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Instrument: Vocals

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EdmontonVienna to Broadway

Lehár, Sullivan, Romberg, Kern, Strauss II, Loewe, Porter, Lloyd Webber, Bernstein
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra; Jack Everly; Kristen Plumley; Ted Keegan

LondonBest of Broadway

Best of Broadway
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; David Firman; Unknown; Abbie Osmon

ManchesterThe Hallé - Celebrating Qunicy Jones

© The Hallé
The Hallé; Guy Barker; Unknown

WashingtonNSO Family Concert: Young People's Concert with Ben Folds

Bernstein
National Symphony Orchestra; Ben Folds

ParisBernstein, Du Shtetl a New York

Bernstein
Sirba Octet; Isabelle Georges

RotterdamEarth Diver

Various: Earth Diver
Florian Helgath; Wouter von Looy; Muziektheater Transparant; Johanna Trudzinski; Wim Catrysse; Peter Quasters; David van Bouwel

StockholmSoup Concert with Danny Gordon and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Wind Quintet

Soup Concert with Danny Gordon and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Wind Quintet
Gordon, Pärt, Schubert
Mats Nilsson; Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Wind Quintet; Danny Gordon
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Stunning Candide from LA Opera

Kelsey Grammer (as Voltaire) © Ken Howard
Whether it’s half an opera, three quarters an operetta, or a musical and a half, Francesca Zambello’s team put together a production that was easy to fall in love with. 
****1
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Rebirth of Cool: West Side Story in concert

Isabel Leonard (Maria) with the Shark girls © Philadelphia Orchestra
Nézet-Séguin's West Side Story in concert mixes passion and politics in Philadelphia.
*****
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A sharp, crisp Oklahoma! at the BBC Proms

Nathaniel Hackmann (Curly) and Scarlett Strallen (Laurey) © BBC | Mark Allan
Nathaniel Hackmann, a stocky baritone with the tenderest of timbres, was like a reincarnation of Alfred Drake.
****1
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Bruckner Orchester Linz in Chicago

Angelique Kidjo © CAMI
The Bruckner Orchester Linz’s Chicago appearance was centered on American music with music director Dennis Russell Davies and vocalist Angélique Kidjo, rounded off by a Zemlinsky song cycle based on African-American poetry.
***11
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Not easily assimilated: Candide in Cologne

Alexander Franzen (Pangloss) © Paul Leclaire | Oper Köln
The Staatenhaus venue forces one too many compromises on Bernstein's operetta, but the performance itself is saved by the accomplishment of much of the singing.
***11
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Opposites attract: sardonic Weill meets Korngold

James Gaffigan © Mat Hennek
The BBC Symphony Orchestra brought together the music of two very different composers forced into American exile by the Third Reich.
****1
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Vail dance, a remix, at City Center

Robert Fairchild and Tiler Peck in George Balanchine's Apollo © Erin Baiano
Damian Woetzel puts together programs, musicians and dancers with a creative curator’s eye and gets the most out of the new combinations. This show was great.
****1
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