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LondonHandel Messiah

Handel: Messiah
James O'Donnell; Choir of Westminster Abbey; St James's Baroque; Robin Blaze; William Balkwill

BerlinOrpheus in the UnderworldNew production

© Jan Windszus
Offenbach: Orphée aux enfers (Orpheus in the Underworld)
Adrien Perruchon; Barrie Kosky; Komische Oper Berlin; Rufus Didwiszus; Victoria Behr; Franck Evin; Susanna Goldberg

GlasgowThe Messiah

Handel: Messiah
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Christian Curnyn; Jeni Bern; Tim Mead; Benjamin Hulett; Matthew Brook

SalisburyHandel's Messiah

Handel: Messiah
City of London Sinfonia; Salisbury Cathedral Choir; Soraya Mafi; Robin Blaze; Sam Furness

LuganoChristmas with Ton Koopman

© Foppe Shut
Handel, Bach
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra; Ton Koopman; Amsterdam Baroque Choir; Ilse Eerens; Clint van der Linde; Tilman Lichdi

LondonMessiah

Handel: Messiah
Greg Morris; Collegium Musicum of London Chamber Choir; Temple Players; Augusta Hebbert; Robin Blaze

BarcelonaPhilippe Jaroussky & Thibaut Garcia

Dowland, Purcell, Giordani, Donizetti, Rossini, Schubert, Mozart, Fauré, Poulenc, Britten, Granados
Philippe Jaroussky; Thibaut Garcia
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Matthew Aucoin's timeless mythology Eurydice opens at The Met

Hell is a cold place with black walls and a black moon in Mary Zimmermann's production, which premiered at Los Angeles Opera in early 2020, and transfers to New York.

****1
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A starry cast for Handel's Theodora in Paris

It’s hard to imagine more glorious vocalism from such a starry cast, but this Theodora at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées falls short of the sublime.

***11
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An Arvo Pärt premiere stops time in a 2,000-year-old temple

O Holy Father Nicholas receives its moving premiere in the The Temple of Dendur gallery in New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

*****
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La Calisto arrives at La Scala for the first time and triumphs

Cavalli's debut at La Scala is a triumph, earning applause that not even a Bohème or a Traviata can sometimes elicit. 
*****
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Telemann's Orpheus in Amsterdam: a truly European opera

In the hands of B'Rock Orchestra and conductor René Jacobs, Telemann's polyglot opera, once thought lost to time, becomes more than just a curiosity.
****1
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Baroque given a Russian thrill in Edinburgh

Maxim Emelyanychev and violinist Dmitry Sinkovsky provided Russian thrills in a baroque programme with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra on top form.

*****
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English Touring Opera heads back on the road with Handel's Amadigi

It sizzles with energy, fizzes with musical delight and rejoices in an understated sense of fun. Conway gives the work’s incongruities free rein and defies the audience not to chuckle.
****1
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