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Paavo Järvi © Yong Bin
Hamburg

Loud Berg and lyrical Bruckner from Paavo Järvi at the Elbphilharmonie

By , 16 May 2019
***11
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Marie Fajtová (Ninette) © Dasa Wharton
Prague

Supernatural high jinks in Prague: The Love for Three Oranges

By , 16 May 2019
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Nicolas Ellis and Orchestre Métropolitain © François Goupil
Montreal

Exuberant Beethoven from Montreal’s Orchestre Métropolitain

By , 15 May 2019
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Daniel Barenboim and Anita Rachvelishvili © Daniel Dittus
Hamburg

Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin spice up their repertoire

By , 15 May 2019
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Vincent Wolfsteiner (Hüon), Annette Dasch (Rezia) and Sebastian Mock (Puck) © Werner Kmetitsch
Vienna

Physiology, puppetry and pharmaceuticals: Oberon at Theater an der Wien

By , 15 May 2019
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Dean Murphy (Figaro) and Sinead O'Kelly (Rosina) © Herwig Prammer
Zürich

Intrigue, disguise and the damnation of ageing: Rossini’s Barbiere in Zurich

By , 15 May 2019
***11
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Hongni Wu (Phaedra) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Phaedra: Henze's final opera given a sensitive and stylish new production in the Linbury Theatre

By , 15 May 2019
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Ensemble 360 © Kaupo Kikkas
Sheffield

Mesmerising Brahms from Ensemble 360

By , 14 May 2019
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Guillaume Quéau in Rouge © Johan Persson
London

Marion Motin's Rouge blows the cobwebs away in Rambert's triple bill

By , 14 May 2019
***11
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Brodsky Quartet © Duncan Matthews
Auckland

Exploring the fugue with the Brodsky Quartet in Auckland

By , 13 May 2019
****1
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Isabella Boylston and James Whiteside in Harlequinade © Rosalie O’Connor
New York City

Ratmansky's Harlequinade reconstruction already showing its age

By , 13 May 2019
***11
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Lawrence Power © Jack Liebeck
London

Dappled sunlight: Lawrence Power in a Brahms marathon at the QEH

By , 12 May 2019
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From left: Jordi Savall, Andrew Lawrence-King, Xavier Díaz-Latorre © Amy Ryan Media
London

The Doctor Who of music: Jordi Savall whisks us across countries and centuries

By , 12 May 2019
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Gustavo Dudamel © Gerardo Gomez | Fundamusical
Los Angeles

Thomas Adés' new ballet score debuts in LA... without dancers

By , 11 May 2019
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Bloodhoof © Steven Pisano for Bachtrack
New York City

Bloodhoof: an Icelandic fable reconsidered in New York

By , 11 May 2019
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Amartuvshin Enkhbat (Rigoletto) and Liparit Avetisyan (Duke of Mantua) © Jeff Busby
Melbourne

Young cast, old production: Opera Australia’s Rigoletto is on song

By , 11 May 2019
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Viktoria Mullova © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Paavo Järvi and Viktoria Mullova impress in Sibelius and Tchaikovsky

By , 11 May 2019
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Harrison Ball in Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes © Erin Baiano
New York City

NYCB's eclectic program worth the three hours

By , 11 May 2019
*****
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Royal Northern Sinfonia © Mark Savage
Gateshead

Music with friends: Royal Northern Sinfonia's Trout Quintet

By , 11 May 2019
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Paul Klee © Gregory Batardon
Bern

Konzert Theater Bern: Paul Klee’s dynamism depicted through dance

By , 11 May 2019
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Rachael Lloyd (Dido) and Eyra Norman (Belinda) © Tristram Kenton
London

Dido: Purcell's opera renamed and relocated by ENO and the Unicorn Theatre

By , 11 May 2019
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Barry Douglas © Eugene Langan
Belfast

Crisp Rachmaninov from Barry Douglas in Belfast

By , 10 May 2019
****1
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Antti Siirala, Fabrice Bollon and the Belgrade Philharmonic © Belgrade Philharmonic | Marko Djokovic
Belgrade

Schoenberg's ultra-romantic Pelleas und Melisande in Belgrade

By , 10 May 2019
****1
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Davóne Tines © Steven Pisano for Bachtrack
New York City

Davóne Tines saves the day in the Met Museum’s effective, if dated, El Cimarrón

By , 10 May 2019
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Adrian Danchig-Waring and Sterling Hyltin in George Balanchine’s Symphony in Three Movements © Paul Kolnik
New York City

