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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Cologne, Germany

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CologneTchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1

Chin, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Klaus Mäkelä; Alexander Gavrylyuk

CologneDie Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Christoph Gedschold; Michael Hampe; Oper Köln; German Droghetti; Julien Behr; Martin Piskorski

CologneKammerkonzert Saitenspiel

Tournier, Genzmer, Rihm, Stravinsky, Ravel
Mitglieder des Gürzenich-Orchesters

CologneAndrew Manze | Daniel Müller-Schott

Schumann, Beethoven
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Manze; Daniel Müller-Schott

CologneOriginale

Maintz, Bartók, Mozart, Grieg
Gürzenich Orchestra; Natalie Chee; Blaž Šparovec

CologneBerliner Philharmoniker in Cologne

Schoenberg, Brahms
Berliner Philharmoniker; Kirill Petrenko
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Hrůša and the Czech Phil bring magnificent programme to Cologne

Jakub Hrůša © Pavel Hejnz
The Czech Philharmonic, in tremendous form, still play their core repertoire with unaffected naturalness.
*****
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A very palpable hit: Hamlet in Cologne

Dino Lüthy (Laertes) and David Butt Philip (Hamlet) © Paul Leclaire
Brett Dean's operatic reworking of Shakespeare's Hamlet receives its German premiere in a powerful new staging by the work's librettist Matthew Jocelyn.
****1
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A colourful journey with Igor Levit and the ONF

Igor Levit © Robbie Lawrence
With Alain Altinoglu at the podium, the programme of works by Beethoven, Ravel and Stravinsky showed off Levit's lightness and freshness and brought out the excitement of fairytales.
****1
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An emotionally distant Peter Grimes at Oper Köln

Ivana Rusko (Ellen Orford) and Marco Jentzsch (Peter Grimes) © Bernd Uhlig
Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes is a nuanced, gripping tale that should pack an emotional punch. Despite fine moments, Oper Köln's production didn't serve the work. 
**111
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Mercurial Schumann and portentous Bruckner in Cologne

Michael Sanderling © Marco Borggreve
Pianist Alice Sara Ott and the Dresden Philharmonic at the Cologne Philharmonic
****1
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A conceptually bold Manon at Oper Köln

Insik Choi (De Brétigny) and Zuzana Marková (Manon Lescaut) © Bernd Uhlig
This production fell just short of brilliance but showed how relevant and thought-provoking opera as an art form can be when tapping into today's headline debates.
****1
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