Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Seattle, WA, United States

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SeattleNot Even the Wind... by Emerald City Music

Bernstein, Norman, Adams, Reich, Dvořák
Ransom Wilson; Tara Helen O'Connor; Dmitri Atapine; Kristin Lee

SeattleMahler Resurrection Symphony

Berlioz, Mahler
Seattle Symphony Orchestra; Ludovic Morlot; Malin Christensson; Christianne Stotijn; Seattle Symphony Chorale

SeattleEnigma Variations

Brahms, Bartók, Elgar
Seattle Symphony Orchestra; Ludovic Morlot; Jean-Efflam Bavouzet

SeattleGidon Kremer in Seattle

Mendelssohn, Schumann
Seattle Symphony Orchestra; Ludovic Morlot; Gidon Kremer

SeattleThe Barber of Seville

Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
Giacomo Sagripanti; Lindy Hume; Seattle Opera; Tracy Grant Lord; Sofia Fomina; Matthew Grills; Andrew Owens

SeattleShostakovich Symphony No. 10

Shostakovich, Prokofiev
Seattle Symphony Orchestra; Pablo Rus Broseta; Beatrice Rana
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Trying to rethink Madama Butterfly at Seattle Opera

Seattle Opera's visually poetic and refined Madama Butterfly peeks back at Puccini's own first version of the opera, which was arguably more openly critical of the devastation wrought by imperialism. 
***11
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Mahler's Fifth by way of Ligeti in Seattle

Ludovic Morlot closes his sixth Seattle Symphony season with a challenging program of Ligeti's Requiem and Mahler's Fifth that raises the stakes for musical 'redemption'. 
****1
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Climbing Strauss' magic mountain in Seattle

The Seattle Symphony's all-Strauss program included a refreshing take on the Four Last Songs with soprano Gun-Brit Barkman and a sonic tour de force in the rare Eine Alpensinfonie.
****1
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Morlot in his element for L’Enfant et les sortilèges

Music Director Ludovic Morlot, known for his intriguing programming, outdid himself with a summery breeze of a program that enchanted from beginning to end.
****1
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Seattle Opera's Magic Flute as enchanting as ever

“Love, love, love… that is the soul of genius,” said Mozart. In no other work does he demonstrate this affirmation more compellingly than in his forever-beloved opera, Die Zauberflöte
***11
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“More Light! More Light!”

Ludovic Morlot and Seattle Symphony wrap up their two-year Beethoven cycle with a new perspective on the Fifth, by way of Bohuslav Martinů and a thrilling Bartók Second Piano Concerto featuring Bertrand Chamayou.
****1
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