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Mehta’s vital Mahler 2 in Los Angeles

Zubin Mehta © Terry Linke
The Los Angeles Philharmonic brought back its Conductor Emeritus, Zubin Mehta, for an outstanding performance of Mahler's “Resurrection” Symphony as part of its 100th anniversary celebrations. 
*****
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Kitschy, bombastic, virtuosic: the LA Phil and Dudamel’s Mahler 8

Gustavo Dudamel © Vern Evans
Mahler's Eighth was the composer’s “gift to the nation”; Dudamel’s performance was a gift to Los Angeles. 
*****
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Los Angeles Master Chorale: Lagrime

Los Angeles Master Chorale © Tao Ruspoli and Marie Noorbergen
Peter Sellars' dramatised production of di Lasso's Lagrime di San Pietro is stunningly sung by the Los Angeles Master Chorale, but the dramatic element causes problems.
****1
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Adams’ dark Gold Rush opera arrives in Amsterdam

Girls of the Golden West © Ruth Walz
Dame Shirley’s texts are here sung by the young American soprano Julia Bullock whose pliable instrument and stylish way with words reveal an ideal storyteller.
***11
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Strange and stirring Satyagraha at LA Opera

Sean Panikkar (Gandhi) © Cory Weaver
After appearances in London and New York, Phelim McDermott's bold and imaginative production of Philip Glass’ Satyagraha arrives in Los Angeles.
****1
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Bernstein's Mass gushes, swoons and rages

Bernstein's Mass with Dudamel © Craig T Mathew | Mathew Imaging courtesy of LA Philharmonic Association
The Los Angeles Philharmonic proved that Bernstein's Mass, which had been dogged by critics at its première, has stood the test of time.
*****
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