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Dec 22, 26

National Theatre, Munich

Bizet, Carmen
Omer Meir Wellber, Conductor
Lina Wertmüller, Director
Enrico Job, Costume Designer, Set Designer
Golda Schultz, Micaëla
Clémentine Margaine, Carmen
Yonghoon Lee, Don José
Gabor Bretz, Escamillo
Eri Nakamura, Frasquita
Angela Brower, Mercédès
Dean Power, Le Remendado
Alexander Kaimbacher, Le Dancaïre
Andrea Borghini, Moralès
Tareq Nazmi, Zuniga
Bavarian State Opera Chorus
Bavarian State Orchestra
Dec 22, 23

St Paul's Church, Birmingham

Christmas Music by Candlelight
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Ex Cathedra
Jeffrey Skidmore, Conductor
Alexander Mason, Organ
Lynda Sayce, Guitar
Dec 22, 29, 31 mat, eve, 2015 May 23, 25

Deutsche Oper, Berlin

L'elisir d'amore
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Donizetti, L'elisir d'amore
Nicholas Carter, Conductor
Irina Brook, Director
Sylvie Martin-Hyszka, Costume Designer
Noëlle Ginefri, Set Designer
Olga Peretyatko, Adina
Elbenita Kajtazi, Giannetta
Dimitri Pittas, Nemorino
Davide Luciano, Belcore
Seth Carico, Dulcamara
Dec 22, 25 mat, 28 mat, 30

Dutch National Opera and Ballet , Amsterdam

Puccini, La bohème
Renato Palumbo, Conductor
Benedict Andrews, Director
Victoria Behr, Costume Designer
Johannes Schütz, Set Designer
Grazia Doronzio, Mimì
Joyce El-Khoury, Musetta
Atalla Ayan, Rodolfo
Massimo Cavalletti, Marcello
Morschi Franz, Parpignol
Thomas Oliemans, Schaunard
Matteo Peirone, Alcindoro, Benoît
Gianluca Buratto, Colline
Chorus of Dutch National Opera
Dec 22, 27 mat, 30, 2015 Jan 07, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24

Lincoln Center: Metropolitan Opera House, New York City

Verdi, La traviata
Marco Armiliato, Conductor
Willy Decker, Director
Wolfgang Gussmann, Costume Designer, Set Designer
Marina Rebeka, Violetta Valéry
Sonya Yoncheva, Violetta Valéry
Stephen Costello, Alfredo Germont
Francesco Demuro, Alfredo Germont
Ludovic Tézier, Giorgio Germont
Dec 22, 27, 2015 Apr 04 mat, 11 mat, 17 mat, 24 mat, 28 mat, May 06 mat, 13 mat, 23 mat, 26 mat

Staatsoper Stuttgart, Stuttgart

Madame Butterfly
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Puccini, Madama Butterfly
Giuliano Carella, Conductor
Monique Wagemakers, Director
Silke Willrett, Costume Designer
Kneidl, Karl, Set Designer
Catherine Naglestad, Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly)
Alexia Voulgaridou, Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly)
Helene Schneiderman, Suzuki
Rafael Rojas, Pinkerton
Shin, Andrea, Pinkerton
Motti Kastón, Sharpless
Michael Ebbecke, Sharpless
Torsten Hofmann, Goro
Heinz Göhrig, Goro
Dominic Grosse, Prince Yamadori
Mark Munkittrick, The Bonze
Roland Bracht, The Bonze
Dec 22

Minoritensaal, Graz

Weihnachtskonzert
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Albinoni, Concerto no. 3 for 2 Oboes in F major, Op. 9
Marcello, Oboe Concerto in D minor
Vivaldi, Concerto in D major for lute, RV 93
Galuppi, Harpsichord Concerto in D major
Veracini, Overture no.6 in B flat major
Manfredini, Christmas Concerto, Op.3 no.12
Platti, Concerto for oboe in G minor
Eva-Maria Pollerus, Harpsichord
Alfredo Bernardini, Oboe
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22 December at 19:30

University Great Hall, Exeter, Exeter

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: Last Night of the Christmas Proms
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Various, Various Christmas Works
Pete Harrison, Conductor
22 December at 19:30

Kings Place, London

OSJ at King's Place: Handel's Messiah
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Handel, Messiah, HWV 56
Louise Wayman, Soprano
Tai Oney, Countertenor
Nick Pritchard, Tenor
Božidar Smiljanic, Bass
John Lubbock, Conductor
OSJ Voices
Orchestra of St John's
22 December at 20:00

