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Instrument: Ensemble (vocal and orchestral)

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LondonThe Red Priest Duo

Kings Place
Castello, Corelli, Bull, Mealli, Traditional, van Eyck, Royer, Handel, Biber
Red Priest; Piers Adams; David Wright

BarcelonaEnsemble Pygmailion and Pichon: Bach St Matthew Passion

© Manuel Braun
Bach: St Matthew Passion, BWV244
Raphaël Pichon; Julian Prégardien; Stéphane Degout; Ensemble Pygmalion

HamburgSolomon's Knot perform Purcell's The Fairy QueenConcert performance

Purcell: The Fairy Queen
Solomon's Knot

ParisAdèle Charvet, Le Poème Harmonique, Vincent Dumestre

Lully, Charpentier, Cavalli, Various
Vincent Dumestre; Adèle Charvet; Le Poème Harmonique

CompiègneLa Dame blanche

Boieldieu: La Dame blanche
Nicolas Simon; Louise Vignaud; La Co[opéra]tive; Irène Vignaud; Cindy Lombardi; Yannis François; Caroline Jestaedt

ParisHippolyte et Aricie [nouveaux horaires]New production

Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie
Raphaël Pichon; Jeanne Candel; Opéra Comique; Lisa Navarro; Pauline Kieffer; Reinoud Van Mechelen; Elsa Benoit

BerlinDorothee Oberlinger & Ensemble 1700

Mozart, Quantz, Bach C.P.E., Janitsch, Schaffrath
Dorothee Oberlinger; Ensemble 1700
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Brahms' German Requiem proves to be timeless as ever in new edition

Kent Tritle conducting the Oratorio Society of New York © Tim Dwight
The revisions were minor, but the Requiem remained a fitting work for a modern metropolis: reverent, mysterious, a little bit distant but a powerful prayer for peace.
*****
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Operatic magic: Ercole Amante at the Opéra Comique

Nahuel di Pierro (Hercule) © S. Brion
Voices, orchestra staging: everything in this Ercole Amante is light and magic, to the great delight of the Salle Favart audience.
*****
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The Gabrielis shine in Purcell's confusing King Arthur

Paul McCreesh © Ben Wright

King Arthur is an opera without a plot and, in musical terms at least, Arthur without the King.

*****
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Polifemo by Bononcini: a Baroque rarity in Potsdam

Roberta Mameli, Helena Rasker, João Fernandes, Maria Ladurner, Roberta Invernizzi, Bruno de Sá © Stefan Gloede | Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci
An entertaining night of Baroque music, costume and movement, but above all wonderful singing, at the historic Orangerieschloss at Potsdam
****1
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Apollo e Dafne at the Handel Festival in Halle

Anna Prohaska, Vittorio Ghielmi and Fulvio Bettini with Il Suonar Parlante © Stiftung Händel-Haus
A performance of Handel's short masterpiece Apollo e Dafne at the Halle Handel Festival was somewhat disappointing but Fulvio Bettini impressed in the bass role.
***11
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Thrilling King Arthur from the Gabrieli Consort in Adelaide

Paul McCreesh and the Gabrieli Consort © Andy Staples

With marvellous cohesion, life and wit the Gabrieli Consort and Players, sponsored by State Opera of South Australia, who thrilled Adelaide audiences with their presentation of English Baroque. 

****1
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A fun-packed Falstaff from Opera Bohemia

Andrew McTaggart (Falstaff) © Opera Bohemia
Opera Bohemia provides a fun-filled showcase for Conservatoire graduates in a finely sung Falstaff heading for the Edinburgh Fringe with a small orchestra.
****1
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