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Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla © Frans Jansen
Birmingham

Bold, dramatic colour in Gražinytė-Tyla's CBSO Mahler 2

By , 13 June 2019
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Christian Franz (Loge) © János Posztós, Müpa Budapest
Budapest

Christian Franz's Loge leads a near-flawless cast in Das Rheingold in Budapest

By , 13 June 2019
*****
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Emmanuel Villaume © Václav Hodina
Prague

Prague Philharmonia finishes with a flourish

By , 12 June 2019
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Daisy Brown (Tytania) © Ali Wright
Market Harborough

Magic from the pit in Nevill Holt Opera’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

By , 12 June 2019
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Skylar Brandt in Le Corsaire © Rosalie O’Connor
New York City

Wildly offensive, but wildly entertaining too: ABT's Le Corsaire

By , 11 June 2019
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ATLAS © Mathew Imaging
Los Angeles

Monk's ATLAS a remarkable odyssey in Los Angeles

By , 11 June 2019
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Vasily Petrenko © Svetlana Tarlova
London

“An Heroic Journey” with Kozhukhin, Petrenko and the RPO

By , 11 June 2019
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Karina Gauvin and Le Concert de la loge © Stiftung Händel-Haus
Halle

“Madness” with Karina Gauvin at the Halle Handel Festival

By , 10 June 2019
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Alice Sara Ott © Esther Haase | Deutsche Grammophon
London

Alice Sara Ott and Scheherazade both weave tales with the London Symphony Orchestra

By , 09 June 2019
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Cecilia Bartoli (Alcina) and Angelika Nieder (Old Alcina) © Salzburg Festival | Matthias Horn
Salzburg

Alcina’s Hotel California: Bartoli mesmerizes in Michieletto’s new Salzburg production

By , 09 June 2019
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Angela Denoke © Johan Persson
London

The tamest nightclub in Berlin: Salonen goes to Weimar

By , 09 June 2019
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Manon Lescaut © Bettina Stöß (2015)
Berlin

Gilbert Deflo’s charming Manon Lescaut brilliantly performed at Deutsche Oper

By , 09 June 2019
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Robert Hayward (Falstaff) © Clive Barda
Alresford

The Grange Festival's Falstaff hits all the right notes

By , 09 June 2019
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Soloists, Gianluca Capuano and Il canto di Orfeo © Marco Borrelli
Salzburg

Caldara's La Morte d’Abel rediscovered at Salzburg Whitsun festival

By , 09 June 2019
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Dame Darcey Bussell and Gary Avis in Ashton's Tango from Façade © ROH | Andrej Uspenski
London

“The spirit of Margot” celebrated in The Royal Ballet's Fonteyn gala

By , 08 June 2019
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Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Camerata Bern © Benno Hunziker
Rheinfelden

Disconcerting pleasures with Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Camerata Bern at the Solsberg Festival

By , 08 June 2019
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Roberto Plano © Gregory Wilson
Cleveland

A colorful travelogue from Roberto Plano in Cleveland recital

By , 08 June 2019
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Laquita Mitchell (Bess) and Musa Ngqungwana (Porgy) © Richard Hubert Smith
West Horsley

Polished Porgy: Gershwin triumphs in Surrey

By , 08 June 2019
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Danielle de Niese (Cendrillon) and Kate Lindsey (Prince Charming) © Richard Hubert Smith
Glyndebourne

Cinders on the couch: Freudian Cendrillon at Glyndebourne

By , 08 June 2019
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Anne Sophie Duprels (Amelia) and Matteo Lippi (Gustavo) © Ali Wright
London

Un ballo in maschera showcases Opera Holland Park at its best

By , 08 June 2019
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San Francisco Ballet in Dawson's Anima Animus © Erik Tomasson
London

Pure dance with joyful power: San Francisco Ballet closes Sadler's Wells residency

By , 07 June 2019
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Stephen Doughty © Ulster Orchestra
Belfast

Ulster Hall fills with the sounds of Mendelssohn’s Elijah

By , 07 June 2019
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Manfred Honeck, Christina Landshamer, Jennifer Johnson Cano, Werner Güra, Shenyang © Ed DeArmitt | Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Pittsburgh

Honeck leads Pittsburgh Symphony in an astonishing Beethoven 9

By , 06 June 2019
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Brett Polegato (Rodrigo), Leonardo Capalbo (Carlo) © Robert Workman
West Horsley

Don Carlo at Grange Park Opera: gripping historical drama, powerfully sung

By , 06 June 2019
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Simona Mihai (Countess Almaviva) and Roberto Lorenzi (Figaro) © Clive Barda
Alresford

