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Performer: Iestyn Davies

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MadridPartenope

Handel: Partenope
Ivor Bolton; Christopher Alden; Teatro Real; Andrew Lieberman; Jon Morrell; Adam Silverman; Brenda Rae

HamburgAgrippina, HWV 6

Handel: Agrippina
Riccardo Minasi; Barrie Kosky; Hamburg State Opera; Rebecca Ringst; Klaus Bruns; Joachim Klein; Alice Coote

New York CityRodelinda

Handel: Rodelinda, regina de' Langobardi
Harry Bicket; Stephen Wadsworth; Metropolitan Opera; Thomas Lynch; Martin Pakledinaz; Peter Kaczorowski; Elza van den Heever
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A Handelian tour of London with Iestyn Davies at Kings Place

As part of 'London Unwrapped', countertenor Iestyn Davies presented vocal portraits of the altos – male and female – for whom Handel composed in the capital. 
****1
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Messiah: Reimagined at St George’s, Hanover Square... but not too much

Handel’s Messiah is not too re-imagined, thankfully, with an almost Crystal Palace sized choir although not all singing at once!
****1
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Joy, sadness and excitement in Bach's Mass in B minor

An exemplary performance of Bach’s somewhat mysterious Mass in B minor, in Live from London's Spring series. 

****1
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The Academy of Ancient Music reconnects us to a more genuine Messiah

Richard Egarr was able to put together a performance that – full of energy and dynamism – succeeded in bringing forward with great transparency, restraint and delicacy this score’s wonderful musical tapestry. 
****1
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Excellent cast crowns The Royal Opera's Ariodante in concert

It’s the title character who gets the best tunes in Ariodante and Irish mezzo-soprano Paula Murrihy ate them up. 
*****
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Political power games in Kosky's Agrippina at Covent Garden

An over-directed, but vivid staging demonstrating political rise and fall in Ancient Rome transported to the present day.
***11
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