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Elliot Madore, Patrick Carfizzi and Amitai Pati in Così fan tutte at Tanglewood Photo: Hilary Scott.

Tanglewood Music Festival 2023 – Andris Nelsons conducts Mozart’s Così fan tutte

In this concert staging of Mozart’s Così fan tutte, the singers moved about in front of the orchestra, interacting and singing from memory as they would in a full staging. However, the absence of missing elements — props, scenery and especially costume changes, which are central to the opera’s plot — taxed the audience’s imagination. […]

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Andris Nelsons conducts Prokofiev with Daniil Trifonov at Tanglewood opening night. Photo: Hilary Scott

Boston Symphony Orchestra – Andris Nelsons conducts Opening Night at Tanglewood – Wynton Marsalis, Tchaikovsky, and Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto with Daniil Trifonov

As a curtain-raiser to launch their 2023 Tanglewood Season, Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra appropriately chose a “fanfare for brass and percussion” – Wynton Marsalis’s Herald, Holler and Hallelujah! The piece is a series of fanfares for which Marsalis illuminates his conception in a poetic program note that includes these references to the

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Photo: Marco Borggreve

Tanglewood Music Festival 2022 – Andris Nelsons conducts Mozart’s Don Giovanni

Although billed as a concert staging, the singers moved about, interacting, and singing from memory as they would in a full staging. There were missing elements, such as props, scenery and costume changes, and some parts of the action – such as the slaying of the Commendatore – were not fully depicted. Nevertheless, the performance successfully

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