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OsloClassical Hour: Sibelius' First Symphony

Sibelius: Symphony no. 1 in E minor, Op.39
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra; Klaus Mäkelä

OsloForceful Melancholy

Sibelius, Kodály, Debussy, Gupta
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra; Klaus Mäkelä; Birgitte Volan Håvik

OsloMozart and Brahms

Mozart, Brahms
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra; Arvid Engegård; Baiba Skride
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Alone and in love: Christoph Loy’s compelling new Onegin in Oslo

Svetlana Aksenova (Tatyana) and Audun Iversen (Onegin) © Erik Berg
Chrisoph Loy's new Oslo production of Eugene Onegin only somewhat succeeds in its desire to create a meditation on loneliness, but superb musical performances still make it an utterly compelling piece of music theatre.
****1
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A directionless Mahler 9 in Oslo

Vasily Petrenko © Svetlana Tarlova
Vasily Petrenko and the Oslo Philharmonic's Mahler Nine seemed unaware of what it wanted to be, resulting in a frustratingly directionless, disjointed concert.
**111
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On the waterfront: A Sea Symphony in Oslo

Norwegian National Opera Orchestra © Jörg Wiesner
Ralph Vaughan Williams' towering A Sea Symphony and the orchestra of the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet capped off the Oslo opera season in a singularly loud fashion. 
***11
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Too many doors: Don Giovanni in Oslo

Jakob Bloch Jespersen (Leporello) and Johannes Weisser (Don Giovanni) © Erik Berg
Despite some dramatic frustrations, at least in Oslo, Jones' production is saved by some truly outstanding singing.
***11
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A transformative experience in Oslo

Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
After a shaky start with Metamorphosen, the Oslo Philharmonic embodies the evening's theme of transformation by ending on a stonker of a Petruskha, via the perenially fabulous Lise Davidsen.
****1
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Maybe it’s make-believe: a curious Norma in Oslo

Hrachuhí Bassénz (Norma) © Erik Berg
The first staging of Bellini's Norma in Oslo in over a century is unfortunately hampered by an irritating production, yet some glorious singing does much to rescue the show.
**111
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