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Neal Davies © Gerard Collett
Glasgow

The Ultimate Romantic: BBCSSO uncovers Lélio, a Berlioz rarity

By , 17 February 2019
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Étienne Dupuis, Karen Cargill and Edward Gardner © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Sublime care and craft: Edward Gardner conducts Berlioz: L'Enfance du Christ

By , 17 December 2018
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Stephen Milling (Hagen) © ROH 2018 | Bill Cooper
London

Milling’s powerful Hagen drives a dramatic Royal Opera Götterdämmerung

By , 01 October 2018
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Daniel Harding © Aly Wright
Edinburgh

Wonderful choral singing makes for a stirring Mahler 8 in Edinburgh

By , 26 August 2018
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Christina Gansch (Mélisande) and John Chest (Pelléas) © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 5: Glyndebourne's baffling Pélleas et Mélisande arrives at the Proms

By , 17 July 2018
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John Chest (Pelléas) and Christina Gansch (Mélisande) © Richard Hubert Smith
Glyndebourne

Shadows among the organ pipes: an enigmatic Pelléas et Mélisande on location in Glyndebourne

By , 30 June 2018
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Karen Cargill © Ken Dundas
Edinburgh

From Naxos to Carthage: Ancient Classical Tales from Karen Cargill and the Scottish Ensemble

By , 20 February 2018
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Robin Ticciati © Giorgia Bertazzi
Edinburgh

Ticciati revisits former glories with his SCO team

By , 11 January 2018
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Juanjo Mena © Michal Novak
Manchester

Juanjo Mena and BBC Philharmonic unlock Mahler's Third

By , 24 September 2017
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Bryan Hymel and Sir Simon Rattle © Doug Peters | PA Wire
London

Rattle leads the LSO on a thrilling ride into the abyss

By , 19 September 2017
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Karen Cargill and the LSO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 46: Rattle's Gurrelieder an irresistible force to move the hardest of hearts

By , 19 August 2017
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Simon O'Neill and the RSNO © Beth Chalmers
Edinburgh

Memorable and epic Die Walküre at Edinburgh International Festival

By , 06 August 2017
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Anne Ryan
New York City

The MET Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen in a revelatory pairing of Schumann and Mahler

By , 03 June 2017
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Bernard Haitink © Todd Rosenberg
London

The Agony and the Ecstasy: Bruckner, Bernard Haitink and the LSO

By , 28 May 2017
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Karen Cargill (Judith) © Mihaela Bodlovic
Glasgow

What’s behind Bluebeard’s 8th door? Chilling double bill from Scottish Opera

By , 01 April 2017
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Donald Runnicles © Simon Pauly
Edinburgh

Runnicles bids farewell to BBCSSO with a colossal Gurrelieder at the Edinburgh Festival

By , 28 August 2016
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James Levine © Patrick Gipson | Ravinia
Chicago

Levine makes triumphant Ravinia homecoming with Mahler’s Resurrection

By , 23 July 2016
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Stuart Skelton (Tristan) and Heidi Melton (Isolde) © Catherine Ashmore | ENO
London

Transfigured night: Tristan and Isolde at ENO

By , 09 June 2016
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Christian Lindberg © Mats Bäcker
Gateshead

Christian Lindberg and Royal Northern Sinfonia go North

By , 22 October 2015
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Jane Archibald (Zerbinetta) and Karita Mattila (Prima donna) © Catherine Ashmore | ROH
London

Karita Mattila a peerless Ariadne at the Royal Opera

By , 10 October 2015
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Donald Runnicles © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 23: Drama, death and judgement in Verdi's Requiem

By , 02 August 2015
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Hanno Müller-Brachmann © Monika Ritterhaus
London

A Ninth lacking freshness: Haitink and the LSO in Beethoven's Choral Symphony

By , 21 June 2015
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Karen Cargill © K. K. Dundas
Edinburgh

Watching Over You - Karen Cargill sings new songs on the Journey of Motherhood

By , 20 May 2015
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Tomáš Netopil © Elisa Haberer
London

Energy galore with the London Philharmonic and Tomáš Nepotil

By , 25 April 2015
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London

Ticciati and the LSO produce vibrant Hosokawa and Ravel but strangely muted Mahler

By , 25 January 2015
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New York City

Musically solid Meistersinger at the Met fails to move

By , 02 December 2014
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Cleveland

Karen Cargill shines in Les nuits d'été in Cleveland

By , 30 October 2014
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Edinburgh

Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s study of Man and Nature

By , 09 October 2014
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London

Salonen conducts a compelling “Symphony of a Thousand”

By , 29 June 2014
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London

Naxos capitulates, Mattila’s Ariadne reigns

By , 25 June 2014
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Rotterdam

Deliverance Deferred: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra's Verdi Requiem

By , 17 May 2014
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New York City

Götterdämmerung at the Met

By , 02 May 2013
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Montreal

Verdi's Requiem with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and L'Orchestre Métropolitain

By , 24 March 2013
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New York City

The Met in HD: Hymel is the hero in Berlioz's epic Les Troyens

By , 05 January 2013
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London

The cycle concludes: Götterdämmerung at the Royal Opera

By , 24 October 2012
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London

Connolly and Terfel stand out in a thought-provoking Walküre at Covent Garden

By , 18 October 2012
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London

Scottish Ballet's Double Bill: Life in the Fast Lane, Death in the Slow

By , 03 November 2011
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London

A tailor-made cello concerto for Yo-Yo Ma

By , 31 August 2011
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Edinburgh

Mozart's send-off

By , 14 May 2011
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St Andrews

Words and Music with the SCO

By , 16 March 2011
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London

Prom 24: The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra play Mahler 3

By , 04 August 2010
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Diana Damrau © Peter Meisel
Munich

Ein unvergesslicher Abend mit Diana Damrau und dem Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

By , 24 January 2019
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Hartmut Haenchen © Riccardo Musacchio
Paris

Haenchen dirige un mémorable Chant de la Terre à Saint-Denis en compagnie de l’ONF, Jovanovich et Cargill

By , 08 June 2017
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P. Dijkstra, Y. Nezet-Seguin, Solisten, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunkfunks & Wiener Philharmoniker © Marco Borelli | Salzburger Festspiele
Salzburg

Erleuchtende Klänge: Erstes Wiener Philharmonikerkonzert widmet sich dem Spirituellen

By , 25 July 2015
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