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London

La traviata at Covent Garden: imperfect but enjoyable

By , 16 January 2017
***11
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Zürich

A Russian Reality Revisited: A new cast for Anna Karenina in Zürich

By , 15 January 2017
****1
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Vienna

The Dead City lacks excitement in Vienna

By , 15 January 2017
***11
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Saffron Walden

A thrilling tour opener from the Bergen Philharmonic

By , 15 January 2017
****1
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London

Le Grand Macabre at the Barbican: surreal, madcap, touching the sublime

By , 15 January 2017
*****
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Glasgow

Food for thought in Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s The Last Supper

By , 14 January 2017
****1
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Berlin

Tumultuous times: a history lesson with Vladimir Jurowski

By , 14 January 2017
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Valletta

Lessons in sin from the Dunedin Consort in Valletta

By , 14 January 2017
****1
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Hamburg

The sound and the fury: the Chicago Symphony at Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie

By , 14 January 2017
***11
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Seattle

Two Violettas in 24 hours: Seattle Opera fields double-casts in Konwitschny's Traviata

By , 14 January 2017
****1
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Valletta

A historical curiosity in Valletta: Atys en Folie

By , 14 January 2017
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Budapest

Pietari Inkinen’s finely-wrought Russian landscapes poke history’s ribs

By , 13 January 2017
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Dublin

A fruitful partnership: Nathalie Stutzmann delivers a convincing Brahms 2 in Dublin

By , 13 January 2017
****1
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Valletta

A celebratory Te Deum for Malta

By , 13 January 2017
*****
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Philadelphia

A brilliant start to the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Paris Festival

By , 13 January 2017
*****
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London

A grisly love triangle: Written on Skin returns to Covent Garden

By , 13 January 2017
****1
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Boston

Minimalism in the Sky with Diamonds: Cameron Carpenter and Bramwell Tovey with the Boston Symphony

By , 13 January 2017
****1
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Amsterdam

The Abduction from the Seraglio a soprano vehicle at Dutch National Opera

By , 13 January 2017
***11
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Los Angeles

Jacob Jonas The Company Delivers at the Wallis

By , 13 January 2017
*****
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Evanston

Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio brings warmth to Northwestern’s Winter Chamber Music Festival

By , 13 January 2017
****1
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Sydney

Joined at the hip: Michieletto's brilliantly interwoven Cav & Pag in Sydney

By , 12 January 2017
****1
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Houston

Abduraimov's grand “Emperor” at the Houston Symphony

By , 12 January 2017
***11
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Birmingham

Playing a long game: Andris Nelsons' Birmingham Bruckner

By , 12 January 2017
****1
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Oslo

Intended and unintended images: Han-Na Chang and the Oslo Phil debut Mikalsen's Saan

By , 12 January 2017
***11
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Valletta

Valletta International Baroque Festival: The Trumpet Shall Sound

By , 12 January 2017
***11
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Atlanta

Runnicles and Gerstein deliver searing Tchaikovsky in Atlanta

By , 12 January 2017
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Amsterdam

Beauty and the Beast battle for our hearts and ears in Amsterdam

By , 12 January 2017
****1
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Hamburg

High up and high-end: Hamburg's dazzling new concert hall is inaugurated

By , 12 January 2017
****1
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Southampton

Mitsuko Uchida creates pearls at the Turner Sims

By , 12 January 2017
****1
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Cleveland

Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra majestic in Widmann and Bruckner

By , 12 January 2017
****1
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Vienna

A visually strong Der Kaiser von Atlantis at the Kammeroper

By , 11 January 2017
***11
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London

English National Ballet's exceptional Giselle

By , 11 January 2017
*****
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Turin

An orthodox Pagliacci stands alone in Turin

By , 11 January 2017
***11
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London

Leeds Competition winner Anna Tsybuleva makes her Wigmore debut

By , 11 January 2017
***11
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Sydney

Sweetness and light: Rautavaara tribute concert showcases one side of his art in Sydney

By , 11 January 2017
***11
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New York City

Alan Gilbert and Stephen Hough in repertoire staples at the New York Philharmonic

By , 11 January 2017
***11
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London

Patchy recital from Stefano La Colla and Maria Katzarava at Wigmore Hall

By , 10 January 2017
***11
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Florence

Dido left stranded by the director in Florence

By , 08 January 2017
**111
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Zürich

Kent Nagano’s startling Beethoven and Messiaen in Zurich

By , 08 January 2017
****1
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London

Extreme sports: Gardner leads the BBCSO in a thrilling Central European expedition

By , 07 January 2017
****1
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Seattle

Seattle begins New Year with Beethoven's Ninth

By , 07 January 2017
***11
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Sydney

Biographica: a mazy musical melange at Sydney's Carriageworks

By , 07 January 2017
****1
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New York City

Win Some, Lose Some at Joyce’s American Dance Platform

By , 06 January 2017
***11
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Cleveland

Kirill Gerstein offers an intriguing match in Cleveland: Schoenberg vs Gershwin

By , 05 January 2017
***11
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Stockholm

Tchaikovsky on Twelfth Night rings in the New Year in Stockholm

By , 05 January 2017
****1
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Atlanta

Oundjian leads polished Bartók in Atlanta

By , 05 January 2017
****1
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New York City

Star turns in Met's new Roméo et Juliette

By , 04 January 2017
****1
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Vienna

Alma Deutscher's Cinderella reaches the stage in Vienna

By , 04 January 2017
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Zürich

Zürich revives Loy's magnificently entertaining Alcina

By , 02 January 2017
*****
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Wrocław

Jan Lisiecki brings New Year's Eve sparkle to Wrocław

By , 31 December 2016
****1
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