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Reviewed in London
“Beware, my Lord, of jealousy” warns Iago, planting the seed of doubt in Otello’s mind. Beware, too, the dangers of preconceptions. Keen anticipation of this new production of Verdi’s Otello was tempered by the prospect of David Alden as director.
Recommended in Paris
Rachmaninov, Ravel, Saint-Saëns, Tchaikovsky
Orchestre National de France; Kristjan Järvi; Fazil Say
Reviewed in Sydney
The chances to hear two recitals on consecutive nights, featuring exceptional artists of international renown in the friendly environment and outstanding acoustics of the City Recital Hall are akin to winning a (musical) lottery in Sydney.
Recommended in Stockholm
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Sakari Oramo; Janine Jansen; Torleif Thedéen
Franco Zeffirelli's Palermo La Fille du régiment wears its 55 years with style and elegance, lifted by outstanding singing from Desirée Rancatore and Celso Albelo.
Founded in 1991, Florilegium quickly established a reputation as a versatile ensemble, tackling anything from intimate chamber works to big choral repertoire. Flautist and recorder player Ashley Solomon co-founded the ensemble and is the group’s director. He agreed to take up the challenge of our Baroque Inquisition.
Ex Cathedra is probably best known outside its home city of Birmingham for its performances and recordings of Latin American Baroque and French Baroque music, but it is an ensemble which performs repertoire from the Renaissance to Stockhausen, and commissions new choral music. General Manager of Ex Cathedra, Peter Trethewey, answers our Baroque Inquisition.
The Freiburger Barockorchester (Freiburg Baroque Orchestra) is was founded in 1987, with the mission statement: "to enliven the world of Baroque music with new sounds". Managing Director Hans-Georg Kaiser answers our Baroque Inquisition.
While in Paris with for Les Etes de la Danse, Helgi Tomasson talked to Bachtrack of his choreography, artistic vision, inspirations and aspirations. An intimate portrait of San Francisco Ballet's Artistic Director, interviewed by Laurine Mortha.
If I’m feeling a bit down, and in need of a quick pick-me-up, my musical drug of choice is Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no. 2 in F major. After just a few bars of that cheerfully busy theme, I’ll be starting to smile, and by the time the trumpet starts its insane trilling my spirits are well and truly lifted.