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Composer: Nicolai, Otto (1810-1849)

February 2018
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OsloStaats- und Domchor Berlin - Was ist ein Mensch?

© Matthias Heyde
Palestrina, Rosenmüller, Telemann, Mendelssohn, Nicolai
Kai-Uwe Jirka; Staats- und Domchor Berlin; Lautten Compagney

HoustonAlso Sprach Zarathustra

Nicolai, Chopin, Strauss R.
Houston Symphony; Juraj Valčuha; Evgeny Bozhanov

ViennaNicolai, Strauss, Tschaikowsky, Ishii

Nicolai, Strauss R., Tchaikovsky, Ishii
Orchestre Symphonique Waseda; Masahiko Tanaka; Eitetsu Hayashi

HamburgNicolai, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Ishii

Nicolai, Strauss R., Tchaikovsky, Ishii
Orchestre Symphonique Waseda; Kazufumi Yamashita; Eitetsu Hayashi; Fu-un no Kai

DüsseldorfMerry Wives of Windsor, The (Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor)

Nicolai: Merry Wives of Windsor, The (Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor)
Lukas Beikircher; Dietrich Hilsdorf; Deutsche Oper am Rhein; Stefan Klingele; Dieter Richter; Renate Schmitzer
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Alek Shrader - a mysterious Wigmore debut

Alek Shrader © Peter Schaaf
Alek Shrader's Wigmore Hall debut was thrilling, touching, charming and mysterious.
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Glorious Elgar from Osmo Vänskä and the LPO

Hyeyoon Park © Giorgia Bertazzi
A superb partnership between Osmo Vänskä and the LPO created a thrilling account of Elgar’s First Symphony but put Korngold’s Violin Concerto in the shade.
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Betrothal and Betrayal: JPYA summer performance

Excerpt from Adriana Lecouvreur © Clive Barda
School’s out for summer and with it the opportunity for the Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists to showcase their talents in the end of term main stage performance. 
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Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor

Sky Ingram and Barnaby Rea  ©  Clive Barda
Otto Nicolai’s very German take on Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor was a big hit in the mid-19th century but has been infrequently performed since then, largely because Verdi’s version, Falstaff, completely eclipsed it.

The Cross in the Mountains: Choral Music in the Age of Wagner's Ring Cycle

To add insight and context to their performances of Das Rheingold, Opera North have been staging a number of events exploring Wagner, his music and the production of his operas. On Saturday evening their Howard Assembly Room played host to The Cross in the Mountains, an evening of German choral music composed in the age of the Ring Cycle.