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Performer: Iestyn Davies

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New York CityThe English Concert: Handel's Rinaldo

© Richard Haughton
Handel: Rinaldo
Harry Bicket; Joélle Harvey; Jane Archibald; Sasha Cooke; Iestyn Davies

LondonLa Nuova Musica: Orfeo ed Euridice

Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice
David Bates; Rebecca Bottone; Sophie Bevan; Iestyn Davies; La Nuova Musica


Handel: Saul
Laurence Cummings; Barrie Kosky; Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Katrin Lea Tag; Markus Brück; Iestyn Davies

LondonOld Bones – Aurora Orchestra with Iestyn Davies

© Simon Weir
Satie, Adès, Debussy, Muhly, Dowland, Brahms
Iestyn Davies; Sally Pryce; Principal Players of Aurora Orchestra

MunichAgrippinaNew production

Handel: Agrippina
Ivor Bolton; Barrie Kosky; Bavarian State Opera; Rebecca Ringst; Klaus Bruns; Alice Coote; Franco Fagioli
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Handel’s calling card Rinaldo still opening doors three centuries on

Luca Pisaroni (Argante) and Joelle Harvey (Almirena) © Robert Workman
There were plenty of vocal fireworks in this concert performance of Handel’s opera. 
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Adès' riveting The Exterminating Angel

Amanda Echalaz (Lucia de Nobile), Christian Van Horn (Julio) and Iestyn Davies (Francisco de Ávila) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
Adès opera resists explanation, and the ambiguity of the story drives much of its compelling nature. 
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An underwhelming performance of MacMillan & Beethoven

Xian Zhang at the podium © Chris Christodoulou
An underwhelming performance that fell prey to poor interpretive judgements. 
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A silvery Dream lost among the shadows

A silhouetted fairy © Hugo Glendinning
Netia Jones' new production taps into Britten's silvery underworld in a staging dominated by video wizardry which is hypnotically beautiful, but comes at a price.
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Adès brings The Exterminating Angel to opera

Sophie Bevan, Ed Lyon © ROH | Clive Barda
Luis Buñuel's derision at the sense of entitlement of over-privileged, self-righteous prigs shines through a high quality operatic adaptation.
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