“The Academy of Ancient Music played brilliantly for Robert Howarth – what an unassuming, devoted musician he is, and what glorious performances he inspires.” MusicOMH. Walter Sutcliffe’s production of Agrippina from the 2018 Grange Festival will be available to view from Sunday May 24 at https://thegrangefestival.co.uk/streaming/

Baritone Nicholas Merryweather sings Le Roi in Violetta Cruz La Princess Légère in this 2018 production from the Opéra Comique streaming at https://www.opera-comique.com/fr/saisons/saison-2020/princesse-legere-replay

Gabriel Jackson Passion CDGuy Cutting is tenor soloist on Gabriel Jackson The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Choral category winner of the BBC Music Magazine Awards 2020. He is joined on he recording by Emma Tring (soprano), the Choir of Merton College, Oxford and Oxford Contemporary Sinfonia conducted by Benjamin Nicholas. It is a Delphian release DCD34222. 

SP-holding-screen-copy-1250x825Steven Devine directs and Bethany Horak-Hallet is alto soloist for Bach cantata BWV 87 Bisher habt ihr nichts gebeten in meinem Namen, the latest installment of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s Bach, the Universe and Everything series. Join them online on Sunday May 10 at 11:30 BST at https://oae.co.uk/bach-the-universe-and-everything-schrodingers-pandemic/. As always in this series,a thought-provoking scientific topic will be explored as part the programme.

 

 

 

L-1588852508-dietrich-henschel-and-arno-waschk-live-from-the-teldex-studio-berlinInnovation is alive and well in the music business. You can virtually attend a recital of Beethoven, Eisler, Berg and Mahler with Dietrich Henschel, baritone and Arno Waschk streamed live from the Teldex Studio Berlin on May 10 at 14:00, CET. Get your ticket here. The event is presented by Stage at Home, a collaboration between OVALmedia and Teldex Studio. 

Steven Devine - harpsichordHarpsichord and conductor player Steven Devine will contribute to the Radio 3 Home Sessions playing Buxtehude: Prelude and Fugue in G minor, BuxWV 163. Hear his interview with presenter Katie Derham on on BBC Radio 3 In Tune at 18:20 on April 28. The programme is streamed live on the BBC Radio 3 website and will be available as ‘audio on demand’ for 30 days after the broadcast.

 

La Bohème in lock-down

April 24, 2020

La Boheme in lockdownUnable to be locked-down in the usual Paris garret tenor Bechara Moufarrej in Lebanon and Russian baritone Alexey Gusev give us a bit of La Bohème Act 1 with friends in Germany, Serbia and Ukraine: https://youtu.be/tJb3F35ZFkA. I’m a bit worried about that cough …

 

 

Bethany Horak-Hallett mezz-soprano & hospital porterRecently recovered from Covid-19 herself mezzo Bethany Horak-Hallett has replaced a cancelled Glyndebourne engagement by donning scrubs and appearing as a hospital porter at the temporary Nightingale Hospital, London. Let’s hope she won’t need to be playing the new role for too long.

Dietrich Henschel, baritoneTune in at 20:30 (CET) on Good Friday to hear Baritone Dietrich Henschel sing Beethoven, Liszt and Wolf Lieder with Arno Waschk, piano, at the Schinkel Pavillion, Berlin. Follow the Concerts in Quarantine link. 

 

Bach, The universe

Join conductor Steven Devine and soprano Zoe Brookshaw for the latest in the Bach, the Universe and Everything series with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at 11:30BST on April 5 on Youtube link: https://youtu.be/EptO4p-ynQk.