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Plus: Porgy and Bess at ENO

By Alexandra Coghlan   October 2018
Porgy and Bess at ENO

Porgy and Bess at ENO


Andris Nelsons & Gewandhausorchester Leipzig Southbank Centre, 8th and 9th October

The Gewandhausorchester Leipzig is one of the world’s great orchestras. Now you can hear the ensemble under the direction of their newest Kapellmeister, Andris Nelsons, in two concerts. The first sees Nelsons conduct Mahler’s emotionally-charged Fifth Symphony, joined before that by trumpet virtuoso Hakan Hardenberger for Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s Nobody knows de trouble I see—a powerful statement against racism. Nelsons’s ex-wife, soprano Kristine Opolais, is the guest on the…

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