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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Boston, MA, United States

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BostonKen-David Masur conducts Harbison, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev

Harbison, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Ken-David Masur; Garrick Ohlsson

BostonAndris Nelsons conducts Einfelde and Mahler

Einfelde, Mahler
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons; Ying Fang; Bernarda Fink; Tanglewood Festival Chorus

BostonAndris Nelsons conducts Haydn, Turnage and Elgar

Haydn, Turnage, Elgar
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons

BostonAndris Nelsons conducts Shostakovich, Dzenītis and Tchaikovsky

Shostakovich, Dzenītis, Tchaikovsky
Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons

BostonOdyssey Opera Presents Boston Premiere of The Doctor in Spite of Himself

Gounod: Le Médecin malgré lui
Gil Rose; Odyssey Opera; Kristen Watson; Tascha Anderson; Piotr Buszewski; Stefan Barner

BostonBoston Lyric Opera World Premiere "Schoenberg in Hollywood"

Machover: Schoenberg in Hollywood
David Angus; Karole Armitage; Boston Lyric Opera; Simon Higlett; Nancy Leary
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A colorful collage: Hannu Lintu opens the Boston Symphony’s season

Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra – premiered by the BSO under Serge Koussevitzky and a familiar calling card ever since – opens the new season.
****1
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A glorious Odyssey Opera restoration: Gounod's La Reine de Saba

Kevin Thompson, Kara Shay Thompson and Dominick Chenes © Keira Cronin
A Gounod rarity comes to Boston for a concert performance under the ever-enterprising Gil Rose.
*****
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Strangers in Paradise: Trouble in Tahiti in Boston

Vincent Turregano, Mara Bonde and Neal Ferreira © Liza Voll
Boston Lyric Opera, with the approval of Bernstein's estate, recast Arias and Barcarolles as the further musings of Sam and Dinah. 
*****
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An Imperial ballet for the 21st century

Lia Cirio and Boston Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty © Liza Voll | Courtesy of Boston Ballet
In keeping this production of The Sleeping Beauty in the repertoire, Boston Ballet is providing a vital service to the history of classical ballet, developing its dancers to their fullest potential, and providing Boston audiences with a chance to enter into a magical world of the most exquisite beauty.
****1
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Brahms in the twilight in Boston

Bernard Haitink and the Boston Symphony © Robert Torres
Bernard Haitink's annual visit to the Boston Symphony brought autumnal Brahms with the Second Piano Concerto and the Second Symphony.
*****
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Maid in Heaven: Odyssey Opera’s Giovanna d’Arco

Daniel Sutin (Giacomo) and Haeran Hong (Giovanna) © Kathy Wittman
Odyssey Opera comes full circle closing its season “Trial By Fire“ with another opera rooted in Schiller’s Die Jungfrau von Orléans, Giovanna d’Arco. Verdi’s seventh opera is an uneven, retrograde effort which fails to mine further the rich vein he had struck in Ernani.
***11
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