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Edmar Tuul, Stephanie Childress and Yaroslav Zaboyarkin © Taavi Kull
Pärnu

Pass the baton: Järvi Academy's conducting relay

By , 20 July 2019
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Andres Kaljuste (viola) and Theodor Sink (cello) play Korngold © Kaupo Kikkas
Pärnu

Musical Klimt: Vienna comes to Pärnu in Erkki-Sven Tüür's chamber gala

By , 19 July 2019
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Karina Canellakis © Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 1: Karina Canellakis opens the 2019 BBC Proms season in style

By , 19 July 2019
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Paavo – and Kristjan – Järvi in rehearsal with the Estonian Festival Orchestra © Kaupo Kikkas
Pärnu

Pride of Pärnu: Estonian Festival Orchestra revels in Nielsen

By , 18 July 2019
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Björn Bürger (Papageno) and Sofia Fomina (Pamina) © Glyndebourne Productions Ltd. | Bill Cooper
Glyndebourne

Die Zauberflöte at Glyndebourne: a mixed bag of paper cut-outs

By , 18 July 2019
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Gilbert Kalish, Peter Kolkay, Stephen Taylor, Kevin Rivard and Tomasso Lonquich © Anna Kariel
Atherton

Music@Menlo: Launching Beethoven

By , 17 July 2019
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Ben Mingay (Sweeney Todd) and Antoinette Halloran (Mrs Lovett) © James Rogers
Perth WA

Sweeney Todd in Perth: ticks all the boxes

By , 16 July 2019
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James Ehnes © Benjamin Ealovega
Seattle

Intriguing Voyage Out anchored by 19th-century delights in Seattle

By , 15 July 2019
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Leigh Melrose (Brett Whiteley) © Prudence Upton
Sydney

Of art and genius: exceptional world premiere of Whiteley in Sydney

By , 15 July 2019
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Phelim McDermott Tao of Glass © Tristram Kenton
Manchester

Beauty, comedy and intrigue in Tao of Glass at Manchester International Festival

By , 15 July 2019
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New Hollywood String Quartet © Sam Muller
Pasadena

Brahms Festival in South Pasadena ends with a lullaby

By , 14 July 2019
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Miah Persson © Priska Ketterer
Aix-en-Provence

Parallel symmetries and random synchronicities: Michel van der Aa’s Blank Out at Festival d’Aix

By , 13 July 2019
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Yelena Dyachek (Marie Antoinette) and Jonathan Bryan (Beaumarchais) © Karli Cadel | The Glimmerglass Festival
Cooperstown

Glimmerglass resurrects The Ghosts of Versailles on the eve of Bastille Day

By , 13 July 2019
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Paul Watkins © Nina Large
Pasadena

Brahms unleashed in South Pasadena

By , 12 July 2019
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Franz Welser-Möst © Michael Pöhn
Cleveland

Summers@Severance opens with lush Mahler and Beethoven

By , 12 July 2019
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Ivan Ludlow (Don Giovanni) © Matthew Williams Ellis
Moreton-in-Marsh

“The Predator Punish'd”: Longborough's new Don Giovanni

By , 11 July 2019
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Jonathon Heyward © Jeremy Ayres Fischer
Manchester

“Leningrad” at the Manchester International Festival

By , 11 July 2019
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Empire Garden © Gene Schiavone
New York City

Mark Morris' pedestrian world premiere opens Mostly Mozart Festival

By , 10 July 2019
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Boris Giltburg © Sasha Gusov
Liverpool

Giltburg impresses in Petrenko’s Italian summer in Liverpool

By , 10 July 2019
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Venice Baroque Orchestra © Anna Carmignola
New York City

Venice Baroque Orchestra dazzles New York on a Day of Champions

By , 10 July 2019
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Femke Slot of the Royal Danish Ballet © Costin Radu
New York City

The Royal Danish Ballet proves dance as "an expression of joy" in New York

By , 09 July 2019
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Sabine Devieilhe (Marie) © ROH 2019 | Tristram Kenton
London

Devieilhe, Camarena, Spagnoli: a dream team for La Fille du régiment at the Royal Opera

By , 08 July 2019
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New Hollywood String Quartet © Sam Muller
Pasadena

Summer of Brahms Chamber Music Festival kicks off in South Pasadena

By , 07 July 2019
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Henning Kraggerud © Robert Romik
Bantry

Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time ends West Cork Chamber Music Festival in style

By , 07 July 2019
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Xavier Phillips © Caroline Doutre
London

