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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Cardiff, United Kingdom

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CardiffBeatrice Rana

© Nicholas Bets
Chopin, Ravel, Stravinsky
Beatrice Rana, Piano

CardiffEuropean Union Chamber Orchestra

© John Batten Photography
Warlock, Mozart, Barber, Haydn
European Union Chamber Orchestra; Hans-Peter Hofmann; Emma Johnson

CardiffXian Zhang conducts Mozart

Xian Zhang conducts Mozart
Beethoven, Bartók, Mozart
BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Xian Zhang; Lukáš Vondrácek

CardiffThe Hallé

© Benjamin Ealovega
Smetana, Sibelius, Berlioz
The Hallé; Sir Mark Elder; Viktoria Mullova

CardiffBBC National Orchestra of Wales

Tabakova, Vasks, Wallace, Roberts, Bowden, Lang, Metcalf, Fitkin, Reich
BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Ryan Bancroft; Tamsin Waley-Cohen; Elizabeth Donovan

CardiffShostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2

Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2
Shostakovich, Mahler
BBC National Orchestra of Wales; Mark Wigglesworth; Martin James Bartlett
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Joyce El-Khoury shines as Donizetti's Tudor queen

Joyce El Khoury (Elisabetta) © Bill Cooper
It is a thing of wonder that Roberto Devereux is one of Donizetti’s lesser known works. Whether on account of its challenging soprano part, or its fussy Tudor setting, it is rarely performed, but contains some of the composer’s most beautiful – and indeed memorable – arias and duets.
****1
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Bowler hats and lobsters: WNO's surreal Magic Flute returns

Ben Johnson (Tamino) © Bill Cooper
Dominic Cooke’s Magritte-inspired production returns to Wales Millennium Centre to keep the audience giggling. 
***11
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Ballo II, the American cut: an indigestible staging at WNO

Gwyn Hughes Jones (Riccardo) and Mary Elizabeth Williams (Amelia) © Bill Cooper
Musically, WNO gets it right. Straightforward brilliance is the order of the day, and plenty of it.
***11
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“Once upon a time”: Rossini's Cinderella in Cardiff

Tara Erraught (Angelina) © Jane Hobson
Delights both sugary and strange in this revival of La Cenerentola by Welsh National Opera.
****1
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Ferocious intensity: Pountney's new War and Peace at WNO

Lauren Michelle (Natasha) and Jonathan McGovern (Prince Andrei) © Clive Barda
WNO make a compelling case for Prokofiev's gargantuan War and Peace.
*****
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The CBSO play Beethoven, Schumann and Wagner in Cardiff

Rudolf Buchbinder © Marco Borggreve
Jonathan Bloxham steps in for a presumably unwell Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla with the CBSO in Cardiff. 
****1
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