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PenzanceCandide

Bernstein: Candide
Jonathan Butcher; Surrey Opera; Jill Wilson; Charlotte Hoather; Lizzie Holmes; Stephen Anthony Brown

Notre-Dame-d'EstréesPlaylist

Traditional, Coleridge-Taylor, Schubert, Hobbs, Stanford, Taylor, Tavener, Simon, Brahms, Purcell, Poulenc, The Beatles
Ensemble Perspectives; Mathide Bobot; Marie Pouchelon; Mathieu Dubroca

La Chaise-DieuMesse en si de Bach

Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV232
Françoise Lasserre; Veronica Winter; Armelle Marq; Dagmar Saskova; Daniel Elgersma

StockholmGrand Opening: Mahler's Eighth

Grand Opening: Mahler's Eighth
Mahler: Symphony no. 8 in E flat major "Symphony of a Thousand"
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Daniel Harding; Swedish Radio Choir; Eric Ericson Chamber Choir; Mikaeli Chamber Choir; St Jacob's Chamber Choir

StockholmVerdi's Requiem

Verdi's Requiem
Verdi: Messa da Requiem
Royal Swedish Orchestra; Domingo Hindoyan; Royal Swedish Opera Chorus; Göteborg Opera Chorus; Christina Nilsson; Miriam Treichl

BerlinSchola des Rundfunkchores Berlin

Stravinsky, Feldman, Cage
Benjamin Goodson; Tabea Zimmermann; Irmela Roelcke; Michael Weilacher; Karen Rettinghaus

BerlinDeutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

Wagner, Debussy
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Michael Alber; Erin Morley; Anna Stéphany; Katharina Magiera; Dame Felicity Lott
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Petrenko and a luxury cast graces Il trittico in Munich

Ermonela Jaho (Suor Angelica) © Wilfired Hösl
Petrenko's Puccini is bracingly alert, filled with colour and has a romantic sweep that is utterly transporting.
*****
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A solid, dramatic staging for Rigoletto in Naples

Saimir Pirgu (The Duke of Mantua) and Nino Surguladze (Maddalena) © Francesco Squeglia
A trusty and convincing version of the masterpiece, with a cast of well-matched singers.
****1
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The Skating Rink: Shivers up and down the spine

Alice Poggio (Skater) © Johan Persson
Tough, thrilling, ambitious and new: The Skating Rink is an exciting new major commission by Garsington, and its world première delivered on every level.
*****
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An engrossing La traviata at Opera Holland Park

Lauren Fagan (Violetta) © Robert Workman
Opera Holland Park starts its 2018 season with a bang (and a cough), offering a splendid new production of La traviata. Lauren Fagan is a sensational Violetta, but the production is a real company effort and achievement.
****1
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A bizarre Berenice at the Halle Handel Festival

Samuel Mariño (Alessandro) © Anna Kolata
A post post-modern production of Berenice threw distraction upon distraction at the audience, but was saved by good singing and orchestral playing.
***11
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Paradise Regained: Schumann’s secular oratorio in Berlin

Mikko Franck © Abramowitz | Radio France
Berliner Philharmoniker’s interpretation of Das Paradies und die Peri reaches for the heavens. 
***11
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Alexander Balus: a wonderful performance

© Arianna Vendittelli
Why is Handel's wonderful oratorio Alexander Balus so rarely performed?  A performance at Herzfeld am Harz, as part of the Göttingen Handel festival, was musically splendid, despite cuts.
****1
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