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Juan Diego Flórez (Werther) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

Massenet the arch-romantic: Werther returns to Covent Garden

By , 17 September 2019
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Erwin Schrott (Don Giovanni) © ROH | Mark Douet
London

Highway to Hell: Holten's production of Don Giovanni returns to Covent Garden

By , 16 September 2019
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Stephan Loges (Dr Falke) © Bradley Quinn
Belfast

Northern Ireland Opera’s Fledermaus flies high and low

By , 15 September 2019
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Götterdämmerung © Monika Rittershaus (2013)
Berlin

Memorable singing in ambiguous Staatsoper Berlin Götterdämmerung

By , 15 September 2019
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Sir Simon Rattle conducts the London Symphony Orchestra © Mark Allan
London

Revelatory Messiaen from the LSO and Rattle

By , 15 September 2019
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© Mark Pullinger
London

Beethoven or bust: anniversary series launched at Wigmore Hall

By , 15 September 2019
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Alexander Gavrylyuk and the Virginia Symphony © David Beloff
Virginia Beach

Vivid tone painting from Gavrylyuk and Falletta in the Virginia Symphony's opening concert

By , 15 September 2019
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Saimir Pirgu (Rodolfo) and Marina Costa-Jackson (Mimì) © Cory Weaver
Los Angeles

A blast of a Berlin Bohème in Hollywood

By , 14 September 2019
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Nicky Spence (Manolios) © Tristram Kenton
Leeds

Martinů's The Greek Passion: an opera for our times

By , 14 September 2019
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Shai Wosner © Marco Borggreve
Cleveland

Weiss and Wosner a commanding piano duo in Cleveland recital

By , 14 September 2019
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Royal Northern Sinfonia © Mark Savage
Gateshead

Royal Northern Sinfonia struggles to find its Russian soul

By , 14 September 2019
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Russell Thomas (Don Alvaro) and Markus Brück (Don Carlo) © Thomas Aurin
Berlin

Verdi Wars: Frank Castorf’s Forza del destino at Deutsche Oper Berlin

By , 14 September 2019
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Simone Dinnerstein and Lara Downes at National Sawdust © Christine DiPasquale
New York City

A centuries-spanning salon in Brooklyn for Clara Schumann's 200th birthday

By , 13 September 2019
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Mihhail Gerts © Kaupo Kikkas
Dublin

Riveting Rite of Spring from Mihhail Gerts and RTÉ NSO in Dublin

By , 13 September 2019
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Louise Alder © Gerard Collett
London

Superb Britten Gala opens Wigmore season

By , 13 September 2019
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Leif Ove Andsnes © Cătălina Filip
Bucharest

At the Enescu Festival, the Oslo Philharmonic takes an unusual approach to two masterpieces

By , 13 September 2019
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René Jacobs, Birgitte Christensen and Joshua Ellicott © Andrada Pavel
Bucharest

In Bucharest, René Jacobs’ plausible pleading on behalf of Beethoven's Leonore

By , 13 September 2019
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Viktoria Mullova © Benjamin Ealovega
Auckland

Viktoria Mullova's intense Sibelius in Auckland

By , 12 September 2019
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The Heritage of the Great Steppe © Askhat Nurekin
London

Astana Ballet cramped in a mixed programme at the Linbury

By , 12 September 2019
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Los Angeles

Camerata Pacifica turns 30 with Auerbach and Beethoven

By , 12 September 2019
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Aurora Orchestra © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Prom 72: Aurora takes a trip with Berlioz

By , 12 September 2019
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Gijs Leenaars, Shenyang, Andrew Staples, Daniel Harding and Kate Lindsey © Stephan Rabold
Berlin

Sweet sorrow: Daniel Harding conducts an excellent Roméo et Juliette at the Philharmonie

By , 12 September 2019
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London

Prom 71: Bach Night with a modern twist

By , 11 September 2019
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Anne-Louise Cole (The Fiancee) and Dominica Matthews (The Mummy) © Prudence Upton
Sydney

Haunting expressionist drama: Reimann's Ghost Sonata in Sydney

By , 11 September 2019
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Siegfried © Monika Rittershaus (2012)
Berlin

Siegfried as chamber opera at Staatsoper Berlin

By , 11 September 2019
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Renaud Capuçon, Nicholas Angelich and Edgar Moreau © Tsinandali Festival
Tsinandali

