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Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 46: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla conducts a riveting Weinberg Third Symphony

By , 22 August 2019
***11
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James Gaffigan © Melchior Bargi
Los Angeles

Americana, yesterday and today, at the Hollywood Bowl

By , 22 August 2019
****1
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The Dunedin Consort in rehearsal © Ryan Buchanan
Edinburgh

Reservoir Dogs of the harpsichord: EIF's series of Bach's keyboard concertos goes out with a bang

By , 22 August 2019
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Luminous © Julian Kingma
Sydney

Luminous mysteries from the Australian Chamber Orchestra

By , 21 August 2019
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Sydney Mancasola (Bess McNeill) © James Glossop
Edinburgh

Mazzoli’s luminous Breaking the Waves receives European premiere in Edinburgh

By , 21 August 2019
****1
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West Side Story © Jeff Busby
Sydney

More grit, less glitter required for Opera Australia's West Side Story

By , 20 August 2019
***11
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Sir Simon Rattle © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 44: Rattle and the LSO full-throated in Walton, Koechlin and Varèse

By , 20 August 2019
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Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC SO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 43: The very new and the once new as Oramo and the BBC SO redefine tradition

By , 19 August 2019
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Clay Hilley (Paul), Kirsten Harvey (Marie's Ghost) and Sara Jakubiak (Marietta) © Stephanie Berger
Annandale-on-Hudson

The dead arise: Bard Musical Festival presents a thrilling Die tote Stadt

By , 18 August 2019
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Yo-Yo Ma and François-Xavier Roth with the Boston Symphony Orchestra © Hilary Scott
Lenox

An afternoon of fully-fledged Schumann and Brahms at Tanglewood

By , 18 August 2019
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François-Xavier Roth, Kirill Gerstein and the Boston Symphony Orchestra © Hilary Scott
Lenox

François-Xavier Roth makes an impressive Tanglewood debut

By , 17 August 2019
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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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Osmo Vänskä © Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
Cleveland

Vänskä and The Cleveland Orchestra in Italian symphonies by non-Italians

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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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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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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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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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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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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Simone Young © Klaus Lefebvre
Adelaide

A much anticipated amazing Girls Night Out in Adelaide

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
***11
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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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