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Berlin

Toy Story: Calixto Bieito stages Die Gezeichneten at the Komische Oper

By , 21 January 2018
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London

Four French masterpieces from a Philharmonia Orchestra on fine form

By , 21 January 2018
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London

The Young Debussy: Roth and the LSO open their miniature festival in style

By , 21 January 2018
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Dresden

Nostalgia and neurosis as Die tote Stadt returns to the Semperoper after nearly a century

By , 21 January 2018
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Milan

Fledermaus debuts at La Scala but misses some sparkle

By , 21 January 2018
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Hong Kong

Jaap van Zweden blazes trail for the Hong Kong Philharmonic with Götterdämmerung

By , 21 January 2018
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London

Decisive, committed and compelling: Steve Reich in London

By , 20 January 2018
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Glasgow

Double dealings with Death: Sāvitri and The Emperor of Atlantis at RCS

By , 20 January 2018
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Berlin

Carmen the butcher: a grotesque new production at Deutsche Oper Berlin

By , 20 January 2018
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Bologna

Vick and Mariotti refresh Bohème in Bologna

By , 20 January 2018
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Oslo

Maybe it’s make-believe: a curious Norma in Oslo

By , 20 January 2018
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Toronto

Crisper, tighter, more relevant: revival of Christopher Alden's Rigoletto at the COC

By , 20 January 2018
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Zürich

Tension and release: Paavo Järvi brings the Estonian Festival Orchestra to Zurich

By , 20 January 2018
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Cleveland

Cleveland Orchestra's The Seasons proves successful despite artist cancellations

By , 20 January 2018
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Almere

Isabelle Beernaert's Tabula Rasa

By , 20 January 2018
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Gateshead

Energy and enchantment from the CBSO at Sage Gateshead

By , 19 January 2018
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London

An indelible performance of Giselle by the Royal Ballet

By , 19 January 2018
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Los Angeles

Hong, Byers and Loo step in for Zimmermann's Cello Concerto at Disney Hall

By , 19 January 2018
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Dresden

Marek Janowski returns to Weber’s Euryanthe in Dresden after 44 years

By , 19 January 2018
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Leeds

Opera North's Madama Butterfly is much more than a tear-jerker with a social conscience

By , 19 January 2018
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Cardiff

Springtime for Ryan Wigglesworth and the BBCNOW

By , 19 January 2018
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London

Josep Pons and the BBCSO bring Spanish heat to an operatic double-bill

By , 19 January 2018
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Edinburgh

Cardiff 2017 winner Catriona Morison’s recital première in Edinburgh

By , 19 January 2018
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Cologne

Oper Köln's delightful Orpheus enraptures audience of all ages

By , 19 January 2018
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Edinburgh

Manze and Fox’s brilliant Britten

By , 18 January 2018
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San Francisco

The Grit and Glamour of San Francisco Ballet's 85th Season Gala

By , 18 January 2018
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Amsterdam

Tristan und Isolde smoulders at Dutch National Opera

By , 18 January 2018
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Prague

Anchors askew in Prague

By , 18 January 2018
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Philadelphia

Scottish Fantasies with the Philadelphia Orchestra: Otherworldly and Earthly

By , 18 January 2018
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New York City

Daniele Gatti and the Royal Concertgebouw at Carnegie Hall: an evolving collaboration

By , 18 January 2018
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London

Russian epic from Mikhail Agrest and the London Philharmonic Orchestra

By , 17 January 2018
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London

Many pianos: Alexander Melnikov at Wigmore Hall

By , 17 January 2018
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Berlin

Revelatory and uncompromising works at Ultraschall Festival

By , 17 January 2018
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London

Laments and sparkles: Anna Fedorova compelling in Chopin

By , 17 January 2018
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New York City

The Concertgebouw Orchestra and Daniele Gatti: keeping the tradition alive

By , 17 January 2018
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Turin

An enigmatic Turandot in Stefano Poda's dream staging at the Teatro Regio in Turin

By , 16 January 2018
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Southampton

Enterprising programme from Marc-André Hamelin at Turner Sims

By , 16 January 2018
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London

Tosca at Covent Garden with Calleja, Finley and Pieczonka: promise as yet unfulfilled

By , 15 January 2018
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Prague

Bach's Eternal Palace: Mahan Esfahani's Prague tribute to Zuzana Růžičková

By , 14 January 2018
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London

A masterwork of elegiac introspection from Isabelle Faust and Alban Berg

By , 14 January 2018
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Vienna

Bringing a picnic to the poltergeist: Don Giovanni in Vienna

By , 14 January 2018
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London

Entertaining resurrection of a Hollywood oddity by Rattle and the LSO

By , 13 January 2018
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London

Gallic pleasures at Wigmore Hall: The Nash Ensemble's French Connection

By , 13 January 2018
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Paris

“It must be so": Handel's Jephtha at the Palais Garnier

By , 13 January 2018
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Zürich

A stunning double-bill of ballets by León/Lightfoot and Crystal Pite in Zurich

By , 13 January 2018
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Boston

Roth charts the emergence of the modern in Boston

By , 12 January 2018
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Dublin

Trippy dreams: Kochanovsky and RTÉ NSO deliver a searing Symphonie fantastique

By , 12 January 2018
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Manchester

Unpolished gems: Saint-Saëns, Smetana, Sinfonietta and Chasse royale

By , 12 January 2018
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London

From Rameau to Mahler: Rattle and Kožená entertain in wide-ranging LSO programme

By , 11 January 2018
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Cleveland

A valedictory Mahler 9 opens the New Year in Cleveland

By , 11 January 2018
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