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Martin Winkler (Jupiter) and Kathryn Lewek (Eurydice) © Salzburg Festival | Monika Rittershaus
Salzburg

Au fait with Orphée: Salzburg celebrates Offenbach's bicentenary

By , 17 August 2019
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Vladimir Jurowski © Matthias Creutziger
London

Prom 41: Triumphant Glazunov 5 crowns Jurowski's evening of Russian “Henry Wood Novelties”

By , 17 August 2019
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Annandale-on-Hudson

Korngold and his contemporaries: an academic evening at Bard SummerScape

By , 17 August 2019
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Harry Christophers conducts The Sixteen and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra © Ryan Buchanan
Edinburgh

World premiere of James MacMillan’s Fifth Symphony at the Edinburgh International Festival

By , 17 August 2019
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Riccardo Chailly conducts the Lucerne Festival Orchestra © Peter Fischli | Lucerne Festival
Lucerne

A rich and powerful spectrum: Chailly conducts Rachmaninov in Lucerne

By , 16 August 2019
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Stephen Hough plays Queen Victoria’s Érard, loaned from Royal Collection by Her Majesty the Queen © Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019. Photography: BBC/Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 40: Royal assortment from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

By , 16 August 2019
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Thomas Zehetmair © Julien Mignot
Kilkenny

Zehetmair and the Irish Chamber Orchestra shine in Britten and Beethoven at Kilkenny

By , 16 August 2019
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Juan Francisco Gatell (Demetrio) © Studio Amati Bacciardi
Pesaro

The beginnings of a genius: Demetrio e Polibio at the Rossini Opera Festival

By , 15 August 2019
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Elim Chan conducts the BBC NOW © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 39: Maritime pictures from Chan, Morison and the BBC NOW

By , 15 August 2019
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Margarita Shrainer (Kitri) and Igor Tsvirko (Basilio) © Natalia Voronova
London

Tilting at windmills: Bolshoi’s Don Quixote cranks into top gear

By , 15 August 2019
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Riccardo Muti © Salzburg Festival | Marco Borrelli
Salzburg

In memoriam: Verdi's Requiem in Salzburg

By , 15 August 2019
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Margarita Shrainer (Kitri) and Igor Tsvirko (Basilio) © Natalia Voronova
London

«Дон Кихот» Большого достигает высшей точки активности

By , 15 August 2019
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Asmik Grigorian (Tatyana) © Ryan Buchanan
Edinburgh

Asmik Grigorian wows as Tatyana in Komische Oper Eugene Onegin in Edinburgh

By , 15 August 2019
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Christopher Maltman (Oedipe) © Salzburg Festival | Monika Rittershaus
Salzburg

Song of Destiny: Enescu's Oedipe at the Salzburg Festival

By , 14 August 2019
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Salome Jicia (Semiramide) © Studio Amati Bacciardi
Pesaro

The Queen is back: Semiramide in Pesaro

By , 14 August 2019
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Teresa Iervolino (Ernestina) and Pavel Kolgatin (Ermanno) © Studio Amati Bacciardi
Pesaro

Puns, dirty jokes and bizarre misunderstandings: L’equivoco stravagante at the Rossini Opera Festival

By , 13 August 2019
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Martyn Brabbins © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 35: Martyn Brabbins celebrates 60th birthday in style

By , 13 August 2019
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Calum Robertson, Anna Michels and Sally Carr © Lana Woolford
Edinburgh

Quirky contemporary Scottish compositions at Edinburgh Fringe

By , 13 August 2019
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Berlin-Tokyo Quartet © Davos Festival | Yannick Andrea
Davos

The “cuts” of Kirchner, Haensler and Schubert in Davos

By , 12 August 2019
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Martha Argerich and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 34: Bluster and conviction from Argerich and Barenboim with West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

By , 12 August 2019
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Semyon Bychkov © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 33: Bychkov and the BBC SO embrace the spirit of Mahler past and present

By , 11 August 2019
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Joyce DiDonato, Antonio Pappano and the NYO-USA © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 32: Summer adventures from the NYO USA and Pappano

By , 11 August 2019
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Thomas Adès and the BSO at Tanglewood © Hilary Scott
Lenox

Beethoven and Ives at Tanglewood: a lovely summer Sunday in the Berkshires

By , 11 August 2019
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Madison Leonard (Gilda) and Lester Lynch (Rigoletto) © Sunny Martini
Seattle

Timelessly timely: a dark and damning Rigoletto in Seattle

By , 10 August 2019
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Lise Davidsen and the Philharmonia © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 31: Blazing Bruckner 4 from Salonen and the Philharmonia

