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StockholmHandel's Messiah

Handel: Messiah
Orfeus Barock Stockholm; Manfredo Kraemer; St Jacob's Chamber Choir

VallettaBach – The Four Orchestral Suites

Valletta Baroque Festival
Bach
Meret Lüthi; Les Passions de l'Ame

VallettaDelirio Amoroso

Valletta Baroque Festival
Handel, Marcello
Werner Ehrhardt; L'Arte del Mondo; Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli

BarcelonaFranco Fagioli: Natura & turments

Handel: Arias of Italian operas
Andrés Gabetta; Franco Fagioli; Gabetta Consort

VallettaNature et Tourments

Valletta Baroque Festival
Handel, Vivaldi, Porpora
Gabetta Consort; Franco Fagioli

StockholmOde for St Cecilia’s Day

Stockholms Konserthusstiftelse
Handel: Ode for St Cecilia's Day, HWV 76
Gary Graden; Orfeus Barock Stockholm; St Jacob's Chamber Choir; Maria Keohane; Anders Dahlin

AmsterdamJoyce DiDonato and Il Pomo d’Oro: EDEN

Het Concertgebouw
Maxim Emelyanychev; Il Pomo d'Oro; Joyce DiDonato
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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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Farnace: a fresh take on a Vivaldi classic at Valtice Castle

Smart direction and a spirited performance in the pit bring Farnace to life in a resonant setting at this year’s Lednicko Valtický Hudební Festival.
*****
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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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Purcell and beyond: Errollyn Wallen’s dramatic new Dido’s Ghost

A dramatic new opera from Errollyn Wallen, with the Dunedin Consort, chorus and a strong cast including Isabelle Peters, Matthew Brook, Nardus Williams and Allison Cook.

****1
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An online Beethovenathon: all nine symphonies across Europe in one day

An all-day Beethoven experience European style with both highs and lows: much diversity revealed and exploited but of variable quality.
***11
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Purcell “Songes & Ayres” from the Lammermuir Festival

Scotland's Dunedin Consort offers a radiant program of Purcell and his peers.
*****
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Take Me to Church: Tiefsinn at the Davos Festival

Staged in the town’s quaint St Johann Church, the Davos Festival’s “Tiefsinn” concert featured a fine choir and soloists, saxophone quartet, chamber orchestra and a dauntless solo cellist.
****1
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