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A human voice: the Cello Unwrapped

The warmth and human-like quality to the cello’s timbre features strongly as King’s Place turns the spotlight on this most soulful of instruments.
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Love triangles and secret grottos

Munich is one of the top European destinations for opera tourists. It’s not difficult to see why. The Staatsoper's season is built around six new opera productions at the Nationaltheater, ranging from Rossini to Schreker. 
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Ice and magma: Nordic focus for Tortelier

A focus on Nordic composers, including Anna Thorvaldsdottir, marks Yan Pascal Tortelier’s first season at the helm in Iceland.
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Mozart's Idomeneo: a step of evolution in Göteborg

Idomeneo is still something of a 'Cinderella' among Mozart's operas, yet Graham Vick is about to direct it for the third time. What draws him back to it?

Latest news on BBC Proms

Bookmark this page for Bachtrack's BBC Proms reviews and to find and book your tickets!
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Opera North: Drama and fairytale

A set of three dramatic operas is followed in 2017 by three new productions of fairytale operas, including a rare chance to hear Rimsky-Korsakov's The Snow Maiden. 
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Opéra de Dijon's new season

The Opéra de Dijon's 2016/7 season has an opera programme that strays further from the beaten track than ever, with a couple of notable dance performances and an American flavour infusing the extensive concert programme.
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The European Elgar takes the Bournemouth limelight

Elgar is placed at the heart of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s programming next season, putting him very much into a European context.
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RECOMMENDED CONCERTS

AmsterdamVerdi, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn

Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn
Munich Symphony Orchestra; Kevin John Edusei; Simone Lamsma

VerbierKavakos, Capucon and Trifonov

Schumann, Rachmaninov, Smetana
Leonidas Kavakos; Gautier Capuçon; Daniil Trifonov

LondonProm 18: Mahler – Symphony No.3

Mahler: Symphony no. 3 in D minor
London Symphony Orchestra; Bernard Haitink; Sarah Connolly; Tiffin Boys' Choir; Ladies of the London Symphony Chorus

Verbier20h00, Eglise

Miloš Karadaglić; Andreas Ottensamer; Ksenija Sidorova

LondonDaniel Cook

Bach, Byrd, Buxtehude, Bowen, Tournemire, Reger
Daniel Cook, Organ
RECOMMENDED OPERA/DANCE

VerbierVerdi, Falstaff

Verdi: Falstaff
Verbier Festival Orchestra; Jesús López-Cobos; Bryn Terfel; Erika Grimaldi; Ying Fang; Roxana Constantinescu

Santa FeVanessa

Barber: Vanessa
Leonard Slatkin; James Robinson; Santa Fe Opera; Allen Moyer; James Schuette; Erin Wall; Virginie Verrez

SavonlinnaFrom the House of the Dead

Janáček: From the House of the Dead
Tomáš Hanus; David Pountney; Maria Bjornson; TBC; Christian Juslin

GlyndebourneBéatrice et BénédictNew production

Berlioz: Béatrice et Bénédict
Antonello Manacorda; Laurent Pelly; Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Barbara de Limburg; Stéphanie d'Oustrac; Paul Appleby

BrugesBoismortier

Boismortier: Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse
Hervé Niquet; Le Concert Spirituel; Emiliano Gonzalez-Toro; Marc Labonnette; Chantal Santon-Jeffery
RECOMMENDED REVIEWS

Ratmansky's surrealist take on a fairy tale

Who needs a pumpkin carriage ride to transport you to the ball when you could surf celestial webs instead? Certainly not Prokofiev's Cinderellaif Alexei Ratmansky’s 2013 Australian Ballet production is anything to go by.
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Bruckner and the Minimalists in Berlin

For his guest appearance with the Berlin Konzerthausorchester last weekend, Russell Davies was joined by violinist Chad Hoopes for performances of Glass and Adams alongside Bruckner’s First.
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A magnificent scherzo: Siegfried in Frankfurt

The third installament of the Ring in Frankfurt took full advantage of the architecturally ingenius set to complement great music making by the orchestra and singers.
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Pain and purity: Janáček's Jenůfa

Jenůfa unfurls with chilling intensity at Longborough with the talented Lee Bisset in the title role. 
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Royal Opera's spine-tingling Boris Godunov

Bryn Terfel and Sir Antonio Pappano brought their excellent interpretation of the 1869 version of Mussorgsky's seminal opera to the Royal Albert Hall for a one-off revival.
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Riga for classical music and opera lovers

Coming from London, Paris or New York, you’re quite likely to start with the expectation that Riga will feel like a small city: after all, it’s of similar population to Sheffield or Detroit. 
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Born in Latvia: Baiba Skride

Baiba Skride has been praised in Bachtrack reviews for her “sweet and cultured tone”, her “rich timbre” and her “earthy and resolute” playing. From Mozart to Mendelssohn, Sibelius to Szymanowski, we’ve reviewed Skride performing violin concertos all around the globe.
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Born in Latvia: Elīna Garanča

Elīna Garanča on why so many great voices are emerging from Latvia, as well as discussing key roles, singing competitions, and how her voice is developing.
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Hungarian State Opera's 2016-7 season

Hungarian State Opera's 2016-7 season starts with a new production of La traviata, ends with the world première of Levente Gyöngyösi’s The Master and Margarita and spans a wide range of everything in between.
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Myth, magic and sacrifice: the new season in Zurich

Zurich Opera and Ballet present seasons packed with new productions of dark works that are dominated by myth, magic or sacrifice. From Greek myth to magic bullets to giving up the one you love, it’s a powerful season destined to move Swiss audiences.
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Operatic outsiders: Deutsche Oper Berlin’s new season

Opera features a number of brooding outsiders and a handful of them appear in new productions next season at Berlin’s Deutsche Oper.
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Art and classical music in Tokyo

Tokyo's array of culture is so extensive and diverse that it can bewilder a first time visitor. Here's our guide to how to start enjoying one of the world's great artistic cities.
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Sunrise to sunset over Bodrum

From breakfast concerts at sunrise to a recital at sunset, with cookery in between, there’s always time for music in Bodrum.
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Being European: they can't take that away from me

Culture and Europe are intertwined and far the richer for it. The personal desires of UK politicians must not separate us from the mainland and the rich cultural exchange we currently enjoy.

Chailly and the Berliner Philharmoniker: the critics’ choice

Which are the greatest orchestras and conductors according to the professional critics? Bachtrack's poll reveals the top ten! 
Bachtrack announces Classical Music Statistics for 2015: The busiest conductors and orchestras, the most performed works, the most played living composers, most performed operas and ballet. Whatever you're looking for, check the Bachtrack statistics first HERE.