sat 18/05/2024

Robert Beale

Articles By Robert Beale

Sansara, Manchester Collective, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester review - sense of a unique experience

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Hallé, Wong, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester review - meeting a musical communicator

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Špaček, BBC Philharmonic, Bihlmaier, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester review - three flavours of Vienna

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Simon Boccanegra, Hallé, Elder, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester review - thrilling, magnificent exploration

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Marwood, Power, Watkins, Hallé, Adès, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester review - sonic adventure and luxuriance

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Cargill, Kantos Chamber Choir, Manchester Camerata, Menezes, Stoller Hall, Manchester review - imagination and star quality

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La scala di seta, RNCM review - going heavy on the absinthe?

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Gillam, Hallé, Poska, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester review - an experience of colour and fun

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Osborne, BBC Philharmonic, Bihlmaier, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester review - an orchestra at the top of its game

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Hallé, Elder, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester review - Bruckner is back

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Fung, BBC Philharmonic, Weilerstein, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester review - clever and comical

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Cavalleria Rusticana/Aleko, Opera North review - a new foil for Mascagni

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Così fan tutte, Opera North review - a safe bet

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Tetzlaff, BBC Philharmonic, Storgårds, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester review - something of a puzzle

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Radulović, Hallé, de la Parra, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester review - fun for the young

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Albert Herring, Opera North review - immersive and intimate fun

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