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Bachtrack is your guide to the best classical music concerts, opera and dance performances worldwide. Browse for some of the 12,000 upcoming events in our database, look for your favourite composer or performer or read some of the 200 reviews we write each month across the world. Learn about world trends in music and get tips on the opera and ballet stars of tomorrow.
Our Recommendations

Proms Preview: Week 2

The 2014 BBC Proms season is well under way. Read our editor's pick of the second week at the Proms here. 
Heaven at Bayerisches Staatsoper

L'Orfeo in Munich's Prince Regent Theatre

Pale ghostly faces, flowers in heaven and a spell binding Christian Gerhaher: Munich celebrates Monteverdi's Orfeo.
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Cushions and ballons: classical for kids

Summertime is festival time – for children too. Five of the biggest festivals tell us how younger audiences can enjoy supposedly grown-up music.

Grant Park Festival: Classical Music for All

Where can you see a whole festival of classical music for free - and are encouraged to take a picnic? Grant Park Festival in ‘Chicago’s front yard’ is just the (free) ticket. 

Summer in Switzerland for children

Come to Switzerland between the Alps and the lake to a free festival offering great music to a young audience.
Opera Holland Park's Alice in Wonderland © Alex Brenner, July 2014
Opera Holland Park's Alice in Wonderland
Alex Brenner, July 2014
Maria Alexandrova  as Kitri in Don Quixote © Damir Yusupov / Bolshoi Theatre
Maria Alexandrova as Kitri in Don Quixote
Damir Yusupov / Bolshoi Theatre
Opera Portrait

Falstaff: His enduring appeal

Few operatic characters straddle the operatic stage larger than Sir John Falstaff. Read our in depth 'opera portrait' on Verdi's Falstaff as well as some of his other guises. 
Recommended in Milan

Festival Tango - 2

Bacalov, Piazzolla
José Maria Sciutto; Luis Bacalov; Sonig Tchakerian; Gianni Iorio
Dream Project, Japan

Alina Cojocaru in Tokyo

Alina Cojocaru Dream Project 2014 brings together in Tokyo international artist from the Royal Ballet, Dutch National Ballet and the National Opera of Bucharest. An intimate evening with Alina Cojocaru and some of the best dancers on the world's stages.
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Recommended in Stockholm

Summer Concert with the Kunglilga Filharmonikerna

Wagner, Aulin, Dvořák
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Manuel López Gómez; Christian Svarfvar
Guide to 2014 Proms

BBC Proms

Royal Albert Hall © Marcus Ginns
Check out our daily updates from the 2014 BBC Proms - reviews and upcoming concert information.
Recommended in Chicago

Salome, Op.54

Strauss R.: Salome
James Conlon; Patricia Racette; Gabriele Schnaut; Wolfgang Schmidt; Joseph Kaiser
Florez at La Scala

A rib-tickling Le Comte Ory

The singing is strong and the stagework slick in Laurent Pelly's rib-tickling, often uproarious production of Le Comte Ory.
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The Golden Cockerel by Saisons Russes © Jane Hobson
The Golden Cockerel by Saisons Russes
Jane Hobson
Akhnaten's coronation © Florian Merdes
Akhnaten's coronation
Florian Merdes
Opera Portrait

Guillaume Tell: aiming at a new style

Although he is mainly considered as an author of comic opera, Rossini would not be the great composer we know without Guillaume Tell, which triumphantly ended his superb operatic career. 
Shannon Gillet: Spotlight

Choreographer's Project: Shannon Gillen

Shannon Gillen discusses creating a house of infinite detail so that the dancers and the audience alike can believe in the experience of her choreography in performance. As part of Bachtrack Choreographers Project 2014. 

Pelléas et Mélisande: a timeless legend

Pelléas et Mélisande, an exploration of Debussy's masterpiece through its different productions.

Choreographers Project: Emery LeCrone

Emery LeCrone is one of the brightest of the new generation of choreographers in New York City. With consistently good reviews and steadily increasing commissions, she is one to watch for the future. The North Carolina native is carving out a substantial niche as a freelance choreographer.
Sarah AO Rosner interview

Choreographer's Project: Sarah Rosner

Sarah A.O. Rosner discusses her plethora of influences, the challenges and the benefits of creating sustainable, site-specific curated works with a team of true partners.  

From Russia with love...

If you regularly listen to classical music radio stations, or go to concerts, you’ll almost certainly have heard excerpts from Russian opera, but these are just a taster and, if you get a chance, its well worth sampling the full package.
Featured Opera Company

Opéra de Dijon: New season preview

The new season at Dijon Opéra opens with a celebration of Dijonnais composer, Rameau, before heading to Prague for a Czech season, plus Résistance: an exploration of the music of composers detained in concentration camps in World War II. 
Stormy Weather Classical Style

Musical Storms

After a hot, humid spell, the storms had to break. Many composers have unleashed a fair few musical storms as well, so drench yourselves in this tempestuous selection!
Happy Birthday Gustav Mahler

Gustav Mahler

Gustav Mahler's music polarises. If it connects with you, it does so with enormous power and intensity. The third symphony can indeed make you feel like you just took in all life and creation at a hundred-minute sitting.

Intermittent strike disruption for festivals in France this summer

Recent changes in workers' status within the entertainment industry in France have created a wave of uncertainty over the feasability of major music events this summer.