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Mézidon-Canon350ème anniversaire de la naissance de François Couperin

Couperin, Dandrieu
Béatrice Martin; Olivier Baumont; Emmanuel Pleintel

Highland ParkLate Night with Leonard Bernstein

Bernstein
Jamie Bernstein; Amy Burton; Michael Boriskin; John Musto

Highland ParkLeonard Bernstein: 100 Years Young — A New Young People’s Concert

Bernstein
Peoria Symphony Orchestra; George Stelluto; Jamie Bernstein; Michelle Areyzaga; Harmony Zhu; Rabia Brooke

HoulgateThéâtre musical

Debussy: Children's Corner, suite
Marie-Pascale Talbot; Emmanuel Pleintel

La JollaLate Night with Leonard Bernstein

Bernstein
Jamie Bernstein; Amy Burton; John Musto; Michael Boriskin

LenoxYoung People's Concert

Bernstein
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons; Jamie Bernstein

Geisenheim-JohannisbergMusical-literary evening / Leonard Bernstein: 100th birthday / Friendship

Bernstein, Copland, Gershwin
Jamie Bernstein; Sebastian Knauer
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A thrilling Gurrelieder from the Philharmonia

Esa-Pekka Salonen and Camilla Tilling © Camilla Greenwell | Philharmonia Orchestra
This was a superbly assured performance in which Esa-Pekka Salonen marshalled his forces with a clear-sighted vision to carve out an account brimming with intensity, energy and commitment.
****1
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Spectacular Gurrelieder revived at Dutch National Opera

Burkhard Fritz (Waldemar) © DNO 2018
An exemplary cast, an opulent orchestra and unforgettable images in Arnold Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder.
****1
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Savonlinna's Die Entführung aus dem Serail

Jyrki Korhonen (Osmin) and Tuomas Katajala (Belmonte) © Soila Puurtinen, Itä-savo
The opening production of the 2017 Savonlinna Opera Festival had an optimistic message, strongly delivered by a cast led by the exceptional Konstanze of Hulkar Sabirova.
****1
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Opera inside out: Ariadne auf Naxos

Karine Babajanyan (Ariadne) © Florian Merdes
A well-sung revival of a witty and supremely theatrical production of Strauss’ operatic exposé.
****1
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Magnificent music and opulent visuals

Michael Rotschopf (Arthur), Ferdinand Kraemer (Young Arthur) and Max Urlacher (Oswald) © Ruth Walz
Under the baton of René Jacobs, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin dazzles in the Staatsoper's production of Purcell's "dramatick opera". 
****1
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Washington National Opera's sparkling Daughter of the Regiment

Lisette Oropesa (Marie), Kevin Burdette (Sulpice) and Lawrence Brownlee (Tonio) © Scott Suchman
Robert Longbottom's take on Donizetti's Daughter of the Regiment captures the spirit of bel canto in Washington DC. 
****1
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Staging Purcell's Fairy Queen

Charles Daniels, Iestyn Davies and Ashley Riches © Ben Ealovega
Eschewing conventions throughout, Daisy Evans' production of The Fairy Queen walks boldly out of the woods into an exciting future for opera staging.
*****
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