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Sir Andrew Davis © Lucas Dawson
Melbourne

Sir Andrew Davis leads Elgar’s Gerontius in Melbourne

By , 08 March 2018
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Stuart Skelton © Simon Fernandez
Melbourne

Soloists and orchestra shine in MSO Opening Gala

By , 03 March 2018
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Paul Watkins © Nina Large
London

Totally committed Finzi and inspired Shostakovich from Sir Andrew Davis and the BBCSO

By , 02 February 2018
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Sir Andrew Davis © Lucas Dawson
Manchester

Golden glow in Sir Andrew Davis' Sibelius 1 with the BBC Philharmonic

By , 27 January 2018
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Christine Goerke (Brünnhilde) © Cory Weaver
Chicago

David Pountney's riveting Walküre opens at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 05 November 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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Sir Andrew Davis and the BBC Symphony Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 13: a warm, if fatiguing, tribute to Sir Malcolm Sargent

By , 24 July 2017
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Daniel Müller-Schott © Uwe Arens
Melbourne

Journeys and landscapes: the Melbourne Symphony plays Strauss and Beethoven

By , 23 June 2017
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Sir Andrew Davis © Lucas Dawson
Melbourne

Heavenly music in Melbourne as Sir Andrew Davis leads Haydn’s Creation

By , 15 June 2017
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Sir Andrew Davis © Dario Acosta
London

A Bliss revival at the Barbican from Sir Andrew Davis and the BBCSO

By , 12 May 2017
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Frank Rosenwein and Sir Andrew Davis © Roger Mastroianni, Courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland

Vaughan Williams' Oboe Concerto receives a belated Cleveland Orchestra première

By , 20 April 2017
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Les Troyens © Todd Rosenberg
Chicago

Massive set overshadows the Lyric Opera's Les Troyens

By , 13 November 2016
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Eric Owens (Wotan) © Todd Rosenberg
Chicago

Perplexing staging not enough to derail a gloriously sung Rheingold at Lyric Opera

By , 01 October 2016
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Ray Chen © Julian Hargreaves
London

Prom 15: Max Bruch and Vaughan Willams end on a high

By , 26 July 2016
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Sir Andrew Davis © Lucas Dawson
Auckland

The spiritual meets the temporal: Éclairs sur l'au-delà in Auckland

By , 09 July 2016
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Sir Andrew Davis © Lucas Dawson
Liverpool

Weight and gravitas: Bruckner 9 from the RLPO and Sir Andrew Davis

By , 11 February 2016
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David Soar and Sir Andrew Davis © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Magical revelations: Andrew Davis and BBC Symphony forces cast a spell in Berlioz

By , 22 January 2016
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Danielle de Niese (Roxanne) and John Irvin (Christopf) © Todd Rosenberg
Chicago

Bel Canto mixes new sounds and conservative ideas at Lyric Opera Chicago

By , 07 December 2015
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Renée Fleming (Hanna Glawari) and Thomas Hampson (Count Danilo) © Todd Rosenberg
Chicago

A luminous Merry Widow in Chicago

By , 14 November 2015
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Chicago

A Wozzeck of few concessions at the Lyric

By , 01 November 2015
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Evgeny Kissin © Sasha Gusov
Chicago

Kissin brings down the house with the Tchaikovsky concerto and the CSO

By , 15 October 2015
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Isabel Leonard (Cenerentola) © Todd Rosenberg
Chicago

Sparkling La Cenerentola at Lyric Opera Chicago

By , 10 October 2015
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Gidon Saks © Johan Persson
Edinburgh

Too good to be true: A very fine Rakes Progress at the Edinburgh International Festival

By , 12 August 2015
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Sir Andrew Davis © Lucas Dawson
London

Prom 7: BBCSO on top notch form as Hugh Wood's Epithalamion receives its world première

By , 22 July 2015
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Sir Andrew Davis © Dario Acosta Photography
London

Berlioz and Bliss and the BBCSO in fruitful partnership at the Barbican

By , 15 May 2015
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Amanda Majeski (Marta) and Daveda Karanas (Liese) © Michael Brosilow | Lyric Opera
Chicago

