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London

Supersized, superhuman Stravinsky from Rattle and the LSO

By , 21 September 2017
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London

Pulsating and poetic: Akram Khan’s terrific Giselle returns to Sadler’s Wells

By , 20 September 2017
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Gateshead

Sleepless in Gateshead: Lars Vogt's lively Goldbergs

By , 20 September 2017
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London

Rattle leads the LSO on a thrilling ride into the abyss

By , 19 September 2017
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Auckland

A heartwrenching Káťa Kabanová in Auckland

By , 19 September 2017
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London

Tainted Love: a passionate Hungarian double bill in Hackney

By , 19 September 2017
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London

A successful inaugural concert for The Mozartists at Wigmore Hall

By , 18 September 2017
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Berlin

Beethoven and beyond: Vladimir Jurowski and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin

By , 17 September 2017
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Wrocław

La Currentzis di Tito: a Mozartian mishap in Wrocław

By , 17 September 2017
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Darmstadt

A curiously uninvolving Tosca in Darmstadt

By , 17 September 2017
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Madrid

Opera seria goes wild: Lucio Silla at the Teatro Real

By , 16 September 2017
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Amsterdam

Thrilling singing in Simon Boccanegra at the Concertgebouw

By , 16 September 2017
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Philadelphia

Squatters’ rites, sacred sites in We Shall Not Be Moved

By , 16 September 2017
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Boston

A rousing rarity in Boston: Odyssey Opera’s The Maid of Orléans

By , 16 September 2017
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Leeds

Opera North's Little Greats: jealousy, murder and childhood fantasy

By , 16 September 2017
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Alresford

Grange Festival delivers an engaging Mansfield Park by Jonathan Dove

By , 16 September 2017
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Philadelphia

Magicking Flutes – and pink elephants – in the Roaring Twenties in Philadelphia

By , 15 September 2017
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Amsterdam

Ode to the Master: van Manen bill in Amsterdam

By , 15 September 2017
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Amsterdam

Diana Damrau puts the sparkle into the RCO’s Opening Night in Amsterdam

By , 14 September 2017
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London

This is Rattle: music from past and present transfigured and made radical

By , 14 September 2017
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Manchester

A Faint-Hearted Fanfare: The Hallé in Manchester

By , 14 September 2017
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Bucharest

A performance with two very different halves: Vladimir Ashkenazy at the helm of the Philharmonia Orchestra

By , 14 September 2017
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Gothenburg

Looking back at the future of epic music: Rouvali brings Kullervo to Gothenburg

By , 14 September 2017
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London

Roderick Williams’ charming birdcatcher leads a spirited revival of The Magic Flute at Covent Garden

By , 14 September 2017
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Philadelphia

Murder She Wrote: Elizabeth Cree launch Opera Philadelphia's Fall Festival

By , 14 September 2017
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Geneva

Elena Langer's Figaro Gets a Divorce shines in Geneva

By , 14 September 2017
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San Francisco

Night at the Elektra museum in San Francisco

By , 13 September 2017
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Barcelona

Il viaggio a Reims: A simply staged Rossinian rarity in Barcelona

By , 13 September 2017
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Prague

A native son returns triumphant to Prague

By , 12 September 2017
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San Francisco

A colorful Turandot opens the San Francisco Opera season

By , 12 September 2017
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Amsterdam

Summer's over, and Ballet's back in Amsterdam

By , 12 September 2017
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Milan

Plácido Domingo returns to La Scala in Handel's Tamerlano

By , 12 September 2017
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Bucharest

Inside and outside the comfort zone: Dutoit leads Argerich and the RPO

By , 12 September 2017
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Sydney

A splendid night of 20th-century cello music with Nicolas Altstaedt and Aleksandar Madžar

By , 11 September 2017
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London

No moonlight, no magic: Richard Jones directs a vanilla Bohème for the Royal Opera

By , 11 September 2017
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Wrocław

Il giardino armonico’s bouquet of Baroque bonbons causes a sensation in Wrocław

By , 10 September 2017
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Washington

Graffiti meets Nefertiti: Aida in Washington DC

By , 09 September 2017
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Amsterdam

Solid La forza del destino opens Dutch National Opera season

By , 09 September 2017
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Budapest

Boom or bust: the Hungarian State Opera's new Bánk Bán

By , 09 September 2017
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Wrocław

Very variable Vespers at the Wratislavia Cantans Festival in Poland

By , 09 September 2017
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Hong Kong

Blazing Mahler 5 from Jaap van Zweden and the Hong Kong Philharmonic

By , 08 September 2017
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London

Prom 74: Stolid performances from the Vienna Philharmonic under Michael Tilson Thomas

By , 08 September 2017
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London

Prom 72: Impressive musicianship from the Vienna Philharmonic in Mahler 6

By , 07 September 2017
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Prague

In Prague, a radiant Dvořák Stabat Mater

By , 07 September 2017
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London

Prom 73: A Bach masterclass from András Schiff

By , 07 September 2017
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Milan

Bechtolf applies a touch of magic realism to Hänsel und Gretel at La Scala

By , 06 September 2017
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London

Prom 71: Elegiac, violent, always purposeful Shostakovich from Jurowski and the LPO

By , 06 September 2017
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London

Proms at... Tate Modern: Grey reverie and awkward electronics

By , 06 September 2017
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Lucerne

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra shines in Lucerne

By , 06 September 2017
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New York City

Exciting, loud Fanciulla opens NYCO season

By , 06 September 2017
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