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Kirill Gerstein © Marco Borggreve
London

Smouldering Beethoven and barnstorming Ives from Elder and the LSO

By , 14 April 2019
***11
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Viktoria Mullova © heikefischer-fotografie.de
Manchester

Eclectic dances in Sibelius and Ravel

By , 04 April 2019
****1
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Rachel Kelly © Gerard Collett
Manchester

A steller Damnation de Faust in Manchester

By , 10 February 2019
*****
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Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

Bleak polar landscapes evoked by The Hallé in Sinfonia Antartica

By , 24 January 2019
****1
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Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Folksongs, sung songs and songful Brahms from Britten Sinfonia

By , 17 January 2019
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Sir Mark Elder © Russell Hart
Amsterdam

Ravishment without drama in Dutch premiere of A Village Romeo and Juliet

By , 15 December 2018
***11
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Arsen Soghomonyan, Ermonela Jaho and the LPO © Russell Duncan
London

Drama in concert: Elder and the LPO in Puccini's Le Willis

By , 21 November 2018
***11
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Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

Hallé and Sir Mark Elder bring to life Don Quixote and Elgar 2 in Manchester

By , 25 October 2018
****1
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Elīna Garanča (Dalila) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

A chiaroscuro-free, shiny Samson et Dalila at The Met

By , 24 September 2018
***11
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The cast at curtain call © Ryan Buchanan
Edinburgh

A heroic performance of Siegfried at the Edinburgh International Festival

By , 08 August 2018
****1
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Sir Mark Elder © Russell Hart
London

Prom 16: Poise and transparency from Elder and the Hallé

By , 26 July 2018
****1
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Laurent Naouri © Russell Duncan and Opera Rara | ROH
London

Donizetti's L'Ange de Nisida shines at its belated world première

By , 18 July 2018
****1
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Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

A musical journey spanning three centuries with The Hallé

By , 15 March 2018
****1
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Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Energy and eloquence from Elder and the LSO in Elgar's Second Symphony

By , 11 February 2018
****1
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Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Symphonic grandeur and two curious farewells from Elder and LSO

By , 08 February 2018
****1
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Rinat Shaham (Judith) © Tracey Whitefoot
Manchester

A sinister Bluebeard's Castle from the NYOGB

By , 05 January 2018
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Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
Saffron Walden

New dog, new tricks: Britten Sinfonia and Sir Mark Elder

By , 10 November 2017
*****
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Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

Hallé goes “beyond the score” to discover the danger behind Shostakovich 4

By , 28 October 2017
*****
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Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

Engaging and fluent performances from Elder’s Hallé

By , 05 October 2017
****1
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Henry Goodman with Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 52: An excellent evening of innovation from Elder and the Hallé

By , 23 August 2017
****1
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The Hallé and Sir Mark Elder © The Hallé
Manchester

A shattering Gurre-Lieder from the Hallé, BBC Philharmonic and Sir Mark Elder

By , 04 June 2017
*****
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Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Inspired Holst and Vaughan Williams from Mark Elder and the LSO

By , 18 May 2017
****1
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Anne-Sophie Mutter © Harald Hoffmann | DG
London

Anne-Sophie Mutter transplants Tchaikovsky to the 20th century

By , 07 May 2017
***11
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Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

Elegance and excellence from Elder and the Hallé at Bridgewater Hall

By , 27 April 2017
****1
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Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

In the blood: Elder conducts the Hallé in The Dream Of Gerontius in Manchester

By , 12 March 2017
****1
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Sir MarkElder © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

Excellent Hallé delivers a solid evening of Elgar

By , 09 March 2017
***11
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Kristine Opolais (Rusalka) and Eric Owens (Vodník) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Met's new Rusalka: a missed opportunity but with great musical values

By , 09 February 2017
***11
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Iain Paterson © Maximilian Van London
Manchester

A 24-carat Rheingold as the Hallé continues its Ring quest

By , 27 November 2016
*****
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Benjamin Grosvenor © Operaomnia.co.uk
Manchester

First-rate Tchaikovsky and Liszt open the Halle's new season

By , 22 September 2016
***11
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Albina Shagimuratova © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 68: A feast of Rossini as Albina Shagimuratova shines in Semiramide

By , 04 September 2016
****1
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Mark Elder conducts the Hallé Orchestra © BBC|Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 41: The Hallé's take on Mahler's unnumbered symphony

By , 16 August 2016
***11
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Sir Mark Elder © Simon Dodd
London

The OAE celebrates in style with Weber’s Der Freischütz

By , 07 June 2016
****1
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Gary Hoffman © Bernard Martinez Moyenne
Manchester

Pleasing Dvořák from the Hallé in Manchester

By , 12 May 2016
****1
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Francesco Piemontesi © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

Nature, Life, Love – and a dazzling pianist – as the Hallé's Dvořák festival opens

By , 05 May 2016
****1
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Cédric Tiberghien © Jean-Baptiste Millot
London

Behind the Lines: the LSO in English and French masterpieces

By , 28 April 2016
****1
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Sir Mark Elder © Simon Dodd
Manchester

Birdsong from the trenches: powerful performances from the Hallé

By , 07 April 2016
*****
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Jeremy Denk © Michael Wilson
Chicago

Slavic passion and a Hungarian concerto from Elder and the CSO

By , 10 March 2016
****1
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Sir Mark Elder © Simon Dodd
Chicago

An evening in the English countryside with Elder and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

By , 03 March 2016
***11
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Sir Mark Elder © Simon Dodd
Manchester

Norwegian mountains, Russian folksongs, and the torments of Hell from the Hallé

By , 27 February 2016
****1
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Sir Mark Elder © Simon Dodd
Manchester

Fate knocks, but uplifting performances by the Hallé

By , 11 February 2016
****1
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Chris Addison (Smith) and Kate Lindsey (Lazuli) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

L'Étoile proves a disappointingly flat foray into opéra-bouffe for the Royal Opera

By , 01 February 2016
**111
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Camilla Nylund © Heikki Tuuli
Amsterdam

A miraculous Lohengrin at the Concertgebouw

By , 18 December 2015
*****
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Harish Shankar © Merlijn Doomernik
Manchester

Tchaikovsky's Fatum as a new conductor knocks at the Hallé's door

By , 10 December 2015
*****
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Brandon Jovanovich (Walther) and Rachel Willis-Sørensen (Eva) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

Die Meistersinger: A rewarding operatic marathon in San Francisco

By , 18 November 2015
*****
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Sir Mark Elder © Simon Dodd
Manchester

The Hallé's Verdi Requiem

By , 03 October 2015
****1
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Sunwook Kim © Doh Lee
Manchester

Fate and Russian tales as the Hallé's Bridgewater Hall season opens

By , 17 September 2015
****1
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Sir Mark Elder conducting the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 31: The National Youth Orchestra and Sir Mark Elder rise to the challenge Mahler's Ninth

By , 08 August 2015
****1
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Iain Paterson and Sir Mark Elder © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 17: Vaughan Williams' Sancta civitas makes its Proms debut

By , 30 July 2015
*****
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Amsterdam

Terry Gilliam’s spectacular Benvenuto Cellini arrives in Amsterdam

By , 09 May 2015
****1
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Manchester

Hallé gives a rousing 500th birthday cheer for Manchester Grammar School

By , 16 April 2015
****1
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