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

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AucklandThe Bone Feeder

Farr: The Bone Feeder
Peter Scholes; Sara Brodie; New Zealand Opera; John Verryt; Elizabeth Whiting

AucklandThe Sorcerer's Apprentice

Ravel, Poulenc, Bizet, Dukas
Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra; Hamish McKeich; Mahan Esfahani

AucklandMozart and Beethoven

Adams, Mozart, Beethoven
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Edo de Waart; Martin Fröst

AucklandPushing Boundaries

Mahler, Haydn, Stravinsky
Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

AucklandYiruma-Autumn Rain in Auckland

Yiruma
Yiruma, Piano
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L'Arpeggiata jazzes up Purcell in Auckland

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.
****1
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Layton returns to Auckland with Bach and Pärt

...it was the Bach pieces that were the undoubted highlights, particularly the radiant contribution of Sara Macliver.
****1
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Strong cast opens Handel's Oreste in Auckland

This performance of Oreste showcased a exceptionally strong young cast keenly in tune with Handelian style.
****1
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Strauss impresses but Mahler falls flat in Auckland

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.
***11
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The spiritual meets the temporal in Auckland

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.
*****
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Awkward direction hampers NZ Opera's Magic Flute

A solid Magic Flute from the performers but marred by the director's foibles. 
***11
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