloists Joshua Bell, Bern.... More »
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No tittering at Anna Nicole + MORE

Went to Anna Nicole last night at the Royal Opera House, and took with me an American friend who was seeing it for the first time. She thought Richard Thomas's libretto was brilliant, which it is, and she laughed at the jokes, of which there are many.At the start of the interval, the besuited g.... More »
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A powerful opera about a horrible subject + MORE

Two critics analyze the Wolf Trap Opera’s “The Rape of Lucretia.”.... More »
Music Review: Xavier de Maistre Makes His New York DebutIn his New York debut, the harpist Xavier de Maistre played Smetana, Fauré, Liszt and others on Thursday as part of the Mostly Mozart Festival.

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 Seattle Chamber Music Society: An Evolving Force in the City After 30 years, the Seattle Chamber Music Society is a fixture in the city’s music scene. The pair of appealing seasons — winter and summer, which just concluded — are usually sold-out, financially well-endowed and highly respected…

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Yo-Yo Ma played Elgar’s Cello Concerto at the Hollywood Bowl on Thursday night magnificently. A large audience, nearly 12,000 strong, was more than willing to fight terrible traffic jams caused by broken-down buses and whatnot to hear a superstar cellist.

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Defeated in the battle to rule Bayreuth, Nike Wagner has moved on to Beethoven, she tells Ivan Hewett

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Ballo Cast Change, San Francisco Opera

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Just arrived, the first cast change of the season: Krassimira Stoyanova, who was to sing the first six of the seven performances, has withdrawn for health reasons. Julianna Di Giacomo, who was going to sing the last performance, will instead sing all seven. The production opens on October 4, 2014.Ms…

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Glyndebourne presents La traviata

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Watch: Verdi’s classic opera from Glyndebourne

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St Vincent, the Growlers, the Killers: this week's new live musicSt Vincent | The Growlers | The Killers | Prom 41 | Marius Neset & The Trondheim OrchestraA hip and witty artist who can shred with the best of them, Annie Clark (who records as St Vincent) has sometimes struggled to make all her skills work to her advantage. Love This Giant, her 2012 collaborative album with David Byrne, helped change that, serving notice that in the world of idiosyncratic but relatable songwriting, a torch was being passed…

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Yesterday I posted news of an opera conductor swimsuit competition being held by the blog Opera Candy. It seemed unlikely that any serious conductor would accept the blog’s invitation to submit a swimsuit video, but the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra’s Bill Eddins has in fact tendered a submission.

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Prom 36: Vaughan Williams and Alwyn

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Prom 36: Vaughan Williams and AlwynSakari Oramo conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra© BBC/Sim Canetty-Clarke Vaughan Williams and William Alwyn; Janine Jansen, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo; BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall Reviewed by Robert Hugillon Aug 13 2014 Star rating: 4.5RVW’s symphonic ballet paired with a rare outing for William Alwyn’s first symphonyThe BBC Symphony Orchestra’s chief conductor, Sakari Oramo has a track record of interest in English 20th century music so it came as no surprise that in this Proms season with the orchestra he would conduct an all English programme…

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Presteigne Festival

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Presteigne FestivalThe Presteigne Festival combines musical adventure with a delights of a little town, Presteigne (Llandras in Welsh), in the Welsh Marches in Powys in historic Radnorshire. They have a lively and adventurous commissioning policy, so that it is a lovely place to hear contemporary music. This year’s festival runs from 21-26 August, and has Stephen McNeff as the composer-in-residence, a seventy-fifth birthday tribute to John McCabe and something of a Polish theme to the rest of the festival…

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Dutch coloratura soprano Cristina Deutekom died in August 2014, aged eighty-two

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Disappointing Heider Dufay Recital from Hilliard

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             Edinburgh International Festival 2014 (10) – Heider, Dufay: The Hilliard Ensemble, Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh, 14.8.2014 (SRT) Heider:    Sechs Gesänge für den Frieden Dufay:      Missa “L’homme armé”   After 40 years of music making, the Hilliard Ensemble are calling it a day, but I’m sorry that final […]

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Classical Music Agenda (October 2014)

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The classical music season in Washington gets fully under way in the month of October, meaning that there are definitely more than ten performances on my calendar. Here are the Top Ten that you definitely do not want to miss. The rest of the calendar follows after the jump.

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Opera Lafayette returns to the Kennedy Center Concert Hall to mark the 250th anniversary of the death of French

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