Impressive playing from the SCO in a Glasgow programme that contained something for everyone – Seen and Heard International

United Kingdom Various: Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Anthony Marwood (violin / direction). Grand Hall, City Halls, Glasgow, 4.11.2022. (MC) Anthony Marwood © Pia Johnson Ives – The Unanswered Question (1908)Alexander Raskatov – Five minutes in the life of WA Mozart (2001)Haydn – Symphony No.8 in G major ‘Le soir’ (1761)Bruckner – Adagio from String Quintet … Read more

Real Housewives: Durban goes international ahead of Joburg’s return  | The Citizen

The cast of The Real Housewives of Durban has gone international after a deal was struck to allow the franchise to air on Bravo TV, the American home of all things Real Housewives. This comes in the wake of rumours that The Real Housewives of Joburg franchise is set to introduce an all-new cast.  Bravo … Read more

Film Review: Jennifer Lawrence’s stirring performance punches through Causeway’s subtle nature – The AU Review

A low-key slice of independent cinema that you imagine wouldn’t be given as big of a spotlight had it not been for lead Jennifer Lawrence, Causeway nonetheless deserves its attention as it’s a determined and moving picture about one’s healing, both emotionally and physically. Adhering to the stripped-away mentality that drove her to her first … Read more

Dmitri Tcherniakov experiments with Das Rheingold at Berlin’s Staatsoper – Seen and Heard International

Germany Wagner, Das Rheingold: Soloists, Staatskapelle Berlin / Christian Thielemann (conductor). Filmed (directed by Andy Sommer) on 29.10.2022 at Staatsoper Unter den Linden but available until 17.2.2023 on ARTE Concert. (JPr) Rolando Villazón (Loge), Johannes Martin Kränzle (Alberich) and Michael Volle (Wotan) © Monika Rittershaus Production:Director, Set Design – Dmitri TcherniakovCostumes – Elena ZaytsevaLight – … Read more

Triangle of Sadness is a wicked and subtlety-free satire that takes aim at the wealthy: Brisbane International Film Festival Review – The AU Review

The rich eat, but then suffer mercilessly in Ruben Östlund’s Triangle of Sadness, a wicked, at-times horrifically and humorously gross, satire that takes aim at the wealthy in a manner that is deliciously void of any subtlety. Divided into three chapters – all linked by a young, glamorous couple – the film promises one observation … Read more

Two fine casts in Il trovatore at Barcelona’s Liceu – Seen and Heard International

United Kingdom Verdi, Il trovatore: Chorus and Orchestra of the Gran Theatre del Liceu / Riccardo Frizza (conductor). Gran Theatre del Liceu, Barcelona, 27 and 28.10.2022. (JMI) Hibla Gerzmava (Leonora) and Yonghoon Lee (Manrico) © T. Bofill Production:Director – Alex OlléSets – Alfons FloresCostumes – Lluc Castells Cast:Manrico – Vittorio Grigolo / Yonghoon LeeLeonora – … Read more

Stasevska and the BBC SO’s Sibelius helps make for a hugely enjoyable evening – Seen and Heard International

United Kingdom Various: Sol Gabetta (cello), BBC Symphony Orchestra / Dalia Stasevska (conductor). Barbican Hall, London, 21.10.2022. (KMcD) Dalia Stasevska conducts Sol Gabetta (cello) and the BBC SO © BBC/Sarah Louise Bennett Iain Farrington – A Party with AuntieDai Fujikura – Glorious CloudsElgar – Cello Concerto in E MinorSibelius – Symphony No.1 in E minor … Read more

Austin City Limits wraps up with a female dominated lineup and a little Californication – The AU Review

Austin City Limits closed out its second weekend Sunday with a lineup led by spectacular performers, with the overwhelming majority being women-led bands. As day three wound down, we saw some of our favorite performances of the weekend. The biggest name on Sunday was rock legend’s Red Hot Chili Peppers. It has been 10 years … Read more

A sense of collegiality from Kate Royal and Christine Rice at the Oxford Lieder Festival – Seen and Heard International

United Kingdom Oxford Lieder Festival 2022 [1] – Clara and Robert Schumann, Brahms, Weill: Kate Royal (soprano), Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano), Magnus Walker (tenor), Julius Drake, Eunji Han (pianists). Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, 14.10.2022. (CR) Clara Schumann – Das Veilchen; Geheimes Flüstern hier und dort, Op.23 No.3; Walzer; Die gute Nacht, die ich dir sage; Beim AbschiedBrahms … Read more

Binge-watch: International films to stream this October | The Citizen

Known for its Halloween festivities, with national and global celebrations, October has a wide range of series and movies viewers can binge and stream. Whether you’re in the mood for romance, action or even comedy, here are the best international films to stream on Showmax and Netflix this October, with many more films from After … Read more