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

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AucklandJoseph Calleja: The Maltese Tenor

Carla Caminati; Joseph Calleja; Amelia Farrugia; Piers Lane
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Unearthing New Zealand's lost art-song tradition

In this part-concert and part-lecture, Michael Vinten chronicles the history or New Zealand art song through the lives of the composers and poets featured, stories alternately hilarious and tragic.
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The highest beauty imaginable: astonishing Prokofiev from Hilary Hahn

Hahn balanced tranquility and ferocity in Prokofiev's First Violin Concerto, and conductor Gemma New drew out an especially nuanced reading of Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony.
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Requiem opens the APO's miniature Verdi Festival

An excitingly theatrical Verdi Requiem under Giordano Bellincampi, benefitting greatly from a mostly stunning line-up of solo singers.
***11
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Christian Li displays stunning virtuosity in Saint-Saëns and Ravel

An astonishing showcase, with Christian Li tackling both works with technical skill and swagger that belied his tender age. 
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A taste of Vienna with the Auckland Philharmonia

The slow movement is gorgeous in an unashamedly romantic fashion and Morrison, some moments of uncertain intonation aside, gave a poetic rendition, at times fining his sound down to the most exquisite filigree of sound. 
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A meeting of cultures in NZSO's Matariki concert

A combination of Western orchestral tradition and traditional Māori culture proves a fascinating and a worthwhile contribution to New Zealand’s orchestral repertoire.
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