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Performer: Ashley Riches

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LondonIl segreto di Susanna / IolantaNew production

Il segreto di Susanna / Iolanta
Wolf-Ferrari, Tchaikovsky
Sian Edwards; John Wilkie; Opera Holland Park; John Andrews; takis; Clare Presland; Richard Burkhard

BerlinThree Orchestras from London: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique

Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini
Sir John Eliot Gardiner; Sophia Burgos; Adèle Charvet; Michael Spyres; Krystian Adam

LondonProm 59: Benvenuto Cellini

Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini
Sir John Eliot Gardiner; Michael Spyres; Sophia Burgos; Matthew Rose; Tareq Nazmi

ParisBenvenuto Cellini - in concertIn concert

Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini
Sir John Eliot Gardiner; Michael Spyres; Sophia Burgos; Matthew Rose; Tareq Nazmi

LondonPurcell: King Arthur

Purcell: King Arthur
Paul McCreesh; Gabrieli Consort & Players; Anna Dennis; Mhairi Lawson; Rowan Pierce
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Purves' Mephisto dominates La Damnation de Faust at Glyndebourne

Julie Boulliane (Marguerite), Allan Clayton (Faust) and actors © Richard Hubert Smith
Christopher Purves bosses the show as Méphistophélès; Richard Jones' production is intelligent and carefully thought through but ultimately unconvincing.
***11
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Thrilling King Arthur from the Gabrieli Consort in Adelaide

Paul McCreesh and the Gabrieli Consort © Andy Staples

With marvellous cohesion, life and wit the Gabrieli Consort and Players, sponsored by State Opera of South Australia, who thrilled Adelaide audiences with their presentation of English Baroque. 

****1
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The Silver Tassie makes a triumphant return

Ashley Riches and Louise Alder © BBC | Jamie Simonds
Mark-Anthony Turnage's First World War opera both moves and dazzles at the Barbican.
*****
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Stark and grief-stricken: Dido and Aeneas at the Barbican

Caitlin Hulcup and Rowan Pierce © Mark Allan | Barbican
A semi-staged Dido from the Academy of Ancient Music and the speculative funeral music for a queen.
****1
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Purity and passion in first class British music

Martyn Brabbins © BBC | Mark Allan
Even if Hubert Parry was overshadowed by Holst and Vaughan Williams, this was a splendid concert of British music. 
*****
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