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Hera Hyesang Park (Rosina) and Andrey Zhilikhovsky (Figaro) © Robert Workman
Glyndebourne

Laughter returns to Seville: a sparkling Barbiere revival at Glyndebourne

By , 19 May 2019
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Aoife Miskelly © Marshall Light Studio
Belfast

A mostly solemn Good Friday in Belfast

By , 19 April 2019
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Rafael Payare © BGE Rafael Payare
Belfast

Nature versus humanity: Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra and Shostakovich’s Leningrad

By , 22 March 2019
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Veronika Eberle © Felix Broede
Belfast

Veronika Eberle gives Belfast a night to remember

By , 08 March 2019
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Rafael Payare © Henry Fair
London

Darkness and daylight from the RPO, Rafael Payare and Lise de la Salle

By , 05 March 2019
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Rafael Payare © Henry Fair
Belfast

Musical transfigurations in Belfast with Payare and the Ulster Orchestra

By , 08 February 2019
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Dorothea Röschmann, Rafael Payare and the BBCSO © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Shostakovich 5 triumphs – or not – with BBCSO and Rafael Payare

By , 07 December 2018
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Rafael Payare © Henry Fair
Belfast

Rafael Payare gives Shostakovich 8 a rare airing in Belfast

By , 30 November 2018
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Rafael Payare © Luis Cobelo
Belfast

Rafael Payare opens his final Ulster Orchestra season

By , 14 September 2018
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Elīna Garanča © Karina Schwarz | DG
Vienna

Vocal wonder: Elīna Garanča's Mahler with the Vienna Philharmonic

By , 16 June 2018
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Rafael Payare © Bjørn Bertheussen
Belfast

Payare and Ulster Orchestra play to a full house in season finale

By , 01 June 2018
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Rafael Payare © Askonas Holt
London

Two Dons and a señor: Payare’s debut with the RPO

By , 27 March 2018
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Virginie Verrez © Dario Acosta
Minneapolis

Scintillating Shéhérazade from Virginie Verrez and Rafael Payare in Minneapolis

By , 17 November 2017
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Rafael Payare © Askonas Holt
Belfast

Brooding darkness and brilliance: the Ulster Orchestra in Belfast

By , 26 May 2017
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Alina Ibragimova © Eva Vermandel
Birmingham

Alina Ibragimova's Brahms thrills Symphony Hall

By , 08 May 2017
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Rafael Payare © Luis Cobelo
Manchester

Transfigured Night: Rafael Payare debuts with the BBC Philharmonic

By , 04 March 2017
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La bohème © Emma Svensson (2015)
Stockholm

Royal Swedish Opera revives José Cura's Scandinavian Bohème

By , 31 January 2017
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Rafael Payare conducts the Ulster Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 47: Classical excellence from an Ulster Orchestra in fine shape

By , 21 August 2016
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Rafael Payare © Luis Cobelo
Birmingham

Passionate Prokofiev from Weilerstein, Payare and the CBSO

By , 17 February 2016
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Alisa Weilerstein © Jamie Jung
Leeds

Outstanding Shostakovich from Alisa Weilerstein in Leeds

By , 24 October 2015
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London

Great expectations, partly fulfilled; Rafael Payare’s London Symphony debut shows a conductor-in-progress

By , 09 October 2014
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Los Angeles

Alden's Marriage of Figaro at the LA Phil leaves out Da Ponte

By , 25 May 2013
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Rafael Payare © Luis Cobelo
Rome

À Rome, Rafael Payare revitalise la musique française

By , 05 November 2016
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Rafael Payare © Luis Cobelo
Geneva

L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande sous le soleil vénézuélien

By , 20 January 2016
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Rafael Payare © Luis Cobelo
Zürich

Letztlich beglückend: Anna Vinnitskaya und Rafael Payare mit der Philharmonia Zürich

By , 29 November 2015
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Munich

Zwischen Dramatik und Lyrik: Katchatryan und die Münchner Philharmoniker

By , 20 February 2015
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