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Performer: William Christie

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MadridSinfónico 04

Sinfónico 04
Beethoven
Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España; William Christie; Mariasole Mainini; Théo Imart; Bernard Richter; Sreten Manojlovic

ParisParis Symphonies

Haydn, Mozart
Les Arts Florissants; William Christie; Kristian Bezuidenhout

ParisWilliam Christie conducts Bach

Bach
Les Arts Florissants; William Christie; Rachel Redmond; Gwendoline Blondeel; Damien Guillon; Thomas Hobbs
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Endless pleasure: Zurich revives Robert Carsen’s classic Semele

Cecilia Bartoli (Semele) © Suzanne Schwiertz (2006/7)
Cecilia Bartoli once again takes Zurich by storm under the guiding hand of Maestro William Christie for a wonderful evening of Handelian fun.
****1
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Bringing out Haydn’s inventiveness in New York

William Christie, Sandrine Piau and Alex Rosen © Richard Termine, courtesy of Lincoln Center
The small, thirty-strong choir was the true star of the evening rendering Haydn’s contrapuntal mastery with tremendous conviction and marvelous cohesiveness.
****1
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Baroque meets jukebox musical: The Beggar’s Opera

The Beggar's Opera © Patrick Berger
A wry and topical new version of The Beggar’s Opera from Robert Carsen and Ian Burton from Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord is energetic, fun and amusing. Les Arts Florissants provide colourful Baroque accompaniment.
****1
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Sacrifice to passion: L’incoronazione di Poppea in Salzburg

Kate Lindsey (Nerone) and Sonya Yoncheva (Poppea) © Salzburger Festspiele | Maarten Vanden Abeele
A wonderful cast conducted by William Christie in a new production of L’incoronazione di Poppea at the Salzburg Festival. 
****1
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Carry on Cleo: Joélle Harvey triumphs at Glyndebourne

Sarah Connolly (Giulio Cesare) and Joélle Harvey (Cleopatra) © Bill Cooper
Interviewed at the time of this production's first outing, McVicar declared that “Entertainment is not a dirty word”. His Giulio Cesare remains a hugely entertaining opera production.
****1
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