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Farr: The Bone Feeder
Peter Scholes; Sara Brodie; New Zealand Opera; John Verryt; Elizabeth Whiting
Ravel, Poulenc, Bizet, Dukas
Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra; Hamish McKeich; Mahan Esfahani
Adams, Mozart, Beethoven
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Edo de Waart; Martin Fröst
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While maybe not for the musical puritans, this was the perfect showcase for an exceptional group of musicians to demonstrate their formidable technical and interpretative talents and to respectfully give some new vitality to the magical works of Purcell.
...it was the Bach pieces that were the undoubted highlights, particularly the radiant contribution of Sara Macliver.
This performance of Oreste showcased a exceptionally strong young cast keenly in tune with Handelian style.
Four Last Songs impresses with the radiant Christiane Libor, Mahler demands a little more tension and sense of propulsion than conductor Edo de Waart provided.
The interpretation was crowned by the most rapt rendition of the last movement imaginable, all yearningly luminescent and full of spellbinding nobility of tone from the orchestra.