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BergenHaydn's The Creation

© Chris Gloag
Haydn: The Creation (Die Schöpfung), Hob XXI:2
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner; Sarah Tynan; Robert Murray; Neal Davies; Edvard Grieg Choir

BergenConcert Club: Peter Grimes in concert

© Sim Canetty Clarke
Britten: Peter Grimes
Edward Gardner; Vera Rostin Wexelsen; Bergen National Opera; Stuart Skelton; Giselle Allen; Roderick Williams; Annika Schlicht

ViennaBeethoven's Mass in C (1808 excerpts)

Beethoven's *Mass in C* (1808 excerpts)
Beethoven: Mass in C major, Op.86
Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Philippe Jordan; Jacquelyn Wagner; Anke Vondung; Allan Clayton; Hanno Müller-Brachmann

BarcelonaAVAILABLE IN SPAIN ONLY: Norma

AVAILABLE IN SPAIN ONLY: Norma
Bellini: Norma
Renato Palumbo; Kevin Newbury; Gran Teatre del Liceu; David Korins; Jessica Jahn; Sondra Radvanovsky; Ekaterina Gubanova

BarcelonaAVAILABLE IN SPAIN ONLY: Un ballo in maschera

AVAILABLE IN SPAIN ONLY: Un ballo in maschera
Verdi: Un ballo in maschera
Renato Palumbo; Vincent Boussard; Gran Teatre del Liceu; Vincent Lemaire; Christian Lacroix; Piotr Beczała; Carlos Álvarez

BarcelonaAVAILABLE IN SPAIN ONLY: La Gioconda

AVAILABLE IN SPAIN ONLY: La Gioconda
Ponchielli: La Gioconda
Guillermo García Calvo; Pier Luigi Pizzi; Gran Teatre del Liceu; Saioa Hernández; Dolora Zajick; Ildebrando D'Arcangelo; María José Montiel

AmsterdamSunday Morning Concerts: Fauré

Sunday Morning Concerts: Fauré
Fauré: Requiem, Op.48
Radio Filharmonisch Orkest; James Gaffigan; Netherlands Radio Choir (Groot Omroepkoor); Laurence Guillod; Thomas Tatzl
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Beethoven keeps the flame burning

Esa-Pekka rehearses 1808 Reconstructed with the Philharmonia © Camilla Greenwell
Directed by Gerard McBurney, this concert recreated the marathon Akademie conducted by Beethoven in Vienna which saw the premieres of four major works. 
*****
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Comedy with knobs on: English National Opera's new Figaro

Colin Judson (Don Basilio), Louise Alder (Susanna) and Johnathan McCullough (Count Almaviva) © Marc Brenner
A witty, insightful production at the Coliseum fizzes with comedy and pathos. 
****1
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Aleksandra Kurzak impresses in latest Covent Garden Traviata revival

Aleksandra Kurzak taking her curtain call © Mark Pullinger
In its 25th anniversary season, Richard Eyre's production continues to attract the world's great sopranos to the role of Violetta, the latest being Aleksandra Kurzak. 
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Davide Livermore's La Scala Attila travels to Sydney

Taras Berezhansky (Attila) © Prudence Upton
Livermore updates the scene to the 1930s, but seems to be setting Mussolini's Italians against invading Germans. 
***11
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Juan Diego Flórez successfully debuts as Rodolfo in Zurich's Bohème

Juan Diego Flórez (Rodolfo) and Ruzan Mantashyan (Mimì) © Toni Suter
In a reprise of Ole Anders Tandberg’s somewhat confused production, a solid cast performs a charming bohème, under the baton of Marco Armiliato.
***11
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Louis Langrée makes his New York Philharmonic debut

Louis Langrée © A. J. Waltz

Three of the pieces that Louis Langrée conducted in his New York Philharmonic debut concerts were similarly atmospheric and impressionistic, stealing each other’s thunder. Happily, the Scriabin was cathartic.

