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Roderick Williams

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SeoulThe Damnation of Faust

Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra
Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust
Seoul Philharmonic; Thierry Fischer; Michael Spyres; Sophie Koch; Roderick Williams; Nicolas Legoux

AmsterdamAkademie für Alte Musik Berlin & RIAS Kammerchor: Handel's Messiah

© Ronald Knapp
Handel: Messiah
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin; Justin Doyle; RIAS Chamber Chorus; Julia Doyle; Tim Mead; Thomas Hobbs

LondonRoderick Williams in recital

Barbican
Wigglesworth
Roderick Williams; Andrew West

LondonDame Sarah Connolly, Roderick Williams, Julius Drake

Mendelssohn, Liszt
Dame Sarah Connolly; Roderick Williams; Julius Drake

LondonNash Ensemble; Roderick Williams

Debussy, Poulenc, Fauré
Nash Ensemble; Roderick Williams; Simon Crawford-Phillips; Philip Moore
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Pulling the heart strings: Madam Butterfly returns to ENO

Natalya Romaniw (Cio-Cio-san) © Jane Hobson
Anthony Minghella's classic production of Madam Butterfly makes a welcome return with a sensational role debut by Natalya Romaniw as Cio-Cio-san.
****1
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True Grimes: a gripping semi-staging of Britten’s opera

Erin Wall (Ellen), Stuart Skelton (Peter Grimes) and Samuel Winter (John) © Mark Allan | Southbank Centre

A psychologically penetrating semi-staging of Britten’s Peter Grimes from leading soloists, the Bergen Philharmonic and its chief conductor Ed Gardner laid bare the opera’s music and drama.

****1
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Parallel symmetries and random synchronicities at Festival d’Aix

Miah Persson © Priska Ketterer
In his 2016 opera Blank Out, Dutch composer Michel van der Aa has managed to create a new kind of operatic ‘reality’ that resonates powerfully with today’s Zeitgeist. Highly recommended.
*****
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Star-studded, searing Bach at the Royal Festival Hall

Roderick Williams and Andrew Staples in rehearsal © Tristram Kenton
Challenging and vivid Bach in the first UK showing of Peter Sellars' staging of Bach's great liturgical masterpiece.
****1
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Britten Sinfonia's electric Messiah: Look, no hands!

Sophie Bevan © Sussie Ahlburg
A conductorless performance of Handel's masterpiece lights up the Barbican.
****1
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