Marta takes the stage

14 March 2016Blog

Some final thoughts on Wolfgang Mitterer's new opera Marta, as it goes before the public at the Opéra de Lille.

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Hearing Marta

6 March 2016Blog

Some thoughts on the first orchestral rehearsals of Marta with Ictus at the Opéra de Lille.

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'Something is beginning': work begins on Mitterer's Marta

28 February 2016Blog

Some first thoughts from music rehearsals with Les Cris de Paris for Wolfgang Mitterer's new opera.

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Elias in Dortmund

1 February 2016Blog

A recording and concert project with the Balthasar-Neumann-Chor and -Ensemble, and Thomas Hengelbrock

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Brahms at the Proms with the OAE

15 September 2015Blog

Some thoughts on the first Proms performance of Triumphlied: Brahms, Bismarck, the BBC and Jeremy Corbyn...

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Praetorius with the Balthasar Neumann Chor and Ensemble: a Transalpine Tour

22 August 2015BlogJon Stainsby

Travels from Innsbruck to Strasbourg with the composers Praetorius.

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Dido and Aeneas, Salzburg Festival

18 August 2015BlogJon Stainsby

A sombre new production of Purcell's opera, with the Thomas Hengelbrock and the Balthasar-Neumann-Chor and -Ensemble.

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Longborough Festival Opera

3 August 2015BlogJon Stainsby

Handel's Xerxes as cabaret in the Cotswolds.

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Armel Opera Competition

8 June 2015BlogJon Stainsby

The final of the annual international opera competition, held in Budapest.

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