Beautiful poise: Capuçon, Moreau and Angelich alight in Tsinandali

By , 10 September 2019
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Semyon Bychkov conducts the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 69: searing Shostakovich from Bychkov and the Czech Philharmonic

By , 10 September 2019
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AAADT's Jacqueline Green in Members Don't Get Weary © Paul Kolnik
London

Life-changing inspiration in Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's third Sadler's Wells programme

By , 10 September 2019
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Jonny Greenwood and Nicolas Magriel © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Prom 70: startling sounds from Jonny Greenwood at the Proms

By , 10 September 2019
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George Li © Tsinandali Festival
Tsinandali

George Li is a class act at the Tsinandali Festival

By , 09 September 2019
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Gábor Takács-Nagy and the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra © Tsinandali Festival
Tsinandali

Verbier regulars sow musical joy at Tsinandali Festival

By , 09 September 2019
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Marc Albrecht conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchesta © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 68: Marc Albrecht conducts Goerke, Gould and the RPO as ‘Wagner Night’ returns

By , 09 September 2019
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Ryan Wigglesworth © Benjamin Ealovega
London

A fitting tribute to Knussen in the Knussen Chamber Orchestra's Proms debut

By , 09 September 2019
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Kian Soltani, Christoph Eschenbach and Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale RAI © Petra Hajská
Prague

Never reaching far below the surface: anemic opening at Dvořák's Prague

By , 08 September 2019
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In the Name of the Earth © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Prom 66: John Luther Adams delivers a massive hymn to the land

By , 08 September 2019
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Die Walküre © Monika Rittershaus (2011)
Berlin

Michael Volle excels in a Walküre to remember in Berlin

By , 08 September 2019
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Delphine Galou © Andrada Pavel
Bucharest

Vivaldi's Giustino: Enescu Festival sheds light on another 18th-century gem

By , 08 September 2019
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Sakari Oramo conducts the BBCSO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 67: premieres and sublime Sibelius from Oramo and the BBCSO

By , 08 September 2019
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Iestyn Davies © Andrei Gîndac
Bucharest

The power of music: Iestyn Davies in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice at Enescu Festival

By , 07 September 2019
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Emerson String Quartet © Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
Sydney

The shadows of this life: the Emerson Quartet on tour in Sydney

By , 07 September 2019
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Das Rheingold © Monika Rittershaus (2010)
Berlin

A promising start to Staatsoper Berlin's Ring revival

By , 07 September 2019
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Bo Skovhus (Kovalyov) and Bernhard Berchtold (The Nose) © Arno Declair
Hamburg

Olfactory and ocular obfuscation: Shostakovich's The Nose in Hamburg

By , 07 September 2019
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Alžběta Poláčková (Mařenka - left) © Hana Smejkalová
Prague

It may be heritage, but it's exuberant and stylish: The Bartered Bride in Prague

By , 06 September 2019
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Figure at Sea © Urban Jörén
London

Cullberg: Figure a Sea at the Southbank

By , 06 September 2019
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Yuja Wang © BBC | Chris Chistodoulou
London

Prom 63: Explosive Rachmaninov from Yuja Wang

By , 05 September 2019
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Cavalleria Rusticana: Rihab Chaieb (Lola) and Brian Jagde (Turiddu) © BAUS | Dutch National Opera
Amsterdam

Season opener Pagliacci/Cavalleria Rusticana sets the bar high at Dutch National Opera

By , 05 September 2019
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AAADT in Jessica Lang's EN © Paul Kolnik
London

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater struggles to make an indelible mark in second Wells programme

By , 05 September 2019
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Fabio Biondi, Sonia Prina and Europa Galante © Alex Damian
Bucharest

A remarkable rendition of Handel’s Silla at the Enescu Festival

By , 05 September 2019
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Vladimir Jurowski conducts Die Frau ohne Schatten in Bucharest © Andrada Pavel
Bucharest

A musically remarkable Die Frau ohne Schatten is marred by inopportune visual effects

By , 04 September 2019
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Michelangelo Mazza, Yusif Eyvazov (Maurizio) and  Anna Netrebko (Adriana Lecouvreur) © Bettina Stöß
Berlin

A Diva playing a Diva: Adriana Lecouvreur in Berlin

By , 04 September 2019
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