Jason (Giasone), English Touring Opera, Royal College of Music + MORE Oct 12th


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Everybody gets his kicks some way + MORE

On this day in 1959 Susan Hayward won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in I Want to Live.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU1I-1v0420 Born on this day in 1916 mezzo-soprano Martha Lipton. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=uycoIHYFNcI Born on this day in 1921 composer Andrew Imbrie. .... More »

Julian Wachner Conducts SF Opera's Partenope + MORE

Julian Wachner (pictured left) is to conduct San Francisco Opera's Partenope, which runs from October 15 to November 2, 2014. He replaces British conductor Christian Curnyn, who has withdrawn from the production for personal reasons. Production Web Site | Press Release.... More »
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VIDEO: Britain's Got Talent star Lucy Kay sings Nessum Dorma just for us + MORE

Soprano Lucy Kay releases her debut album at the end of this month and performs her signature aria exclusively for Express.co.uk.... More »

Satyagraha, English National Opera, review + MORE Nov 22nd

ENO's production of Philip Glass's opera about Gandhi is an unmissable masterpiece says John Allison    .... More »

The Eye of the Storm: Beethoven All in Himself + MORE

The score of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 28 is marked with phrases like, 'with innermost sensibility' and 'slow and longingly.' Pianist Roman Rabinovich plays just like that. His performance from a Frederic Chopin Society recital given last month is in this week's Regional Spotlight..... More »

Jason (Giasone) at ETO

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Jason (Giasone) at ETO05/10/13Thank the opera gods for English Touring Opera: no other full time UK company gives us as many baroque operas with such high quality singers, or takes as many risks with rarities – long may it continue! Cavalli’s Giasone (1949) was one of the most successful operas of the 17th century, and it’s easy to hear why based on this outing…

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New play about Sixties scandal takes on Lloyd Webber musical in the West EndThe West End premiere of a play on the Profumo scandal will take place on the eve of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical on the same subject.

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And then the Rite. Somehow, its disfigured rhythms and crashing sonorities shocked even more than usual, for which Gergiev must take the credit. Any thought that the Rite might be a technical challenge – or worse, just a technical challenge – was quickly disabused. This was a performance of brute force, with venereal violence straining at the leash…

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This rarely heard opera had wit, panache and a scene stealing performance    

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Placido Domingo with Angel Joy Blue and Micaela Oeste, guest sopranos, and Berkeley Symphony with Eugene Kohn, guest conductor

The Hearst Greek Theatre at UC
conductor. September 7, 2013

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A Verdi-related video suggestion

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As we wrap up the week of Giuseppe Verdi’s bicentenary, here is a home-video pick to help you carry the celebration into the weekend.

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Derek Hartman was a Minnesota Varsity 2013 Showcase Artist who participated as a pianist in the Hartman-Warren-Doyle Trio. Derek recently got in touch with Classical MPR's Christine Sweet to share what he's doing now.

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In Becoming Traviata, the star’s a repetiteur

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In Becoming Traviata, the star’s a repetiteurThe arthouse movie on the making of an opera with Natalie Dessay had its debut at the London Film Festival last night.     When the camera was not electrified by Ms Dessay, it was trained on the rather self-satisfied director Jean-François Sivadier or on fairly trivial details of stage preparation…

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Genius in the house

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The composer’s former home, where one can’t help feeling awestruck by the lingering sense of his presence, is now restored for scholars and visitors

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Benjamin Wallfisch and Summer in February

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Composer Benjamin Wallfisch splits his time between writing music for movies and music for the concert hall. His latest film project, Summer in February, features pianist Yuja Wang, along with solo violin and cello.

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Philharmonia Grimaud Lintu RFH 10 Oct 2013

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Philharmonia Grimaud Lintu RFH 10 Oct 2013  Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1, Symphony No. 1. Hélène Grimaud (pn), Hannu Lintu (cond.), Philharmonia, Royal Festival Hall, London, 10.10.13  Andris Nelsons called in sick for this evening’s concert, which was a shame, but it did give London audiences a rare chance to sample the talents of one of Finland’s rising stars, Hannu Lintu…

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