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Brenda Rae (Ginevra) and Kyle Ketelsen (King of Scotland) © Cory Weaver
Chicago

A vibrant, urgent Ariodante at Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 02 March 2019
*****
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Sophie Bevan © Sussie Ahlburg
London

Britten Sinfonia's electric Messiah: Look, no hands!

By , 19 December 2018
****1
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Isabel Leonard (Marnie) and Iestyn Davies (Terry) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Superb production and cast can't make The Met's Marnie live

By , 22 October 2018
***11
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Louise Alder © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 74: Intimacy and reflection in Handel's Theodora

By , 07 September 2018
****1
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Karina Gauvin (Merab), Anna Devin (Michal), Iestyn Davies (David) and Allan Clayton (Jonathan) © Bill Cooper
Glyndebourne

Everybody loves David: Handel’s Saul at Glyndebourne

By , 19 July 2018
****1
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Iestyn Davies (Rinaldo) © Chris Lee
New York City

Bicket and The English Concert leave Carnegie Hall thrilled

By , 25 March 2018
*****
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Luca Pisaroni (Argante) and Joelle Harvey (Almirena) © Robert Workman
London

Handel’s calling card Rinaldo still opening doors three centuries on

By , 13 March 2018
*****
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Amanda Echalaz (Lucia de Nobile), Christian Van Horn (Julio) and Iestyn Davies (Francisco de Ávila) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Adès' riveting The Exterminating Angel debuts at the Metropolitan Opera

By , 26 October 2017
****1
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Xian Zhang at the podium © Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 21: An underwhelming performance of MacMillan and Beethoven

By , 30 July 2017
**111
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A silhouetted fairy © Hugo Glendinning
Snape

A silvery Dream lost among the shadows: Britten at the Aldeburgh Festival

By , 11 June 2017
****1
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Sophie Bevan, Ed Lyon © ROH | Clive Barda
London

The indiscreet charmlessness of the bourgeoisie: Adès brings The Exterminating Angel to opera

By , 24 April 2017
****1
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© Roger Mastroianni, Courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland

In Cleveland, a politically fraught St John Passion

By , 09 March 2017
***11
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Barbara Hannigan as Agnès, Iestyn Davies as the Boy © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
London

A grisly love triangle: Written on Skin returns to Covent Garden

By , 13 January 2017
****1
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Charles Daniels, Iestyn Davies and Ashley Riches © Ben Ealovega
London

Staging Purcell's Fairy Queen: an ingenious solution at the Barbican

By , 10 October 2016
*****
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Anne Sofie von Otter, John Tomlinson, Christine Rice, Amanda Echalaz & David Adam Moore © Monika Rittershaus | Salzburger Festspiele
Salzburg

The Exterminating Angel: A Salzburg world première in a surreal atmosphere

By , 28 July 2016
****1
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Allison Bell © Felipe Pagani
London

Inspired by Shakespeare: a London gala to celebrate The Bard

By , 23 April 2016
***11
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Iván Fischer © Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

Buoyant Brahms’ First from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under Iván Fischer

By , 06 April 2016
****1
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Oliver Knussen © Mark Allan | BBC
London

A dream-inspired cocktail of works from Knussen and Benjamin

By , 18 March 2016
****1
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Iestyn Davies © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Fool for love: Handel’s Orlando at the Barbican

By , 01 March 2016
****1
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Vladimir Jurowski © Matthias Creutziger
London

Indulgent and empty: LPO première of Alexander Raskatov's Green Mass

By , 30 January 2016
**111
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Iestyn Davies © Marco Borggreve
Edinburgh

Perfect Baroque: a memorable Theodora from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

By , 22 October 2015
****1
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Jonathan Cohen © Marco Borggreve
London

Three Bachs: Magnificent Magnificats from Arcangelo

By , 01 October 2015
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Iestyn Davies © Sisi Burn
London

Fabulous season opener from Iestyn Davies and The English Concert at Wigmore Hall

By , 12 September 2015
****1
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Sophie Bevan © Sussie Ahlburg
London

Prom 48: Periodically sublime late night Bach

By , 21 August 2015
***11
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Benjamin Hulett (High Priest) © Bill Cooper
Glyndebourne

Alchemy from Barrie Kosky in Handel's Saul at Glyndebourne

By , 26 July 2015
*****
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Iestyn Davies © Marco Borggreve
Lewes

Magnificent melancholy at midnight: Iestyn Davies and Thomas Dunford at the Lewes Chamber Music Festival

By , 13 June 2015
****1
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Valletta

Iestyn Davies in Valletta: fitting Handel like a glove

By , 14 January 2015
****1
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New York City

New York Philharmonic and Westminster Symphonic Choir join for Messiah

By , 16 December 2014
***11
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Cleveland

Top notch soloists highlight restrained Cleveland Mass in B minor

By , 16 October 2014
***11
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Glyndebourne

Rinaldo at Glyndebourne: If only all history lessons were this much fun!

By , 09 August 2014
****1
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London

Cantatas for the Soul: heavenly Bach at Wigmore Hall

By , 24 June 2014
****1
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Vancouver

Iestyn Davies: From Dowland's Lute Songs to Muhly's Old Bones

By , 30 March 2014
****1
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London

A disappointing Rodelinda at the English National Opera

By , 28 February 2014
**111
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New York City

The Met celebrates Britten with A Midsummer Night's Dream

By , 11 October 2013
****1
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London

Prom 75: DiDonato and Alsop dazzle at the Last Night

By , 07 September 2013
****1
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Quebec

The highlight of Montréal's concert season: Handel's Theodora with Les Violons du Roy

By , 25 May 2013
*****
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Paris

Bach's St John Passion receives a passionate reception in Paris

By , 27 March 2013
****1
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London

Handel's Belshazzar at the Barbican with Les Arts Florissants

By , 13 December 2012
***11
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London

Britten's Five Canticles at the Wigmore Hall

By , 30 November 2012
****1
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New York City

Thomas Adès' The Tempest live in HD from the Met

By , 10 November 2012
*****
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London

Prom 26: An unforgettable B minor Mass with The English Concert

By , 02 August 2012
*****
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Vienna

A mixed St John Passion from Stephen Layton and the OAE

By , 03 April 2012
**111
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New York City

Rodelinda at the Met

By , 23 November 2011
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London

A Midsummer Night's Dream at English National Opera

By , 19 May 2011
*****
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London

A new slant on "A Midsummer night's Dream"

By , 19 May 2011
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London

London Handel Festival highlight

By , 12 April 2011
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London

Baroque at its best - Iestyn Davies and Richard Egarr at the Wigmore Hall

By , 13 January 2011
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London

A glorious start to Christmas - Messiah at the Wigmore Hall

By , 19 December 2010
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London

Steffani's Niobe, Regina di Tebe at Covent Garden

By , 25 September 2010
*****
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Gabrieli Consort & Players © Andy Staples Photography
Lucerne

Brillanter Chor: Händels Messias mit Gabrieli Consort & Players im KKL Luzern

By , 19 December 2015
****1
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