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Classical & Opera Listings for Aug. 14-20 + MORE

A critical guide to performances of classical music in the New York City area..... More »
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Ingolf Wunder review – magic alongside the occasional misfire + MORE

St John’s Smith Square, London The probing pianist combined beguiling strangeness and thunderous climaxes with an exhilarating journey into musical terra novaSince winning prizes at the 2010 Chopin competition, Ingolf Wunder has established himself as a force to be reckoned with. This latest appea.... More »
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The Brontës' piano comes to life + MORE

Linger - Ailís Ní Ríain @ The Bronte Parsonage Museum from Ailís Ní Ríain on Vimeo.Tomorrow the Irish composer Aílís Ní Ríain launches a fascinating new project at the home of the Brontë family in Haworth, Yorkshire. She has written six new pieces specifically for the literary siblings' .... More »
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Notte d’orror! + MORE

On this day in 1809, it became illegal to wear masks at balls held within the City of Boston, as its citizens believed this practice was “detrimental to morals.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAnisRJdbGs Born on this day in 1910 composer Paul Bowles http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dWSiQK.... More »
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Los Angeles' Olympic bid remains focused on summer of 2024 + MORE

U.S. Olympic Committee leaders said Tuesday that, despite a potential change to Olympic bidding, they remain focused on trying to win the 2024 Summer Games for Los Angeles. It was last week that Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, suggested there were “too many losers”.... More »

Venetian Soap

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Review – L’Ormindo (Wanamaker Playhouse, Friday 4 April 2014)
Ormindo – Samuel Boden
Amidas/Wind – Ed Lyon
Nerillus/Love – James Laing
Erisbe/Music – Susanna Hurrell
Mirinda – Rachel Kelly
Sicle/Lady Luck- Joélle Harvey
Eryka/Wind – Harry Nicoll
King Ariadenus – Graeme Broadbent
Osman/Destiny/Wind – Ashley Riches
Orchestra of Early Opera Company
Christian Curnyn (Director)
Director – Kasper Holten
Designs – Anja Vang Kragh
Movement – Signe Fabricius
I have to start by saying that the Wanamaker Playhouse is a beautiful gem of a theatre…

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Throughout the history of FitzGerald’s nightclub in Berwyn, owner Bill Fitzgerald has seen thousands of musical acts take the stage, from complete unknowns, to those just on the brink, to some of the best artists in the business…

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Jerome Wright, Cello and Glen Sales, Piano, Perform Beethoven, Chopin and Rachmaninoff, Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall, 8 PM April 18, 2014Glen Sales, piano; Jerome Wright, celloCarnegie Hall Presented by Doug Weidman and George and Betty Connor Performance Friday, April 18, 2014 | 8 PM Jerome Wright, CelloGlen Sales, Piano Weill Recital HallProgramBEETHOVEN Cello Sonata in A major, Op…

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Lying About Hitler: Why Historians Reject Nazi Opera Conspiracies—and Why We Must Follow their ExampleEvery book has its target audience. The question is as to what the target of Nazi opera conspiracy books might be. It is likely to be an audience interested in opera, music and art history. It is likely to be a popular audience interested in the history of the Holocaust, some of whom have heard that it was caused by an opera composer—one who either deserves to be justly hated as the Holocaust’s root cause, or amongst Neonazi’s, revered for it…

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Faust in Hong Kong

– classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com

Faust in Hong KongGounod Faust at the Royal Opera House this week with superlative casts. Plus, Luke Bedford’s Through His Teeth based loosely on a Faustian pact, which those in the know have praised for its subtle intricacy. Faust in Hong Kong too at the Grand Theatre of the HK Cultural Centre. It’s a joint production with Opéra Nice Côte d’Azur, Opéra Grand Avignon and Opéra Théâtre de Saint-Étienne, so will also be heard in France…

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Briefly Noted: Wagner and Dietsch

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Wagner, Der fliegende Holländer (excerpts) / P.-L. Dietsch, Le vaisseau fantôme, ou le maudit des mers, Les Musiciens du Louvre–Grenoble, Eesti Filarmoonia Kammerkoor, M. Minkowski
(released on November 19, 2013)
Naïve V 5349 | 4 CDs
Wagner’s Flying Dutchman was rejected by the Paris Opéra on the basis of its first few pages…

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W. Hazaiah Williams Memorial Concert: Pianist Leon Bates & Cellist Elaine Kreston 3 PM Saturday, April 26, 2014 at First Presbyterian Church, Berkeley, CAMary Jo Hudgel writes:Dear Mr. Zick,Four Seasons Arts is a classical music recital and chamber music series in the San Francisco Bay Area (www.fsarts.org).  We are preparing to present our annual W. Hazaiah Williams Memorial Concert.  The event honors Dr. Williams, the first African American impresario of a major classical music concert series in the U…

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Kristine Opolais, who sang the title role in “Madama Butterfly” at the Metropolitan Opera Friday night, stepped in at the last minute Saturday afternoon as Mimi in “La Bohème.”    

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Salonen’s insights lift CSO

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The partnership of Chicago Symphony Orchestra and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen has become what might be called a win-win-win-win: The orchestra connects strongly with this provocative but thoughtful leader…

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A brand new instrument, known as the dervishes, has been created for the first opera from sound artist Matthew Herbert.

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Caligula Comes To Buenos Aires

– www.seenandheard-international.com

 Glanert, Caligula: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro Colón. Conductor: Ira Levin, Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. 1.4.2014. (JSJ)   Cast: Caligula: Peter Coleman-Wright Caesonia: Yvonne Howard Helicon: Martin Wölfel Cherea: Héctor Guedes Scipio: Jurgita Adamonyte Mucius: Fernando Chalabe Mereia / Lepidus: Víctor Torres Livia: Marisú Pavón Drusila: Lara Tressens Four Poets: Nazareth Aufe, Marcelo Monzani, Cristian […]

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Amid signs of gloom, the International Opera Awards show opera’s increasing popularity and prestige outside its traditional heartlands, says Ivan Hewett    

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Ambitious Carmen from Ensamble Lírico Orquestal

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 Bizet, Carmen: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Ensamble Lírico Orquestal, Gustavo Codina (conductor), Auditorio de Belgrano, Buenos Aires. 28.3.2014. (JSJ)   Cast: Carmen: Mariana Rewerski Don José: Enrique Folger Micaela: Cecilia Layseca Escamillo: Sebastián Angulegui Frasquita: Ana Laura Menéndez Mercedes: Milagros Seijó Remendado: Sebastián Russo Dancairo: Sebastián Sorarrain Zúñiga: Claudio Rotella Morales: Alfredo González Reig Production: […]

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