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Barbara Kozelj makes her debut as Brangäne for Oper Leipzig’s Tristan und Isolde

23 September 2019

New signing Barbara Kozelj makes her debut as Brangäne for Oper Leipzig’s Tristan und Isolde this autumn. During a busy concert season she returns twice to the Residentie Orkest for Elgar’s Sea Pictures with Richard Egarr and later for Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder under Laurence Rennes, sings Mahler lieder and Berio folksongs with the Asko|Schönberg Ensemble, and returns to Leipzig in...

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Mark Padmore returns to the Royal Opera House to sing Aschenbach in Britten’s Death in Venice

23 September 2019

Mark Padmore returns to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in November to sing Aschenbach in Sir David McVicar’s new production of Britten’s Death in Venice conducted by Sir Mark Elder, alongside MRM singers Andrew Tortise and Michael Mofidian. Other season’s highlights include the three Schubert song cycles with fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout at the Wigmore Hall, Thomas Larcher’s A Padmore...

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Xavier Sabata becomes the first countertenor to record Schubert’s Winterreise

23 September 2019

“But who can deny the universality of this music" – Xavier Sabata becomes the first countertenor to record Schubert’s Winterreise in his debut album for Berlin Classics, (released 1 Nov 2019), adding to his award-winning discography which to date includes ‘Alessandro’ (eleven international awards) and his solo albums titled ‘Bad Guys’ and ‘Catharsis’, focusing on operatic rarities from the early...

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Music Director Designate Garry Walker conducts Martinů The Greek Passion for Opera North

23 September 2019

Garry Walker, recently announced as Opera North’s new Music Director, launches the company’s 19/20 season conducting a new Christopher Alden staging of Martinů The Greek Passion to rave reviews: "Garry Walker conducts with a dark intensity that brings out both the score’s violence and its extraordinary moments of ecstatic lyricism." The Guardian "Walker, in his first production since being named...

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