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Articles by Mark Valencia

Mark Valencia
Mark Valencia
Pavel Haas Quartet © Marco Borggreve

Compelling Smetana and Janáček from the Pavel Haas Quartet at Wigmore Hall

By , 11 December 2018
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Sir Thomas Allen with the Inquisition © Mark Allan

Missing too many bullseyes: Bernstein's Candide semi-staged by the LSO

By , 09 December 2018
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Ian Bostridge © Sim Canetty-Clarke

Requiem: Remembrance connections explored by Ian Bostridge and Antonio Pappano

By , 06 December 2018
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Natalya Romaniw (Mimì) © Robert Workman

A house debut to savour: Natalya Romaniw soars in revival of ENO's Bohème

By , 27 November 2018
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Felix Mildenberger © Doug Peters | PA Wire

A new lead: the 2018 Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition report

By , 27 November 2018
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Roderick Williams and David Butt Philip © Richard Hubert Smith

Inspiration eludes Kramer in Britten's War Requiem at English National Opera

By , 18 November 2018
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Sarah Tynan (Lucia) © John Snelling

English National Opera revives Lucia di Lammermoor in chilling style

By , 26 October 2018
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Doric String Quartet at Snape Maltings © Matt Jolly | Snape Maltings

Scintillating Britten from the Doric String Quartet at Snape Maltings

By , 22 October 2018
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Alix Le Saux (Cendrillon) © Richard Hubert Smith

Overwrought and over-thought: Fiona Shaw directs Cendrillon for the Glyndebourne Tour

By , 14 October 2018
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Allan Clayton, Elizabeth Watts, Simon Rattle, Alice Coote and the LSO © Doug Peters | PA Wire

The Bohemians and Britten: Simon Rattle and the LSO launch their season

By , 19 September 2018
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Magdalena Kožená in L'Enfant et les sortilèges © BBC | Chris Christodoulou

Prom 48: Rattle and the LSO play Ravel

By , 19 August 2018
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Martha Argerich and Renaud Capuçon © Caroline Doutre

Argerich, Capuçon and friends close the Aix Easter Festival in grand style

By , 11 April 2018
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The Hagen Quartet © Caroline Doutre

Mesmerising: The Hagen Quartet at the Festival de Pâques

By , 10 April 2018
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Paavo Järvi conducts the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen © Caroline Doutre

Paavo Järvi and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen light up the Aix Easter Festival

By , 09 April 2018
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Catherine Trottmann © Caroline Doutre

Catherine Trottmann, mezzo-soprano and actress, is beguiling in French mélodies

By , 06 April 2018
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Polly Leech as Irene with the RCM Oratorio Society (2016) © Chris Christodoulou (2016)

Handel's Theodora: Christian Curnyn conducts the Britten-Pears Young Artists at Snape

By , 01 April 2018
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John Chest © Andrey Stoycher

A Winter Journey with John Chest and Marcelo Amaral at Wigmore Hall

By , 14 March 2018
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George Longworth (Puck) and Timothy Morgan (Oberon) © Chris Christodoulou

Benjamin Britten's recurring Dream, this time at the Royal College of Music

By , 06 March 2018
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Chloe Latchmore (Mère Marie), Bertie Watson, Georgia Mae Bishop (Madame de Croissy) © Clive Barda

Disappointing Dialogues des Carmélites at Guildhall School

By , 27 February 2018
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Matthias Goerne and Michelle DeYoung © Simon Jay Price

A topsy-turvy Rheingold in concert from Jurowski and the LPO

By , 28 January 2018
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