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Guide to Live Classical Music, Concerts and Opera in Spain

Patrizia Ciofi and Pietro Spagnoli in La Fille du régiment © Antoni Bofill
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A weekend at Barcelona's Liceu

Of all European cities, one of the best for a weekend break has to be Barcelona. Head there in May and you can soak up a wonderful weekend at the Liceu, Barcelona’s opera house.
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Guide to Formentor Sunset Classics

Don't miss the chance to attend a concert on a paradise island: Click here to discover a series of concert promoted by Formentor Sunset Classics
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Alberto Iglesias

Scoring for Spain: The film music of Alberto Iglesias

The cinematic world consists of two types: those who believe that continually recasting from a favoured coterie of actors can endanger suspension of disbelief, and those who do not. 
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MadridGlorianaNew Production

Anna Caterina Antonacci (Elizabeth) and Leigh Melrose (Cecil) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Britten: Gloriana, Op.53a
Ivor Bolton; Sir David McVicar; Teatro Real; Robert Jones; Brigitte Reiffenstuel; Anna Caterina Antonacci; Alexandra Deshorties

BarcelonaQuartet Dalia

Quartet Dalia
Haydn, Guinovart, Britten
Quartet Dalia

CórdobaOrquesta de Córdoba

Orquesta de Córdoba
Biber, Rebel, Telemann, Vivaldi
Orquesta de Córdoba; Michael Thomas

BarcelonaNinth for Gatti

Ninth for Gatti
Beethoven: Symphony no. 9 in D minor "Choral", Op.125
Mahler Chamber Orchestra; Simon Halsey; Chamber Chorus of the Palau de la Música Catalana; Orféo Català; Daniele Gatti; Marina Rebeka

GijónOrquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias: Inspiración III

Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias: Inspiración III
Schumann, Bach, Schubert
Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias; Cristóbal Soler; Eva Meliskova
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A landmark Gloriana at the Teatro Real

Anna Caterina Antonacci (Elizabeth) and Leigh Melrose (Cecil) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Ivor Bolton and David McVicar have teamed up to create an unapologetically Brittenian Gloriana, with Anna Caterina Antonacci at the top of a great cast
*****
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Il corsaro as The life of Byron

Oksana Dyka (Gulnara) © Miguel Lorenzo and Mikel Ponce | Les Arts
Nicola Raab puts Byron at the heart of Il corsaro in her new production for the Palau de les Arts, but doesn’t always know what to do with him.
***11
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Handel’s Ariodante comes from Vienna to Madrid

Kate Lindsey (Ariodante) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
William Christie and Les Arts Florissants show true Baroque musicianship in Madrid, in an Ariodante with a solid cast.
***11
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A dusty Aida revived at the Teatro Real

Aida at Teatro Real © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
In a disappointing revival of Hugo de Ana's clichéd and clumsy production, Liudmyla Monastyrska and Violeta Urmana confronted each other with their superb vocal techniques and diverging styles.
***11
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Radvanovsky y Álvarez triunfan en la noche de Kaufmann

Jonas Kaufmann and Sondra Radvanovsky © A. Bofill | Gran Teatre del Liceu
A spectacular cast makes this Andrea Chénier the great event of the Liceu's opera season.
****1
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