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London

Mediterranean heat: a scorching Daphnis et Chloé from Altinoglu and the LSO

By , 23 March 2017
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Stockholm

Depth and brilliance in Mahler's Third in Stockholm

By , 23 March 2017
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Seattle

“More Light! More Light!” Morlot and the Seattle Symphony tackle Beethoven's Fifth

By , 23 March 2017
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Gateshead

Royal Northern Sinfonia's “String Masters” at Sage Gateshead

By , 22 March 2017
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Barcelona

Isabelle Faust and Freiburger Barockorchester show excellent rapport in Barcelona

By , 22 March 2017
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London

Breaking up is hard: La Voix humaine showcases the acting talents of Anne-Sophie Duprels

By , 22 March 2017
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London

An American in Paris opens in London

By , 21 March 2017
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Birmingham

Plumbing subterranean depths at the hands of John Malkovich’s imagined malevolent dictator

By , 21 March 2017
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Milton Keynes

Bitter wine: Frank Martin's Le Vin herbé an acquired taste

By , 21 March 2017
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New York City

Hamburg Ballet: Ode to Joy at the Joyce

By , 21 March 2017
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London

Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots gets a rare outing from Classical Opera

By , 21 March 2017
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Tokyo

Soul-searching: Sir András Schiff in Tokyo

By , 21 March 2017
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London

Inspiring Beethoven and Haydn from Ádám Fischer and the OAE

By , 20 March 2017
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London

Disappointing Schubert and Brahms from the LSO and Fabio Luisi

By , 19 March 2017
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Milan

A glorious Meistersinger from Harry Kupfer at La Scala

By , 19 March 2017
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Bodø

Adventures in knitting: A sensationally sung Ariadne auf Naxos in Bodø

By , 19 March 2017
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Budapest

Musical performances stand out in new Siegfried at the Hungarian State Opera

By , 19 March 2017
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Berlin

Elegiac decline of a poet: Graham Vick's new Death in Venice at Deutsche Oper

By , 19 March 2017
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Moscow

Robbins' Cage and Lander's Etudes enter Bolshoi Ballet repertoire

By , 19 March 2017
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Zürich

A Swan Lake reconstruction: Ratmanksy's living theatre in Zurich

By , 18 March 2017
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Stockholm

Annilese Miskimmon's intense production of Jenůfa at the Kungliga Operan in Stockholm

By , 18 March 2017
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San Francisco

Gil Shaham thrills San Francisco with vivacious Barber Concerto

By , 18 March 2017
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Amsterdam

Ugly and brilliant: Wozzeck at Dutch National Opera

By , 18 March 2017
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Antwerp

Multi-media stress test for Antwerp’s new Queen Elisabeth Hall

By , 18 March 2017
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Amsterdam

B’rock Orchestra’s inspired Ritorno d’Ulisse at the Concertgebouw

By , 18 March 2017
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Montreal

The epic universe of Akram Kahn at TOHU, Montreal

By , 18 March 2017
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Boston

Wilde about Castelnuovo-Tedesco: The Importance of Being Earnest at Boston's Odyssey Opera

By , 18 March 2017
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London

Echoes from the past: the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and Leif Ove Andsnes at Cadogan Hall

By , 17 March 2017
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Dundee

Scottish Ensemble’s lively Baroque Dance Party with Johannes Fischer

By , 17 March 2017
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Oslo

An early start to Easter: Bach’s St John Passion kicks off the Oslo International Church Music Festival

By , 17 March 2017
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Liège

A Verdi pilgrimage to Liège for Jérusalem

By , 17 March 2017
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Hamburg

Andreas Homoki’s Rigoletto brings the Bundesliga to the Hamburg Staatsoper

By , 16 March 2017
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London

Star quality: Sondra Radvanovsky's Rosenblatt debut

By , 16 March 2017
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Turku

Ari Rasilainen leads a versatile programme in Turku

By , 16 March 2017
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Cleveland

Rare Stravinsky captivates in Cleveland

By , 16 March 2017
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London

A classy collaboration: Igor Levit and Fabio Luisi ooze quality in Beethoven and Brahms

By , 16 March 2017
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London

The Royal Ballet: The Human Seasons/ After the Rain / Flight Pattern

By , 16 March 2017
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Boston

Chamber intimacy and bold brushstrokes: Bernard Haitink in Boston

By , 16 March 2017
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New York City

Yo-Yo Ma champions Salonen's new Cello Concerto with the New York Philharmonic

By , 16 March 2017
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London

Ashkenazy and the Philharmonia: no fireworks, just the joy of music-making

By , 16 March 2017
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New York City

Jürgen Flimm's production of Fidelio returns to The Met after a long absence

By , 16 March 2017
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Costa Mesa

Ratmansky's Whipped Cream for ABT is Pure Eye Candy

By , 16 March 2017
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San Francisco

Tapping the planet’s heart beat: Dorrance Dance and The Blues Project

By , 16 March 2017
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London

Gautier Capuçon and Frank Braley impress in mercurial Debussy

By , 15 March 2017
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Hamburg

Jan Lisiecki tames Toyota’s troublesome acoustics at the Elphi in Hamburg

By , 15 March 2017
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Auckland

L'Arpeggiata jazzes up Purcell in Auckland

By , 15 March 2017
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New York City

Two Operas, One Visionary: Mark Morris at BAM

By , 15 March 2017
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London

Partenope at ENO: pleasant enough but little more

By , 15 March 2017
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London

Andreas Scholl at the Barbican: intimate devotion to a lamenting mother

By , 14 March 2017
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San Francisco

Anna Caterina Antonacci triumphs in La Voix humaine at SF Opera Lab

By , 14 March 2017
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