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Robert Beale

Articles By Robert Beale

Gillam, Brodsky Quartet, Manchester Camerata, Buxton International Festival 2022 review - a freshness in classic Elgar

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La donna del lago, Buxton International Festival 2022 review - Rossini’s romanticism for today

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Hughes, Manchester Collective, Hallé St Peter’s, Manchester review - new work and stunning singing

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Parsifal, Opera North review - full focus and a dream line-up

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Madama Butterfly, Hallé, Elder, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester review - an opera masterclass

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Dandy, BBC Philharmonic, New, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester review - energy and fierce attention

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Osborne, Hallé, Elder, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester review - an eclectic mix

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Rangwanasha, Williams, Hallé Orchestra and Choirs, Elder, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester review - epic Vaughan Williams

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Hallé, Wilson, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester review - valedictory Vaughan Williams

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BBC Philharmonic, Wilson, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester - passionate advocacy for Vaughan Williams

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Hallé Choir, BBC Philharmonic, Davis, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester review - celebrating Vaughan Williams

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Koranyi, Hallé, Berglund, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester review - beauty and joy

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Hough, BBC Philharmonic, Wellber, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester review - Beethoven for today

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Fisher, BBC Philharmonic, Wigglesworth, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester review - war-tinged Vaughan Williams

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The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, Royal Exchange, Manchester review - a spooky study in balladry

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Hanslip, Northern Chamber Orchestra, Stoller Hall, Manchester review - lyricism and challenge

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