Philharmonie im Gasteig, Munich

Brahms, Beethoven
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Brahms, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77
Beethoven, Symphony no. 6 in F major "Pastoral", Op.68
Daniele Gatti, Conductor
Pinchas Zukerman, Violin
Dec 22 mat, 23 mat, eve, 24 mat, 27 mat, eve, 31 mat, eve, 2015 Jan 10 mat, eve, 12, 15, 16

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Christopher Wheeldon)
Royal Ballet
David Briskin, Conductor
Bob Crowley, Set Designer
Dec 22, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31

Opéra Bastille, Paris

Casse-Noisette - Rudolf Noureev
The Nutcracker (Rudolf Nureyev)
Kevin Rhodes, Conductor
Nicholas Georgiadis, Costume Designer, Set Designer
Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Paris
Maitrise des Hauts-de-Seine
Choeur d'enfants de l'Opéra National de Paris
Dec 22 mat, eve, 23 mat, eve, 24 mat

Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

Christmas Spectacular featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas
Randall Craig Fleischer, Conductor
Lisa Vroman, Soprano
Dec 22, 29, 2015 Jan 03, 11, 17, 25

Semperoper, Dresden

Die Königskinder (The King's Children)
Humperdinck, Die Königskinder (The King's Children)
Dresden State Opera
Lothar Koenigs, Conductor
Jetske Mijnssen, Director
Christian Schmidt, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Barbara Senator, Goose Girl
Elisabeth Wilke, Milkmaid
Tomislav Mužek, King's Son
Christoph Pohl, Fiddler
Staatsopernchor Dresden
Kinderchor der Sächsischen Staatsoper Dresden
Staatskapelle Dresden
Dec 22, 26, 30, 2015 Jan 01

Staatsoper, Hamburg

Il barbiere di Siviglia
Rossini, Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
Hamburg State Opera
Daniel Carter, Conductor
Gilbert Deflo, Director
Edgardo Rocha, Count Almaviva
Rodion Pogossov, Figaro
Renato Girolami, Dr. Bartolo
Tara Erraught, Rosina
Philharmoniker Hamburg
Dec 22

Royal Centre, Nottingham

Nottingham Harmonic Choir Family Carol Concert
Nottingham Harmonic Choir
Thoresby Colliery Band
Richard Laing, Conductor
Dec 22 mat, eve, 23 mat, eve, 24 mat, 27 mat, eve, 29, 30 mat, eve, 31 mat, 2015 Jan 03 mat, eve

Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Peter Darrell's The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker (Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Peter Darrell)
Scottish Ballet
Lez Brotherston, Set Designer
Dec 22

Auditorium Parco della Musica di Roma: Sala Santa Cecilia, Rome

Sir Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia perform with Anna Netrebko in Rome
Verdi, Macbeth (Extracts )
Strauss R., Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op.28
Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Sir Antonio Pappano, Conductor
Anna Netrebko, Soprano
Dec 22 mat, mat, 23 mat, mat, 24 mat, mat, 26 mat, 27 mat, mat, 28 mat, mat, 29 mat, mat, 30 mat, mat, 31 mat, mat, 2015 Jan 02 mat, mat

Sadler's Wells: Lilian Baylis Studio, London

The Little Match Girl
The Little Match Girl (Arthur Pita)
Dec 22 mat, eve, 23 mat, eve, 24 mat, eve, 26 mat, eve, 27 mat, eve, 28 mat, eve, 29 mat

War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco

The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker (Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Helgi Tomasson)
San Francisco Ballet
Yuan Yuan Tan, Dancer
Luke Ingham, Dancer
Mathilde Froustey, Dancer
Dec 22, 26, 27 mat, eve, 28 mat, 29 mat, 30 mat

Place des Arts: Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Montreal

The Nutcracker (Nault)
The Nutcracker (Nault) (Fernand Nault)
Alexei Baklan, Conductor
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal
Dec 22 mat, eve, 23 mat, eve, 24 mat, 26 mat, eve, 27 mat, eve, 28 mat, 29 mat, eve, 30 mat, eve, 2015 Jan 02, 03 mat, eve, 04 mat

The London Coliseum, London

The Nutcracker, Op.71
The Nutcracker (Marius Petipa, Wayne Eagling)
English National Ballet
Peter Farmer, Set Designer
David Richardson, Lighting Designer
Alina Cojocaru, Dancer
Alejandro Virelles, Dancer
Junor Souza, Dancer
Tamara Rojo, Dancer
Max Westwell, Dancer
Dec 22

Segerstrom Center for the Arts: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa

