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Instrument: Period Instrumental Ensemble

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VarazdinTelemann, Vivaldi

Telemann, Vivaldi
Hidemi Suzuki; Croatian Baroque Ensemble; Orchestra Libera Classica; La Fonteverde; Chorus Angelicus

VarazdinConcert & baroque coffee

Hidemi Suzuki; Orchestra Libera Classica

VarazdinMonteverdi's Madrigals

Monteverdi
La Fonteverde; Orchestra Libera Classica

VarazdinCroatian Musical Heritage

Project Lazarus; Hidemi Suzuki; Orchestra Libera Classica

Amsterdamil Sacrifizio di Abramo

© Yat Ho Tsang
de Rossi: il Sacrifizio di Abramo
Katharina Konradi; Luigi Schifano; Emiliano Gonzalez Toro; Shunské Sato

EdinburghArmonico Tributo

Armonico Tributo
Muffat, Biber, Rosenmüller
Dunedin Consort

AberdeenArmonico Tributo

Armonico Tributo
Muffat, Biber, Rosenmüller
Dunedin Consort
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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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Samson is a great treat at the Halle Handel Festival

The female soloists © Thomas Ziegler
John Butt’s revisitation of the Handel oratorio Samson at the Halle Handel Festival displayed this treasured work in an illuminating and satisfying light.
****1
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Turin's Orpheus does not ascend to Heaven

Mauro Borgioni (Orfeo) © Rammella & Giannese/Piva | Teatro Regio Torino
In the Teatro Regio's production everything is according to the script, but the magic of the stage is absent. 
**111
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A joyous Christmas Oratorio from the Dunedin Consort

The Dunedin Consort © David Barbour
Dunedin Consort’s band of virtuosi players, four Early music specialist soloists and just four ripieno singers gave a nimble and exquisitely focussed performance of the Christmas Oratorio simply bursting with enjoyment.
****1
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