wed 06/07/2022

Jessica Duchen

Articles By Jessica Duchen

Orpheus in the Underworld, English National Opera review – ENO goes to hell

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Werther, Royal Opera review - shadows and sunsets from an unreconstructed romantic

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Beethoven Festival Weekend, Wigmore Hall review 1 - sparkle and charisma versus creative overkill

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Prom 43: Haefliger, BBCSO & Chorus, Oramo review – the frisson of the new

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theartsdesk at Bard Summerscape Festival 2019: unknown treasures and crosscurrents galore

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Prom 39: Morison, BBCNOW, Chan review - a night of inspiring firsts

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theartsdesk at Incontri in Terra di Siena: galloping concertos and Stravinsky by starlight

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Prom 14: The Creation, BBC Proms Youth Choir, BBC Philharmonic, Wellber - Haydn on the edge

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Porgy and Bess, Grange Park Opera review - good versus evil in Catfish Row

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Grosvenor, Doric Quartet, Milton Court review - cohesion or collision?

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Benjamin Grosvenor, Barbican review - virtuosity at its classiest

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Grosvenor, Doric String Quartet, Milton Court review – a night to remember

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Candide, LSO, Alsop, Barbican review - nearly the best of all possible...

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Federico Colli, Wigmore Hall review – poised on the edge of the possible

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Katya Apekisheva, Charles Owen, Kings Place review - one plus one equals a hundred

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Jansen, LSO, Rattle, Barbican review - nature's splendours and a fond farewell

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