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The Institut Français’ three day festival “It’s all about Piano!” kicked off cinematically at King’s Place, with Mikhail Rudy’s compact double bill of Metamorphosis and Pictures at an Exhibition.
Sometimes the small details make all the difference. They certainly did in this rendition by the CBSO and Steven Osborne under the baton of Andrew Manze that won you over with an unpretentious and all the more captivating performance.
Unlocking a fascinating new angle on the legend behind the classical ballet.
Alexei Ratmansky's The Flames of Paris shows the Bolshoi Ballet in top form at the Hong Kong Arts Festival.
A rich showcase of bel canto Romantic tragedy, this renewal of the Giancarlo del Monaco production made a vehicle for insights into jealousy, conscience, and deviousness “on a Royal scale”.
English National Ballet's Emerging Dancer Award was this year won by Chinese dancer Jinhao Zhang, while the People's Choice Award went to Laurretta Summerscales.
A reconstruction of a long-lost opera by Handel gives some exciting young singers the chance to shine at the London Handel Festival, even if the plot might be better back in the mists of obscurity.
A delightful opportunity to hear nine young singers at The Met, all of whom will likely have fulfilling careers.
With a programme spanning from Bach through Schumann, Cage, all the way to Lera Auerbach and David Lang, Hilary Hahn shows she is on top form alongside pianist Cory Smythe.
Rimsky-Korsakov's opera remain rarities outside Russia, but the Bolshoi Opera made The Tsar’s Bride the anchor of this year's Hong Kong Arts Festival programme.
A Child Of Our Time brought this year's Auckland Arts Festival to a magnificent finish with its message as universal as it was when first composed.
Nederlands Dans Theater II continues to dleight with the second mixed bill of their 2015 season, which features works by Johan Inger, Alexander Ekman, Edward Clug and Jiří Pokorný
A UK première, movements from a rarely performed Prokofiev ballet by Prokofiev and a revitalising performance of Petrushka demonstrates the LPO's bold programming.
The first performance of the BBC Symphony Orchestra's Total Immersion Day: Pierre Boulez at 90 featured the composer's Piano Sonata no. 2 and Éclat/Multiples.
Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream lacking a little magic at the RNCM.
Mariss Jansons' festive, but poignant, farewell concert with the Royal Concergebouw Orchestra. Thomas Hampson contrasted folksongs by Mahler with Berio and Copland. Afterwards, while Jansons conducted Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra.
Works by Locatelli, Hans Abrahamsen and Tom Coult accompanied Dmitry Sitkovetsky's arrangement of Bach's Goldberg Variations.
In this Nordic year, a rediscovery of Wilhelm Stenhammar's First Symphony is a fascinating benchmark. Meanwhile, Steven Osborne completes the Beethoven Piano concerto cycle in a thoughtful performance.
The Bayerische Staatsoper's Ring cycle has been full of ups and downs. It ended on an up, thanks to Petrenko's brilliant conducting, a strong cast, and a fun staging.
Lucy Crowe and Tim Mead give a thoughtful rendition of Pergolesi's Stabat Mater at a Lenten concert by La Nuova Musica at St John's Smith Square.
Datong: The Chinese Utopia, a Chinese chamber opera in three acts, commissioned by the Hong Kong Arts Festival, takes a daring stab at Chinese political history while celebrating the life of a pioneering Chinese feminist.
Petipa's 1869 classic receives a splendid treatment in San Francisco Ballet's 2003 restaging of Don Quixote.
Soprano Amber Wagner debuts with a flair that reminds us that Verdi's Requiem has dramatic roots.
Kristine Opolais offers a nuanced, moving Cio-Cio-San in a solid revival of Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s sepia and cream production of Madama Butterfly at the Royal Opera.
Peter Oundjian and the RSNO perform an imaginative programme airing the varied moods and influences which make up modern America.
A Puccini classic gets the classic treatment in this timeless production at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Shearer’s music is lush, elegant and witty. There is a playful irony that asserts itself.
Two repertoire works and the lesser known Lemminkäinen Suite made for an attractive all-Sibelius programme
Celebrating 20 years as Artistic Director of Birmingham Royal Ballet, David Bintley brings the company to London, where Balanchine’s Serenade acts as a delicate sorbet before the excesses of Bintley’s own Carmina burana.
Sir Mark Elder conducted the Hallé in Shostakovich's Cello Concerto no. 2, with soloist Alisa Weilerstein, and Mahler's Fifth Symphony.
Pianist Daniil Trifonov and orchestra principal trumpet Michael Sachs solo in a rarely played Shostakovich concerto. The concert also featured a winning performance of Rachmaninov's Second Symphony.
Joyce DiDonato is joined by Lawrence Brownlee and Laura Claycomb for an entertaining program of bel canto repertoire.
When Janine Jansen plays, you have to sit up and listen. Her interpretation of Brahms' Violin Concerto in D major impresses in Sydney.
Forward-looking programme celebrates contemporary repertoire, with two world premières in a concert of works written within the last 35 years.
Every operatic ingredient was thrown into the pot for H.K. Gruber's Geschichten aus dem Wiener Wald (Tales from the Vienna Woods), but do too many cooks spoil this operatic broth?
An unusual programme of music from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, viewing the passing of youth through a lens of nostalgia and sadness but, at the same time, also dreaming of the sheer joy and exuberance of youth.
Stephen Hough made the case for re-appraising Dvořák’s Cinderella Piano Concerto with some fine accompaniment from the CBSO and Andris Nelsons.
Lustrous-voiced soprano Omo Bello and pianist Clément Mao-Takacs delight their Amsterdam audience with a tasteful programme of Italian songs.
The Zurich Chamber Orchestra (ZKO) showed its fine colours this week with a triple bill of works for a string configuration. The programme included a stellar solo performance by the great Norwegian cellist, Truls Mørk.
The Pursuit of Now, presented at Sadler's Wells, is part of the Buta Festival of Azerbaijani Arts which celebrates the country and its people.
Metastasio's tale of noble Roman suicide was made into a pasticcio by Handel in 1732: and, after 283 years of silence, returned to the London stage as part of the 2015 London Handel Festival.
Does the devil get the best tunes? Nick Shadow steals the show in the Royal Academy's production of The Rake's Progress.
The Met's revival of Lucia di Lammermoor was a collaborative success, with singers, orchestra and chorus cohering well.
A superb evening's chamber music at Wigmore Hall, with American performers introducing brand new music by an American composer.
A promising programme of works was overshadowed by some incoherent playing but also moments of promise to stoke excitement for Gardner's forthcoming tenure at the Bergen Philharmonic.
Richard Goode returned to Amsterdam with a wonderful performance of Beethoven's final piano sonatas refreshingly performed with six bagatelles from the same period.
Ensemble 360 present Dvořák, Mozart and Spohr "in the round".
Ahead of its US tour with Michael Tilson Thomas, the London Symphony Orchestra flexed its muscles in a display of orchestral strength on home turf in the Barbican.
The Gallipoli landings are etched indelibly into the Australian psyche. The Australian Chamber Orchestra offers an exploration of the campaigns which is enthralling and frustrating by turns.
James Robinson's production of Adams' Nixon in China hits its stride at San Diego Opera.