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Webcast: Semiramide + MORE

Watch and discuss, cher public, as the Bayerische Staatsoper streams a new production of Rossini’s Semiramide boasting a starry cast including Joyce DiDonato, Alex Esposito, Daniela Barcellona and Lawrence Brownlee. Semiramide,  which begins at 11:00 AM ET, is directed by David Alden and the.... More »
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French song in Wandsworth + MORE

The National Opera Studio just down the road from me in Wandsworth - well a 15-20 minute bus ride door to door.  So its relative distance from central London is not an issue for me.  But for others it is - nevertheless there was a splendid turn out in Wandsworth yesterday evening for an ex.... More »
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Something Rich and Strange: Choral Settings of Shakespeare + MORE

Londiniu,To mark the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, the chamber choir Londinium (conductor Andrew Griffiths) presents a programme of choral music inspired by his work at the church of St. Sepulchre without Newgate on 13 February 2016. Alongside two modern classics from the 19.... More »
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Donizetti Poliuto today at Glyndebourne + MORE

Donizetti Poliuto at Glyndebourne today!  In November, the opera in its French langauge version, Les Martyrs,  was done by Opera Rara (my review here). What a buzz that created!  After that  Les Martyrs, I could hardly wait for Poliuto. This kind of programming,is good because it.... More »
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This Maestro Is Turning 90. He’s Also Conducting Over 90 Concerts This Year. + MORE

Herbert Blomstedt, who shows little signs of slowing down, discusses the secrets of pulling off a demanding schedule..... More »

English National Opera singer is on a run

– www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc

English National Opera singer is on a runWhen a chorus singer had to give up her place ENO due to advancing multiple sclerosis, her colleague David Campbell could not stand still. He’s running the London Marathon to raise money for an MS centre.     David explains he’s doing it ‘in aid of my colleague and friend Jenny Wilson-Best and the charity […]

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Prince Igor reigns

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Prince Igor – Novaya Opera, Coliseum, 1 April 2014

A despotic invader annexes a troubled state and casts out the rightful ruler. Given recent events, Prince Igor may not be the most sensitive choice to mark the UK-Russia Year of Culture
But if anyone cares to discover Russia's musical achievements instead of dwelling on its political mis-steps, Novaya Opera's gloriously traditional and stupendously performed production is the place to start…

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Ensemble. Absolutely Luminous

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Thomas Bowes plays the Barber Violin Concerto, and impresses Alice McVeigh

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L'Ormindo Cavalli at the Globe

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

L'Ormindo Cavalli at the GlobeSue Loder reviews Cavalli L’Ormindo at Shakespeare’s Globe for Opera Today  “Hurrah for the Royal Opera’s latest and most innovative Baroque production. Inside this gorgeous gem of a theatre, the Shakespeare’s Globe’s new indoor space known as the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Kasper Holten and his team have created a mini masterpiece of baroque performance with Cavalli’s L’Ormindo…

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The 2014 winners of the Metropolitan Opera (pictured left) National Council Auditions are sopranos Julie Adams and Amanda Woodbury; tenor Yi Li; bass-baritone Ao Li; and bass Patrick Guetti. Four of these five are associated with the Merola Opera Program. Adams and Woodbury are Merolini this year. Yi Li was in Merola in 2012 and Ao Li was in Merola in 2010…

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Fall trip to include concerts at Salisbury Cathedral and, jointly with the Royal Philharmonic, in London

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Nina Stemme’s Somewhat Mixed Wigmore Hall Recital

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Schumann, Wagner and Weill:  Nina Stemme (soprano), Matti Hirvonen (piano), Wigmore Hall, London 31.3.2014. (JPr) Schumann:   6 Poems of Nikolaus Lenau and Requiem Op.90  Lied eines Schmiedes Meine Rose Kommen und Scheiden  Die Sennin  Einsamkeit  Der schwere Abend  Requiem Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder Weill: Nannas Lied; My ship; Das Lied vom Surabaya Johnny   Nina Stemme is well known […]

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With a bewitching ability to inhabit a text, the young soprano is an opera star in the making, as this evening of early 20th-century songs showed

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Alisa Weilerstein's new CD is the culmination of a dream that began in early childhood. Her recording of Dvorak's cello concerto is featured on this week's New Classical Tracks.

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Music with Minnesotans: Emily Green

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Ambitious, talented and smart, Emily Green is just 17 years old but already has her eye on bigger classical music goals.

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Royal Opera House 2014-15 season analysed

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

Royal Opera House 2014-15  season analysedThe Royal Opera House’s 2014-15 season is a good balance of artistic venture and business savvy. London must be doing something right with sales running at 96% capacity and HD broadcast attendance running neck and neck with live performances. When opera houses and orchestras seem to be imploding elsewhere, it’s worth taking careful note of the ROH strategy…

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Bach Presto, all over Toronto

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By Laurie Niles: I’m glad someone has finally figured out how to dance the “Presto”! Stephanie Cadman dances all over Toronto to Bach’s G Minor Presto, played by Lara St John. Bach out, ladies!

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Free Weekend of Bach?

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Philip Brunelle and his weekend of magic at Plymouth Congregational Church. Best part about the weekend: it is totally FREE!

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