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Bebbington/RPO/Botstein(Somm)Pianist Mark Bebbington brings a nice balance of swagger and thoughtfulness to this all-Gershwin programme. He has said he finds a “Mahlerian melancholy” in the second movement of the Concerto in F, which is almost a concerto in itself, and his playing here is suppor.... More »
Damon Albarn to join Southbank line-up as part of UK-wide artistic programme.... More »
François-Xavier Roth and Les SièclesFrançois-Xavier Roth and his ensemble, Les Siècles, are perhaps best remembered for their performance of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring at the BBC Proms in 2013, in a programme that ranged from Lully to Stravinsky with each era played on instruments of the period.... More »
We're pleased to present, for a limited time, the exclusive opportunity to listen to a recording of the Minnesota Opera's complete production of 'The Shining.'.... More »
* Notes * A revival of Emilio Sagi's busy production of Il barbiere di Siviglia (Act II pictured left, photograph by Cory Weaver) returned to San Francisco Opera after only two years. The proceedings last night did not come into focus until the finale of Act I, but the result was a definitive .... More »
Meet Hanna Wollschläger, a Berlin-based big-voiced soprano who dies as much Wagner as she can get, but there’s never enough to go around.
So between times, she’s Gusti. Just Gusti
Are there any who like to have an Oktoberfest Evening ?
Invite me ! Love to come and sing for you.
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Tertulia is a new NYC chamber-music series combining the pleasures of sound and food. Opening night, Sept. 29, is at Harding's, with excellent young players from Decoda…. Composer-percussionist Andy Akiho is the winner of the 2014 Underwood Emerging Composers Commission, his sharply playful Tarnished Mirrors having won over many ears at last spring's NY Phil Biennial…
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At the start of the Bayerische Staatsoper 2014-15 season, dates for online broadcasts are announced. Leoš Janáček= The Makropoulos Case – 19 OctoberGiacomo Puccini – Manon Lescaut 15th NovemberPetipa (Ratmansky) – Pacquita – 13th DecemberDonizetti – Lucia Di Lammermoor – 5th January 2015Rossini — Le comte d’Ory – 12 AprilBallet by Richard Seigal – 18 AprilAlban Berg – Lulu – 25th MayDebussy – Pelléas et Mélisande – 28th JuneStrauss : Arabella – 25th July
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Late night news – the three contestants who qualified this evening for the finals are:
Yukie Ota – the now world famous Butterfly girl from Japan by way of Chicago
Sébastian Jacot – a Swiss flautist from Geneva
Yaeram Park – an eighteen year old young woman from South Korea, studying in Paris
Tomorrow evening each will play the first movemment of one of the Mozart Flute concertos, and the Carl Nielsen Flute concerto, in its entirety of course…
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By Laurie Niles: Whatever anyone’s opinion about the standing of each finalist in the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, Friday was an exhilarating night of music-making.
The competition’s final round began with performances by violinists Tessa Lark, Jinjoo Cho and Ji Yoon Lee with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at Hilbert Circle Theater, with Joel Smirnoff conducting…
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In truth, there are jokes about every instrument in the orchestra, and about the perceived personality of an average operator of that instrument. But the viola jokes are particularly numerous and omnipresent on orchestral stages, and there's a reason for that.
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Veteran soprano attacks ‘homogenised’ televised opera and live cinema screenings, talent shows and UK visa system that locks out stars of tomorrowOne of the world’s greatest opera stars has made an impassioned plea for Britain to stop blocking the flow of young singers into opera houses so that the top quality talents of the future can flower…
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Montemezzi’s L’amore dei tre at Opera Holland Park in 2007photo Alastair MuirThe good news is that Opera Holland Park is reviving its 2007 production of Montemezzi’s L’amore dei tre re in 2015. Having wowed everyone in last year’s Wolf-Ferrari rarity, Natalya Romaniw is returning in the Montemezzi. Montemezzi’s opera had its premiere in 1913 and its success launched Montemezzi’s career but the failure of his next opera La nave turned him away from operatic composition…
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Sara Duchovany performed the role of Blonde wearing an out-of-this-world two-piece suit in a Southern Illinois Music Festival production of Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio.
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This is a weekend of season openers, the first of which was the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, which kicked off its subscription series in the Music Center at Strathmore on Thursday night. Some listeners, who thought that Hilary Hahn playing Beethoven’s violin concerto was the highlight of the program, were possibly disappointed that the soloist’s recovery from a hand injury, taking longer than
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The Miller Theater opened its new season on Thursday with a diverse program, including “Colombine’s Paradise Theater,” a fantasia featuring the new-music ensemble Eighth Blackbird.
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