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BERLIOZ'S BÉATRICE ET BÉNÉDICT GLYNDEBOURNE DVD

Through the eye of French director Laurent Pelly this expression of Berlioz’s undying admiration for the Bard — his adaptation of Much Ado about Nothing as an opéra comique — becomes ‘an elegant treatise on love and music designed in shades of grey with 50s-era costumes’ (Sunday Express ★★★★). Housed by designer Barbara de Limburg in a [...]

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Opera Wire: A Tenor’s Progress – Paul Appleby on Developing His Understanding of Stravinsky’s ‘The Rake’s Progress’ & Being Part of Opera’s Future

OperaWire spoke to Paul ahead of his Festival d'Aix-en-Provence debut (July 5-18) in his signature role, Tom Rakewell, in a new production of The Rake's Progress directed by Simon McBurney.  Here's a snippet: “I relate to Tom too well. It’s important to see him as universally as possible,” Appleby told OperaWire in a recent interview. [...]

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Tenor Paul Appleby wraps New World’s chamber series in stirring style

Great review of Paul's performance with the New World Symphony! "With his first words, “The day’s grown old,” Appleby sang with a burnished, incisive tone and an emotional intimacy that easily penetrated the sound of strings and horn. Although he generally reined in his volume to match the mid-sized venue of New World Center, he [...]

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Paul interviews acclaimed composer Harold Meltzer

Paul interviews acclaimed composer Harold Meltzer, who celebrates his 50th birthday with a program of major recent chamber works at National Sawdust, in a concert curated by Chris Grymes and featuring performances by Abby Fischer, Miranda Cuckson, the Boston Chamber Music Society, and more...click here to read the full interview. *photo credit: Daniel Lin

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