Review of ROSSINI Matilde di Shabran (Pérez-Sierra)

ROSSINI Matilde di Shabran (Pérez-Sierra)

‘It was really enough, more than enough. The entire performance was like an idolatrous orgy; everyone acted there as if...

Reviewed by Richard Osborne in issue: 02/2021

Review of KAYSER Scherz, List und Rache

KAYSER Scherz, List und Rache

In 18th-century Venice, two sweethearts plot their revenge on the miserly Doctor who has swindled them – first by pretending...

Reviewed by Richard Bratby in issue: 02/2021

Review of DONIZETTI Il Paria (Elder)

DONIZETTI Il Paria (Elder)

When I interviewed Roger Parker for an article on Opera Rara in the July 2018 Gramophone he spoke enthusiastically of...

Reviewed by Richard Lawrence in issue: 02/2021

Review of BEETHOVEN Leonore BEETHOVEN Fidelio (Brown; Honeck)

BEETHOVEN Leonore BEETHOVEN Fidelio (Brown; Honeck)

The difference in title is nominal, circumstantial and a little misleading: both of these versions of Beethoven’s only opera are...

Reviewed by Peter Quantrill in issue: 02/2021

Review of PURCELL Tyrannic Love

PURCELL Tyrannic Love

Seventeenth-century English composers knew a thing or two about epidemics, restrictions, conflicts and the surge of cultural release that comes...

Reviewed by Alexandra Coghlan in issue: 02/2021

Review of Katharine Dain: Regards sur l'Infini

Katharine Dain: Regards sur l'Infini

At the start of the global pandemic, a lot of people went into lockdown with family, many escaping the big...

Reviewed by Mark Pullinger in issue: 02/2021

Review of In Paradisum

In Paradisum

A regular in the West End, thanks to appearances at ENO and the Royal Opera, and often heard on Hollywood...

Reviewed by Alexandra Coghlan in issue: 02/2021

Review of ...and...

...and...

This is a delightful and quirky programme (something to be expected of Paul Hillier, of course), mixing contemporary music with...

Reviewed by Ivan Moody in issue: 02/2021

Review of The Golden Renaissance: Josquin Des Prez

The Golden Renaissance: Josquin Des Prez

To commemorate the quincentenary of Josquin’s death, Stile Antico opt for a relatively safe but generous programme: his most frequently...

Reviewed by Fabrice Fitch in issue: 02/2021

Review of M HAYDN Missa Sancti Nicolai Tolentini

M HAYDN Missa Sancti Nicolai Tolentini

Having some years ago given us a pair of Masses from Mozart’s Salzburg years (4/13), the choir of St Albans...

Reviewed by David Threasher in issue: 02/2021

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