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LondonBBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert/Baroque Travels: L'Apothéose

© Sergio Albert
Bach, Telemann
L'Apothéose

LondonBBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert/Baroque Travels: Concerto Zapico

© Universo Zapico
Sanz, Murcia, Kapsberger
Concerto Zapico

LondonBBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert/Baroque Travels: Illyria Consort

© Illyria Consort
Matteis, Geminiani, Finger, Pepusch, Carbonelli
Illyria Consort

LondonErollyn Wallen: Dido’s Ghost

Barbican
Wallen, Purcell
John Butt; Dunedin Consort; Frederic Wake-Walker

CologneTrauer und Trost

Biber, Bach, Vivaldi, Handel
Ensemble Vintage Köln; Ariadne Daskalakis; Rainer Zipperling; Gerald Hambitzer

MadridL’Apothéose: A tribute to tears

Handel
L'Apothéose

ParisHandel's OresteConcert performance

Handel: Oreste, HWV A11
Maxim Emelyanychev; Théâtre des Champs-Elysées; Franco Fagioli; Francesca Aspromonte; Julia Lezhneva; Krystian Adam
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Purcell “Songes & Ayres” from the Lammermuir Festival

The Dunedin Consort and Mhairi Lawson © 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

Davos Festival Chamber Choir © Yannick Andrea | Davos Festival (2019)
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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Hurrell's Cleopatra reigns in English Touring Opera's Giulio Cesare

Susanna Hurrell (Cleopatra) © Jane Hobson
James Conway's production for English Touring Opera returns in a trimmed-down, single-evening guise. 
***11
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A handsome Così fan tutte opens ETO's Spring tour

Thomas Elwin (Ferrando) and Frederick Long (Guglielmo) © Richard Hubert Smith
It is clear that these women are already ripe for plucking even before Don Alfonso unleashes his dastardly plan.
****1
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An Orfeo of infinite beauty by Nederlandse Reisopera

Samuel Boden (Orfeo) © Marco Borggreve
The brainchild of opera director Monique Wagemakers, choreographer Nanine Linning and visual artist Lonneke Gordijn, this Orfeo by Nederlandse Reisopera is a thing of infinite beauty.
*****
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Seductive lyricism from Jakub Józef Orliński at Wigmore Hall

Jakub Józef Orliński © Jiyang Chen

Polish countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński makes a big impression at Wigmore Hall with Il pomo d’oro. 

*****
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NYC's House of Time reshapes and reconsiders Bach's works

House of Time at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church © Oliver Weston
The Chaconne was the highlight of the evening, given the fluidity it wants by Tatiana Daubek, as if the walls in the house of time had grown soft.
***11
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