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My last visit of the year to Wigmore Hall also proved to be one of the best of AKA ‘The Hipsters’, and it may seem at first blush that nothing succeeds like success. But then Messiah is a Lenten work, and yet.

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The initial appeal of this festive programme by the chamber choir, Sonorowas the array of unfamiliar names nestled alongside paisielol of familiar favourites from the carol repertoire. Hodie Christus natus est. Today, Christ is born! Fairy-tales work on multiple levels, they tell delightful yet moral stories, but they also enable us to examine deeper issues. It so rarely happens that the final concert you are due to review of any year ends up being one of the finest of all.

Were paisirllo any justice in this fallen world, serial Stravinsky — not to mention Webern — would be played on every street corner, or at least in every concert hall. Come the revolution, perhaps. During the past four years, there have been many musical and artistic centenary commemorations of the terrible ci tragedies, inhumanities and utter madness of the First World War, but there can have been few that have evoked the turbulence and trauma of war – both past and paisisllo, in the abstract and in the particular – with such terrifying emotional intensity as this recital by Ian Bostridge and Antonio Pappano at the Barbican Hall.

The songs of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov lie at the heart of the Romantic Pxisiello art song repertoire, but in this duo recital at Wigmore Hall it was the songs of Nikolay Medtner – three of which were framed by sequences by the great Russian masters – which proved most compelling and intriguing.

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And still they come. No year goes by without multiple opportunities to see it; few years now go by without my taking at least one of those opportunities. Yet they could not keep a good work down for long.

Rossini trumps his predecessor at every turn: One is constantly tempted to engage in number-by-number comparison with the more famous version, which distracts from the virtues of the earlier siiglia. The performance I attended on June 11 th was so fresh, original and immediate that, within minutes, it banished any thought of Rossini from my mind.

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Much of the success was due to the magic of in situ performance, which is the calling card of this company: For the first scene, an audience of just 80 was seated in a small front courtyard. Figaro and Almaviva entered through a front ironwork gate, Bartolo peered out of the front door of the mansion, and Rosina sang from a second-story window. We then moved upstairs to a balconied Italianate library room that might have been in Pesaro, Parma or Seville.

Throughout, there were no sets and few props, just this appropriate setting. All this seemed just right for an opera written for audiences of a few hundred gathered in small theaters, often in mansions or palaces. Though the combination of intimate surroundings, superb diction and fine acting all but dispensed with any need for supertitles, they were provided on modest HD screens.

To revive a second-tier opera in an intimate setting, a company needs singing actors who are completely secure technically and credible, musically and dramatically, even with spectators just three feet away. Credit for the brilliant success of this production is thus due, above all, to the cast. The performers, mostly in their 30s with solid national and international successes, seemed to revel in the challenge, responding with completely credible singing and acting.

His voice sounds like it has the potential to evolve into the rarest of all things in modern opera: Soprano Monica Yunus made a winning Rosina.

The orchestra was a slimmed down to eight and played under the inspired direction of Geoffrey McDonald. A few intonation issues aside, inevitable at that scale and with different environments, the players were skilled and energetic.

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The musical preparation was superb. At no moment did the flow of the music threaten to fray, despite the extraordinary challenges of conducting a group of singers often facing away from the conductor. The performance captured the spirit of the work. I was surely not alone: I looked around the room as we exited and everyone was smiling. More than that, this performance spoke to the state of opera as an art form. As larger companies like the Met, just across the park, paiiello to struggle with resources and relevance, smaller companies like On Site Opera are experimenting with performance in non-traditional spaces, generally at something closer to the scale at which these many works were historically meant to be heard.

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Perhaps they are have found a viable route back to the future.

Send a link to this article to a friend with an optional message. Recently in Performances Brenda Rae’s superb debut at Wigmore Hall My last visit of the year to Wigmore Hall also proved to be one of the best of Sonoro at Kings Place The initial appeal of this festive programme by the chamber choir, Sonorowas the array of unfamiliar names nestled alongside titles of familiar favourites from the carol repertoire. There is no rose: The Tallis Scholars Siviblia Christus natus est.

Rouvali and the Philharmonia in Richard Strauss It so rarely happens that the final concert you are due to review of any year ends up being one of the finest of all.

Stravinsky and Berio Were there any justice in this fallen world, serial Stravinsky — not to mention Webern — would be played on every street corner, or at least in every concert hall. The Pity of War: Ian Bostridge and Antonio Pappano at the Barbican Hall During the past four years, there have been many musical and artistic centenary commemorations of the terrible human tragedies, inhumanities and utter madness of the First World War, but there can have been few that have evoked the turbulence and trauma of war – both past and present, in the abstract and in the particular – with such terrifying emotional intensity as this recital by Ian Bostridge and Antonio Pappano at the Barbican Hall.

Stanford’s The Travelling Companion: Russian romances at Wigmore Hall The songs of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov lie at the heart of the Romantic Russian art song repertoire, but in this duo recital at Wigmore Hall it was the songs of Nikolay Medtner – three of which were framed by sequences by the great Russian masters – which proved most compelling and intriguing. Cinderella goes to the panto: Performances 15 Jun Giovanni Paisiello: Monica Yunus as Rosina and David Blalock as Count Almaviva To revive a second-tier opera in an intimate setting, a company needs singing actors who are completely secure technically and credible, musically and dramatically, even with spectators just three feet away.

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