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BerlinEnsemble Artaserse with Philippe Jaroussky

Bononcini, Caldara, Hasse, Scarlatti, Vivaldi
Ensemble Artaserse; Philippe Jaroussky

MadridMarieWorld Première

Marie
Alonso: Marie
Germán Alonso; Rafael Villalobos; Teatro Real; Emanuele Sinisi; Xavier Sabata; Jordi Domènech

BarcelonaJakub Józef Orlinski, countertenor: Handel and Vivaldi

Palau de la Música - Orfeó Català
Vivaldi, Handel
Il giardino d'amore Viennese Baroque Chamber Orchestra; Jakub Józef Orliński; Stefan Plewniak

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

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

ZürichJohannes-Passion

Johannes-Passion
Bach: St John Passion, BWV245
Orchestra La Scintilla Zurich; Riccardo Minasi; Camilla Tilling; Lina Dambrauskaite; Deniz Uzun; Owen Willetts

LondonHandel: Tamerlano

Barbican
Handel: Tamerlano
Harry Bicket; Bejun Mehta; Michael Spyres; Avery Amereau; Jakub Józef Orliński

MadridOrlando furioso - concert version

Orlando furioso - concert version
Vivaldi: Orlando furioso, RV 728
George Petrou; Teatro Real; Max Emanuel Cenčić; Julia Lezhneva; Ruxandra Donose; Sonja Runje
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Current and consoling: Willem Jeths’ Ritratto in Amsterdam

Verity Wingate (Luisa Casati) © De Nationale Opera | Sanne Peper
After a seven month delay, Willem Jeths' new opera finally receives its long awaited world premiere in front of a live audience.
****1
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Quodlibet Ensemble bridges Bach and Black Lives Matter

Reginald Mobley and Quodlibet © Pastor Isaac Scott

The strings stabbed, the camera panned in quick spurts with jump cuts, but the performers were still. It was an anxious and enormously effective approach to Rzewski’s prison meditation. 

*****
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Spiritually uplifting Bach from the Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki © Marco Borggreve
Three beautiful cantatas from Bach and his Mass in F major made for a rewarding concert with the Bach Collegium Japan. Suzuki directs a thoughtful and heartfelt rendition and is joined by a quartet of excellent soloists. 
****1
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Hurrell's Cleopatra reigns in English Touring Opera's Giulio Cesare

Susanna Hurrell (Cleopatra) © Jane Hobson
James Conway's production for English Touring Opera returns in a trimmed-down, single-evening guise. 
***11
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JPYA make a decent fist of Handel's Susanna in the Linbury Theatre

Patrick Terry (Joacim) and Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha (Susanna) © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
The evening’s most unbuttoned applause was reserved for two native anglophone artists, countertenor Patrick Terry and bass-baritone Michael Mofidian.
***11
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Matthew Aucoin’s Eurydice: a new take on an heroic journey

Rod Gilfry (Eurydice's father) and Danielle de Niese (Eurydice) © Cory Weaver
Matthew Aucoin’s Eurydice enjoys its world premiere at LA Opera. 
****1
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An enchanting new Midsummer Night’s Dream at Deutsche Oper Berlin

Jeanine De Bique (Helena), Karis Tucker (Hermia) and Jami Reid-Quarrell (Puck) © Bettina Stöß
Deutsche Oper Berlin’s new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a delightful and whimsical homage to Britten’s masterpiece. The orchestra, soloists and children’s chorus performed with energy and charm under the baton of Donald Runnicles.
***11
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