BBC Proms 2023 – Prom 43: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Ryan Wigglesworth conducts the UK premiere of György Kurtág’s Fin de partie, to a French libretto based on Samuel Beckett’s eponymous play (Endgame). Live on BBC Radio 3.

BBC Proms 2023 – Prom 43: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Ryan Wigglesworth conducts the UK premiere of György Kurtág’s Fin de partie, to a French libretto based on Samuel Beckett’s eponymous play (Endgame). Live on BBC Radio 3.

Photo, Sisi Burn Thursday, August 17, 2023 Royal Albert Hall, London Commissioned by and premiered at La Scala on November 15, 2018, conducted by Markus Stenz (some pre-performance articles at the time cited Ingo Metzmacher as the maestro; Pierre Audi directed), the...
Berliner Philharmoniker – Kirill Petrenko conducts Richard Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten, libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. “Can one base one’s own happiness on the unhappiness of others? The emperor’s wife needs a shadow to save her husband from turning to stone and to have children, so she must buy the shadow and fertility of a poor dyer’s wife.” Live Digital Concert Hall webcast.

Berliner Philharmoniker – Kirill Petrenko conducts Richard Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten, libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. “Can one base one’s own happiness on the unhappiness of others? The emperor’s wife needs a shadow to save her husband from turning to stone and to have children, so she must buy the shadow and fertility of a poor dyer’s wife.” Live Digital Concert Hall webcast.

Friday, April 14, 2023 Berliner Philharmonie, Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße, Berlin The Berliner Philharmoniker and Kirill Petrenko have been in Baden-Baden for concerts (also involving Daniel Harding and Emmanuelle Haïm) and several staged performances of Die Frau ohne...
Sir Antonio Pappano records Puccini’s Turandot for Warner Classics – with Sondra Radvanovsky, Jonas Kaufmann, Ermonela Jaho and Orchestra e Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.

Sir Antonio Pappano records Puccini’s Turandot for Warner Classics – with Sondra Radvanovsky, Jonas Kaufmann, Ermonela Jaho and Orchestra e Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia.

This tremendous Turandot is superbly conducted, played, sung, and recorded (well-judged balance, depth of perspective, clarity, unstinting impact). It also has a USP: the “first complete recording with the original Alfano ending” (Puccini died with the...