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Florence

Musical statues: Impressive singing in Ronconi's static Semiramide in Florence

By , 29 September 2016
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Washington

The NSO season opens: celebrating Shakespeare American-Style

By , 29 September 2016
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Prague

Joshua Bell and the Czech Philharmonic: a scintillating meeting of Old and New Worlds

By , 29 September 2016
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London

First Draft: Beethoven and Bruckner from Jurowski and the London Philharmonic

By , 28 September 2016
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London

Igor Levit's Beethoven Sonata cycle begins at Wigmore Hall

By , 28 September 2016
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London

Heroism, life and death: Oramo and BBCSO powerful in 2016/17 season opener

By , 28 September 2016
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London

An all-you-can-eat Prokofiev buffet from the Mariinsky

By , 28 September 2016
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San Francisco

Yuja Wang on fire at the San Francisco Symphony

By , 28 September 2016
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San Francisco

Comedy and cruelty in Don Pasquale at San Francisco Opera

By , 28 September 2016
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Manchester

Akram Khan's Giselle at English National Ballet

By , 27 September 2016
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New York City

A winning cast sparks joy in Don Giovanni revival at the Met

By , 27 September 2016
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London

Making hay while the sun shines: glorious Fille opens Royal Ballet season

By , 27 September 2016
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London

Prokofiev lacking wit and pungency: Baráti and Gergiev at Cadogan Hall

By , 27 September 2016
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Amsterdam

Anna Prohaska pure and precise in Baroque arias at the Concertgebouw

By , 27 September 2016
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Berlin

Sirje Viise - a commanding performance

By , 27 September 2016
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London

Alek Shrader - a mysterious Wigmore debut

By , 26 September 2016
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London

Light against dark: Gergiev and the Mariinsky explore Prokofiev

By , 26 September 2016
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New York City

Trelinski's passionless Tristan und Isolde opens Met season

By , 26 September 2016
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Melbourne

“Intimate Beethoven” from members of the Australian Chamber Orchestra

By , 26 September 2016
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Vienna

Zubin Mehta leads the Vienna Philharmonic in a brilliant Bruckner 7th at the legendary Musikverein.

By , 26 September 2016
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London

“Sing O Muse": Salonen explores Stravinsky inspired by Greek myth

By , 25 September 2016
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London

The skull beneath the skin: the LSO's take on Sibelius and Mahler

By , 25 September 2016
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Manchester

When Haydn met Hendrix: Manchester Camerata juxtapose musical genres and icons at the RNCM

By , 24 September 2016
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Budapest

A new Traviata with passions running low in Budapest

By , 24 September 2016
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Zagreb

Veteran maestro Nikša Baresa directs a stupendous Gurre-Lieder in Zagreb

By , 24 September 2016
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Birmingham

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater visit the West Midlands

By , 24 September 2016
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Sydney

Lyrical touch and immaculate phrasing: Nelson Freire's Schumann with the Sydney Symphony

By , 23 September 2016
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London

A dream double: spectacular Szymanoskwi from Nicola Benedetti in LPO's season opener

By , 23 September 2016
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Boston

Love and Death in the Afternoon: Calixto Bieito's Carmen in Boston

By , 23 September 2016
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Budapest

Paris Impressions: Fischer and Feng’s foray into French repertoire in Budapest

By , 23 September 2016
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Chicago

Muti opens Chicago season with a majestic Bruckner Seventh

By , 23 September 2016
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Atlanta

Technical brilliance: Ohlsson's Rachmaninov an Atlanta highlight

By , 22 September 2016
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London

Well sung but charmless: the Royal Opera's new Così fan tutte

By , 22 September 2016
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London

A delicate balance to strike: Bezuidenhout and the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

By , 22 September 2016
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Lugano

Evocation of the Ancestors: Dutoit opens Lugano Musica with Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring

By , 22 September 2016
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London

Sublime and chilling: Noseda and LSO brim with bite in Shostakovich 5

By , 22 September 2016
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Hamburg

Mahan Esfahani's glorious Goldberg Variations at Reeperbahn Festival

By , 22 September 2016
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Birmingham

Spirit of England: Gardner galvanises CBSO in Walton's Second

By , 22 September 2016
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Philadelphia

Flawed masterpiece: Missy Mazzoli's Breaking the Waves opens in Philadelphia

By , 22 September 2016
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Washington

Upstairs Downstairs comedy: Figaro opens Washington's season

By , 22 September 2016
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Manchester

First-rate Tchaikovsky and Liszt open the Halle's new season

By , 22 September 2016
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London

Hidden princes: the modern première of Hasse's Demetrio from Opera Settecento

By , 21 September 2016
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New York City

A Spectacle, a Smorgasbord, a Show: John Jaspere's Remains at BAM

By , 21 September 2016
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Bristol

Telemann insights from Boothby in Bristol

By , 20 September 2016
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Vienna

Defiant Requiem in Vienna: Verdi at Terezín

By , 20 September 2016
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Cheltenham

Callum Smart makes stunning debut with the RPO

By , 20 September 2016
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London

La canterina: Unknown repertoire from Classical Opera fizzles, but fades

By , 19 September 2016
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London

Still going strong at 70: the RPO celebrates in style

By , 19 September 2016
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London

Hellfire and damnation as Noseda and the LSO blaze through Verdi's Requiem

By , 18 September 2016
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Vienna

“Es gibt keinen Ausweg”: a dark, clever Hamlet at Theater an der Wien

By , 18 September 2016
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