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

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AucklandJuilliard 415

Handel, Marais, Vivaldi, Muffat, Corelli, Whitehead, Rameau
Robert Mealy; Soloists from the Juilliard School

AucklandBeethoven 250: The Romantic

Beethoven
Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra; Giordano Bellincampi

AucklandBeethoven 250: The Revolutionary

Beethoven
Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra; Giordano Bellincampi

AucklandBeethoven 250: The Radical

Beethoven
Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra; Giordano Bellincampi; Madeleine Pierard; Kristin Darragh; Amitai Pati; Teddy Tahu Rhodes

AucklandDevotion

Beethoven: Mass in D Major "Missa solemnis”, Op.123
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Donald Runnicles; Jennifer Davis; Vasilisa Berzhanskaya; Samuel Sakker; Jonathan Lemalu

AucklandProvocateurs

Squire, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Bartók
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra; Giancarlo Guerrero; Valentina Lisitsa
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Edo de Waart signs off with awe-inspiring Mahler in Auckland

Edo de Waart © Jesse Willems
De Waart once again showed a formidable grasp of the musical structure so that the occasional outbursts of violence made thematic sense and a strong feeling of tension led up to the final cry of despair.
*****
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NZSO's enthralling Salonen and Schubert

Jennifer Koh © Juergen Frank
Edo de Waart and the NZSO thrill with the old warhorse that is Schubert's ninth as much as in an insightful and exciting rendition of Salonen's Violin Concerto.
****1
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Ambiguity rules in New Zealand Opera's Turn of the Screw

Anna Leese (Governess) © Marty Melville
Astonishingly vivid performances from an ensemble cast made it one of the most outstanding of their recent productions, an auspicious sign as de Mallet Burgess takes over the General Directorship of the company.
****1
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Grotesquery and cowhorns in Auckland

Vesa-Matti Leppänen, Håkan Hardenberger and HK Gruber with the NZSO © NZSO
It was an altogether riotous and highly enjoyable performance of a wacky work, one long overdue to be heard in this country.
****1
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Intense Schubert and Ravel from the Mullova trio

Viktoria Mullova © Heike Fischer Fotografie
A case of musical minds being in particularly close interpretative sync, revealing the music not through showy display but through restrained but intense concentration.
****1
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Viktoria Mullova's intense Sibelius in Auckland

Viktoria Mullova © Benjamin Ealovega
In the exquisite singing line of the second movement, the appeal was not just in her beauty of tone but in the concentrated feeling Mullova brought to the shaping of each phrase.
****1
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