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Performer: Ashley Riches

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LondonMessiah

Handel: Messiah
Philharmonia Orchestra; Brian Wright; Mary Bevan; Kathryn Rudge; Nicky Spence; Ashley Riches

LondonPolyphony & the OAE

Bach: St John Passion, BWV245
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Stephen Layton; Polyphony; Nick Pritchard; Neal Davies; Rowan Pierce

GlasgowHandel's Messiah

Handel: Messiah
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Miah Persson; Iestyn Davies; Thomas Walker; Ashley Riches

LondonIl segreto di Susanna / IolantaNew production

Wolf-Ferrari, Tchaikovsky
Sian Edwards; John Wilkie; Opera Holland Park; John Andrews; takis; Clare Presland; Richard Burkhard
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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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Agrippina triumphs at The Grange Festival

Anna Bonitatibus (Agrippina) © Robert Workman
A resounding success at its 1709 première, Handel’s Agrippina gripped the ear and dazzled the eye at the Grange Festival in a hugely entertaining and powerful performance.
*****
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Handel’s Solomon with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Maarten Engeltjes © Harrison Parrott
Despite the longueurs of the piece, this performance of Solomon was pretty much perfect. 
****1
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