***11
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Wellber and the BBC Philharmonic mark Beethoven 250 in Manchester

Omer Meir Wellber © Jens Gerber
Taking snapshots from 1806 and 1807, the BBC Philharmonic present two works from Beethoven’s middle period, with high musical standards and the Dresden Chamber Choir on superb form.
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Aachen Opera ChoirAalto KinderchorAdolf Fredriks GosskörAll-City ChorusAmsterdam Baroque ChoirAmsterdams Opera KoorAnyang Civic ChoraleArnold Schoenberg ChoirAtlanta Symphony Orchestra ChorusAudi JugendchorakademieBBC SingersBach Choir, TheBachchor SalzburgBalthasar-Neumann-ChorBarnet Choral SocietyBavarian Radio Symphony ChoirBayreuth Festival ChorusBergen Philharmonic ChoirBerliner SingakademieBishop's Stortford Choral SocietyBolshoi Theatre ChorusBournemouth Symphony ChorusBoys of the Breda Sacrament ChoirBravo! Vail Festival ChorusBrooklyn Youth ChorusCBSO Youth ChorusCamerata Infantil BBVA/ORCAMCantando AdmontCanterbury Choral SocietyCanterbury Choral Society Youth ChoirCappella AmsterdamChicago Symphony ChorusChina National ChorusChoeur Marguerite LouiseChoeur Régional Vittoria d'Île de FranceChoeur Sorbonne UniversitéChoeur d'Opéra de NamurChoeur de PygmalionChoeur de Radio FranceChoeur de chambre Figure humaineChoeur de chambre de VersaillesChoeur de l'Armée FrançaiseChoeur de la Cité Internationale Universitaire de ParisChoeurs de l'Opéra National de ParisChoeurs de l'Opéra de LyonChoir of Bamberg Symphony OrchestraChoir of Merton College, OxfordChoir of Trinity Church Wall StreetChoir of the Age of EnlightenmentChoir of the National Forum of Music WrocławChor der Bayerischen StaatsoperChor der Deutschen Oper am RheinChor der Komischen Oper BerlinChor der Oper GrazChor der Oper KölnChor der Staatsoper HannoverChor des Landestheaters CoburgChor des Staatstheater NürnbergChor des 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MarseilleChœur de l'Opéra de Monte-CarloChœur de l'Opéra national Montpellier OccitanieChœur de l'Opéra national du RhinChœur de l'Orchestre de ParisChœur de la Banque PostaleChœur de la Radio LettoneChœur de la Radio flamandeChœur du CapitoleChœurs d'enfants et d'adultes d'Île-de-FranceChœurs d'élèves d'établissements scolaires d'Île-de-FranceCity of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra ChorusCity of London ChoirCollegium Musicum ChoirCollegium Vocale GentColorado Symphony ChorusConcert Association Vienna State Opera ChorusConcert Chorale of New YorkCor de la Generalitat ValencianaCor infantil de l'Orfeó CatalàCoro Donizetti OperaCoro Estable del Teatro ColónCoro IbercameraCoro Infantil del Conservatorio Profesional de Música de TenerifeCoro Lirico di ModenaCoro Nacional de EspañaCoro Sinfonico di Milano Giuseppe VerdiCoro Titular del Teatro RealCoro de RTVECoro de Voces Blancas del Conservatorio Profesional de Música de TenerifeCoro de la Asociación de Amigos del Teatro de la MaestranzaCoro de la Comunidad de MadridCoro de la Orquesta Ciudad de GranadaCoro de la Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran CanariaCoro del Gran Teatre del LiceuCoro del Maggio Musicale FiorentinoCoro del Teatro Carlo FeliceCoro del Teatro La FeniceCoro del Teatro MassimoCoro del Teatro Municipale di PiacenzaCoro del Teatro Regio di ParmaCoro del Teatro