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Bringing together disparate art forms is no easy task, as Tafelmusik's latest concert House of Dreams sadly proves.
Take an exquisite production of a Puccini tearjerker, cast it attractively… then crush its fragile wings under the weight of the Albert Hall’s vastness.
In Peter Sellars' reconstruction of Purcell's unfinished semi-opera The Indian Queen, fine vocal performances are spoilt by indifferent staging and choreography and an embarrassing retelling of the Conquistador story.
Last night’s performance, the second after a serious casting face-lift held to that tradition, and was very well received despite its inherent flaws, thanks to some very fine singing.
Paul Lewis gives a magnificent rendition of the last three sonatas by Beethoven in Dublin.
This concert, in a nifty piece of skilful programming, comprised a Beethoven sandwich, with Penderecki’s Fourth Symphony as the filling, both composers who clearly enjoy pushing the boundaries of classical form.
The Zurich Chamber Orchestra gave a riveting programme of Bach and Vivaldi at the Tonhalle, featuring soloist Daniel Hope.
Erico Montes' Dances for 1,2,and 3 with Akane Takada dominates the eveining, while Marcelino Sambe gives the audience a song to remember.
The staging of Pierre Audi’s production of Handel’s Tamerlano at the Amsterdam Stadsschouwburg is all understated elegance, well matched by Les Talents Lyriques’ refined playing.
Mauricio Sotelo's world première based on El Público, a fascinating surrealist play by Federico García Lorca, mixed flamenco and tragedy to achieve a great night of opera.
Ivo Pogorelich returned the London stage after an absence of 15 years in a concert comprising big, popular works of the standard repertoire, which tested the pianist’s technical and interpretative skills to the limit.
San Francisco Ballet's Program 3 explores the boundaries of classicism, from both ends, with La Bayadère's 'Kingdom of the Shades' , and neoclassical works from Hans van Manen, William Forsythe and Miles Tatcher.
John Woolrich's Songbook project provided the vocal material on show at the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group recital at Wigmore Hall, featuring sopranos Gillian Keith and Rebecca von Lipinski.
With its latest incarnation of Die Zauberflöte, the Royal Opera ticks all the boxes in a strongly cast revival.
The St Petersburg SO and Alexander Dmitriev give a thoughtful and accomplished programme in Manchester's Bridgewater Hall
Talented young soloists and conductor Benjamin Levy's lithe way with Bizet's melodies make for a musically satisfying Pearl Fishers at the Royal Carré in Amsterdam.
A great love story as well as a cultural and musical shock as it has been from the beginning, this performance of Tristan und Isolde in Naples was led by an inspired Zubin Metha.
Flashes of brilliance, but also mediocrity in performances of HK Gruber and Mahler by the Philharmonia.
Exuberant enthusiasm from the CBSO Youth Orchestra in a mighty programme of Lutosławski, Prokofiev and Mahler.
The Britten Oboe Quartet gave highly engaging and communicative performances of an imaginative and intelligent programme, with cerebral serialism from Elisabeth Lutyens combined with early Elgar, Britten and sublime Mozart to finish.
With elegant sets and superlative musicianship, Verdi came to life in the House where he is revered most. This musical feast will have us licking our lips for some time yet.
Hansel and Gretel is often treated as a children's opera, suitable for family viewing at Christmas, but as Richard Jones' production demonstrates, it is a good deal darker than that.
Composed for six amplified voices, Karlheinz Stockhausen’s seldom performed Stimmung evokes a meditative atmosphere through esoteric mysticism and complex serial methods of aleatoric construction.
Grammy-nominated Saxophionist Amy Dickson joins the Scottish Ensemble for an intense Russian-themed programme.
Celebrating the modern genre, the Junior Ballet Zurich performs five diverse works to great acclaim.
Handel's sensual tragicomedy comes to dazzling life in Seattle Opera's first-ever staging of Semele, a new production directed by Tomer Zvulun.
For its tenth anniversary season at BAM, Kate Weare Dance Company presents a part retrospective part forward looking program, reflective of the many facets of the choreographer's work
The BSO seamlessly jumped between all-out dramatic terror, soppy love and adventure in an eclectic mix of 21 pieces of "heroic" film and video game music from the past five decades.
Teacher and pupil took the stage at London’s Wigmore Hall in a joint concert by pianists Maria João Pires and Pavel Kolesnikov, which revealed the pianists' individual and combined talents in works by Schubert, Beethoven and Schumann.
Kriegenburg's staging of Wagner's Ring cycle begins with a visually appealing but intellectually empty Rheingold.
Opera Parallèle’s superb production of Heggie's Dead Man Walking reveals a prism of anger and forgiveness.
Hans Graf conducts the Houston Sympony and proves even a line-up of symphonic favorites can be foiled by a tepid tempo.
Moving Stateside, a Programme which combined Serenade, by George Balanchine, Lyric Piece, a Jessica Lang work and Twyla Tharp's In The Upper Room, were gems from America that travelled across the Atlantic to be set on the ever evolving, risk taking, hard working Birmingham Royal Ballet.
This concert was an intimate occasion to witness a master pianist breathe life in to favourites as well as lesser known works for the piano.
An exceptional mood of teamwork and virtuosity combine to ensure Fabio Biondi's reconstructed pasticcio of Vivaldi's lost L'oracolo in Messenia is an intense, disorientatingly beautiful evening of breathtaking musicianship.
This evening’s programme could have been designed to play to Valery Gergiev's strengths in Russian repertoire… yet also displayed characteristic flaws.
Featuring Classical to Modernist piano repertoire, the evening was a display of varying styles and challenges that demonstrated Várjon’s adaptability.
Wagner’s Flying Dutchman with high calibre singing, a magnificent orchestra and innovative 3D effects gets a short yet successful season in Melbourne.
A mini-Brahms-fest, with both piano concertos, but no symphonies from The Cleveland Orchestra.
City of Light: Paris 1900-1950 was the stimulus behind an evening of impressive performances of inspirational music by Ravel and Stravinsky.
Miami City Ballet's performance plays with the many shades of Balanchine's palette and even offers a number of stunning moments.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Rotterdam Philharmonic brought a colorful and exciting program to Hill Auditorium, Detroit.
Ray Chen and Julien Quentin perform a scintilating Prokofiev and a delightful Stravinsky in this largely Russian programme.
Carmen de Lavallade's solo show, As I Remember It, is a touching moment with the performer. Currently performed at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York City.
Not the Barbiere you might have been expecting if you hadn't paid attention to the small print at the Theater an der Wien...
Ruddigore is a glorious comic romp through a very English country village, full of wonderfully awkward Edwardian love and delicious puns. Whatever your Valentine experience this year, you can't help but be swept up in it.
Tragedy giving way to comedy – a recipe which still works, as demonstrated in Opera North's fine double bill of Gianni Schicchi and La vida breve.
A powerful performance of Nielsen’s Fourth Symphony is in broad contrast to its elegant companions at the Barbican.
Julietta, Bohuslav Martinů’s seldom performed surrealistic opera of dreams and lost identity recently premiered in a new Zurich production.
Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker thrill a packed Concertgebouw with Lachenmann’s startling Tableau, for orchestra and a grand and terrifying Mahler Second.