Peter Sellars

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Lagrime di San Pietro review – Sellars adds little to Lassus's austerely beautiful madrigals
The Los Angeles Master Chorale’s performance is immaculate if sometimes self-consciously expressive in this staging by Peter Sellars of the Renaissance cycle

Andrew Clements

24, May, 2019 @3:13 PM

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The week in classical: Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel; Bach's St John Passion – review
The drama in Iain Bell’s new opera giving voice to Jack the Ripper’s victims comes largely from its stellar cast. Plus, a spectacular St John Passion

Fiona Maddocks

07, Apr, 2019 @7:00 AM

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OAE/Rattle/Sellars review – commitment and focus sharpen Bach's Passion
Peter Sellars’ staging of the St John Passion was magnificently realised by a cast led by Mark Padmore’s Evangelist and Roderick Williams’s Christus

Tim Ashley

03, Apr, 2019 @2:39 PM

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Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande CD review – luxury casting and vivid performances under Rattle and Sellars

Erica Jeal

05, Oct, 2017 @2:30 PM

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LSO/Rattle; The Last Supper; Written on Skin; La traviata review – the sound of a golden age
Mark-Anthony Turnage led the way in a notable week for British composers

Fiona Maddocks

22, Jan, 2017 @7:30 AM

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Le Grand Macabre review – Sellars brings muddle but Rattle, beauty
Peter Sellars’s reading of Ligeti’s opera as a post-Chernobyl parable weakens its anarchic humour; but, under Simon Rattle, the LSO and some very fine soloists, the music is radiant

Andrew Clements

16, Jan, 2017 @4:42 PM

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Le Grand Macabre and The Last Supper: this week’s best UK classical concerts
Peter Sellars and Simon Rattle collaborate and Harrison Birtwistle’s dramatic tableaux gets a rare outing. Plus: Bergen Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and BBC Symphony Orchestras

Andrew Clements

13, Jan, 2017 @11:30 AM

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Philharmonia/Salonen review – exemplary Stravinsky double bill
Esa-Pekka Salonen’s readings of Oedipus Rex and the Symphony of Psalms were thrilling while Peter Sellars’s staging of the opera-oratorio was deft

Martin Kettle

30, Sep, 2016 @2:17 PM

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Only the Sound Remains review – almost perversely unengaging
Despite excellent performances from the leads Philippe Jaroussky and Davone Tines, Peter Sellars’ staging of Kaija Saariaho’s opera is inert and undramatic

Andrew Clements

23, Mar, 2016 @6:10 PM

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Pelléas et Mélisande review – Rattle's moving statement of intent
Preserving the power of Debussy’s symbolist masterpiece with wonderful subtlety, Simon Rattle and Peter Sellars go headstrong into a bright future with the London Symphony Orchestra

Andrew Clements

10, Jan, 2016 @2:43 PM

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Simon Rattle and Peter Sellars on Pelléas et Mélisande: 'It's as creepy as Hitchcock'
The orchestra doubles as a forest and the heroine dies among the violins … Peter Sellars and Simon Rattle reveal how they’re taking Debussy’s dark and disturbing opera Pelléas et Mélisande to new heights

Interviews by Tom Service

07, Jan, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Peter Sellars: Shakespeare wasn’t racist, he was an 'unbelievably subtle' writer
With upcoming Melbourne and Sydney performances, the director of Desdemona, and its lyricist Rokia Traoré discuss working with Toni Morrison

Steve Dow

04, Aug, 2015 @12:13 AM

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