A new DVD has been released of The Berlin Philharmonic, Simon Rattle, Mark Padmore, Camilla Tilling and Thomas Quasthoff along with several choirs, performing a semi-staged production of Bach's St. Matthew Passion.
Sellars is known for staging operas in unusual venues, from Handel's Orlando in space to Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro in a luxury New York apartment. He's collaborated with John Adams and Kaija Saariaho. And who could forget his role as Dr. Ohara in the TV series Miami Vice.
(Beautiful Raburn Gap, Georgia)
We heard eight young harpists today and the level was amazingly high. My favorite piece was Spiders by British composer Paul Patterson. Exciting and thrillingly played by the first place winner in today's division.
(The Judge's Table)