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The week in classical: Jenůfa; West Wycombe chamber music festival; The Midsummer Marriage
Janáček’s rapturous masterpiece and a top cast withstand the Royal Opera’s rigid new production

Fiona Maddocks

02, Oct, 2021 @11:30 AM

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LPO/Gardner The Midsummer Marriage review – Tippett’s opera thrills in stupendous performance
In his opening concert as the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s principal conductor, Edward Gardner brought home the heady, almost narcotic quality of Tippett’s music

Tim Ashley

26, Sep, 2021 @1:10 PM

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Glyndebourne Tristan und Isolde review – Ticciati impresses in pared back Wagner
Fine conducting by Robin Ticciati and superb playing by the London Philharmonic Orchestra lift this semi-staged Wagner

Martin Kettle

16, Aug, 2021 @9:58 AM

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Prom 15: LPO/Jurowski review – orchestral visionary signs out in style
Vladimir Jurowski’s earned his end-of-evening medal with a refined display featuring a blazing ode to artistic integrity

Tim Ashley

14, Aug, 2021 @11:03 AM

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Luisa Miller review – Verdi’s dark tragedy gains focus and ferocity in stark staging
Mané Galoyan is a revelation as Luisa, a radiant presence in Christof Loy’s production with a slimmed down but still striking London Philharmonic Orchestra

Flora Willson

02, Aug, 2021 @10:04 AM

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The week in classical: The Marriage of Figaro; LPO/Jurowski; Southbank Sinfonia/Clarke – review
Mozart’s opera was a triumph for its young cast, Vladimir Jurowski said farewell with Swan Lake, and a mixed British repertoire went back to the land

Fiona Maddocks

05, Jun, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Classical home listening: Kate Lindsey takes on Nero; Herbert Blomstedt conducts Brahms
Works inspired by the Roman tyrant burst into life in the latest recording from the mezzo and Arcangelo

Fiona Maddocks

29, May, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Let’s not ‘get back to normal’: the Southbank Centre will reflect our changed world
From postponed Meltdowns to melted icecream, shutting down an 11-acre multi-venue site has made for a challenging 15 months at London’s Southbank Centre. But, as it reopens, there have been gains as well as losses

Gillian Moore

25, May, 2021 @1:24 PM

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Kát’a Kabanová review – festival opens with sideways rain and raw, stunning Janáček
The bleakness of the May weather suited this stark new production by Damiano Michieletto, which was superbly sung and exquisitely played by the LPO under Robin Ticciati

Flora Willson

21, May, 2021 @3:09 PM

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The week in classical: L'enfant et les sortilèges; Love Lies and Justice – review
The London Philharmonic and Vopera join forces in an enchanting virtual production of Ravel’s opera

Fiona Maddocks

21, Nov, 2020 @12:00 PM

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L’Enfant et les Sortilèges review – Vopera's brilliant updating of Ravel finds wit and relevance
A rebellious home-schooled child goes on a nightmare cartoon journey of self-discovery in this ingeniously designed video fantasy take on Ravel’s opera

Andrew Clements

17, Nov, 2020 @1:17 PM

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Classical highlights for the week ahead: 13-20 November
Despite lockdown, there’s still plenty of new music-making across the UK available to an online audience. Here’s our pick of next week’s live-streamed and pre-recorded concerts

Andrew Clements

13, Nov, 2020 @7:57 PM

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