Classical highlights: concerts and opera to watch in April

From Bach passions aplenty to premieres, rarities and fresh takes on old favourites – our pick of this month’s streamed music
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Stephen Medcalf’s neatly balanced updating of Ravel’s one-act farce to present-day London, filmed on location for Grange Park Opera. Catherine Backhouse is the promiscuous Concepción, Ross Ramgobin, Elgan Llŷr Thomas and Ashley Riches her serial lovers, and Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts the cuckolded husband, with Chris Hopkins directing a reduction of the score for piano, brass and percussion.
Available on demand.

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