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Articles by Olivia Bell

Olivia Bell
Olivia Bell
Verdi's Requiem at Westminster Cathedral © Thomas Bowles

A mortal nothingness: Verdi's Requiem at Westminster Cathedral

By , 20 September 2018
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Leonidas Kavakos, Emanuel Ax and Yo-Yo Ma © Mark Allan | Barbican

Ax/Kavakos/Ma: An all-star afternoon of Brahms at the Barbican

By , 11 September 2018
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Sakari Oramo conducts the BBCSO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou

Prom 6: Love laid bare in a passionate Turangalîla from Oramo and the BBCSO

By , 20 July 2018
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Colin Currie, Owen Gunnell, Adrian Spillett and Sam Walton © BBC | Chris Christodoulou

Prom 3: An inflated Prom to celebrate BBC Young Musicians

By , 17 July 2018
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Hugo Ticciati © Marco Borggreve

O/MODƏRNT at Wigmore Hall: A descent into melodrama

By , 09 April 2018
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Narek Haknazaryan © Marco Borggreve

Hakhnazaryan at Wigmore Hall: a riotous jig with a touch of class

By , 05 April 2018
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Christopher Ainslie (Giulio Cesare) and Soraya Mafi (Cleopatra) © Richard Hubert Smith

Static but worth the slog: ETO's two-part Giulio Cesare

By , 09 October 2017
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Robert Howarth © Robert Workman

A Vespers on wilted wings: the AAM tackle Monteverdi

By , 25 June 2017
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Lawrence Brownlee (Charlie Parker) © Richard Hubert Smith

A moving tribute in Charlie Parker’s Yardbird

By , 12 June 2017
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Jérémie Rhorer © Chris Christodoulou

An emotional dedication: Duruflé & Fauré Requiems at the Royal Festival Hall

By , 06 June 2017
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Juan Diego Flórez © Simon Fowler | Decca

An operatic big hitter: Juan Diego Flórez at the Royal Albert Hall

By , 03 June 2017
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Kristian Bezuidenhout © Marco Borggreve

A poised and pretty outing of a prodigy's exercises

By , 18 May 2017
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Andreas Scholl © James McMillan

Andreas Scholl at the Barbican: intimate devotion to a lamenting mother

By , 16 March 2017
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Ashley Riches (The Pirate King) and Andrew Shore (Major General Stanley) © Tom Bowles

Petticoated pirate romp: The Pirates of Penzance at ENO

By , 11 February 2017
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William Christie © Denis Rouvre

Polished, but no cracker: Les Arts Florissants perform Handel’s Messiah

By , 21 December 2016
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Jurgita Adamonytė © Oksana

La Calisto: Sublime singing saves Cavalli’s work from farce

By , 30 November 2016
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Toby Spence © Mitch Jenkins

The Fair Maid of the Mill: Toby Spence’s lovelorn miller embodies new translation

By , 25 October 2016
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Julia Riley (Xerxes) and Clint van der Linde (Arsamenes) © Richard Hubert Smith

Xerxes: ETO’s quirky revival sparkles vocally but is not all plane sailing

By , 10 October 2016
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