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Performer: Paul Daniel

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Santiago de CompostelaLa Séptima de Mahler

La Séptima de Mahler
Mahler: Symphony no. 7
Real Filharmonía de Galicia; Paul Daniel

VigoLa Séptima de Mahler

La Séptima de Mahler
Mahler: Symphony no. 7
Real Filharmonía de Galicia; Paul Daniel

Santiago de CompostelaNoche de ópera

Noche de ópera
Bizet, Massenet, Verdi, Puccini, Donizetti
Real Filharmonía de Galicia; Paul Daniel; Pene Pati

VigoNoche de ópera

Noche de ópera
Bizet, Massenet, Verdi, Puccini, Donizetti
Real Filharmonía de Galicia; Paul Daniel; Pene Pati

BordeauxGlass / Chostakovitch

Glass, Shostakovich
Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine; Paul Daniel; Katia Labèque; Marielle Labèque
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...in from the cold: a Russian rekindling

Daniel conducts RSNO, with Gerstein at the keys, in warm salute to Prokofiev, Shostakovich, and Rachmaninov.
***11
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Elizabethana I and II: Britten's Gloriana at Covent Garden

Of the various themes that make up Britten’s Gloriana, written to celebrate the coronation in 1953 and being given a rare outing at Covent Garden to mark the work’s 60th anniversary and Britten’s 100th, the most effective by far is a sort of operatic expansion of Shakespeare’s line “uneasy lies the head that wears the crown”.
***11
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Judith Weir's Miss Fortune at Covent Garden

There’s usually plenty of hype surrounding a newly written opera performed at Covent Garden, but the carefully placed stories about Judith Weir’s Miss Fortune are on the improbable end of the scale, featuring a flying kebab shop and a team of breakdancers. So I arrived at Miss Fortune without any real idea of what I was going to get.
***11
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A feminist Figaro

What’s the connection between Harry Potter and Mozart? Fiona Shaw is perhaps best known these days as the boy wizard’s Aunt Petunia – or our greatest classical actress for those with longer memories.
****1
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Mike Figgis directs Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia at the ENO

The ENO's production of Donizetti's "melodrama in a prologue and two acts" Lucrezia Borgia is notable for two reasons. Firstly, it's a new production of an opera by a major bel canto composer, but one that isn't performed all that often. Secondly, it's the operatic debut of acclaimed film director Mike Figgis.
***11
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