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As a last-minute replacement, Martin Helmchen courageously stepped in to perform Mozart, while veteran Herbert Blomstedt returns with a moving Pathétique.
A clever programme of mid-20th century American music by Carter, Copland and contemporaries, watered down with a light sprinkling of Arlen and Gershwin.
Benjamin Grosvenor presented a fascinating programme of works, demonstrating a profound musical intellect.
Vladimir Jurowski is a wily programmer. Pairing a concert performance of Rachmaninov's The Miserly Knight with extracts from Das Rheingold seemed a shrewd move.
Where lies the boundary between musical performance and performance art? With more and more musicians choosing to incorporate digital or multimedia elements into their performances, concerts are increasingly defying easy categorisation.
Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony bring Beethoven and Wagner to Madrid and fill the hall with vitality.
Nadezhda Batoeva , a younger generation ballerina at the mariinsky, excels as Cinderella, in an otherwise disapointing production, performed here at BAM , New York City.
Director Michieletto’s playful staging, Stefano Montanari’s expressive conducting and stylish singing from a cast of seasoned Rossinian singers make for a thoroughly enjoyable new production of the too rare Il viaggio a Reims at the Dutch National Opera.
Bach's St John Passion thrills the audience at Valletta International Baroque Festival.
In einer psychoanalytischen Inszenierung von Johannes Erath schwelgte das Grazer Philharmonische Orchester unter Dirk Kaftan in den üppigen Klangwogen von Korngolds Partitur; Die Sänger bestachen mit durchwegs hohem vokalen Niveau.
Iván Fischer has distinguished himself as a conductor with inimitable listening skills; he truly has an ear for which sounds should be coming from where and how the sounds of each member of the Budapest Festival Orchestra should be arranged in space.
An intriguing combination which mixes up together the exuberant sensuality of Granados’ one-act-opera, the gloomy shades and the melancholy liturgy of Suor Angelica.
Both the music and the plot are heavily revised in Nunes' imagining of Rossini's final opera. But great performances and a coherent concept earned this unusual production a well-deserved standing ovation.
Sunday night is fiesta night, or so it seemed at the Barbican, where the London Symphony took us on a whirlwind tour from Seville in Andalucia to the Asturias.
Eine Hommage an den einflussreichsten Geiger des 20. Jahrhunderts gab Charlie Siem in München mit einem vielseitigen und abwechslungsreichen Miniaturen-Programm.
Das vierte Philharmonische Konzert im Opernhaus in dieser Saison diente zugleich als Feier zum 30-jährigen Bestehen des Orchesters seit der Auftrennung des vormaligen Tonhalle- und Theater-Orchesters Zürich, und das Programm war vielversprechend!
Tonight's setting of Die Soldaten in a WWI stable is so sordid you can almost feel the rats gnawing. Alvis Hermanis was right to warn in a newspaper interview that we would leave the theatre feeling shocked.
Who would have thought a program of water sprites and revolutions spanning 200 years could be so seamless?
Zurich’s fine new Strings programme features the works of three renowned choreographers’ and also demonstrates the democratization of ballet.
Troisième gala d’ouverture de la Philharmonie de Paris : les masses éclatantes de Borodine, Tchaïkovski et Stravinsky livrent un nouvel aspect de l'acoustique de la salle — chatoyant bien que parfois déséquilibré.
Intelligent and arresting Dvořák, warm and confident Humperdinck from Rory Macdonald's debut with the LPO, marred only by disappointing Chopin.
A perfect opera for students? Young singers and a stylish production of Le nozze di Figaro strike the balance between serious and comic.
New York Philharmonic under its music director Alan Gilbert delivered an impressive performance of Verdi's famous Requiem, with an excellent ensemble of soloists and chorus.
Hélène Grimaud nous offre un programme dont l’unité réside dans le thème de l’eau, ainsi que la puissante Sonate No.2 de Brahms.
Carl Nielsen’s lively, genial nature permeated the whole performance of his "Espansiva" Symphony last night at the Barbican.
The Mariinsky Theatre's Swan Lake is both entertaining and refreshing to watch . Reviewed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York.
Lucilla Galeazzi a offert au public lyonnais un concert intime et chaleureux aux douces couleurs de l'Italie. Une soirée à "la dolce vita" qui a ravi la salle pleine pour l'occasion.
Der Titelheld wird wegen seiner pazifistischen Einstellung in einen für ihn tödlichen Familienkrieg gezogen. An der Oper Frankfurt ist die szenisch beklemmende und musikalisch packende Inszenierung als Wiederaufnahme zu sehen.
Abos' Stabat Mater is given an enthusiastic response at the Valletta International Baroque Festival.
Three concertos and a symphony; three soloists and an ever-expanding chamber orchestra; the SCO in Stravinsky, Mozart and Beethoven.
On home ground, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra played sensationally in Daniele Gatti’s intensely theatrical and impossibly beautiful Mahler 3.
The luminous Wendy Whelan and choreographers Alejandro Cerrudo, Joshua Beamish, Kyle Abraham, and Brian Brooks kick off the American tour of a revamped Restless Creature, presented here by San Francisco Performances.
The four-part concert, conducted by Franz Welser-Möst, emphasized Boulez's relationship with the orchestra as composer, teacher, conductor, and friend, with four musical works to illustrate those characteristics.
Barbara Hannigan joined the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle for performances of Berg’s Three Fragments from Wozzeck and Ligeti’s Mysteries of the Macabre.
The Campaign for Real Mussorgsky has been fighting the good fight for decades. Here, Vladimir Jurowski and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment went one step further… performing original versions of his scores on period instruments.
Iestyn Davies and The King's Consort a real highlight at the Valletta International Baroque Festival.
Shchedrin’s opera The Enchanted Wanderer is the complete opposite of shocking and director Alexei Stepanyuk’s staging alongside Valery Gergiev’s command over the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra revealed something of a translucid daydream.
MaNOj Kamps honours Claude Vivier in carte blanche concert Cappella Amsterdam.
This concert, given by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra under Cristian Măcelaru, was a great start to the new year!
A superb lunch time concert by the Britten Sinfonia players which included outstanding performances of works by Debussy, Fauré and a newly commissioned work titled "Light and Matter” by the Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho.
A Latin-American take on Baroque music by Ensemble Villancico at the Valletta International Baroque Festival.
Former RSC Artistic Director Michael Boyd imparts a distinctly Shakespearean flavour to Monteverdi's L'Orfeo in this first collaboration between the Royal Opera and the Roundhouse.
This evening with the Principals and Soloists of the Royal Danish Ballet was a welcome reminder to a deeply appreciative audience that great beauty is found in small things.
The Orchestre symphonique de Montréal’s program was a collage-like display of the diverse music that emerged from composers in New York City from 1936 to 1956.
L'Acheron Ensemble offer a thoughtful take on some of Holborne's more unusual dances.
The Metropolitan Opera’s five-year old production of Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann returned to the repertoire with a remarkable undertaking of the title role by Vittorio Grigolo.
Flamboyante Janine Jansen qui entraînait son cavalier Itamar Golan dans une danse étourdissante sur une piste aux mille couleurs.
Emotions, mainly anger and grief, dominate Isabelle Beernaerts dramatic new dance show Glass, but to lesser rather than greater effect. Choreographed to music by Philip Glass.
A powerful piano and a tendency towards fortissimo dynamics disappoints at this recital of baroque piano transcriptions.
The text of Das Paradies und die Peri may be unadulterated Victorian sentimentality, but Schumann's music cannot fail to bewitch in an evening with outstanding singing from Bernarda Fink and Mark Padmore and Simon Rattle leading the LSO on top form.