Regio di TorinoCoro del Teatro Ventidio BassoCoro del Teatro alla ScalaCoro del Teatro de La ZarzuelaCoro del Teatro dell'Opera di RomaCoro del Teatro di San CarloCoro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa CeciliaCoro dell'Accademia Teatro alla ScalaCoro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera ItalianaCoro di Teatro Comunale di BolognaCoros de Castilla y LeónCrouch End Festival ChorusCroydon Minster ChoirCzech Philharmonic Choir of BrnoDSSO ChorusDamen des Chorus Sine NomineDamen des Jugendchores der Oper LeipzigDanesborough ChorusDebrecen Kodály ChoirDeutz-Chor KölnDresden Chamber ChoirEast Nusa TenggaraEdvard Grieg ChoirEdvard Grieg Youth ChoirEnglish VoicesEnsemble AedesEnsemble vocal Sequenza 9.3Ensemble vocal Stella MarisEnsembleNYCEric Ericson Chamber ChoirEssen Philharmonic ChoirEstonian National Male ChoirEstonian Philharmonic Chamber ChoirEuropa Chor Akademie GörlitzEx Cathedra ConsortExtrachor der Oper GrazExtrachor der Oper KölnExtrachor des Tiroler LandestheatersFanny Hensel KonzertChorFinnish National Opera ChorusFrankfurt Opera Children's ChoirFrankfurt Opera ChorusGaechinger Cantorey Stuttgart ChoirGarsington Opera ChorusGentlemen of the London Symphony ChorusGlarisegger ChorGlyndebourne ChorusGoldberg EnsembleGrande Opera ChoirGrange Park Opera ChorusGreek National Opera Children's ChorusGreek National Opera ChorusGregorian choir Cantores AbelardiGulbenkian ChoirHKS Beethoven 250 ChorusHalle University Choir 'Johann Friedrich Reichardt'Hallé ChoirHamburg State Opera ChorusHamburger AlsterspatzenHerren des Opernchores LeipzigHerzogenberg-ChorHolst SingersHungarian National ChoirHungarian Radio Children's ChoirHungarian Radio Symphony ChoirHuntingdonshire Philharmonic ChoirHändel-FestspielchorInChorus FranceIrish National Opera ChorusJoven Coro de la OCGJubilate Deo Cappella GregorianaJugendchor der Oper LeipzigJunges Vokalensemble HannoverKS3 singing projectKampen Boys ChoirKinder des Bamberger DomchorsKinderchor St. RemigiusKinderchor der Bayerischen StaatsoperKinderchor der Deutschen Oper BerlinKinderchor der Komischen Oper BerlinKinderchor der Oper ZürichKinderchor der Staatsoper Unter den LindenKinderkoor Opera VlaanderenKing County Community Youth ChorusKoor Opera VlaanderenKupangKör StockholmskörerKühn Children's ChoirLA Opera ChorusLa Compagnia del MadrigaleLa Maitrise de ParisLa Monnaie Children's ChorusLa Monnaie ChorusLadies of the London Symphony ChorusLadysmith Black MambazoLandesjugendchor NRWLatvian Radio ChoirLaurens Collegium RotterdamLe BalconLe Concert de l'Hostel DieuLe jeune choeur de ParisLeipzig Opera Children's ChorusLeipzig Opera ChorusLes MétabolesLes Pages & les Chantres du CMBVLondon Chorus, TheLondon Concert ChoirLondon Philharmonic ChoirLondon Symphony ChorusMDR Radio Choir LeipzigMDR RundfunkchorMariinsky Theatre ChorusMartinů VoicesMazmur ChoraleMaîtrise de Radio FranceMaîtrise de l'Opéra Grand AvignonMaîtrise de l'Opéra de LyonMaîtrise des Bouches-du-RhôneMaîtrise des Hauts-de-SeineMaîtrise du CapitoleMelbourne Symphony Orchestra ChorusMilton Keynes ChoraleMilwaukee Symphony ChorusMinistry of Culture and Tourism Ankara State Polyphonic ChoirMinnesota ChoraleMonteverdi ChoirMotet de GenèveMunich Philharmonic ChoirMädchenkantorei St. EberhardMänner des chor pro musica grazMünchner Bach-ChorMünchner KnabenchorNDR