Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Auckland, New Zealand

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AucklandThe Damnation of Faust

Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust (La Damnation de Faust)
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Edo de Waart; Alisa Kolosova; Andrew Staples; Eric Owens; James Clayton

AucklandKatya Kabanova

Janáček: Káťa Kabanová
Wyn Davies; Patrick Nolan; New Zealand Opera; Dina Kuznetsova; Angus Wood; Margaret Medlyn; Andrew Glover
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Fascinating Manon Lescaut in Auckland

Puccini’s score has many thrilling moments, here taken up by a fascinating if uneven cast of singers.
****1
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Ridding Carmen of cliches in Auckland

A superlative performance of Carmen that was certainly among the most thrilling performances New Zealand Opera has put on in recent memory.
*****
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Dynamic start to Juilliard415's New Zealand tour

On the basis of this concert, the graduate ensemble Juilliard415 (named after the standard Baroque pitch of 415 Hz) is already of extremely high quality indeed, technically proficient and highly in-tune with Baroque style.
****1
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Pushing musical boundaries in Auckland

This was a most impressive showing from the orchestra and conductor in which the works of three influential composers given emotionally engrossing treatment.
****1
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Esfahani's Poulenc the highlight in Auckland

Notwithstanding Esfahani and McKeish’s sterling account of the Poulenc and the orchestra’s thrilling take on The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, this was not a consistent enough concert to be called a complete success.
***11
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Haunting new opera premiered in Auckland

The Bone Feeder was a thought-provoking deliberation on the history, culture and the nature of belonging.
****1
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