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A Soldier's Story © Hong Kong Sinfonietta Ltd
Hong Kong

A Soldier's Story 5.0: the devil returns to the Hong Kong Sinfonietta

By , 21 September 2019
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Marcelo Puente (Don Carlo); Maria Agresta (Elisabetta) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Don Carlo doesn't find his place in Madrid

By , 21 September 2019
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Berlin

Taking dance conventions head-on: Boris Charmaz and Dimitri Chamblas in À bras-le-corps

By , 20 September 2019
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Víkingur Ólafsson © Ari Magg
Manchester

Víkingur Ólafsson's star shines on a powerfully emotional night in Manchester

By , 19 September 2019
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Kateřina Kněžíková © Petra Hajská
Prague

A Dvořák revival fit for a king in Prague

By , 19 September 2019
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Vasily Petrenko © Svetlana Tarlova
Liverpool

Bell-tastic season opener in Liverpool

By , 19 September 2019
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Un ballo in maschera © Marcus Lieberenz (2016)
Berlin

Götz Friedrich’s classic production of Un ballo in maschera revived in Berlin

By , 19 September 2019
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Ensemble der Karajan-Akademie der Stiftung Berliner Philharmoniker © Peter Adamik
Berlin

Karajan Academy rounds off Musikfest Berlin with Grisey and Neuwirth

By , 18 September 2019
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New York City Ballet in Christopher Wheeldon’s DGV: Danse à Grand Vitesse © Paul Kolnik
New York City

Something for everyone: Balanchine + Wheeldon at New York City Ballet

By , 18 September 2019
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Tamara Rojo (Giselle) © Laurent Liotardo
London

Passion and sincerity: Tamara Rojo leads from the front in Akram Khan’s Giselle

By , 18 September 2019
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La favola d'Orfeo © Judit Horváth
Budapest

Orfeo meets the Bacchae: Monteverdi with a twist in Budapest

By , 18 September 2019
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Jaap van Zweden © Roger Neve
New York City

New York Philharmonic opens its season with hits and misses

By , 18 September 2019
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Sir Simon Rattle and the LSO © Kevin Leighton
London

Uplifting Romantic giants from Ax, Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra

By , 18 September 2019
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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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Maria Kowroski and Tyler Angle in Diamonds © Paul Kolnik
New York City

Jewels under pressure: New York City Ballet opens its Fall season

By , 17 September 2019
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Ion Marin © Stas Levshin
Lugano

St Petersburg meets Beethoven and Mahler in Lugano

By , 16 September 2019
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Viktoria Mullova © Heike Fischer Fotografie
Auckland

Intense Schubert and Ravel from the Mullova trio

By , 16 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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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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Jukka Rasilainen (Alberich) © Ralph Larmann
Helsinki

Salonen's Helsinki Rheingold celebrates Finnish vocal talent as new Ring launches

By , 14 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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Anna Tsygankova and James Stout in Symphony in Three Movements © Hans Gerritsen
Amsterdam

Glitter and groove with Balanchine in Amsterdam

By , 13 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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Louise Alder © Gerard Collett
London

Superb Britten Gala opens Wigmore season

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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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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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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Viktoria Mullova © Benjamin Ealovega
Auckland

Viktoria Mullova's intense Sibelius in Auckland

By , 12 September 2019
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Richard Tognetti © Gary Heery
Sydney

Tempestuous Mozart from the Australian Chamber Orchestra

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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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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London

Prom 71: Bach Night with a modern twist

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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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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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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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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