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Autumnal Strauss, then a bracing mountain trek with the Staatskapelle Dresden in Paris

Strauss: Staatskapelle Dresden/Thielemann **** Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, 19th May 2017 The steepest climb in Paris is probably the walk up to Sacré-Cœur in Montmartre – or at least it feels like it to my knees. Strauss’ Alpine Symphony is a … Continue reading

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Stop all the clocks: Renée Fleming’s valedictory Marschallin at the Royal Opera

Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier **** The Royal Opera, 17th December 2016 Aware her teenage lover will inevitably leave her for a younger woman, the Marschallin muses that time trickles like sand through an hourglass, flowing ceaselessly. At night she stops all … Continue reading

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Old wine, new bottles: vintage season unveiled at the ROH

Recently, I’ve enviously devoured new season announcements flooding in from various opera companies around the globe. Adding events to Bachtrack keeps me abreast of all the wonderful things in store. In February, the Opéra de Paris unveiled a seriously tempting … Continue reading

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Fish out of water: gorgeous Rusalka doesn’t probe the murky depths

Dvořák: Rusalka *** Metropolitan Opera, 8th February 2014 I’ve an inkling this production of Dvořák’s Rusalka at the Metropolitan Opera is the sort we’re supposed to shake our heads and sneer at. Sumptuously costumed and featuring handsome, realistic sets, Otto … Continue reading

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