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LondonEaling Choral Society presents Bach: St John Passion

Ealing Choral Society presents Bach: St John Passion
Bach: St John Passion, BWV245
Jonathan Williams; Ealing Choral Society; Sinfonia Brittanica; Andrew Tortise; Emma Walshe

LondonHaydn The Creation

Haydn: The Creation (Die Schöpfung), Hob XXI:2
Miriam Allen; Greg Tassell; James Oldfield; Joanna Tomlinson

OsloJ.S. Bachs Mass in b-minor

J.S. Bachs Mass in b-minor
Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV232
John Butt; Dunedin Consort; Julia Doyle; Rachel Redmond; Jessica Dandy

CardiffEx Cathedra Consort & Baroque Ensemble His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts

© Neil Pugh
Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine "Vespers of the Blessed Virgin" (1610)
Jeffrey Skidmore; Ex Cathedra; The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble

BudapestHof-Musici Baroque Ensemble

Hof-Musici Baroque Ensemble
Draghi: Santa Cecilia
Ondřej Macek; Hof-Musici Baroque Ensemble

BudapestFrom Moscow to the Museum

From Moscow to the Museum
Haydn, Mozart, Dussek
Alexei Lubimov; Olga Pashchenko; Pier Luigi Fabretti; László Feriencsik

BirminghamFranco Fagioli Vinci and Handel

Handel, Vinci
Il pomo d'oro; Franco Fagioli
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A smorgasbord of seasonal English music in Washington DC

The early music ensemble peppered its diverse program with the rollicking play A Christmas Messe. While not all arrangements worked well, expertise and emotion made for a pleasurably unique performance.
***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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ETO's Radamisto: Uneven Handel in Hackney

Katie Bray (Zenobia) and Grant Doyle (Tiridate) © Richard Hubert Smith
English Touring Opera’s new Radamisto took time to settle down on opening night.
***11
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Tales from the Stave: Barbiere at EIF

Guillaume Andrieux (Figaro) © Ryan Buchanan
Laurent Pelly’s elegant musical stave production of Il barbiere di Siviglia, from the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, charms and delights at the Edinburgh International Festival.
****1
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Dafne returns to Florence four centuries later

Francesca Boncompagni (Dafne) © Camilla Ricci
The imaginative baroque architecture of the Buontalenti Grotto in Palazzo Pitti Boboli Gardens is an inert background to the action in this reprise of one of the first operas.
***11
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Simply outstanding: Arianna in Creta at the Halle Handel Festival

Francesca Aspromonte (Alceste) and Ann Hallenberg (Teseo) © Thomas Ziegler
A concert performance of Arianna in Creta at the Halle Handel Festival riveted the audience with the towering talent of Ann Hallenberg and uniformly fine singing, acting and playing.
*****
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Handel's pasticcio Oreste in Bernburg at Halle Handel Festival

Carolina Lippo (Ifigenia) and Florian Köfler (Filotete) © Herwig Prammer
A staged performance of Handel’s pasticcio opera Oreste shows a strong narrative structure and provides a vehicle for promising young singers.
***11
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