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London

Snow boots on for an exuberant Tchaikovsky 1 from Michail Jurowski and the LPO

By , 22 November 2017
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San Francisco

The dark side of the gold: John Adams Girls of the Golden West gets its world première in San Francisco

By , 21 November 2017
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London

Svetlana Zakharova: Dancer turned curator in the name of Love

By , 21 November 2017
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London

Debussy Perspectives: Philippe Cassard dons his dancing shoes at Wigmore Hall

By , 20 November 2017
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London

Mind-blowing Stockhausen stuns a full house at the Barbican

By , 20 November 2017
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London

Swish playing from a Swiss orchestra: Kammerorchester Basel at Cadogan Hall

By , 20 November 2017
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Los Angeles

Nabucco goes to Hollywood, courtesy of Thaddeus Strassberger and LA Opera

By , 19 November 2017
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London

Joyce DiDonato leads the vocal pyrotechnics in a dazzling Semiramide at the Royal Opera

By , 19 November 2017
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Paris

Baroque pyrotechnics: Handel's Serse dazzles at Versailles

By , 19 November 2017
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Cleveland

Sparkling Mozart from Hamelin, McGegan and The Cleveland Orchestra

By , 18 November 2017
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London

Muhly's Marnie fails to find the drama of Winston Graham's novel

By , 18 November 2017
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Paris

Stéphanie d'Oustrac shines as Sesto in Willy Decker's Paris Clemenza

By , 18 November 2017
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Boston

Divine fire and refulgent power: Martin Helmchen, Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony

By , 17 November 2017
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London

Choreographer Kyle Abraham debuts at Sadler's Wells.

By , 17 November 2017
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Minneapolis

Scintillating Shéhérazade from Virginie Verrez and Rafael Payare in Minneapolis

By , 17 November 2017
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Gateshead

Mozart meets the Russians as Mustonen conducts the Royal Northern Sinfonia

By , 17 November 2017
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Budapest

Classic 47˚N19˚E: Theme and Variations / Études opens in Budapest

By , 17 November 2017
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Hong Kong

Dutoit and Lugansky capture hearts in Hong Kong

By , 17 November 2017
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London

Devilishly good fun at OperaGlass Works' The Rake's Progress

By , 17 November 2017
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Berkeley

The bold and beautiful Joffrey Ballet

By , 17 November 2017
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Los Angeles

Emmanuelle Haïm brings early music to the LA Phil

By , 17 November 2017
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Edinburgh

Søndergård’s Scheherezade a mixed success in Edinburgh

By , 17 November 2017
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Philadelphia

The turning of Haydn's Seasons in Philadelphia

By , 16 November 2017
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New York City

Kissing her hair: Barbara Hannigan sings the Second Viennese School at Park Avenue Armory

By , 16 November 2017
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New York City

Viennese diversity: the Tetzlaff Quartet plays Mozart, Berg and Schubert

By , 16 November 2017
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Birmingham

Sublimely lyrical Beethoven in Birmingham under Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla

By , 16 November 2017
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Bristol

Unfamiliar Russians break the routine with Karabits and the Bournemouth SO in Bristol

By , 16 November 2017
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Hamburg

Spanning the centuries with Andrew Manze at the Elbphilharmonie

By , 16 November 2017
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Tokyo

Heart and soul: Irina Lungu sings Traviata in Tokyo

By , 16 November 2017
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London

Inspirational performances from Joshua Bell and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields

By , 15 November 2017
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New York City

Ailyn Pérez stands out in a mixed performance of Massenet's Thaïs at The Met

By , 15 November 2017
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London

Luca Silvestrini’s Protein revives Border Tales

By , 15 November 2017
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Munich

Die schweigsame Frau: a commedia del Kosky staging in Munich

By , 15 November 2017
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Turin

Falstaff in Turin: elegant, but with little mass

By , 15 November 2017
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Milan

The memory of Baroque: Sciarrino's Ti vedo, ti sento, mi perdo at La Scala

By , 14 November 2017
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London

Bitterness and lamentation: Shostakovich and Messiaen at St John's Smith Square

By , 14 November 2017
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Amsterdam

Death in Florence: Zemlinsky and Puccini explore related themes at Dutch National Opera

By , 14 November 2017
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Vancouver

Defiant Beethoven Fifth from Bloch and the Vancouver Symphony

By , 13 November 2017
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Vienna

Golden Strauss echoes around the Musikverein as Bychkov scales the Alpine Symphony

By , 12 November 2017
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Madrid

Ballet Nacional de España’s Sorolla: a disapointing collage of Spanish dances

By , 12 November 2017
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Oxford

In Memoriam: Strauss and Brahms from the Soloists of the Oxford Philharmonic

By , 11 November 2017
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Philadelphia

Mighty Bruckner 8 from Yannick Nézet-Seguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra

By , 11 November 2017
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Los Angeles

AteNine and Glenn Kotche Collaborate with Stunning Results

By , 11 November 2017
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Berlin

Rousing musical success in imaginative Tannhäuser at Deutsche Oper Berlin

By , 11 November 2017
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Saffron Walden

New dog, new tricks: Britten Sinfonia and Sir Mark Elder

By , 10 November 2017
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Los Angeles

Clockwork precision and sparkle in Dutoit's all-Ravel program in Los Angeles

By , 10 November 2017
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Edinburgh

José Luis Gomez steps in late for the RSNO's Russian Revolution centenary programme

By , 10 November 2017
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Milan

A forgotten work rediscovered: Riccardo Chailly conducts the Messa per Rossini at its La Scala première

By , 10 November 2017
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Hong Kong

Mixed performances from Simon Rattle and the Berlin Phil in Hong Kong

By , 10 November 2017
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Berkeley

Warm voice, cold feelings: Bostridge sings Winterreise in Berkeley

By , 10 November 2017
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