Ian Bostridge

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Staatskapelle Berlin 2018 – Britten’s War Requiem: Goerne, Bostridge, Nechaeva & Pappano Join Forces For Enriching Performance
Britten's War Requiem was written between 1961-1962, ostensibly in response to WW I, in the aftermath of WW II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and all the many others.  On June 25, 2018, at the Philharmonie, the Staatskapelle Berlin, conducted by Sir Anthony Pappano and accompanied by stellar opera singers and choruses, sang out against all war, then and now. While it stirred us to the tips of our…
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Renée Fleming, Matthias Goerne & Barbara Hannigan Headline L’Orchestre de Paris’ 2018-19 Season
L'Orchestre de Paris has announced its 2018-19 season filled with a wide range of concerts showcasing modern masterpieces and favorites from the standard repertoire. This season will include a number of vocal events featuring some of today's greatest stars. Here is a look at what the season will offer opera lovers. Jakub Hrůša conducts a concert that includes Renaud Capuçon and mezzo-soprano Stéphanie d'Oustrac in a program that includes Charles Ives' "The…
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Cal Performances 2017 Review: Ian Bostridge and Wenwen Du Delivered Masterful Rendition of ‘Winterreise’
To put what is wordless back into words and believe it will express the same thing is like offering the hen her egg again. So, to say what Ian Bostridge transmitted at Cal Performances on Nov. 10, 2017, seems arbitrary and futile. But, we are human, and we try, listeners, music and life-lovers. Schubert’s “Winterreise" is the story of a journey in winter taken by man full of a sorrow. Each…
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Schubert & ‘Don Giovanni’ Headline Most Mozart Festival 2017
The Mostly Mozart Festival is one of the highlights of the summer in New York City, filled with many selections from the great genius. Of course, there is always a nice selection for opera lovers and this year is no different. There will be two concerts that feature choral music. The first of these is “The Singing Heart” on July 25 and 26. Louis Langrée will lead Mostly Mozart Festival…
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Grammy 2017 Winners: Patricia Racette, Antonio Pappano, Ian Bostridge and Dorothea Röschmann Among Winners
The 2017 Grammy awards have been handed out with many surprises in the Classical categories. Pentatone Music went home with two Grammys for Corigliano's "The Ghosts Of Versailles."  The categories included Best Opera Recording and Best Engineered Album. Among the winners in the categories for engineering were Mark Donahue, Fred Vogler & David L Williams. The performers who won for Best Opera Recording included the LA Opera Orchestra, LA Chorus, conductor James Conlon…