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Composer: Cherubini, Luigi (1760-1842)

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LondonThe Revolutionary Drawing Room

Reicha, Cherubini, Beethoven
Adrian Butterfield; Kathryn Parry; Rachel Stott; Ruth Alford

MilanAli Baba and the Forty Thieves (Alì Babà e i 40 ladroni)New Production

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (Alì Babà e i 40 ladroni)
Cherubini: Ali Baba ou les Quarante Voleurs
Paolo Carignani; Liliana Cavani; Teatro alla Scala; Leila Fteita; Soloists of the Teatro alla Scala Academy; Teatro alla Scala Academy Orchestra

LondonTristia: Requiems for Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette

Plantade, Berlioz, Cherubini
Hervé Niquet; Le Concert Spirituel

StanfordBeethoven Unleashed with Avery Amereau

Beethoven, Cherubini
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra; Nicholas McGegan; Avery Amereau; Chantal Santon-Jeffery; Thomas Cooley; Eric Zivian

San FranciscoBeethoven Unleashed with Avery Amereau

Beethoven, Cherubini
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra; Nicholas McGegan; Avery Amereau; Chantal Santon-Jeffery; Thomas Cooley; Eric Zivian
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In Konwitschny's modern Medea, monsters are made by men

Sebastian Kohlhepp (Jason) and Cornelia Ptassek (Medea) © Thomas Aurin
Director Peter Konwitschny's staging of Cherubini's Medea critiques rejection and mistreatment of refugees. A strong new German translation and a talented cast make this a must-see.
****1
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Lise Davidsen utterly captivating as Medea at Wexford Festival

Lise Davidsen (Medea), Rioch Kinsella and Anthony Kenna © Clive Barda
A fascinating modern production of Cherubini's masterpiece Medea. Lise Davidsen is especially noteworthy while the rest of the cast give luminous performances. 
****1
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Explosive London recital debut from Lise Davidsen

Lise Davidsen © Jonathan Rose
A voice with the proportions of a cathedral; a higher register that's entirely secure; an attention to text. Rosenblatt Recitals gave a tantalising preview of a singer who will have a stellar career.
****1
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“Vive la France!”: Gallic pride from La Verdi, Milan

Oleg Caetani © Oleg Caetani
La Verdi dispatched each of the works with panaché under audience favourite Oleg Caetani. There is plenty of swagger to their playing at present – a Gallic cock with plenty of feathers in its tail.
****1
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Classical heroines in distress: reviewer in heaven

Simona Houda Šaturová © Thomas Houda
Prague’s classical music community is walking a little taller and prouder this week. Collegium 1704 stepped up on Saturday night with an 18th century opera program that offered an inspirational reminder of how period music can and should be played.
*****
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