October 11, 2013
Currently available on Youtube is the acclaimed Krzysztof Warlikowski production of Berg’s Lulu from La Monnaie in which Dietrich Henschel sings Dr Schöne and Jack the Ripper. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TInaXgpzvRk&list=HL1381483745&feature=mh_lolz
“… with the MOB orchestra and chorus in top form, and Nicholas Kraemer directing with characteristic insight and ebullience, Monday night’s concert at the Harris Theater proved more than the sum of its parts and made an enjoyable and exhilarating leadoff for the ensemble’s season.
Impeccably balanced, with superb choral singing, and played with polish and fine vitality across all sections, the English conductor put across the jubilant moments as surely as the passages of introspection and spiritual solace. ” Read the full review at Chicago Classical Review
October 8, 2013
Baritone Nicholas Merryweather sings Pallante in English Touring Opera’s new production of Handel’s Agrippina. Staged by James Conway, the performances are conducted by Jonathan Peter Kenny. Nick also appears as Liberto in The Coronation of Poppea with the company as well as featuring in the Music for Vespers concerts as part of the Baroque Opera from Venice season.
October 8, 2013
Tenor Samuel Boden is currently recording Bach’ s Mass in B Minor with Arcangelo directed by Jonathan Cohen for future release on the Hyperion label. He recently completed a recording of Daniel Purcell’s The Judgement of Paris, singing the title role, with Spiritato and Julian Perkins which will be available on Resonus Classics.
October 3, 2013
Nicholas Kraemer is back with Music of the Baroque, Chicago for his first appearance with the group this season. He conducts a programme of Bach Cantatas 197, 159 and the Magnificat on October 6 at North Shore Centre for the Performing Arts and October 7 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Chicago. See Nicholas talk about the programme at http://vimeo.com/73595063 and http://vimeo.com/69937382.