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MadridOrlando furioso - concert version

Vivaldi: Orlando furioso, RV 728
George Petrou; Teatro Real; Max Emanuel Cenčić; Julia Lezhneva; Ruxandra Donose; Sonja Runje

LondonHandel’s London Altos

Handel
The English Concert; Peter Whelan; Iestyn Davies

BarcelonaTreasures of the Baroque with Philippe Jaroussky

Philippe Jaroussky; Ensemble Artaserse

BarcelonaBach St Matthew Passion: Centenary of the first performance by Orfeó Català

Bach: St Matthew Passion, BWV244
Orquestra Simfònica Camera Musicae; Simon Halsey; Julian Prégardien; Josep-Ramon Olivé; Marta Mathéu; Carlo Vistoli

TokyoSuper AngelsNew production

Shibuya: Super Angels
Kazushi Ono; Eriko Ogawa; New National Theatre; Shizuka Hariu; Daichi Fujiki

LondonAurora Orchestra with Iestyn Davies: The New Elizabethans

Purcell, Knussen, Dowland, Birtwistle, Tippett, Bennett, Handel
Aurora Orchestra; Iestyn Davies

TokyoOrfeo ed EuridiceNew production

New National Theatre Tokyo
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice
Masato Suzuki; Saburo Teshigawara; New National Theatre; Valda Wilson
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“The plague is with us”: Death in Venice hits close to the bone

Carried by a handful of standout performances, Britten’s story of madness and infection comes into its own in 2021, in the Opéra National du Rhin's clever and inventive staging. 

*****
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Excellent revival of Claus Guth's Saul at Theater an der Wien

“How Excellent.”  The first words sung in Handel’s Saul are in praise of God and were first uttered in a performance nearly three centuries ago. But they apply equally to Claus Guth’s interpretation of the work staged by Theater an der Wien.
*****
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Messiah: Reimagined at St George’s, Hanover Square... but not too much

Handel’s Messiah is not too re-imagined, thankfully, with an almost Crystal Palace sized choir although not all singing at once!
****1
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Joy, sadness and excitement in Bach's Mass in B minor

An exemplary performance of Bach’s somewhat mysterious Mass in B minor, in Live from London's Spring series. 

****1
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Seattle Opera delivers Dove's Flight with panache

Seattle Opera do full justice to Dove and De Angelis's comic opera with a dark twist, filming it in the city's Museum of Flight.
****1
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Luxury casting in Aix for a radiantly transcendent St Matthew Passion

Even outstanding soloists had to wait their turn in this Rolls-Royce performance in Aix-en-Provence.
*****
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The Gospel according to St Mark: Padmore and the OAE in Battersea

This Evangelist had just come straight from Golgotha, where he had witnessed events so momentous he was compelled to recount them at once.
****1
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