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ROH's Lohengrin: Brilliant in the Pit Under Nelsons, Dreary on Stage

June 18, 2018 | Mark Valencia, Musical America
LONDON—The U.K.’s capital has waited years for a new Lohengrin . It’s four decades since the swan knight last sailed into Covent Garden, but he is here now in the suave shape of Klaus Florian Vogt. The German tenor invariably … » Read
 

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Ojai 2018 Part II: The Dark Cloud Hovers, then Moves Elsewhere

June 14, 2018 | Richard S. Ginell, Musical America
Kopatchinskaja’s journey through darkness resumed Saturday night with the desolate mourning and quiet eloquence of Four Serious Songs by Tigran Mansurian, the leading Armenian composer of the day. At times, her violin sounded startlingly … » Read
 

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Ojai 2018: A Dark Cloud Over Sunny California, Part I

June 13, 2018 | Richard S. Ginell, Musical America
OJAI, CA – Violinist-provocateur Patricia Kopatchinskaja came to the 2018 Ojai Festival with a mission. She wanted to bust up the “classic concert routine” that she finds to be “irrelevant” to present-day life, … » Read
 

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At the Aldeburgh Festival: Britten in His Element, Literally

June 12, 2018 | Keith Clarke, Musical America
Trade wars be damned: The 2018 Aldeburgh Festival is a celebration of U.S./U.K. music-making in perfect harmony. This year’s event kicked off on June 8 and runs through June 24 with the stars and stripes flying proudly throughout. The … » Read
 

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A New Opera, Well-suited to the Catacombs of Brooklyn

June 11, 2018 | Bruce Hodges, Musical America
NEW YORK—Anyone who still imagines Hans Christian Andersen solely as the creator of fanciful children’s fare might want to consider The Elf of the Rose (1930), a tale of love laced with grisly murder. Now David Hertzberg, composer of … » Read
 

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Spoleto 2018: The Operas, The Puppets, The Chamber Concerts

June 4, 2018 | George Loomis, Musical America
CHARLESTON, SC—True to form, the two main operas of Spoleto Festival USA’s 2018 edition are not works you encounter every day. Each appears in its U.S. premiere, but there the similarity between Donizetti’s Pia de’ Tolomei … » Read
 
 

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