With clear direction and well-executed hits (such as the lush trio from the end of the third act), the show will appeal to those with nostalgia for the production and wish to escape the biting cold with the sound of strings warmed by horns.
Diablo Ballet tackles Balanchine's Apollo, Tina Kay Bohnstedt's take-off on a Sinatra classic, and Robert Dekkers' mysterious Milieu – once again showing up those larger companies who have unwisely ditched live music.
Vladimir Jurowski built on the Cleveland Orchestra’s existing mastery of Debussy, along with a virtuosic performance by Jean-Efflam Bavouzet of Ravel’s G major piano concerto, and a recent work by Marc-André Dalbavie.
A high impact performance of Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony from Ilan Volkov and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, with striking and engaging Ravel from Ingrid Fliter – and a gem from Nikolai Roslavets.
In a reconstruction of Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s production for the world première of Reimann’s soul-pummelling Lear, the staging stands the test of time, but the cast and orchestra leave the biggest impression.