Tis the Season!
Traditional, O Come, All ye Faithful (arr. John Rutter)
Traditional, In Dulci Jubilo (arr. John Rutter)
Mendelssohn, Hark! the herald angels sing (arr. David Willcocks)
Finzi, In Terra Pax
Traditional, Joy to the world (arr. John Rutter)
Rutter, Shepherd's pipe carol
Rutter, Magnificat ("Gloria")
Pola, It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year (arr. Bob Krogstad)
Traditional, The Holly and the Ivy (arr. John Rutter)
Traditional, The Twelve Days of Christmas (arr. John Rutter)
Rutter, Angels' Carol
Warlock, Three Carols ("The Sycamore Tree")
Rutter, The Very Best Time of Year
Herman, We Need a Little Christmas (arr. Jerry Rubino)
Pierpont, Jingle Bells (arr. John Rutter)
Berlin, White Christmas (arr. Alexander Courage)
Traditional, We Wish You a Merry Christmas (arr. Arthur Harris)
John Alexander, Conductor
Pacific Chorale
Pacific Symphony
Southern California Children's Concert Chorus
Craig S. Williams, Organ
Lori Loftus, Organ
Dec 22, 23, 26, 27, 28 mat, 30, 31 mat, 2015 Jan 02, 03, 04 mat, 05

Théâtre de la Ville, Paris

Torobaka: Akram Khan & Israel Gavan
Torobaka (Akram Khan, Israel Galván)
Akram Khan, Dancer
Israel Galván, Dancer
Dec 22, 30, 2015 Jan 02, 06, 13, 17

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

Un ballo in maschera
Verdi, Un ballo in maschera
Royal Opera
Daniel Oren, Conductor
Katharina Thoma, Director
Irina Bartels, Costume Designer
Soutra Gilmour, Set Designer
Joseph Calleja, Riccardo
Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Renato
Liudmyla Monastyrska, Amelia
Serena Gamberoni, Oscar
Marianne Cornetti, Ulrica
Samuel Sakker, Minister of Justice
Anatoli Sivko, Samuel
Samuel Johnson, Silvano
Jihoon Kim, Tom
Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
22 December at 13:10

St James's Church, Piccadilly, London

Free lunchtime concert: Three to Tango play Piazzolla
Piazzolla, 4 Estaciones portenas (The 4 Seasons of Buenos Aires)
Piazzolla, Etude No.3
Piazzolla, Vuelvo al Sur
Piazzolla, La muerte del ángel
Three to Tango
Jose Zalba Smith, Flute
Anna Menzies, Cello
Louisa Lam, Piano
22 December at 19:00

Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Moscow

Beethoven, Shostakovich
Beethoven, Symphony no. 1 in C major, Op.21
Shostakovich, Symphony no. 15 in A major, Op.141
Russian National Orchestra
Mikhail Pletnev, Conductor
22 December at 19:30

Exeter College Chapel, Oxford

Christmas by Candlelight: O Magnum Mysterium
Schütz, German Magnificat SWV426
Schütz, Ein Kind ist uns geboren SWV302
Hassler, Cantate Domino
Croft, We will rejoice
Greene, Thou Visitest the Earth
Poulenc, O magnum mysterium
Holst, The coming of Christ
Chilcott, Mid-Winter
Handel, Occasional Oratorio, HWV 62 (excerpts)
Charivari Agréable
Kah-Ming Ng, Harpsichord
Olwen Turchetta, Soprano
Elizabeth Deacon, Contralto
Benjamin Durrant, Tenor
Michael Hickman, Bass
22 December at 19:30

Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam

Weihnachts-Oratorium
Bach, Christmas Oratorio (Weihnachtsoratorium), BWV248 (Cantate 1, 2, 3 en 4)
Biber, Rosary Sonata no. 2 in A major: The Visitation
Biber, Rosary Sonata no. 12 in C major: The Ascension
Nederlandse Bachvereniging
22 December at 19:45

St George's Bristol, Bristol

Christmas Spectacular
City of Bristol Choir
Bristol Ensemble
David Ogden, Conductor
22 December at 20:00

La Scala, Milan

Barenboim's Schubert
Schubert, Piano Sonata in A minor, D.845
Schubert, Piano Sonata no. 21 in B flat major, D.960
Daniel Barenboim, Piano
22 December at 20:00

Salle Dutilleux, Auditorium, Bordeaux

Oratorio de Noël
Bach, Christmas Oratorio (Weihnachtsoratorium), BWV248
Amsterdam Baroque Choir
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Ton Koopman, Conductor
Yetzabel Arias Fernandez, Soprano
Maarten Engeltjes, Countertenor
Tilman Lichdi, Tenor
Klaus Mertens, Bass
22 December at 20:00

Konzerthaus Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe

Tschaikowsky
Tchaikovsky, Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture
Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35
Tchaikovsky, Nutcracker Suite: excerpts
Tarara, Stefan, Violin
Mannheimer Philharmoniker