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Instrument: Alto

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LyonGerManiaWorld première

Raskatov: GerMania
Alejo Pérez; John Fulljames; Opéra de Lyon; Magda Willi; Michael Gniffke; James Kryshak; Karl Laquit

LondonLa traviata

La traviata
Verdi: La traviata
Matthew Kofi Waldren; Rodula Gaitanou; Opera Holland Park; Cordelia Chisholm; Lauren Fagan; Matteo Desole; Stephen Gadd

ÚbedaMahler

Mahler
Mahler: Symphony no. 3 in D minor
Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE; Miguel Ángel Gómez Martínez; Gerhild Romberger; Coro de RTVE

HalleFestkonzert mit Nathalie Stutzmann

Handel: Arias from Oratorios and Operas
Nathalie Stutzmann; Camilla Tilling

ManchesterThe Hallé - Siegfried: Act III

© B. Ealovega
Wagner: Siegfried: Act III
The Hallé; Sir Mark Elder; Simon O'Neill; Iain Paterson; Anna Larsson; Rachel Nicholls

LeipzigJohannes-PassionNew Production

Bach: Johannes-Passion
Mario Schröder; Leipziger Ballet; Paul Goodwin; Paul Zoller; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

Bad LauchstädtMuzio Scevola

Handel: Muzio Scevola
Marek Štryncl; Laurent Charoy; Václav Krajc; Roman Šolc; Markéta Cukrová; Lucia Knoteková
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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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Intimate and epic Mahler 2 from the Bruckner Orchester Linz

Markus Poschner © Volker Weihbold
Markus Poschner conducts the Bruckner Orchester Linz and Bournemouth Symphony Chorus in Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony in London.
*****
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Spectacular Gurrelieder revived at Dutch National Opera

Burkhard Fritz (Waldemar) © DNO 2018
An exemplary cast, an opulent orchestra and unforgettable images in Arnold Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder.
****1
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Gilbert aims high in the Elbphilharmonie

Alan Gilbert © Chris Lee
How can you do musical justice to the vast idea of creation? Alan Gilbert and the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester attempt to square the circle in Mahler's epic Third Symphony.
***11
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Darkness and pain in Mark Padmore's St Matthew Passion

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment © Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
A brooding and melancholy presentation of Bach’s masterpiece from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Mark Padmore. 
*****
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The BRSO brings seldom performed works to Lucerne

Mariss Jansons © Brescia & Amisano
In a varied programme at Lucerne’s 2018 Easter Festival, Mariss Jansons conducted the BRSO and Choir in works by Stravinsky, Hummel and Beethoven.
****1
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