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Instrument: Period Instrumental Ensemble

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EdinburghThe Golden Age

The Golden Age
Victoria, Johnson, MacMillan, Lauridsen, Peebles
Ben Parry; Dunedin Consort

LondonLondon Concert Choir - Vivaldi & Bach

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Vivaldi, Bach
Mark Forkgen; London Concert Choir; Counterpoint; Rachel Elliott; Raphaela Papadakis

DijonB Minor Mass | J.S. Bach

Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV232
Leonardo García Alarcón; Ana Quintans; Marianne Beate Kielland; Paulin Bündgen; Valerio Contaldo

PerthMessiah

Messiah
Handel: Messiah
John Butt; Dunedin Consort

EdinburghMessiah

Messiah
Handel: Messiah
John Butt; Dunedin Consort

GlasgowMessiah

Messiah
Handel: Messiah
John Butt; Dunedin Consort

VallettaVivica Genaux is Farinelli

Marcello di Lisa; Concerto dei cavalieri; Vivica Genaux
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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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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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