ChorNHK Tokyo Children ChorusNationaal Vrouwen JeugdkoorNational Boys Choir of AustraliaNational Choir of the Ukraine "Dumka"National Chorus of KoreaNational Youth Chamber ChoirNational Youth Choir of ScotlandNederlands KamerkoorNetherlands Chamber ChoirNetherlands Radio Choir (Groot Omroepkoor)New National Theatre ChorusNieuw Amsterdams KinderkoorNikikai Chorus GroupNorthampton Bach choirNorwegian National Opera ChoirOSM ChorusOberwalliser VokalensembleOberösterreichischer LandesjugendchorOcteto del Coro de la A.A. del Teatro de la MaestranzaOpera Australia ChorusOpera Chorus of the Aalto TheaterOpera Holland Park ChorusOpera Queensland ChorusOpernchor des Nationaltheaters MannheimOpernchor des Staatstheaters DarmstadtOratorienchor KölnOrfeó CatalàOrfeón DonostiarraOrfeón PamplonésOrphei DrängarOrpheus XXIOslo Philharmonic ChoirPequeños Cantores de la Comunidad de MadridPequeños Cantores de la ORCAMPhiladelphia Symphonic ChoirPhilharmonia Chor WienPhilharmonia ChorusPhilharmonia VoicesPlatinum ConsortPolytech ChoirPoznań Opera ChorusPrague National Theatre ChorusPrague Philharmonic Children's ChoirPrague Philharmonic ChoirPrague State Opera ChorusPurcell ChoirRIAS Chamber ChorusRSNO ChorusRamsey Choral SocietyRichmond Symphony ChorusRijnmond Boys ChoirRobert-Franz-Singakademie HalleRodenkirchener KammerchorRotterdam Symphony ChorusRoyal Choral SocietyRoyal Danish Opera ChorusRoyal Liverpool Philharmonic ChoirRoyal Northern College of Music ChorusRoyal Opera ChorusRoyal Swedish Opera ChorusRundfunkchor BerlinSWR Radio Chorus, StuttgartSWR VokalensembleSalzburg Festival Children's ChoirSan Francisco Opera ChorusSan Francisco Symphony ChorusSavonlinna Opera Festival Children's ChoirSavonlinna Opera Festival ChoirScottish Opera ChorusSeattle Symphony ChoraleSeoul Motet ChoirSetagaya Junior ChorusSinfoniechor DresdenSinfonischer Chor AachenSingverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in WienSlovak Philharmonic ChoirSoloists of the Tölzer Boys ChoirSouth Cotswold Choral GroupSpiritoSt Jacob's Chamber ChoirSt Martin's ChorusSt Martin's SoloistsSt Martin's VoicesStaatsopernchor BerlinStaatsopernchor StuttgartStadtsingechor zu HalleStanislavsky Music Theatre ChorusState Choir LatviaStuttgarter Hymnus-ChorknabenStädtischer Musikverein PaderbornSwedish Radio ChoirSächsischer Staatsopernchor DresdenTHAMES Saturday Music Centre Community ChoirTallis ScholarsTemple Church ChoirTenebraeTenerife Opera ChorusThe Choir of the Chapels Royal, HM Tower of LondonThe Choral Society of Grace Church in New YorkThe Little Singers of TokyoThe Lyric Opera ChorusThe Metropolitan Opera ChorusThe Tabernacle Choir at Temple SquareThe Tudor ConsortThe Washington ChorusThomanerchor (Leipzig)Tiffin Boys' ChoirToonkunstkoor AmsterdamTrinity Boys ChoirTölzer Boys ChoirUtah Symphony ChorusVienna Boys' Choir, TheVienna State Oper Children's ChoirVocalforum GrazVoces8Voci Bianche del Coro Farnesiano di PiacenzaVoci Bianche dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa CeciliaWDR RundfunkchorWarsaw Philharmonic ChoirWellingborough SingersWiener SingakademieWiener SingvereinWiener SängerknabenWomen of the Bavarian Radio Symphony ChoirYork Symphony ChorusZurich Opera ChorusZusatzchor der Oper LeipzigZusatzchor der Oper ZürichZürcher Sing-AkademieaccentusmusicAeterna ChoirmusicAeterna byzantina