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Performer: Dame Sarah Connolly

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ViennaAriodanteNew production

Handel: Ariodante
William Christie; Sir David McVicar; Vienna State Opera; Vicki Mortimer; Dame Sarah Connolly; Chen Reiss

GlyndebourneGiulio Cesare

Giulio Cesare
Handel: Giulio Cesare in Egitto, (Julius Caesar in Egypt) HWV 17
William Christie; Sir David McVicar; Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Jonathan Cohen; Robert Jones; Brigitte Reiffenstuel; Dame Sarah Connolly

CheltenhamWeekend: Bach at the Café Zimmermann

Weekend: Bach at the Café Zimmermann
Bach
Mahan Esfahani; Dame Sarah Connolly; Consone Quartet

LondonUchida plays Mozart

Uchida plays Mozart
Mozart, Mahler
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Vladimir Jurowski; Dame Mitsuko Uchida; Dame Sarah Connolly; Stuart Skelton

LondonMuriel Spark Centenary Concert with the Nash Ensemble

Muriel Spark Centenary Concert with the Nash Ensemble
Mozart, Matthews D., Brahms, Dvořák
Stephanie Gonley; Michael Gurevich; Lawrence Power; Adrian Brendel
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An abstract tryst by moonlight at the Liceu

Iréne Theorin (Isolde) and Stefan Vinke (Tristan) © A. Bofill
The 2011 Lyon production, with an excellent orchestral and vocal performance, brings an austerely moonlit version of Tristan und Isolde to Barcelona.
****1
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Mini-Mahler: a reduced but upscale Das Lied von der Erde at Kings Place

Dame Sarah Connolly © Jan Capinski
Das Lied von der Erde may have been down-sized but it lost none of its stature in the Aurora Orchestra’s performance of a chamber arrangement of Mahler’s great song-symphony.
*****
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Sarah Connolly brings the best of British to Tuscany

Dame Sarah Connolly © Jan Capinski
Dame Sarah Connolly and Julius Drake savour the al fresco surrounds of the Villa Foce to produce a delightful evening of eclectic music in four languages. Delizioso!
***11
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Hamlet boldly adapted by Brett Dean

John Tomlinson (Ghost), Allan Clayton (Hamlet) © Richard Hubert Smith
Brett Dean treats Shakespeare's behemoth as a timeless story told in language that has become timeless; no effort is spared in elucidating and amplifying that story.
****1
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A class act at Brighton Festival

Sarah Connolly © Jan Capinski
A packed recital given by mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly at Brighton Festival.    
****1
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