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Roderick Williams

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LondonRoderick Williams in recital

Barbican
Wigglesworth
Roderick Williams; Andrew West

SheffieldA Thomas Hardy Songbook

Finzi
Roderick Williams; Gareth Brynmor John; Christopher Glynn

SeoulThe Damnation of Faust

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

CologneRIAS Kammerchor & Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin |

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

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
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In the round: Roderick Williams sings and directs the OAE

Roderick Williams © Southbank Centre | Mark Allan
Handel’s Italian cantata Apollo and Daphne is enjoying a Covid wave, perfect as it is for socially-distanced singing.
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In the footsteps of Hafez: exploring Persian poetry at Oxford Lieder

Ian Bostridge © Oxford Lieder
A deep-dive into the world of 14th-century Persian poet, Hafez, and his influence on song across the centuries. 
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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.
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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.

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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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