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A Singer's Notes 136: Cymbeline at Shakespeare and Company; Elgar at Tanglewood

July 27th, 2017

by: Keith Kibler

  Cymbeline at Shakespeare and Company For me Cymbeline is all about the new Blackfriars Theater, an enclosed space, a place to speak quietly, a place lit by candles, a[...]

Youthful Mozart, (Over-)Ripe Mahler from Andris Nelsons and the BSO, Daniel Lozakovich, Violin

July 20th, 2017

by: Larry Wallach

  Youthful Mozart, (Over-)Ripe Mahler Tanglewood Music Shed: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, conductor Mozart, Violin Concerto no. 3 in G major K. 216 Daniel Lozakovich, violin soloist Mahler, Symphony[...]

Dvořák's Rare Grand Opera, Dimitrij, Coming Up at Bard Summerscape, beginning July 28

July 20th, 2017

by: Michael Miller

  Dimitrij - Clay Hilley, tenor Marina - Melissa Citro, soprano Xenie - Olga Tolkmit, soprano Marfa - Nora Sourouzian, mezzo-soprano Jove - Peixin Chen, bass Shuisky - Levi Hernandez, baritone Basmanov[...]

A Singer's Notes 135: Moonlight and Magnolias at Oldcastle Theatre and the Chiara String Quartet at Mohawk Trail Concerts

July 20th, 2017

by: Keith Kibler

  Moonlight and Magnolias at Oldcastle Theatre In a play that basically pursues one action only, that of completing a script for the film of Gone With[...]

A Crop of Recordings XVI: Elgar, The Dream of Gerontius and the First and Second Symphonies played by the Berliner Staatskapelle under Daniel Barenboim

July 18th, 2017

by: Steven Kruger

  ELGAR The Dream of Gerontius ●  Daniel Barenboim, conductor; Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Angel); Andrew Staples (Gerontius); Thomas Hampson (Priest/Angel of the Agony); Staatskapelle Berlin; Staatsopernchor; RIAS Ka[...]

A Summer Home for Schubert at Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood I, hosted by Emanuel Ax

July 15th, 2017

by: Larry Wallach

  Tanglewood: Ozawa Hall: Schubert’s Summer Journey, Program 1, July 6, 2017 Emanuel Ax, piano; William Hudgins, clarinet; James Sommerville, horn; Alexandra Smither, soprano; Kelly Newberry, miezzo-soprano; C[...]

A Singer's Notes 134: BEMF intertwines two Pergolesi farces and sublime singing from Dominique Labelle at Aston Magna.

July 15th, 2017

by: Keith Kibler

  Pergolesi Operas at the Boston Early Music Festival, in the Mahaiwe Theatre, Great Barrington This performance was a frolic. It displayed a combination of two quite[...]

A Room with Two Views: Campra and Handel at the Boston Early Music Festival

July 12th, 2017

by: Larry Wallach

  André Campra, Le Carnaval de Venise (1699), libretto by Jean-François Regnard; performed at the Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theater, June 13, 2017. Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs, musical dir[...]

Allyn Burrows, Shakespeare and Company's New Artistic Director, talks to Michael Miller about the 2017 season...and much else.

June 23rd, 2017

by: Michael Miller

  About Shakespeare and Company Shakespeare and Company, a presence in Lenox since its foundation in 1978 by Tina Packer and Kristen Linklater, has undergone some seismic[...]

Aston Magna Music Festival 2017 - A Preview

June 11th, 2017

by: The Editor

  The Aston Magna season, the 45th(!), is almost upon us. We can look forward to an extended schedule, adding fifth and sixth weekends at the[...]