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Instrument: Ensemble (vocal and orchestral)

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AmsterdamWilliam Christie conducts Handel

Handel: L'Allegro, il Penseroso, ed il Moderato, HWV 55
William Christie; Les Arts Florissants; Rachel Redmond; James Way; Andrew Foster-Williams

BarcelonaGabrieli Consort & Players & McCreesh: Christmas cantatas and hymns

Bach
Paul McCreesh; Gabrieli Consort & Players

LondonChristmas Fantasia

Britten, Gauntlett, Fletcher, Rutter, Chilcott, Ireland, Vaughan Williams
Michael Waldron; Elizabeth Karani; Philip Smith; Sally Pryce; London Choral Sinfonia

AmsterdamLe lacrime di Eros

Various: Le lacrime di Eros
Raphaël Pichon; Romeo Castellucci; Dutch National Opera; Huw Montague Rendall; Mariana Flores; Lucile Richardot; Zachary Wilder

LondonVoices Unwrapped: Riot Ensemble - This Lunar Beauty

Gubaidulina, Clyne, Sánchez-Verdú, Elliot, Xenakis
The Riot Ensemble; Sarah Dacey

VallettaAlessandro Scarlatti: Il Giardino di Rose

Valletta Baroque Festival
Scarlatti: La Santissima Annunziata
Massimo Mazzeo; Divino Sospiro

BarcelonaPartenope

Handel: Partenope
William Christie; Gran Teatre del Liceu; Ana Vieira Leite; Helen Charlston; Jacob Lawrence; Matthieu Walendzik
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Les Arts Florissants dazzle in Handel’s Partenope in Lucerne

William Christie leads his legendary orchestra and a group of young singers in a successful performance of Handel’s semi-serious opera.

***11
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Luxury casting in Aix for a radiantly transcendent St Matthew Passion

Even outstanding soloists had to wait their turn in this Rolls-Royce performance in Aix-en-Provence.
*****
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Brahms' German Requiem proves to be timeless as ever in new edition

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

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

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

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

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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