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Reviews September 2014

01.09.2014 | REVIEWS

Reviews vom 30.9.2014

Lohengrin in Zurich: “What blessed power holds us spellbound?”

Daniel Harding: conductor on a mission to revive the classical concert
British conductor Daniel Harding has recruited the TV physicist Brian Cox and other famous thinkers to revolutionise the concert-going experience
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English Concert/Bicket review – an austere and joyous reading of Bach Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

The extraordinary vision of the B Minor Mass was captured so expertly it felt like a portal to the future
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New York
A blight at the opera
The Met’s shameful exploitation of the murder of Leon Klinghoffer

A Conductor Tries to Soar Amid High Expectations
Andris Nelsons Begins Tenure Leading Boston Symphony
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At Symphony Hall with Andris Nelsons, a new chapter for BSO
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Almodóvar influenced Barbierein Philadelphia

Opera in the Heights Serves up Love, Lust, Sex and Violence in Rigoletto
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Review: Vancouver Opera’s Carmen a visceral treat
Old favourite features inventive staging and costumes, with a more conventional approach to Bizet’s score
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Reviews vom 29.9.2014

Wolf-Ferrai: Il campiello
25th September 2014-09-28
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Captivating Revival Of Manon From The Royal Ballet

Melissa Hamilton: Royal Ballet star is about to tackle the role of Manon
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Thomas Quasthoff: “Schubert’s songs fly through the sky like angels’
The celebrated bass-baritone on why he retired at 52, life after thalidomide, and his new career in Shakespeare and cabaret
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LPO/Jurowski; LSO/Gergiev; Philharmonia Orchestra/Salonen; BBC Singers – review
Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden; Barbican, Royal Festival Hall, St Giles Cripplegate, London The LPO kicked off their new season in a school hall. And the BBC Singers don’t sound a day over 90…
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La traviata (Leeds Grand Theatre)
Opera North unveils a brand-new production of Verdi’s most popular opera
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Jazzmusiker Nils Landgren: Der Posaunenflüsterer
Mit seinem Instrument kann er sogar aufgeregte Menschenmengen bändigen: Der Musiker und Festivalleiter Nils Landgren gehört zu den weniger Jazzern, die ein breites Publikum ansprechen. Das Doppelalbum “Redhorn Collection” vermittelt einen Eindruck davon.
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Reviews vom 28.9.2014

Manon, Royal Opera House ballet review: Rich in depth but spark lacking in big duets
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Manon: ‘towering piece of work’
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Royal Swedish Ballet: Mats Ek’s Juliet and Romeo – hauntingly odd Sadler’s Wells, London
Despite some rich choreography, this dark and intimate reworking of the classic tale fails to deliver on its initial promise
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BBCSSO/Runnicles review – a gripping display of Russian force City Halls, Glasgow
The BBC Scottish Symphony season opener tackled Shostakovich’s Tenth symphony with dynamic flair in a riveting programme of Russian classics
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The Crucible with Ten Poems (Scottish Ballet)
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New York
More Change for a Traditional Force The Berlin Philharmonic Comes to New York
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Muti, CSO prep for tour with Debussy, Tchaikovsky
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Opéra de Montréal pull out all the stops in Nabucco

Reviews vom 1.9.2014

Salome, Deutsche Oper, BBC Prom 58, Royal Albert Hall, review: ‘overwhelming’
A supremely confident interpretation of Richard Strauss’s decadent masterpiece
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Prom 58: Salome, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Runnicles
Nina Stemme stuns in a giddying account of Strauss’s incredible score

Salome (BBC Proms)
Nina Stemme gives a career-defining performance as Strauss’ wayward Princess

A Sensational Salome from Nina Stemme

Simon Rattle: ‘Learning music is a birthright. And you have to start young’
The conductor on his lifelong love of the Proms, performing with Mr Bean – and becoming a father again at 59
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Proms 50, 53, 54 review – the rough with the smooth Royal Albert Hall, London
Plush Czech and Hungarian orchestras contrasted with John Eliot Gardiner’s bracing early music forces
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Delusion of the Fury – Heiner Goebbels brings an extraordinary opera to life King’s theatre, Edinburgh
With its unique instruments and otherworldly rituals, Harry Partch’s opera is strange, beautiful and utterly compelling

Ton- und Bildträger
Dance: Fleeting Onstage, Forever on DVD
Sets Featuring Fonteyn, the Cunningham Company and Others
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