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Performer: Samuel Boden


WienOrchester Wiener Akademie

Orchester Wiener Akademie; Martin Haselböck; Sunhae Im; Samuel Boden; Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien

LondonJS Bach's Mass in B Minor

Bach: Messe in h-Moll, BWV232
BBC Symphony Orchestra; John Butt; Sophie Bevan; Mary Bevan; Alex Potter; Samuel Boden

BirminghamEx Cathedra: Beginnings & endings

Bach, Roth
Ex Cathedra Baroque Orchestra; Jeffrey Skidmore; Ex Cathedra; Katie Trethewey; Martha McLorinan; Samuel Boden

HamburgLessons in Love and ViolenceNew production

Benjamin: Lessons in Love and Violence
Kent Nagano; Katie Mitchell; Hamburgische Staatsoper; Vicki Mortimer; Philippe Sly; Georgia Jarman

LyonLessons in Love and ViolenceNew production

Benjamin: Lessons in Love and Violence
Alexandre Bloch; Katie Mitchell; Opéra de Lyon; Vicki Mortimer; Stéphane Degout; Georgia Jarman
Neue Kritikenmehr...

Lessons in Love and Violence für den politischen Alltag

Barbara Hannigan (Isabel) und Stéphane Degout (King) © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
George Benjamins neue Oper beschreibt eindringlich einen durch Liebe hilflosen König – Hannigan und Degout füllen die tiefgründige Musik mit hingebungsvollem Emotionsspiel.

Lessons in Love and Violence: ice and drama

Barbara Hannigan (Isabel), Stéphane Degout (King), Gyula Orendt (Gaveston) © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
George Benjamin and Martin Crimp's second full scale opera is a refinement of the craft showed in Written on Skin – but the lessons are less in love and violince than in power, tension and beauty of the score.

Monteverdi on a doughnut: Ulysses fails to thrill

The Return of Ulysses © ROH & Roundhouse | Stephen Cummiskey
A series of ill-advised staging choices leads to a disappointingly drab performance of Monteverdi's Homeric epic.

Disconnected dégustation: Pinchgut Opera's Rameau

Lauren Zolezzi © Patrick Boland
Historically informed rarities from Rameau and Vinci aim to recreate the world of 18th-century opera-going in Paris. But a misaligned production distracts from this specialised experience.

Mixed Bach from the AAM in Cambridge

The Academy of Ancient Music © Marco Borggreve
Music written by Bach for the Collegium Musicum, and also for the first Sunday after Easter, was played with skill and flourish by this exceptional orchestra;  sadly, the singing was not consistently good enough to match.