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"Too much of a good thing is wonderful" – "Serse" with Franco Fagioli

The 42nd Karlsruhe International Handel Festival was a resounding success with Franco Fagioli in the title role of "Serse", staged by Max Emanuel Cenčić – who also took on the role of Arsamene. In summary: five sold out performances, jubilant audiences and superb reviews.

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Record-high number of applicants for The Queen Sonja International Music Competition

A sparkling bouquet of 304 singers from 49 nations have applied to take part in this year's Competition in Oslo, 13 – 23 August. The Scandinavian screening jury will evaluate all applications during April. In early May, QSIMC will invite around 40 singers to take part in the Competition in August.

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Michael Fabiano - Verdi / Donizetti album release

American tenor Michael Fabiano, one of the most exciting talents to emerge in recent years, releases his debut album with PENTATONE in May.

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"Wagner Readings" and Concerto Köln with Wagner's "Wesendonck Lieder"

On 16 May, the project which strives to research and perform the "Ring of the Nibelung" from a historically informed performance practice perspective continues to the next round. Concerto Köln and Kent Nagano immerse themselves further into Wagner's soundscapes with the "Wesendonck Lieder" and Bruckner's Symphony No. 3 in D minor.

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Luisa Imorde with a tribute to a piano duel

"Beethoven vs. Woelfl" is the motto of Luisa Imorde's album, "L'Affaire d'honneur", which was released in February. For her second CD, she refers to a competition between Ludwig van Beethoven and Joseph Woelfl.

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Successful spring for Xavier Sabata

What a spring season for Xavier Sabata! In February, the countertenor wowed both audience and press in the world premiere of Benet Casablanca's opera "L'enigma di Lea" at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.

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