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Performer: Richard Farnes

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LiverpoolBritish Classics

British Classics
Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Britten
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Richard Farnes; Elizabeth Watts; Victoria Simmonds; Allan Clayton; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir

LondonMissa Solemnis

Beethoven: Mass in D Major "Missa solemnis”, Op.123
BBC Symphony Orchestra; Richard Farnes; Elizabeth Llewellyn; Christine Rice; Thomas Atkins; Brindley Sherratt

New York CityManon Lescaut

Puccini: Manon Lescaut
Richard Farnes; Sir Richard Eyre; Metropolitan Opera; Rob Howell; Fotini Dimou; Sonya Yoncheva; Marcelo Álvarez

LondonDon Carlo

Verdi: Don Carlo(s)
Richard Farnes; Nicholas Hytner; The Royal Opera; Bob Crowley; Ferruccio Furlanetto; Michael Fabiano
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Goosebumps at Garsington: an outstanding, shadowy Turn of the Screw

Sophie Bevan (Governess), Leo Jemison (Miles) and Ed Lyon (Peter Quint) © Johan Persson
Director Louisa Muller overcomes the problems of opening a ghost story in natural daylight to deliver plenty of operatic chills. 
*****
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A Falstaff to relish at the Met

Ailyn Pérez (Alice) and Ambrogio Maestri (Falstaff) © Karen Almond | Met Opera
A welcome revival at the Met of Robert Carsen's witty production of Verdi's final opera. 
*****
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Ashes to ashes, dust to dust: Farnes conducts Brahms and Musgrave

Richard Farnes © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
The ubiquitous cycle of life and death was explored in two contrasting works by Musgrave and Brahms in Richard Farnes’ debut with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.
****1
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Songs of innocence and experience: Falstaff at Garsington

Henry Waddington (Falstaff) © Clive Barda
Bruno Ravella's fast-paced Falstaff for Garsington still has crucial space for pathos amid the comedy, with a notably subtle central performance from Henry Waddington.  
****1
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Murder on the dance floor: an underwhelming Ballo

Rafael Rojas (Gustavo) and Adrienn Miksch (Amelia) © Clive Barda
If you had received an invitation to a masked ball at which there turned out to be no masks and no dancing, it's understandable you'd feel disappointed. 
**111
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