Matrimonial mayhem: Le nozze di Figaro at The Grange Festival

By , 06 June 2019
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Ed Lyon (Janáček) and Marie Hamard (Zefka) © Jan Versweyveld
London

Janáček's The Diary of One Who Disappeared embellished for the stage by Ivo van Hove

By , 06 June 2019
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Anna-Maria Helsing © Kasper Dalkarl
London

The BBC Concert Orchestra go orange with Anna-Maria Helsing

By , 06 June 2019
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Jan Regan
Philadelphia

Isolated thrills in Philadelphia Orchestra's Russian Masters

By , 06 June 2019
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Yuan Yuan Tan and Luke Ingham in Scarlett's Hummingbird © Erik Tomasson
London

A lively evening of pure dance from San Francisco Ballet

By , 05 June 2019
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The Aurora Orchestra © Nick Rutter
London

Sparkling “Music of the Spheres” full of cosmic energy from Kuusisto, Collon and Aurora Orchestra

By , 05 June 2019
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Paul Appleby (Pelléas) and Elena Tsallagova (Mélisande) © BAUS
Amsterdam

Pelléas et Mélisande at the Holland Festival: austerely beautiful but flawed

By , 05 June 2019
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Nino Machaidze (Manon Lescaut) and Juan Diego Flórez (Chevalier Des Grieux) © Wiener Staatsoper GmbH | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

Flórez makes a role debut in a stylish production of Manon in Vienna

By , 05 June 2019
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Ainhoa Arteta (Maddalena) and Alfred Kim (Andrea Chénier) © Guillermo Mendo
Seville

Dangerous and unpredictable times: Giordano’s Andrea Chénier in Seville

By , 05 June 2019
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Sara Hershkowitz © Thor Brødreskift
Bergen

Bergen International Festival: Donald Trump sings Ligeti, and Mahler overwhelms

By , 05 June 2019
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Devon Teuscher and James Whiteside © Gene Schiavone
New York City

ABT's damp, dreary Jane Eyre disappoints

By , 04 June 2019
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Alpesh Chauhan © Marcello Orselli
London

Chauhan and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra save the best till last

By , 04 June 2019
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The Firebird: Edward Watson and Yasmine Naghdi © ROH | Tristram Kenton
London

The Firebird/A Month in the Country/Symphony in C: a gorgeous triple bill to end The Royal Ballet's season

By , 04 June 2019
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The Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Tugan Sokhiev and Renaud Capuçon © Prague Spring | Ivan Malý
Prague

A flat finish for Prague Spring

By , 04 June 2019
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Elizabeth Llewellyn (Manon Lescaut) and Peter Auty (des Grieux) © Robert Workman
London

A mixed Manon Lescaut at Opera Holland Park

By , 04 June 2019
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The Arctic Philharmonic Sinfonietta with Sarah Herchkowitz © Anita Veda
Bergen

Bergen International Festival: Arctic Philharmonic in a chilly evening of new music

By , 04 June 2019
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Anna Prohaska, Vittorio Ghielmi and Fulvio Bettini with Il Suonar Parlante © Stiftung Händel-Haus
Halle

Apollo e Dafne at the Handel Festival in Halle

By , 04 June 2019
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The Brahms-Haydn Variations © Marty Sohl
New York City

Twyla Tharp can still make ballet look cool: ABT pays tribute to a ballet maverick

By , 03 June 2019
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Oslo String Quartet © Paul Johannessen
Bergen

Bergen International Festival: Haydn, Debussy and Unsuk Chin in a magical setting

By , 03 June 2019
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Hans Van Der Woerd
New York City

At Carnegie Hall, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Met Orchestra delve into French repertoire

By , 03 June 2019
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aus LICHT Day 3 © Ruth & Martin Walz
Amsterdam

Airborne string players and choral wizardry in aus LICHT Part 3

By , 02 June 2019
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Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich © Neda Navaee
London

Fiery performance of Stockhausen's earlier works conclude London Stockhausen retrospective

By , 02 June 2019
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Rigoletto at Staatsoper Berlin © Brinkhoff Mögenburg
Berlin

Polished but emotionally cool: Rigoletto at Staatsoper Berlin

By , 02 June 2019
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Orchestre Métropolitain | François Goupil
Montreal

A pair of contrasting sacred works in Montreal

By , 02 June 2019
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Maria Agresta (Norma) © Toni Suter | T&T Fotografie
Zürich

Norma in Zurich: superb vocalists trapped in a minimalist staging

By , 02 June 2019
***11
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Jean-Guihen Queyras © Marco Borggreve
Hong Kong

Queyras in a masterly display of the familiar and the unfamiliar

By , 01 June 2019
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