Classical Music and Opera Festivals 2016-2017,
Your guide

Our 2016 - 2017 classical music and opera festival guide is the perfect place to find listings from some of the best festivals in the UK, Europe and around the world. Whether you're looking for big festivals like the BBC Proms, opera festivals in beautiful castles or small and intimate chamber music festivals - we've got them all!
FEATURED FESTIVALS
Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
July 3 - 22 2017
Glyndebourne Festival
May 20 - Aug. 26 2017
Savonlinna Opera Festival
July 7 - Aug. 4 2017
European Day of Early Music
March 21 2017
Hong Kong Arts Festival
February 16 - Mar. 18 2017
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ARTICLES

Dream of the Red Chamber Journeys Across the Pacific

Behind the scenes at the Hong Kong Arts Festival, as a new opera co-production with San Francisco Opera, Dream of the Red Chamber, ships in. 

Michael Chance on the new Grange Festival

Michael Chance tells us about planned improvements to the festival-going experience and tells us about the operas that will form part of the new festival.

From Crumb to Kaufmann: Holland Festival 2017 revealed

The Holland Festival has always celebrated and promoted new work and takes its 70th anniversary to both look forward, with plenty of world premières, but also to reflect on its past. 

Three festivals for Mr. Handel

Sandra takes us on a guided tour round Germany's major international Handel Festivals: Göttingen, Halle and Karlsruhe.

Theatrical feast: Hipermestra at Glyndebourne

This year's festival opens with the most lavish work of an exceptionally important composer. So why has it languished unperformed for so long?

Baroque and Early Music Festivals: the 2017 guide

Whether you're looking for Handel, Bach, Monteverdi, Telemann or mix of all of these; whether you like your Baroque music in a grand palace, an intimate chapel or a state-of-the-art concert hall, our 2017 roundup has something for you.
REVIEWS
Karlsruhe

Heroines of antiquity in Karlsruhe

Anna Bonitatibus provides an object lesson in compelling Baroque singing with a concert featuring "Heroines of Antiquity"
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Manchester

In the blood: Elder conducts Gerontius

The Hallé's Elgar Festival concludes with the work the composer wished to be remembered by. 
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Karlsruhe

Music for the Angels: Dixit Dominus and others at Karlsruhe

Excellent choral concert for Handel Festival at Karlsruhe, featuring works by Vivaldi and Handel, which also highlight up-and-coming countertenor Jakub Józef Orliński. 
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Hong Kong

Grandeur and opulence in Oslo Phil's Rachmaninov

The Oslo Philharmonic offers a spirited interpretation of fine nuance and a sense of grandeur and opulence in Rachmaninov's Second Symphony. 
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Hong Kong

Asia Pacific Dance Platform

Two experimental dance companies from Turkey and Australia brought intriguing, cerebral work to the Hong Kong Arts Festival. 
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Hong Kong

Bauhaus comes to the Hong Kong Arts Festival

Oskar Schlemmer's arresting designs for The Triadic Ballet proved one of several high points in Bayerisches Staatsballett II's mixed bill at the Hong Kong Arts Festival. 
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