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Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (Bayreuth Festival)

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (Bayreuth Festival)

Robert Dean Smith (Tristan); Iréne Theorin (Isolde);

"Peter Schneider conducted with real feeling for the score and the prelude to the first act stole upon the ear with the magic of Bayreuth’s amazing acoustics. Robert Dean Smith is now a fine Tristan with a really beautiful voice...Robert Holl made a moving King Marke, his magnificent bass nobly used. Some of the most beautiful singing came from Clemens Bieber’s Young Seaman at the beginning." (The Stage)

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (Glyndebourne)

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (Glyndebourne)

Nina Stemme (Isolde); Robert Gambill (Tristan); Katarina Karnéus (Brangäne); Bo Skovhus (Kurwenal); René Papa (King Marke); Stephen Gadd (Melot);

"I don’t think that I have ever witnessed a more perfectrealisation of a Wagner opera than this superb Tristanund Isolde...[Ji?í B?lohlávek] is scrupulous with the score, and takes his time over it: the pauses and silences are immense and there is no factitious attempt to whip up excitement by speeding...a great and unforgettableoccasion." (The Daily Telegraph)

Within the Golden Hour / Medusa / Flight Pattern (The Royal Ballet)

Within the Golden Hour / Medusa / Flight Pattern (The Royal Ballet)

Beatriz Stix-Brunell (Within the Golden Hour); Francesca Hayward (Within the Golden Hour); Sarah Lamb (Within the Golden Hour); Vadim Muntagirov (Within the Golden Hour); Valentino Zucchetti (Within the Golden Hour); Alexander Campbell (Within the Golden Hour); Natalia Osipova (Medusa); Olivia Cowley (Athena (Medusa)); Matthew Ball (Perseus (Medusa)); Ryoichi Hirano (Poseidon (Medusa)); Kristen McNally (Flight Pattern); Marcelino Sambé (Flight Pattern);

"A special word for the endlessly inventive, musical Golden Hour – pretty much a perfect ballet, danced with energy, brio and wit by all." (The Guardian ★★★★)

Wolf; Bruckner: Thielemann/Fleming Concert (Staatskapelle Dresden)

Wolf; Bruckner: Thielemann/Fleming Concert (Staatskapelle Dresden)

Renée Fleming (Soprano);

"romantic music as magic for the ears..." (Süddeutsche Zeitung)