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Joélle Harvey (Susanna) and Christian Gerhaher (Figaro) © ROH | Mark Douet
London

Gardiner runs Mozart ragged in The Royal Opera's Figaro

By , 29 June 2019
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Louise Alder (Semele) and Lucile Richardot (Juno/Ino) © Éric Larrayadieu
London

Semele crashes and burns, but Louise Alder soars up at Ally Pally

By , 02 May 2019
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner © Sim Canetty-Clarke
London

Beethoven heroics among a sweet finale to Gardiner's memorable Schumann cycle

By , 10 February 2019
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Isabelle Faust © Felix Broede
Antwerp

Isabelle Faust shines in German early romantics programme from Gardiner and the LSO

By , 30 January 2019
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Verdi's Requiem at Westminster Cathedral © Thomas Bowles
London

A mortal nothingness: Verdi's Requiem at Westminster Cathedral

By , 18 September 2018
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Antoine Tamestit and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 71: Byron's Harold the unlikely star in Gardiner's Berlioz bonanza

By , 05 September 2018
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducting in the Nikolaikirche, Leipzig © Bachfest Leipzig | Gert Mothes
Leipzig

Gardiner steps into his Ring of Cantatas in Leipzig

By , 08 June 2018
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Mary Bevan © Petra Hajská
Prague

The Monteverdi Choir: A religious experience at Prague Spring

By , 17 May 2018
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner © Sim Canetty-Clarke
London

Gardiner and LSO make a welcome return with Schumann concerto

By , 15 March 2018
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducting the LSO in Essen © Sven Lorenz
London

Spellbinding Schumann and Berlioz from Gardiner and the LSO at the Barbican

By , 11 March 2018
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Michael Spyres and Laurent Naouri © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 31: An intoxicating La Damnation de Faust from Gardiner and the ORR

By , 08 August 2017
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the English Baroque Soloists © Salzburger Festspiele | Silvia Lelli
Salzburg

Evil triumphs beautifully in Monteverdi 450 Poppea

By , 29 July 2017
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Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria at the Salzburg Festival © Salzburger Festspiele | Silvia Lelli
Salzburg

Monteverdi 450's Ulisse docks in Salzburg

By , 28 July 2017
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner and cast © Salzburger Festspiele | Silvia Lelli
Salzburg

An emotional L'Orfeo for Monteverdi 450

By , 26 July 2017
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Amsterdam

Over-the-top Elgar and hushed Mahler from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

By , 02 March 2017
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Alina Ibragimova © Eva Vermandel
London

Pace and volume: Gardiner's Mendelssohn only goes so far

By , 16 October 2016
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 20: Gardiner masters Berlioz's Roméo et Juliette with the ORR

By , 30 July 2016
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Mark Padmore © Marco Borggreve
London

A perfect Easter recipe: Gardiner conducts the St Matthew Passion at the Barbican

By , 26 March 2016
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner © Sheila Rock | Decca
Lucerne

Gardiner moves mountains in his Lucerne St Matthew Passion

By , 17 March 2016
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner © Sim Canetty-Clarke
London

The tongs and the bones: Vivid Mendelssohn from Gardiner and the LSO

By , 16 February 2016
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner © Sim Canetty-Clarke
London

Gardiner and his forces celebrate Mozart's Birthday with exceptional Requiem

By , 27 January 2016
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner © Sheila Rock | Decca
Bristol

Gardiner acts as guide through Mozart's last three symphonies

By , 15 January 2016
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Juan Diego Flórez (Orphée) and Lucy Crowe (Euridice) © Bill Cooper | ROH
London

Minimalist complexity: Flórez lights up Orphée et Eurydice at Covent Garden

By , 14 September 2015
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner © Sim Canetty-Clarke
London

Prom 33: Gardiner and his Romantic Revolutionaries pack a punch

By , 09 August 2015
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Mariana Flores (Eurydice), Francesca Aspromonte (Music), the EBS and Sir John Eliot Gardiner © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 25: Monteverdi's Orfeo forever fresh in Gardiner's hands

By , 04 August 2015
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Costa Mesa

A world unlike any other: Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts Monteverdi' L'Orfeo

By , 25 April 2015
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London

More Revolutionary than Romantic: Gardiner and Antonacci at the Barbican

By , 07 November 2014
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London

"Better late than never": Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts Beethoven at a late night Prom

By , 26 August 2014
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London

David McVicar and John Eliot Gardiner give us an enjoyable Figaro at Covent Garden

By , 16 September 2013
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London

Prom 36: Festive Bach from Gardiner and his Baroque forces

By , 09 August 2013
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London

Sir John Eliot Gardiner at 70 with the LSO and Stravinsky

By , 25 April 2013
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Paris

Sir John Eliot Gardiner blows Paris audience away at Salle Pleyel

By , 07 April 2013
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Costa Mesa

John Eliot Gardiner enlightens with Beethoven's Missa Solemnis in Orange County

By , 19 November 2012
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New York City

John Eliot Gardiner's Beethoven 9 still shocks at Carnegie Hall

By , 16 November 2012
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London

Prom 3: Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts Pelléas et Mélisande

By , 15 July 2012
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London

Rigoletto at the Royal Opera

By , 30 March 2012
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London

St. John's Smith Square, Monteverdi Choir/English Baroque Soloists/ Gardiner/ Debretzeni

By , 03 October 2011
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London

Two composers for the price of one - Der Freischütz at the Proms

By , 09 September 2011
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Durham

Monteverdi Vespers in Durham Cathedral

By , 05 October 2010
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London

Prom 58: Czech Philharmonic with Gardiner and Vogt

By , 29 August 2010
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner © Marco Borelli
Salzburg

Vom aller Miteinander: Gardiners Traumkonzert zum Abschluss der Salzburger Pfingstfestspiele

By , 10 June 2019
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Amsterdam

Diamantene Romantik: das Concertgebouworchester unter Sir John Eliot Gardiner

By , 28 March 2019
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner © Sim Canetty Clarke
Cologne

Spieltrieb und Wunderkraft: Gardiners Schumann-Zyklus II mit dem LSO

By , 04 February 2019
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Paris

Gardiner à Versailles : Berlioz en trompe-l’œil

By , 21 October 2018
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner und Edgaras Montvidas © Karol Sokolowski
Wrocław

Erschüttern, Kämpfen und Befreien: Gardiners Verdi-Requiem beim Wratislavia Cantans Festival

By , 16 September 2018
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner und die English Baroque Soloists © Oliver Killig
Dresden

Ein Sieg für die Ewigkeit: Gardiners Bachkantatenzyklus bei den Dresdner Musikfestspielen

By , 11 May 2018
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Isabelle Faust © Felix Broede
Paris

Isabelle Faust héroïne solitaire du Concerto pour violon de Schumann

By , 13 March 2018
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner © Sim Canetty Clarke
Madrid

Gardiner, la LSO y Anderszewski: un engranaje perfecto

By , 07 March 2018
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner © Sven Lorenz
Essen

Poesie und Psychodrama: Expressiver Auftakt zu Gardiners Schumann-Zyklus mit dem LSO

By , 03 March 2018
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner © Sim Canetty Clarke
Paris

Un Couronnement de Poppée exaltant par Sir John Eliot Gardiner

By , 18 September 2017
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