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Nicholas Collon, Marcus Farnsworth and the Aurora Orchestra © Nick Rutter
London

Scintillating Beethoven and Gruber from Aurora Orchestra

By , 16 September 2018
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ENO Chorus © Clive Barda/ArenaPAL
London

A colourful, exuberant riot: Iolanthe at English National Opera

By , 13 February 2018
****1
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Martyn Brabbins © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Aurally spectacular Vaughan Williams and Birtwistle at the Barbican

By , 13 October 2017
****1
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Marcus Farnsworth performs Eight Songs for a Mad King © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Proms at... Wilton’s: Conference of the Birds

By , 02 September 2017
***11
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Curtain call of Peter Grimes © Beth Chalmers
Edinburgh

Edward Gardner and the Bergen Phil storm the Edinburgh Festival with a powerful Peter Grimes

By , 13 August 2017
****1
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Stuart Skelton (Peter Grimes) © Thor Brødreskift
Bergen

Psychologically splintered: Stuart Skelton leads a stellar Peter Grimes in Bergen

By , 30 May 2017
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John Adams takes a bow after conducting his opera, ‘Dr Atomic’ © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Death, destroyer of worlds: John Adams conducts Doctor Atomic at the Barbican

By , 25 April 2017
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Roderick Williams (Christ) © BBC | Alex Woodward
Glasgow

Food for thought in Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s The Last Supper

By , 14 January 2017
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Sir Mark Elder © Simon Dodd
London

The OAE celebrates in style with Weber’s Der Freischütz

By , 07 June 2016
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Andrew Bidlack (Private John Ball) and Marcus Farnsworth (Lieutenant Jenkins) © Bill Cooper
Cardiff

From the Somme's trenches: Iain Bell's In Parenthesis opens at Welsh National Opera

By , 13 May 2016
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Cristian Măcelaru © David Swanson
Dublin

Beethoven's celestial marathon: a compelling Missa solemnis in Dublin

By , 04 December 2015
****1
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Sakari Oramo © Jan Olav Wedin
London

Genial Nielsen from the BBC SO and Sakari Oramo

By , 16 January 2015
***11
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Martyn Brabbins © Sasha Gusov
London

Sonic inundation: John Tavener’s Flood of Beauty at the Barbican

By , 28 September 2014
**111
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Kate Valentine (Fiordiligi) and Christine Rice (Dorabella) © Mike Hoban
London

"All ladies are like that": Così at the Carnival

By , 16 May 2014
***11
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Hebrides Ensemble © Sussie Ahlburg
Edinburgh

Hebrides Ensemble: The Lads in Their Hundreds

By , 11 February 2014
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Marcus Farnsworth as Eddy © Clive Barda
London

Ding, dong, the Sphinx is dead: Greek at ROH Linbury

By , 21 October 2013
****1
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Graham Johnson  ©  Clive Barda
Leeds

Eine Nacht in Venedig: A fine start for the Leeds Lieder Festival

By , 11 October 2013
****1
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Mark Padmore  ©  Marco Borggreve
London

Britten's Five Canticles at the Wigmore Hall

By , 30 November 2012
****1
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Marcus Farnsworth in Eight Songs for a Mad King  ©  Drew Farrell
Edinburgh

Hebrides Ensemble: Eight Songs for a Mad King

By , 15 November 2012
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©  Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 49: Gilbert and Sullivan's The Yeomen of the Guard

By , 19 August 2012
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David Hill  ©  John Wood 2010
Hereford

A window on the Three Choirs Festival: Debussy, Tabakova and Fauré

By , 23 July 2012
****1
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Newcastle Bach Choir
Gateshead

Newcastle Bach Choir offer a St. John Passion for Lent

By , 03 March 2012
***11
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©  Clive Barda
Basingstoke

A must-see revival of Turnage's Greek

By , 21 September 2011
*****
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©  Clive Barda
Buxton

"Greek" - An Anti-Opera

By , 25 July 2011
*****
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Nicholas Collon © Jim Hinson
Cologne

Beethoven trifft Frankenstein: Grotesk-Gruber und Klassiker vom Aurora Orchestra in Köln

By , 09 September 2018
****1
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Paul McCreesh © Andy Staples
Paris

King Arthur : rois et divertissements à Versailles

By , 11 April 2018
***11
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Gabrieli Consort & Players © Andy Staples Photography
Eindhoven

Britannia 3 in 1: Orpheus, Genius, King Arthur oder Gabrielis elegante Feier Henry Pucells

By , 08 April 2018
****1
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