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Performer: Duncan Ward

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LondonAurora Orchestra with Angela Hewitt – Beacons

© Keith Saunders
Mozart, Farrenc
Aurora Orchestra; Duncan Ward; Angela Hewitt

ParisOrchestre de Paris

Dutilleux, Schumann, Stravinsky
Orchestre de Paris; Duncan Ward; Gautier Capuçon
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Overwrought and over-thought: Cendrillon

Alix Le Saux (Cendrillon) © Richard Hubert Smith
In her anxiety to be ‘new’, Shaw slaps a sackload of semi-comprehensible ideas onto a sort-of present day update.
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An intriguing Dutch National double bill

Sebastià Peris i Marco (Sam) and Turiya Haudenhuyse (Dinah) © Hans van den Bogaard
What is the link between Bernstein’s criticism of American consumerism and MacMillan's biblical tale?
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Bright and witty Poulenc contrasts with menacing Prokofiev in Dublin

Duncan Ward © Alan Kerr
A shimmering account of Debussy's Jeux was followed by a delectable reading of Poulenc's Concerto for two pianos. Conductor Ward delivered a convincing performance of Prokofiev's Fifth Symphony.
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“Or not to be”: Hamlet revived for Glyndebourne’s tour

David Butt Philip (Hamlet) © Richard Hubert Smith
A restless score, a stylish modern setting and gripping central performances from David Butt Philip (trading Laertes at the festival for the title role here) and Jennifer France (Ophelia) do much to commend this new work
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Clément’s cruel Don Pasquale strikes a sour note

José Fardilha (Don Pasquale) and Eliana Pretorian (Norina) © Tristram Kenton
Mariame Clément’s Glyndebourne production of Don Pasquale, revived here for the 2015 Tour, delivers its lesson particularly harshly. 
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