Xavier Phillips and François-Frédéric Guy in Beethoven at Wigmore Hall

By , 06 July 2019
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Marcelo Álvarez (Turiddu) and Violeta Urmana (Santuzza) © Luciano Romano
Naples

Piety and violence in San Carlo's Cavalleria rusticana

By , 06 July 2019
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George Humphreys (Onegin) and Shelley Jackson (Tatyana) © Genevieve Girling
Buxton

Buxton Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary with Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin

By , 06 July 2019
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Adam Goodburn (Rev Charles Dodgson) © Soda Street Productions
Adelaide

Lewis Carroll’s Boojum! makes serious-nonsense in Adelaide

By , 05 July 2019
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Emanuel Ax plays Mozart at Tanglewood © Hilary Scott
Lenox

Opening night at Tanglewood: a good omen for things to come

By , 05 July 2019
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George Petean (Don Carlo) © Monika Rittershaus (2018)
Zürich

Hidden identities, crime and shame: Homoki's Forza returns to Zurich

By , 04 July 2019
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Sally Matthews (Rusalka) © Tristram Kenton
Glyndebourne

How to stage magic: Glyndebourne's Rusalka

By , 04 July 2019
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Denis Rodkin in Spartacus © Damir Yusupov
Brisbane

A blockbuster Spartacus from the Bolshoi in Brisbane

By , 04 July 2019
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Daria Khokhlova in Emeralds © Damir Yusupov
Brisbane

Not all Balanchine's Jewels sparkle in Brisbane

By , 03 July 2019
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Sara Baras © Sofia Wittert
London

Sara Baras lights up the stage at Sadler's Wells

By , 03 July 2019
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Cassandra Trenary in The Sleeping Beauty © John Grigaitis
New York City

Radiant cast almost awakens Ratmansky's Sleeping Beauty

By , 03 July 2019
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Marcus Farnsworth (Noah) and his sons © Marc Brenner
London

Two-by-two in Stratford East: Britten's Noye's Fludde on location

By , 03 July 2019
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James Ehnes © Benjamin Ealovega
Seattle

Strong chamber performances win admiration in Seattle

By , 03 July 2019
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Ermonela Jaho (Anna Bolena) and Leonardo Cortellazzi (Percy) © Prudence Upton
Sydney

Tudor terrors in Opera Australia's new Anna Bolena

By , 02 July 2019
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Michele Esposito in Double Violin © Michel Schnater
Amsterdam

No slim pickings at Dutch National Ballet's “New Moves”

By , 01 July 2019
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Sophie Bevan (Governess), Leo Jemison (Miles) and Ed Lyon (Peter Quint) © Johan Persson
High Wycombe

Goosebumps at Garsington: an outstanding, shadowy Turn of the Screw

By , 01 July 2019
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Sean Anderson (Richard Nixon) and Rainelle Krause (Pat Nixon) © Jessi Franko Designs LLC
Princeton

Nixon in China touches down at Princeton Festival

By , 30 June 2019
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Romeo and Juliet © Yan Revazov
Berlin

A hot affair: Staatsballett Berlin in Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet

By , 30 June 2019
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Joélle Harvey (Susanna) and Christian Gerhaher (Figaro) © ROH | Mark Douet
London

Gardiner runs Mozart ragged in The Royal Opera's Figaro

By , 29 June 2019
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Venera Gimadieva (Marguerite de Valois) © Semperoper Dresden | Ludwig Olah
Dresden

Peter Konwitschny returns to the Semperoper with Les Huguenots

By , 29 June 2019
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Martha Argerich © Adriano Heitman
Hamburg

Argerich, Dutoit and Russian revelry in Hamburg

By , 28 June 2019
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Karah Son (Cio-Cio-San) © Prudence Upton
Sydney

A new, darker Butterfly at Opera Australia

By , 28 June 2019
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Sara Jakubiak (Marietta) and Aleš Briscein (Paul) © Iko Freese | drama.berlin.de
Berlin

Korngold's Dead City is not so dead, but the dreams are glittering

By , 28 June 2019
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Glass Farm Ensemble © Steven Pisano for Bachtrack
New York City

New York’s Glass Farm Ensemble takes on unsung compositions of text-based work

By , 27 June 2019
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Apollo © Zdeněk Bierhanzl
Prague

Stargazing in Prague: Opera Nova Festival

By , 27 June 2019
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Left Unseen © Drew Forsyth
London

Left Unseen/ The Rite of Spring: Phoenix Dance Theatre's double bill at Sadler's Wells

By , 27 June 2019
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