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"You know the soloist is special when the Royal Opera’s music director Antonio Pappano is the accompanist"

By Alexandra Coghlan   December 2016

Gerald Finley, Antonio Pappano in recital Barbican 10th December

You know the soloist is special when the Royal Opera’s music director Antonio Pappano is the accompanist. The singer in question is Canadian baritone Gerald Finley, a performer whose generous voice and stage presence translate naturally to the concert hall. Finley’s programme includes Ravel, Liszt and Beethoven, but there’s also more than a nod to the British Isles with Respighi’s colourful Four Scottish Folksongs and Shostakovich’s Romances on Verses by English Poets.

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