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Vasily Petrenko. Photograph by Mark McNulty

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Vasily Petrenko at Carnegie Hall – Britten & Holst – Kian Soltani plays Elgar’s Cello Concerto

Returning to Carnegie Hall for the first time in twenty-five years, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra concluded its nine-city, fourteen-performance American tour with this concert. Music Director Vasily Petrenko addressed the sold-out hall, speaking proudly of the RPO musicians being the first international orchestra to tour the US since March of 2020. “It means that everything is possible, […]

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Łukasz Goliński, Krassimira Stoyanova, Arsen Soghomonyan & Stephen Gaertner

Opera Rara – Leoncavallo’s Zingari – Krassimira Stoyanova, Arsen Soghomonyan & Stephen Gaertner; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Carlo Rizzi

Opera Rara’s latest project has been to restore an opera by Leoncavallo which was composed for, and premiered in, London. As a verismo opera Zingari (The Gypsies, 1912) clearly builds upon the elements of romantic passion, jealousy and revenge which made Pagliacci so popular although, intriguingly, it is based on a narrative poem by Pushkin which had already served as the

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