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Music critic nabs concertgoer’s phone to keep her off it + MORE

Philadelphia Inquirer music critic David Patrick Stearns recently reviewed a Philadelphia Orchestra performance at the Musikverein in Vienna. The piece has been attracting more notice than the average orchestra review, though, due to Stearns’s admission that he made a bold move to address a .... More »
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The BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Patagonia + MORE

Rating:  0 The BBC National Orchestra of Wales has spent the last couple of weeks on a tour of Patagonia in the sout.... More »
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Classical Music News - David Stock + MORE

American composer and conductor David Stock died in November 2015.... More »
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Merola's The Medium and Gianni Schicchi + MORE

* Notes * The Merola Opera Program recently returned to Cowell Theater with a double-bill of The Medium and Gianni Schicchi. Directed by Peter Kazaras and conducted by Mark Morash, the Saturday afternoon performance was engaging and energetic. The Medium is a stark, tense work, and Donald Eastman&.... More »
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Silent Film Epic Napoleon Finally to be Released on DVD and Blu Ray + MORE

 I let out a little squeal of excitement when I saw that the BFI had announced a DVD/Blu Ray release of Abel Gance’s legendary (how many things so justify that word?) 1927 film Napoleon. It has popped up occasionally at the Royal Festival Hall, accompanied by a compilation score by Carl Davis.... More »

Faces of mirth

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Faces of mirthLa Cieca’s old, old, old friend Dorothy Bishop, recently interviewed in Opera News, brings her “Dozen Divas” show to NYC’s Metropolitan Room April 30 and May 5.  

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Singing the Oceans Alive

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Singing the Oceans AlivePatricia Cori and the Royal Philharmonic Concert OrchestraSave Earth Oceans is an American charity dedicated ‘to help preserve the oceans of this great planet and help save and protect the Cetaceans and other sea mammals from suffering, abuse and slaughter around the world’. Their event Singing the Oceans Alive was a fund raising concert at Fairfield Halls in Croydon on 25 April 2014, when a variety of musicians from different backgrounds came together to perform…

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Gaetano Donizetti's work is opera in the guise of sport

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Fine Staging of Frank Martin Oratorio by Staatsoper Berlin

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 Frank Martin, Le Vin herbé: Soloists, Members of the Staatskapelle Berlin, Franck Ollu (conductor). Schiller Theater, Berlin, 22.4.2014 (MB)   Soloists Soprano 1 – Narine Yeghiyan Soprano 2/Iseut la blonde – Anna Prohaska Soprano 3/Branghien – Evelin Novak Alto 1/Iseut aux blanches mains – Virpi Räisänen Alto 2/Iseut mere – Katharina Kammerloher Alto 3 – […]
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Sergio A. Mims: NYTimes.com: 'A winning cast of gifted Juilliard students was led by the impressive, fast-rising American soprano Julia Bullock' Cendrillon Julia Bullock, center, at the Juilliard School; a video of the soprano is at nytimes.com/music. Credit Ruby Washington/The New York Times Sergio A. Mims writes:The New York Times…(Friday April 25) had a rave review of Julliard School’s new  production of Jules Massenet’s Cendrillon with Julia Bullock in which she was a special standout…

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British Pathe on YouTube

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The Telegraph and various friends (Janos Gereben, Alex Ross) have been spreading the word: British Pathé has uploaded 85,000 historic newsreels and compilations to YouTube.It’s true, it’s true: but low-res versions of these films have been available at British Pathé’s own web site since 2003.Enjoy the riches, and here’s one of special interest to me: Sir Henry Wood conducting the BBCSO in Vaughan Williams’s Serenade to Music in 1938, the year of its composition…

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* Notes *Opera Parallèle has put together a double bill of Mahagonny Songspiel with Les mamelles de Tirésias at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Opera Parallèle has embedded the Poulenc between the second and third parts of the Weill. Director Brian Staufenbiel never lacks for ideas and connects the two pieces by setting them in an apocalyptic future, which looks distinctly like Steampunks at Burning Man…

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Captain Dreyfus: An affair, a film, a novel… now an operaRobert Harris’s novel, An Officer and A Spy, a novelisation of the Dreyfus Affair, is one of the year’s best-sellers. It might have remained just that, going into paperback and onto the summer beaches. But the terrible injustice committed by the French Republic against a loyal officer is a plot that refuses to die away…

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Morton Subotnick, the 81-year-old electronic music pioneer, continues to blow minds. He did it Friday at the Sweet Thunder Festival of Electro-Acoustic Music, as did the International Contemporary Ensemble, known as ICE. Presented by the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, the festival runs through Sunday at Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion.

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Stop the show! There’s a child abuser in it

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Stop the show! There’s a child abuser in itNever underestimate the Daily Mail’s ability to misread good deeds for bad and destroy human hope wherever it might glimmer. The gutter rag has attacked a London opera group that goes into prisons to help turn convicts away from crime and towards the realisation of their creative potential. Here is how the Mail sent out […]

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  Belton, The Tempest Replica: Kidd Pivot/Crystal Pite, Sadler’s Wells, London, 25.4.2014 (J.O’D) Performers:   Bryan Arias, Eric Beauchesne, Peter Chu, Sandra Marín Garcia, Yannick Matthon, David Raymond, Cindy Salgado, Ralph Escamillan (apprentice) Choreographer: Crystal Pite, Composer: Owen Belton Sound designers: Alessandro Juliani, Meg Roe Lighting designer: Robert Sondergaard Set Designer: Jay Gower Taylor Projection Designer: Jamie […]
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BBC SSO/Runnicles: Mahler's Ninth review  'a forthright, noble performance'City Halls, GlasgowThe BBC Scottish Symphony orchestra and Donald Runnicles paired Mahler with Arvo Pärt in a typically bold and impactful programmeMahler’s Ninth Symphony lasts about 90 minutes, give or take. On paper that might look lightweight alone on a concert programme, but this towering score needs no side dish or starter; with all its torment and transcendence it is more than enough…

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The Best Of Wagner On Kindle - Part OneOur editor reviews the “best” of Wagner to be found on E-readers. Part Two to follow shortlyI have a fondness for E-readers – and least we not forget there are many more then just Amazon’s Kindle. Portability and now much faster responsiveness together with a long battery life and the ever developing technology of back-lighting make them a welcome addition to my library…

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