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Perth

Soaring spiritual ascent by candlelight from the Scottish Ensemble

By , 05 December 2016
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Berlin

Flimm's Hollywood Manon Lescaut is fleet-footed but effective in Berlin

By , 04 December 2016
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London

Festive Tchaikovsky from Jac van Steen and the Philharmonia

By , 04 December 2016
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London

Delta Piano Trio: virtuosity and elegance at Conway Hall

By , 04 December 2016
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San Francisco

Brilliant performance from Serena Wang, but lackluster CPO at the Davies Symphony Hall

By , 04 December 2016
***11
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London

Comic strip Trovatore a damp squib at the Royal Opera

By , 04 December 2016
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London

An alternative Nativity at the Barbican: John Adams' El Niño

By , 04 December 2016
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Zürich

Shaking fists at the fates: Christian Spuck's Messa da Requiem in Zurich

By , 03 December 2016
*****
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Seattle

Elgar's Dream a transformative experience at Seattle Symphony

By , 03 December 2016
****1
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Vienna

The Russian–French Connection in the Musikverein

By , 03 December 2016
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Prague

A contemporary conundrum in Prague: Reich's Three Tales

By , 03 December 2016
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Berlin

Rides in a fast machine: precision-engineered Adams, Bartók and Tchaikovsky from Alan Gilbert and the Berlin Phil

By , 02 December 2016
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Paris

Warlikowski's provocative staging of Iphigénie en Tauride a theatrical experience in Paris

By , 02 December 2016
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London

How to grow old gracefully: the Company of Elders show us how it's done

By , 02 December 2016
*****
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London

Burnished Beethoven: Andrés Orozco-Estrada leads a pristine Eroica

By , 02 December 2016
***11
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Budapest

In memoriam Zoltán Kocsis: tribute by the Budapest Festival Orchestra tops a stunning concert

By , 02 December 2016
*****
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New York City

Kaija Saariaho's L'Amour de loin triumphs at the Met

By , 01 December 2016
****1
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Montreal

Dorrance Dance: a revelation

By , 01 December 2016
*****
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Melbourne

Teutonic repertoire meat and drink to Simone Young and the MSO

By , 01 December 2016
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London

Shrill frenzy: fierce Walton from Nicholas Collon and the Philharmonia

By , 01 December 2016
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Birmingham

Intensity and power: Montero and Balsom impress in Shostakovich in Birmingham

By , 01 December 2016
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Tokyo

An enchanting Barber visits Tokyo: Il barbiere di Siviglia at the New National Theatre

By , 01 December 2016
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Costa Mesa

Strauss' Vienna given the Hollywood treatment in Costa Mesa

By , 01 December 2016
***11
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Atlanta

Vivaldi with abandon: Atlanta Symphony hosts Avi Avital

By , 01 December 2016
***11
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Chicago

Kraemer’s ebullient all-Handel program warms a December evening in Chicago

By , 01 December 2016
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Cardiff

Joyful noise: Walton’s mighty Belshazzar’s Feast in Cardiff

By , 01 December 2016
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Naples

Rossini's Otello returns to its birthplace in Naples

By , 30 November 2016
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Sydney

Theodora: a musical, if not dramatic, triumph in Sydney

By , 30 November 2016
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London

Atmosphere? The Adagios have it aplenty: the LPO under Andrés Orozco-Estrada

By , 30 November 2016
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Stockholm

Shakespeare doesn't quite meet Goethe: a Liederabend in Stockholm

By , 30 November 2016
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London

Beauty and bite: intimate Mozart from Uchida and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra

By , 29 November 2016
****1
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London

Russian exuberance and Soviet introspection from the LSO at the Barbican

By , 29 November 2016
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Washington

Powerful Mahler 5 from the Royal Concertgebouw in Washington DC

By , 29 November 2016
*****
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Vancouver

Into the Woods: Vancouver Opera's new Hansel and Gretel

By , 29 November 2016
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London

Operatic drama in Saint-Saëns' “Organ Symphony " from Jean-Luc Tingaud and the RPO

By , 29 November 2016
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London

National Ballet of China's bittersweet The Peony Pavilion at Sadler's Wells

By , 29 November 2016
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London

La Calisto: Sublime singing saves Cavalli’s work from farce

By , 28 November 2016
****1
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Melbourne

The way the world ends: brilliant Götterdämmerung crowns Melbourne cycle

By , 28 November 2016
*****
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London

The importance of being Alice: a tale of diminishing returns

By , 28 November 2016
***11
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Bergamo

Rosmonda d'Inghilterra revived at Teatro Donizetti in Bergamo

By , 27 November 2016
***11
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Manchester

A 24-carat Rheingold as the Hallé continues its Ring quest

By , 27 November 2016
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Lucerne

All-Brahms chamber concert closes Lucerne's piano festival

By , 27 November 2016
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Cleveland

Jaap van Zweden and the Cleveland Orchestra bring freshness to Beethoven’s Fifth

By , 26 November 2016
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London

Loch na hEala : Michael Keegan-Dolan's excellent Swan Lake

By , 26 November 2016
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Hong Kong

Hong Kong Philharmonic in a mixed bag of Dvořák and Tchaikovsky

By , 26 November 2016
***11
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Amsterdam

Semyon Kotko: Jurowski drowns out propaganda with Prokofiev in Amsterdam

By , 26 November 2016
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New York City

The magic of The Nutcracker at NYC Ballet

By , 25 November 2016
***11
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Dublin

Moving and mysterious: Collon conducts Shostakovich 15 in Dublin

By , 25 November 2016
***11
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Tokyo

Big surprises from the Japan Philharmonic

By , 25 November 2016
****1
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Belfast

A sweepingly romantic evening with the Ulster Orchestra

By , 25 November 2016
****1
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