A hit and a miss from Justin Peck and epic Balanchine

By , 10 May 2019
***11
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Thomas Søndergård © Bjarke Johansen
Edinburgh

RSNO's Mahler cycle continues with the Sixth

By , 10 May 2019
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Denis Kozhukhin © Marco Borggreve
Basingstoke

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in compelling form at the Anvil

By , 10 May 2019
*****
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Leonard Slatkin © Cybelle Codish
Dublin

Leonard Slatkin and the RTÉ NSO give an exciting performance in Dublin

By , 10 May 2019
****1
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Angélique Kidjo and the LCO © Southbank Centre | Mark Allan
London

A sucker punch: LCO surveys Glass' complete exploration of Bowie's Berlin Trilogy

By , 09 May 2019
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Elgan Llŷr Thomas (Johnny Inkslinger) © Lloyd Winters
London

Singing animals, heroic lumberjacks, pure melody and riotous entertainment in ENO's Paul Bunyan

By , 09 May 2019
****1
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Hans van der Woerd
Philadelphia

The end is the beginning: revelatory Mahler 9 from the Philadelphia Orchestra

By , 09 May 2019
*****
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New York City Ballet in Pam Tanowitz’s Bartók Ballet © Erin Baiano
New York City

Order and disorder: Balanchine and Tanowitz square off at New York City Ballet

By , 09 May 2019
***11
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Robert Spano © Angela Morris
Atlanta

In Atlanta, Richard Prior's dark work ...of shadow and light... shines

By , 09 May 2019
****1
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Katia and Marielle Labèque © Weigold & Böhm
Cleveland

Labèques make a persuasive case for rare Bruch in Cleveland

By , 09 May 2019
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Emmanuel Krivine © Julien Becker
Edinburgh

A disappointing Symphonie fantastique to finish the SCO's season

By , 09 May 2019
***11
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Natalia Osipova (Medusa) © ROH | Tristram Kenton
London

A bad hair day for Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's Medusa at the Royal Ballet

By , 08 May 2019
***11
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Erin Morley (Constance) and Isabel Leonard (Blanche de la Force) © Ken Howard | Met Opera
New York City

Faith and anguish: Carmélites at the Met

By , 08 May 2019
****1
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Sir Simon Rattle © Oliver Helbig
London

Blazing Mahler from Simon Rattle and the LSO

By , 08 May 2019
****1
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San Francisco Ballet in Ratmansky's Chamber Symphony © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet’s Shostakovich Trilogy brings a strong close to the season

By , 07 May 2019
*****
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Meryl Dominguez (Juliette) and Matthew White (Roméo) © Paul Sirochman
Philadelphia

“Arise, fair sun”: Gounod's Roméo et Juliette captivates

By , 07 May 2019
*****
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Tallinn Chamber Orchestra © Sven Tupits
Tallinn

What’s the poooints? Atonal explorations “through the forest” in Tallinn

By , 05 May 2019
***11
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Sir Simon Rattle conducts the LSO © Doug Peters | PA Wire
London

Razzle-dazzle from Rattle and the LSO

By , 05 May 2019
*****
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Sara Mearns in Balanchine's Slaughter on Tenth Avenue © Paul Kolnik
New York City

Barber, Broadway and Balanchine bring a buzz to New York City Ballet

By , 05 May 2019
****1
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Miriam Khalil (Mimì) and Joshua Guerrero (Rodolfo) © Michael Cooper
Toronto

A briskly conducted Bohème revived in Toronto

By , 05 May 2019
***11
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Jennifer Johnson Cano (Offred) © Liza Voll
Boston

No balm in Gilead: Boston Lyric Opera presents The Handmaid’s Tale

By , 05 May 2019
*****
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M – Eine Stadt sucht einen Mörder © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

M: a murderer hiding in plain sight at Komische Oper

By , 05 May 2019
****1
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Kaspars Putniņš and the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir © Sven Tupits
Tallinn

“Blossomings”: a stunning display of contemporary choral music in Tallinn

By , 04 May 2019
*****
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Julia Sitkovetsky (The Queen of the Night) © James Glossop
Glasgow

Stovepipe hats are back: Scottish Opera’s steampunk Magic Flute returns

By , 04 May 2019
****1
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Ginger Costa-Jackson (Carmen) © Sunny Martini
Seattle

Ginger Costa-Jackson's sultry Carmen: the ultimate good-time girl in Seattle

By , 04 May 2019
*****
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David Zinman © Priska Ketterer
Antwerp

The American Dream still lives in Antwerp

By , 03 May 2019
****1
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