By , 10 August 2019
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Jung-Min Amy Lee and Asher Fisch with The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni
Cleveland

Fisch leads The Cleveland Orchestra in commanding performances of Liszt, Barber and Brahms

By , 10 August 2019
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Simone Young © Klaus Lefebvre
Adelaide

A much anticipated amazing Girls Night Out in Adelaide

By , 09 August 2019
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Cordelia Braithwaite (Juliet) and Paris Fitzpatrick (Romeo) © Johan Persson
London

Romeo + Juliet another palpable hit for Sir Matthew Bourne

By , 09 August 2019
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Jakub Józef Orliński (Rinaldo) © Robbie Jack
Glyndebourne

Jolly hockey sticks! Orliński rules as Rinaldo at Glyndebourne

By , 08 August 2019
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Pinchas Steinberg and Jonas Kaufmann © Keith Saunders
Sydney

Jonas Kaufmann stars in Opera Australia's Andrea Chénier

By , 08 August 2019
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Tadaaki Otaka © Masahide Sato
London

Prom 28: to the Moon via Russia

By , 08 August 2019
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The Bright Stream © Natalia Voronova
London

Bolshoi Ballet delivers the laughs in Ratmansky's The Bright Stream

By , 07 August 2019
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© John Busby
Edinburgh

Now the Hungry Lion Roars: a delightful wildlife soirée at the Edinburgh Fringe

By , 07 August 2019
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Nathalie Stutzmann conducts the BBC NOW © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 26: Mozart Requiem trumps the War of the Romantics for energy and drama

By , 07 August 2019
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Leonard Slatkin conducts the CSO © Russel Jenkins
Highland Park

Virtuosic balance of power and delicacy from Slatkin and Matsuev at Ravinia Festival

By , 07 August 2019
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Filipa Portela (Elle) © David Mar Photography
Edinburgh

La Voix Humaine: short, tense and explosive at the Edinburgh Fringe

By , 07 August 2019
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Sol Gabetta performs Weinberg's Cello Concerto © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 25: Soulful Weinberg from Sol Gabetta and the BBCSO

By , 06 August 2019
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Pascal Moraguès and Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro © Rita Carmo
Lisbon

Love in Lisbon: final concert of the Verão Clássico

By , 06 August 2019
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Takács Quartet © Amanda Tipton
New York City

Beethoven's last and Dohnanyi's first at Mostly Mozart

By , 05 August 2019
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Ben Gernon © Petr Kadlec
London

Prom 23: Romantics and revolutionaries with Gernon and the BBC Philharmonic

By , 05 August 2019
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Carmela Remigio (Hecuba) © Clarissa Lapolla
Martina Franca

Manfroce's Ecuba: Martina Franca showcases a composer on the point of greatness

By , 04 August 2019
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Gustavo Dudamel © Adam Latham
Edinburgh

The LA Phil's Edinburgh Festival residency goes out with a bang

By , 04 August 2019
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Amanda Woodbury (Violetta) © Karli Cadel | The Glimmerglass Festival
Cooperstown

Glimmerglass’ Traviata: quality singing in a setting with novel accents

By , 04 August 2019
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John Storgårds © Heikki Tuuli
London

Prom 22: Storgårds, the BBC Phil and the calm before a devastating storm

By , 04 August 2019
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Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil at the Edinburgh International Festival © Ryan Buchanan
Edinburgh

Dudamel and the LA Phil: a magnificent Mahler to open the 2019 Edinburgh Festival

By , 03 August 2019
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Thomas Dausgaard and Pekka Kuusisto © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 20: eventful all-Sibelius Prom from Thomas Dausgaard and the BBC SSO

By , 03 August 2019
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Benedetta Torre (Carolina), Alasdair Kent (Paolino) © Clarissa Lapolla
Martina Franca

Secret affairs in an Italian summer: Cimarosa's Matrimonio segreto at Martina Franca

By , 03 August 2019
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Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro and Adrian Brendel © Rita Carmo
Lisbon

Verão Clássico: Chamber music rules in Lisbon

By , 03 August 2019
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Andrey Boreyko © Richard de Stoutz
Cleveland

Boreyko and Cleveland Orchestra make impassioned case for Zemlinsky

By , 03 August 2019
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Ann Hallenberg (Ariodante) and Roberta Mameli (Ginevra) © Mats Bäcker
Drottningholm

Handel’s Ariodante in Drottningholm's magical setting

By , 03 August 2019
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