Weinberg's The Passenger only partially successful at Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 04 March 2015
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Amber Wagner (Elisabeth) © Todd Rosenberg | Lyric Opera
Chicago

As light falls, Tannhäuser finds its tone in Chicago

By , 09 February 2015
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Renée Fleming (Hanna Glawari) © Ken Howard | The Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Gala opening to The Merry Widow at The Metropolitan Opera

By , 31 December 2014
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Christine Rice (Hänsel) and Aleksandra Kurzak (Gretel) © Cory Weaver | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Hansel and Gretel at The Met: Richard Jones' sinister fairy tale production

By , 18 December 2014
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Renée Fleming (The Countess) © Todd Rosenberg
Chicago

Capriccio at the Lyric slowly finds its voice

By , 06 October 2014
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Marina Rebeka (Donna Anna) © Todd Rosenburg
Chicago

Kwiecień doesn't quite steal the show in Robert Falls' Don Giovanni

By , 05 October 2014
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Truls Mørk © Chris Christodoulou
London

A slow start but a brilliant finale from Sir Andrew Davis and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

By , 19 August 2014
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Sir Andrew Davis © Chris Christodoulou
London

A traditional start to a traditional Proms season

By , 18 July 2014
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Sir Andrew Davis © Lucas Dawson
Manchester

BBC Philharmonic travels from Manchester to Salisbury Plain

By , 23 May 2014
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Sarah Connolly © Peter Warren
London

A wonderful Dream of Gerontius with the BBC Symphony Orhcestra and Sir Andrew Davis

By , 06 April 2014
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Matthew Polenzani (Tito) © Todd Rosenberg
Chicago

Clemency in a burning capitol

By , 08 March 2014
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Eric Owens (VodnÍk) and Ana María Martínez (Rusalka) © Todd Rosenberg
Chicago

Water nymph meets prince: Rusalka at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 22 February 2014
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©  Robert Kusel
Chicago

Glammed-up Parsifal hits the Lyric stage in Chicago

By , 17 November 2013
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Members of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, The Glyndebourne Chorus, and the London Philharmonic Orc ©  BBC/Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 60: Glyndebourne's Billy Budd silences the Albert Hall

By , 27 August 2013
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Catherine Wyn-Rogers  ©  Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 45: Tippett's The Midsummer Marriage

By , 16 August 2013
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©  Richard Hubert Smith
Glyndebourne

Flawless tragedy, almost unbearable: Billy Budd at Glyndebourne

By , 10 August 2013
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Felix Mendelssohn, painting by James Warren Childe
Edinburgh

Sir Andrew Davis and RSNO in Mendelssohn's oratorio Elijah

By , 17 May 2013
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Sir Andrew Davis  ©  Dario Acosta
London

The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Sir Andrew Davis play Jonathan Lloyd, Brahms and Tippett

By , 12 April 2013
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Act Three, Scene 1  ©  Dan Rest
Chicago

Die Meistersinger fills the stage at Chicago's Lyric Opera

By , 08 February 2013
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Jan Lisiecki  ©  Mathias Bothor / Deutsche Grammophon
Toronto

Sir Andrew Davis and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in Schumann and Strauss

By , 29 November 2012
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©  Robert Kusel
Chicago

Screens, dreams in Negrin's Werther at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 20 November 2012
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Elektra  ©  Robert Kusel
Chicago

Elektra opens Lyric Opera of Chicago's new season with a shriek

By , 13 October 2012
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Sir Andrew Davis,  ©  Dario Acosta Photography
London

A Delius Celebration at the Royal Festival Hall

By , 29 January 2012
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James Kryshak, Rene Barbera, Matthew Worth in Ariadne auf Naxos,  ©  Lyric Opera of Chicago / Dan Rest
Chicago

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents a taut, effective Ariadne auf Naxos

By , 11 December 2011
***11
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Stephane Degout, Katherine Lerner, Charles Castronovo, Elisabeth Meister, Cecelia Hall in The Magic  ©  Dan Rest
Chicago

Once upon a time at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 10 December 2011
****1
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