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Instrument: Countertenor

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OxfordRadamisto

Radamisto
Handel: Radamisto, HWV 12a, b
Peter Whelan; James Conway; English Touring Opera; William Towers; Katie Bray; Grant Doyle; Ellie Laugharne

BlackburnSt Matthew Passion

St Matthew Passion
Bach: St Matthew Passion, BWV244
English Touring Opera Orchestra; Jonathan Peter Kenny; English Touring Opera; Ellie Laugharne; Susanna Fairbairn; Katie Bray

SheffieldSt Matthew Passion

St Matthew Passion
Bach: St Matthew Passion, BWV244
English Touring Opera Orchestra; Jonathan Peter Kenny; English Touring Opera; Ellie Laugharne; Susanna Fairbairn; Katie Bray

ExeterRadamisto

Radamisto
Handel: Radamisto, HWV 12a, b
Peter Whelan; James Conway; English Touring Opera; William Towers; Katie Bray; Grant Doyle; Ellie Laugharne

Saffron WaldenCarolyn Sampson, Iestyn Davies 
& Joseph Middleton

Carolyn Sampson, Iestyn Davies 
& Joseph Middleton
Purcell, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Quilter
Carolyn Sampson; Iestyn Davies; Joseph Middleton

ExeterTriple bill: Dido & Aeneas (Purcell) / Jonas (Carissimi) / I Will Not Speak (Gesualdo)

Triple bill: Dido & Aeneas (Purcell) / Jonas (Carissimi) / I Will Not Speak (Gesualdo)
Purcell, Carissimi, Gesualdo
English Touring Opera Orchestra; Jonathan Peter Kenny; English Touring Opera; Seb Harcombe; Bernadette Iglich; Sky Ingram

LondonOld Bones – Aurora Orchestra with Iestyn Davies

© Simon Weir
Satie, Adès, Debussy, Muhly, Dowland, Brahms
Iestyn Davies; Sally Pryce; Principal Players of Aurora Orchestra
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By Jove! A terrific Semele at the Royal Academy of Music

Lina Dambrauskaite (Semele) © Robert Workman
Royal Academy Opera maintains its usual high standards in a production of Handel’s operatic oratorio, a showcase for the singers of the future.
****1
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A stylish Rake's Progress from Jurowski and the LPO

Matthew Rose © Lena Kern
Toby Spence, Matthew Rose and Andrew Watts shine in a fluent semi-staging at the Royal Festival Hall.
****1
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Echoes in the comfort zone: Only the Sound Remains in Madrid

Philippe Jaroussky, Davóne Tines and Nora Kimball-Mentzos © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Kaija Saariaho's delightful but unchallenging fourth opera comes to Madrid with the same crew of the world première and Davone Tines, Philippe Jaroussky and Nora Kimball-Mentzos in the leading roles
***11
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A Serse like no other from Il pomo d'oro

Maxim Emelyanychev © Jean-Baptiste Millot
A star cast and red-hot conducting make for a memorable night at the Barbican.
*****
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Superb production and cast can't make The Met's Marnie live

Isabel Leonard (Marnie) and Iestyn Davies (Terry) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
The cast, sets, costumes and direction of Muhly's opera Marnie impress, but the music somehow falls short of expectations.
***11
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Dido and Aeneas rescue a disappointing Baroque triple bill from ETO

Nicholas Mogg (Aeneas), Alison Manifold and Sky Ingram (Dido) © Richard Hubert Smith
English Touring Opera's triple bill of early Baroque miniatures promised an intruiging evening but failed up to expectations. 
**111
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Bach up close and personal: English Touring Opera's St Matthew Passion

Collegium Musicum Choir © Robert Workman
Immersive, direct and passionate Bach from English Touring Opera and the Old Street Band.
***11
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