Find classical music concert, opera, ballet and dance reviews

Arden Hills

Bach's Brandenburgs shine in the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's holiday musical offering

By , 10 December 2017
****1
Read more
Zürich

Simplicity the key to Ted Huffman's new Madama Butterfly in Zurich

By , 10 December 2017
****1
Read more
Paris

Lully's Alceste a great success in Versailles

By , 10 December 2017
****1
Read more
Manchester

Novel approaches to old favourites from Carlo Rizzi and The Hallé

By , 10 December 2017
****1
Read more
Los Angeles

Xian Zhang thrills in Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev at Disney Hall

By , 10 December 2017
***11
Read more
Budapest

Garbage bins and shopping trolleys: a disappointing new Hänsel und Gretel in Budapest

By , 09 December 2017
***11
Read more
Manchester

Renaud Capuçon finds the tragedy in Shostakovich

By , 09 December 2017
****1
Read more
Berlin

De Keersmaeker, Queyras & Rosas in Mitten wir im Leben sind / Bach6Cellosuiten at HAU 1

By , 09 December 2017
*****
Read more
New York City

Met's revival of Figaro as relevant today as ever

By , 09 December 2017
****1
Read more
Naples

La fanciulla del West walks wistfully into the Naples sunset

By , 09 December 2017
****1
Read more
Vienna

Constantin Trinks’ cut and paste Siegfried is far from idyllic at the Theater an der Wien

By , 09 December 2017
**111
Read more
Edinburgh

Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker is a festive delight at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre.

By , 09 December 2017
****1
Read more
Perth

Ancient and Modern: a beautiful Winter Chorale from The Scottish Ensemble and I Fagiolini

By , 09 December 2017
****1
Read more
Adelaide

A Mimì to die for: La bohème in Adelaide

By , 08 December 2017
****1
Read more
Berlin

Sweet nothings: a disappointing new Hänsel und Gretel at the Staatsoper Berlin

By , 08 December 2017
**111
Read more
New York City

Balancing longueurs and invention: the Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall

By , 08 December 2017
***11
Read more
Milan

Andrea Chénier in Milan: tradition triumphs at La Scala's season opener

By , 07 December 2017
***11
Read more
Cleveland

Mikko Franck scores a successful Cleveland Orchestra debut

By , 07 December 2017
***11
Read more
Vienna

Portraits of the Female: Barbara Hannigan at the Konzerthaus

By , 07 December 2017
****1
Read more
London

Unassuming virtuosity: Daniil Trifonov’s Chopiniana at Wigmore Hall

By , 07 December 2017
***11
Read more
New York City

Janine Jansen and Friends: unbelievable harmony at Carnegie Hall

By , 07 December 2017
*****
Read more
London

Vilde Frang's impresses, but Salonen's Finnish independence celebrations miss the mark

By , 07 December 2017
***11
Read more
Berlin

Happy 275th birthday, Staatsoper Unter den Linden!

By , 07 December 2017
*****
Read more
London

Znaider concludes his Mozart cycle with the LSO in style

By , 07 December 2017
***11
Read more
London

Celebrating Finnish nationhood with the BBCSO and Oramo

By , 06 December 2017
****1
Read more
London

Project Polunin: A Welcome Step Forward

By , 06 December 2017
****1
Read more
Vienna

Willy Decker's stylish production enhances vocally strong Lulu in Vienna

By , 06 December 2017
****1
Read more
Vienna

Uwe Eric Laufenberg’s Elektra a disappointment in Vienna

By , 05 December 2017
***11
Read more
London

A cloud of glitter: Sir Peter Wright's Nutcracker returns to The Royal Ballet

By , 05 December 2017
****1
Read more
New York City

A mighty second cast for Met’s Norma revival

By , 05 December 2017
****1
Read more
Vienna

Dreams and reality: a brilliant Daphne in Vienna

By , 04 December 2017
****1
Read more
Berlin

Tradition proclaimed with an exclamation point: Fiddler on the Roof returns to the Komische Oper

By , 03 December 2017
*****
Read more
Boston

The Nutcracker: Boston Ballet's elegant take on a Christmas classic

By , 03 December 2017
***11
Read more
Glasgow

Madness, magic and spiritual mayhem: The Fiery Angel from Scottish Opera and RCS

By , 03 December 2017
****1
Read more
Amsterdam

A colourful ode to chairs by Introdans in So You Think You Can Stoelendans

By , 03 December 2017
***11
Read more
San Francisco

A Turandot to remember in San Francisco

By , 03 December 2017
****1
Read more
Zürich

Bodies inside a box: a colourless Fidelio in Zurich

By , 03 December 2017
***11
Read more
Paris

As English as roast beef: Nézet-Séguin and L'Orchestre Métropolitain bring Elgar to Paris

By , 03 December 2017
****1
Read more
London

Evil under the sun: Hymel triumphs in Cav and Pag at Covent Garden

By , 02 December 2017
*****
Read more
Berlin

Heroic resignation: a superb Mahler 9 from Haitink and the Berliner Philharmoniker

By , 02 December 2017
*****
Read more
Paris

Cavalli's Erismena charms in Versailles

By , 02 December 2017
***11
Read more
Barcelona

Tristan und Isolde: an abstract tryst by moonlight at the Liceu

By , 02 December 2017
****1
Read more
London

The City of London Sinfonia plumbs the depths of Tavener's The Protecting Veil

By , 02 December 2017
****1
Read more
Seattle

Gerstein and Debus are a sensation in Seattle

By , 02 December 2017
****1
Read more
Dublin

Spectacular Strauss from Nathalie Stutzmann and the RTÉ NSO

By , 01 December 2017
*****
Read more
Amsterdam

Dutch National Opera revives a musically gorgeous La bohème

By , 01 December 2017
****1
Read more
Boston

Panoramas, Potions and Prokofiev: Leonidas Kavakos, Andris Nelsons, and the Boston Symphony

By , 01 December 2017
****1
Read more
London

Dolce Duello: Cecilia Bartoli and Sol Gabetta in Baroque sparring at the Barbican

By , 01 December 2017
***11
Read more
Belfast

Translucent sounds: Vaughan Williams, Sibelius and Dvořák in Belfast

By , 01 December 2017
****1
Read more
Edinburgh

Oundjian's Brahms disappoints, but Hadelich's Dvořák takes off in Edinburgh

By , 01 December 2017
***11
Read more