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Carlos Álvarez (Boccanegra) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

Political intrigues at the Royal Opera as Simon Boccanegra returns

By , 15 November 2018
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Wojtek the Bear © David Smythe
Edinburgh

McFall’s Chamber: Warsaw’s Tango and Afterwards

By , 15 November 2018
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Pavel Kolesnikov © Eva Vermandel
London

Russian pyrotechnics and robust Anglican religion contrast in BBC SO programme

By , 15 November 2018
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Ion Marin © Courtesy of the BSO
Poole

Schubert and Bruckner torsos from Poole

By , 14 November 2018
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François-Xavier Roth © Holger Talinski
London

From sunrise to dreamy afternoons: orchestral sorcery from François-Xavier Roth and the LSO

By , 14 November 2018
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MMDG and the Silkroad Ensemble in Layla and Majnun © Susana Millman
London

Mark Morris Dance Group/ Silk Road Ensemble: Layla and Majnun

By , 14 November 2018
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Alasdair Beatson © Giorgia Bertazzi
London

Mysterious and glittering machines from Alasdair Beatson at Kings Place

By , 14 November 2018
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Lina Dambrauskaite (Semele) © Robert Workman
London

By Jove! A terrific Semele at the Royal Academy of Music

By , 14 November 2018
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Claudio Coviello (Albrecht) and Maria Eichwald (Giselle), La Scala Ballet's Giselle © Darren Thomas
Brisbane

La Scala’s gorgeous Giselle captivates Brisbane

By , 14 November 2018
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V. Mackenzie, R. Gay-Labbé, M-R. Kabasha, E. Höglund, M. Jean-Pierre, E. Lê Phan © Alexandre Gilbert
Montreal

Tentacle Tribe's Ghost is good, but not great

By , 13 November 2018
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Leticia Moreno © Omar Ayyashi
Manchester

Classical in scale, romantic in outlook: Manchester Camerata at Bridgewater Hall

By , 13 November 2018
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Gautier Capuçon © Catherine Pluchart
London

Chameleon colours from Batiashvili, Capuçon and Thibaudet at the Barbican

By , 12 November 2018
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Georgia Jarman © Adam Janisch
Berlin

Written on Skin: A modern operatic classic makes Berlin debut

By , 12 November 2018
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Christian Van Horn (Mefistofele_ © Karen Almond | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Devil takes all in The Met's Mefistofele

By , 12 November 2018
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Iveta Apkalna © Daniel Dittus
Hamburg

Bach goes Baltic: Kremerata Baltica at the Elbphilharmonie

By , 12 November 2018
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Elzbieta Szmytka and the Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra © Marcin Zaborowski Photography
Szczecin

A century of independence: Górecki's Symphony of Sorrowful Songs in Szczecin

By , 11 November 2018
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Marin Alsop © Adriane White
London

Mournful and humane Brahms at the Royal Festival Hall

By , 11 November 2018
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Elizabeth Atherton © Kiran Ridley
London

Remembrance from Pole to Pole: London Sinfonietta revisits Górecki's Third

By , 11 November 2018
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Prelude – Skydiving from a dream © Louise Mather
Glasgow

Utterly thrilling: Prelude – Skydiving from a Dream from Scottish Ensemble and Andersson Dance

By , 10 November 2018
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Il barbiere di Siviglia at Dutch National Opera © Marco Borggreve | DNO 2018
Amsterdam

“Let them eat cake!” A revolutionary Barbiere at Dutch National Opera

By , 10 November 2018
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Ashley Riches and Louise Alder © BBC | Jamie Simonds
London

The Silver Tassie makes a triumphant return

By , 10 November 2018
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Oliver Arno (Petruchio), ensemble © Thilo Beu
Bonn

A superbly entertaining Kiss Me, Kate at the Theater Bonn

By , 10 November 2018
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Vladimir Jurowski © Simon Jay Price
London

Debussy, Lindberg, Stravinsky and Janáček speak to war and mortality

By , 10 November 2018
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Andrew Manze, Ed Lyon and Benjamin Appl © Mark McNulty
Liverpool

Striking intimacy from Britten's War Requiem in Liverpool

By , 10 November 2018
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New York City

ABT's Whiteside and Trenary star in Arthur Pita's The Tenant at The Joyce

By , 10 November 2018
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Joyce DiDonato © Simon Pauly
Philadelphia

