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Instrument: Ensemble (vocal and orchestral)

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North BethesdaThe Bernstein Songbook

Bernstein
Kristofer Sanz; Young Artists of America at Strathmore

HalleFestkonzert mit Sophie Karthäuser

Handel
Andreas Spering; Sophie Karthäuser; Capella Augustina

DessauGiulio Cesare in Egitto, (Julius Caesar in Egypt) HWV 17

Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto, (Julius Caesar in Egypt) HWV 17
Markus L. Frank; Matthias Oldag; Students of Hochschule für Musik und Theater "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy"; Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau

AldeburghTo See The InvisibleWorld première

Howard: To See The Invisible
Richard Baker; Dan Ayling; Ana Inés Jabares-Pita; Nicholas Morris; Anna Dennis; Anne Mason

HalleBridges to Classics mit Feuerwerk

Bernd Ruf; Anke Sieloff; Benjamin Köthe; GermanPops Band and Singers

GrazGipsy Barock

© Vlado Veverka
Telemann
Unknown; Graciela Susana Gibelli; Jana Semerádová

Aix-en-ProvenceDie Zauberflöte

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Raphaël Pichon; Simon McBurney; Michael Levine; Nicky Gillibrand; Stanislas de Barbeyrac; Mari Eriksmoen
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Proms at... Wilton’s: Conference of the Birds

Marcus Farnsworth performs Eight Songs for a Mad King © BBC | Mark Allan
The Birmingham Contemporary Music Group present an ambitious mixture of experimental chamber music and disquieting monodrama. 
***11
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A Trip to the Moon misses its lift-off

A Trip to the Moon by Andrew Norman © Tim Whitby | Getty Images for the London Symphony Orchestra
Under Sir Simon Rattle’s baton, Andrew Norman’s children’s opera struggles to find either terrene or otherworldly land.
**111
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Immersive Monteverdi: Vespers in 360-degree surround

The Gashouder © Ruth Walz
Until now I have been fairly sceptical about theatrical stagings of oratorios and other sacred works, so I was curious but cautious about the staging of Monteverdi's Vespers at the Holland Festival.
*****
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Handel's Esther at the Halle Festival

La Risonanza and the Capella Cracoviensis Choir © Stiftung Händel-Haus
Overall a good performance of Handel's oratorio Esther at the Halle Festival, but some problems with the soloists unfortunately let it down.
***11
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Hammer blow: Handel's Deborah in Halle

Xavier Sabata and Capella Cracoviensis © Stiftung Händel-Haus
A popular performance of Handel's oratorio Deborah, featuring Baroque opera singer Xavier Sabata and English soprano Rebecca Bottone, garners warm applause at the Halle Handel Festival.
***11
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A truly kingly entertainment in Berkeley

Aaron Sheehan (Apollo) © Frank Wing
Cal Performances and Philharmonia Baroque present a lavish modern-day première of the 1745 version of Rameau's Le Temple de la Gloire
****1
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A bracing density of musical incident

Helen Grime © Amy Barton
Oliver Knussen and the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group excel in a cunningly linked group of works from the old (mid 1980s) to the brand new.
*****
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