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Southampton

Natalya Romaniw an imperious Tatyana as Tchaikovsky is unleashed from the Mayflower pit

By , 18 October 2017
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Vienna

Robert Carsen serves up a flawless Wozzeck for new Theater an der Wien staging

By , 17 October 2017
*****
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New York City

Dyka and Antonenko shine in an extravagant Turandot at the Met

By , 17 October 2017
***11
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London

Shobana Jeyasingh Dance: Bayadère – The Ninth Life

By , 16 October 2017
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London

Raw passion: Alexander Dmitriev brings dynamic taste of St Petersburg to London

By , 16 October 2017
****1
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Berlin

A dark and brooding Pelléas et Mélisande at the Komische Oper

By , 15 October 2017
****1
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London

Taste of honey: Roman Rabinovich sugar-coats Chopin, Haydn and Rachmaninov

By , 15 October 2017
***11
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Berlin

“To infinity and beyond!” Cosmic Mondparsifal in Berlin

By , 15 October 2017
*****
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London

Veronika Eberle wows in Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto

By , 15 October 2017
****1
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St Paul

Minnesota Opera Don Pasquale “goes Hollywood”

By , 15 October 2017
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Oslo

An underwhelming Barber in Oslo

By , 14 October 2017
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Vienna

Verdi’s family drama: Die Räuber at the Volksoper

By , 14 October 2017
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London

Mini-Mahler: a reduced but upscale Das Lied von der Erde at Kings Place

By , 14 October 2017
*****
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Zürich

A mix of soap and sweetmeats: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King in Zurich

By , 14 October 2017
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Turin

Patience is a virtue in the Teatro Regio's marvellous Tristan und Isolde

By , 14 October 2017
****1
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Dublin

Intriguing Irish opera Eithne makes a comeback after a century

By , 14 October 2017
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New York City

Shedding light on inventiveness: the Takács Quartet and guests at Carnegie Hall

By , 14 October 2017
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Edinburgh

James Ehnes excels in Edinburgh with Beethoven's Violin Concerto

By , 13 October 2017
****1
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Boston

East meets West: Ligeti, Dvořák, and Schumann with Gimeno and the Boston Symphony

By , 13 October 2017
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Rome

Comedy and drama in Auber's Fra Diavolo: a balance well obtained at Opera di Roma

By , 13 October 2017
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Glyndebourne

Getting to the heart of Don Alfonso: Così fan tutte revived for Glyndebourne Tour

By , 13 October 2017
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London

Aurally spectacular Vaughan Williams and Birtwistle at the Barbican

By , 13 October 2017
****1
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Dublin

Giltburg delivers thoughtful Tchaikovsky in Dublin

By , 13 October 2017
***11
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New York City

Ballet West Returns to the Joyce

By , 13 October 2017
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London

Herheim’s lavish Vêpres siciliennes returns to Covent Garden in triumphant style

By , 12 October 2017
****1
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Cardiff

Scintillating season opener from Søndergård and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

By , 12 October 2017
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Amsterdam

Eliogabalo’s dark carnival in Amsterdam

By , 12 October 2017
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Berlin

Blurred lines: Peter Sellars' half-baked semi-staging mars a fine performance of The Cunning Little Vixen

By , 12 October 2017
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Birmingham

The Mariinsky Orchestra excels in an all Russian programme in Birmingham

By , 12 October 2017
*****
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London

Fiction-laden history, musical truth: Ashkenazy brings Shostakovich to Battleship Potemkin

By , 12 October 2017
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Philadelphia

Rebirth of Cool: West Side Story in concert

By , 12 October 2017
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New York City

Leif Ove Andsnes unleashes Nordic magic with the New York Philharmonic

By , 12 October 2017
****1
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Seattle

An evening of Mendelssohn and Schumann with the Seattle Symphony and Gidon Kremer

By , 12 October 2017
****1
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Edinburgh

Delightful Dvořák from Ticciati and the SCO in Usher Hall

By , 12 October 2017
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Edinburgh

Scottish Ballet's Stravinsky Double Bill is a hit in Edinburgh

By , 11 October 2017
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Leeds

Destiny and South Sea escapes: Osud and Trouble in Tahiti from Opera North

By , 11 October 2017
***11
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Birmingham

Sinaisky offers romance and revoultion in Birmingham

By , 11 October 2017
****1
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Montreal

New Artistic Director of Les Grands Ballets puts spirituality front and centre

By , 11 October 2017
***11
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London

Tasty Ravel the centrepiece of a delicious Pavel Haas Quartet recital at Wigmore Hall

By , 10 October 2017
*****
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New York City

Julie Taymor’s Magic Flute is still mesmerizing at The Met

By , 10 October 2017
****1
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Milan

Demons and angels: Der Freischütz at La Scala

By , 10 October 2017
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London

Classical tradition as Bernard Haitink joins the LSO for Brahms and Beethoven

By , 10 October 2017
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London

Hit and miss for Balletboyz's new touring programme

By , 10 October 2017
***11
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London

Gergiev and his Mariinsky players spin stories at Cadogan Hall

By , 09 October 2017
****1
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New York City

Kopatchinskaja and Campbell revive the art of the string duo at Park Avenue Armory

By , 09 October 2017
****1
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Glyndebourne

Strong ensemble cast gives fizz to Glyndebourne's touring Barber

By , 08 October 2017
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Chicago

Louis Lortie makes a Liszt pilgrimage in Chicago

By , 08 October 2017
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London

Valery Gergiev and a youthful Mariinsky surge through Scheherazade

By , 08 October 2017
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Moscow

Mieczysław Weinberg's The Idiot at the Bolshoi Theatre

By , 08 October 2017
****1
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Nuremberg

Horse and Carthage: The Trojans in Nuremberg

By , 08 October 2017
****1
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