DiDonato shines with Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra

By , 09 November 2018
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Alina Pogostkina © Nikolaj Lund
Belgrade

Serene Vasks and exuberant Shostakovich in Belgrade

By , 09 November 2018
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Ailish Tynan © RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra & Philharmonic Choir
Dublin

Britten's War Requiem receives a searing performance in Dublin

By , 09 November 2018
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Tatiana Melnik (Kitri), Hungarian National Ballet's Don Quixote © Attila Nagy | Hungarian State Opera
New York City

The Hungarian National Ballet debuts its Don Quixote in NY

By , 09 November 2018
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Andrei Bondarenko (Guglielmo), Ruzan Mantashyan (Fiordiligi) and Francesco Guglielmino (“Sempronio”) © Monika Rittershaus
Zürich

Sensuality and solidarity in Serebrennikov's new Così fan tutte in Zurich

By , 08 November 2018
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Alain Altinoglu © Marco Borggreve
Cleveland

Pelléas et Mélisande without words: Alain Altinoglu in Cleveland

By , 08 November 2018
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The Emerson String Quartet © Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
London

White-hot intensity from the Emerson Quartet at Milton Court

By , 08 November 2018
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Le villi © Paul Sirochman
Philadelphia

Superb AVA Puccini double bill in Philadelphia

By , 08 November 2018
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Sheku Kanneh-Mason © Lars Borges
Liverpool

C’est magnifique: Ravel in the hands of Andrew Manze

By , 08 November 2018
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Thomas Søndergård © Martin Bubandt
Perth

Remembrance of lost youth as RSNO and Glasgow schoolboys mark Armistice

By , 08 November 2018
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Yosep Kang (Rodolfo) and Maija Kovalevska (Mimì) © Jeff Busby
Melbourne

Life on the precipice: Opera Australia revives its Berlin Bohème

By , 07 November 2018
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Borodin Quartet © Simon Van Boxtel
London

Life out of Death: a celebration of Czech musical defiance from the LPO

By , 07 November 2018
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Phillip Rhodes (Scarpia) and Kari Postma (Tosca) © Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

A dystopian police state for Reisopera's new Tosca

By , 06 November 2018
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Valery Gergiev © Alberto Venzago
London

A highly theatrical Tchaikovsky 5 from Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky

By , 05 November 2018
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Ian Bostridge © Sim Canetty-Clarke
London

MacMillan première outgunned by Shostakovich at the Barbican

By , 04 November 2018
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Polina Semionova (Nikia) and Alejandro Virelles (Solor) in Ratmansky's La Bayadère © Yan Revazov
Berlin

Travelling through time: Ratmansky’s Bayadère premieres at the Staatsballett

By , 04 November 2018
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Matthew Rose © Lena Kern
London

A stylish Rake's Progress from Jurowski and the LPO

By , 03 November 2018
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Artists of Bill T Jones / Arnie Zane Company in Pretty, The Escape Artist © Reed Hutchinson | Cap UCLA
Los Angeles

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company Tackles Marathon 7-Hour Performance

By , 03 November 2018
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Le nozze di Figaro © Yasuko Kageyama | Opera di Roma
Rome

An elephant in the room: Graham Vick's new Figaro opens in Rome

By , 03 November 2018
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London

A Child's Christmas Poems and Tiger Eggs at Sadler's Wells' Lilian Baylis Studio

By , 03 November 2018
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Marily Santoro (Norma) © Antonio Sollazzo
Reggio Calabria

A convincing Norma at the Teatro Francesco Cilea, Reggio Calabria

By , 02 November 2018
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Erika Gál (The Queen of Sheba) © Attila Nagy | Hungarian State Opera
New York City

Goldmark's The Queen of Sheba a rare Hungarian delight in New York

By , 02 November 2018
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Tokyo

Sumptous Schumann from the Staatskapelle Dresden in Tokyo

By , 01 November 2018
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Jakub Hrůša and the Bamberg Symphony © Andreas Herzau
Bamberg

From the frozen North to autumnal Bohemia: the Bamberg Symphony tackle Abrahamsen and Brahms

By , 01 November 2018
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Marianela Nuñez (Nikiya) in La bayadère © Bill Cooper | ROH, 2018
London

Marianela Nuñez shines in a star-studded, polished Bayadère at the Royal Ballet

By , 01 November 2018
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