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Halévy’s La Reine de Chypre claims three tenor victims in Paris

Halévy: La Reine de Chypre *** Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, 7th June 2017 The only opera you’re ever likely to encounter by Fromental Halévy is La Juive, which probably qualifies the composer as a “one hit wonder”. But Halévy wrote around … Continue reading

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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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