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Performer: Iestyn Davies

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GlyndebourneSaul

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

LondonProm 74: Handel Theodora

Handel: Theodora
Jonathan Cohen; Louise Alder; Ann Hallenberg; Iestyn Davies; Benjamin Hulett

LondonOld Bones – Aurora Orchestra with Iestyn Davies

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

CardiffHandel: Messiah

Handel: Messiah
Handel: Messiah
BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Stephen Layton; BBC National Chorus of Wales; Katherine Watson; Iestyn Davies; Gwilym Bowen

AmsterdamRoyal Concertgebouw Orchestra: Bach's St John Passion

© Denis Rouvre
Bach: St John Passion, BWV245
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; William Christie; Nederlands Kamerkoor; Reinoud Van Mechelen; Alex Rosen; Emőke Baráth
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Bicket and The English Concert leave Carnegie Hall thrilled

Iestyn Davies (Rinaldo) © Chris Lee
Even without stage machinery or sets, The English Concert’s performance of Handel’s Rinaldo was enchanting. 
*****
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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. 
****1
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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. 
**111
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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.
****1
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