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Instrument: Vocal Ensemble

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ZürichAlice im WunderlandWorld premiere

Alice im Wunderland
Valtinoni: Alice im Wunderland
Michael Richter; Nadja Loschky; Zurich Opera; Etienne Pluss; Irina Spreckelmeyer; Sandra Hamaoui; Lina Dambrauskaite

LondonLSO/Rattle: Mitsuko Uchida performs Schumann

© Justin Pumfrey | Decca
Weill, Schumann, Schubert
London Symphony Orchestra; Simon Halsey; Dame Mitsuko Uchida; Guildhall Singers; Sir Simon Rattle

ZürichWerther

© Herwig Prammer
Massenet: Werther
Giedrė Šlekytė; Tatjana Gürbaca; Zurich Opera; Klaus Grünberg; Silke Willrett; Charles Castronovo; Stéphanie d'Oustrac

BarcelonaLa Capella Reial de Catalunya and Savall: Haydn's Creation

© David Ignaszewski
Haydn: The Creation (Die Schöpfung), Hob XXI:2
Le Concert des Nations; Jordi Savall; Yeree Suh; Tilman Lichdi; Matthias Winckhler; La Capella Reial de Catalunya

BarcelonaOnly The Sound Remains

© Maarit Kytoharju
Saariaho: Only The Sound Remains
Ernest Martinez Izquierdo; Michał Sławecki; Bryan Murray; Theatre of Voices; Meta4

DresdenMagnificat

Bach, Zelenka
Collegium 1704; Václav Luks; Collegium Vocale 1704

PragueAd majorem Dei gloriam

Charpentier, de Brossard, Campra
Collegium 1704; Václav Luks; Collegium Vocale 1704
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Technology to the rescue in Zurich's new staging of Boris Godunov

Michael Volle (Boris Godunov) and Spencer Lang (Holy Fool) © Monika Rittershaus

The Zurich Opernhaus tackles the pandemic with an innovative strategy: instead of reducing the size of orchestra and chorus (as many other European opera houses) it removes them from the theatre altogether. 

A timely Mother of Us All at the Metropolitan Museum

Felicia Moore (Susan B Anthony) © Steven Pisano for Bachtrack
The Mother of Us All isn’t an easy work and it’s far from one of Stein’s best pieces of writing. But in this centenary of women’s suffrage, it’s an important one.
***11
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Light amid darkness: stellar performance from Tenebrae

Tenebrae sings “Music of the Spheres” © Yaya Stempler
An exquisite evening of British 20th-century choral music from Tenebrae under Nigel Short at the Sydney Festival, with outstanding renditions of the music of Parry, Bingham and Stanford.
*****
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Tenebrae performs Tenebrae at the Sydney Festival

Tenebrae and Nigel Short © Yaya Stempler
British choir Tenebrae performs Masterworks of the Renaissance in Sydney's City Recital Hall. 
****1
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A very palpable hit: Hamlet in Cologne

Dino Lüthy (Laertes) and David Butt Philip (Hamlet) © Paul Leclaire
Brett Dean's operatic reworking of Shakespeare's Hamlet receives its German premiere in a powerful new staging by the work's librettist Matthew Jocelyn.
****1
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Stockhausen, Raven Chacon and native American spirit

Charlotte Mundy and Elisa Sutherland © Jeff Gavett
Rather than addressing indigenous genocide, Stockhausen's Am Himmel wandre ich and Chacon's Asdzaa Nádleehé and Yoolgai Asdzaa took native American poetry and myth as setting for an evening of unusual song. 
****1
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Rediscovering a Vivaldi gem: Arsilda in Prague

Arsilda in Prague © Petra Hajská
Even without the costumes and choreography, Collegium 1704's presentation of Arsilda was enthralling.
*****
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