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London

Temirkanov and Kozhukhin show drive in Russian powerhouses

By , 21 June 2017
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Turin

From Scotland to Sicily: Macbeth in the deep south in Emma Dante's staging in Turin

By , 21 June 2017
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Amsterdam

Funeral fun with Franui at the Holland Festival

By , 21 June 2017
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London

A bronze-toned lion of Venice: Kaufmann debuts as Otello at Covent Garden

By , 21 June 2017
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Ghent

Rewriting Rimsky: Daniel Kramer directs a dismal Sadko in Ghent

By , 20 June 2017
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London

Playing the Game: Symphonic Odysseys at the Barbican

By , 20 June 2017
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New York City

A noisy rendition of The Guilty Mother: Milhaud in New York

By , 20 June 2017
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St Petersburg

The epitome of Russianness: Boris Godunov at the Mariinsky

By , 20 June 2017
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Barcelona

Don Giovanni: Into the abyss at the Liceu

By , 19 June 2017
****1
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St Petersburg

An intoxicating fusion of mystic, sacred and profane: The Enchanted Wanderer at the Mariinsky

By , 19 June 2017
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London

From minor keys to major delight: Quatuor Ebène close their European tour at Wigmore Hall

By , 18 June 2017
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High Wycombe

Light and shade: Garsington Opera’s Pelléas et Mélisande at Wormsley

By , 18 June 2017
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Cardiff

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2017: A Thrilling Finale

By , 18 June 2017
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St Petersburg

Netrebko takes on Adriana Lecouvreur at the Mariinsky

By , 18 June 2017
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St Petersburg

Happy 135th birthday, Igor: the Mariinsky celebrate Stravinsky in style

By , 17 June 2017
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Leipzig

Elisabet Strid makes an outstanding debut in new production of Salome in Leipzig

By , 17 June 2017
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London

Cello unwrapped: from Baroque'n'roll to contemporary at Kings Place

By , 17 June 2017
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Budapest

A brilliant end to the season: Marianna Venekei’s A Streetcar Named Desire premieres in Budapest

By , 17 June 2017
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Boston

Snap, crackle and popping Pergolesi: Boston Early Music Festival presents La serva padrona and Livietta e Tracollo

By , 17 June 2017
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Milan

Strehler's dreamy Die Entführung aus dem Serail returns to La Scala

By , 17 June 2017
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London

Richard Alston Dance Company draws inspiration from around the world in diverse triple bill.

By , 16 June 2017
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Istanbul

Philip Glass' excellent Eleventh Symphony given Turkish première

By , 16 June 2017
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Boston

Handel’s La Resurrezione brought blazingly to life at the Boston Early Music Festival

By , 15 June 2017
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Madrid

Death not passion at the heart of Johan Inger’s Carmen

By , 15 June 2017
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Sydney

Disconnected dégustation: Pinchgut Opera's Anacréon and Pigmalion

By , 15 June 2017
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Liverpool

Visceral virtuosity and poetic pianism: Bozhanov debuts with the RLPO

By , 15 June 2017
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Alresford

A striking Carmen at Grange Festival

By , 15 June 2017
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London

Cultured and complete: Nicolas Altstaedt and Alexander Lonquich survey Beethoven’s cello sonatas

By , 15 June 2017
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Chicago

Mälkki serves a smorgasbord with the Chicago Symphony

By , 15 June 2017
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Melbourne

Heavenly music in Melbourne as Sir Andrew Davis leads Haydn’s Creation

By , 15 June 2017
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London

A sardonic tirade: Royal Academy tackles The Threepenny Opera

By , 15 June 2017
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Seattle

Thomas Dausgaard and Seattle Symphony climb Strauss' magic mountain

By , 15 June 2017
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Rome

Grace and delirium: Michieletto's Il viaggio a Reims lands in Rome

By , 14 June 2017
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Prague

Wolfgang Wagner's swansong: Lohengrin in Prague

By , 14 June 2017
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London

Ekaterina Bakanova a touchingly fragile Violetta in Covent Garden Traviata

By , 14 June 2017
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Berlin

Cold discomfort: Andrea Breth's uncompromising Kát'a Kabanová at the Staatsoper

By , 14 June 2017
****1
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London

An immense pianistic journey: Igor Levit's Beethoven cycle closes at Wigmore Hall

By , 13 June 2017
****1
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Basel

Love finds a balm for pain: Handel’s Alcina in Basel

By , 13 June 2017
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West Horsley

Natalya Romaniw leads an emotionally gripping Jenůfa for Grange Park Opera

By , 11 June 2017
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Oslo

A web of white packing tape: Calixto Bieito’s Tosca in Oslo

By , 11 June 2017
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Boston

Campra capers: Le Carnaval de Venise at The Boston Early Music Festival

By , 11 June 2017
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Leipzig

Bach to basics at Bachfest Leipzig

By , 11 June 2017
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Snape

A silvery Dream lost among the shadows: Britten at the Aldeburgh Festival

By , 11 June 2017
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Glyndebourne

Shakespeare boldly adapted by Brett Dean: Hamlet at Glyndebourne

By , 11 June 2017
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Istanbul

Cello Octet resounds at the Hagia Eirene

By , 11 June 2017
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Snape

Belcea Quartet excels in Britten and Shostakovich at Aldeburgh Festival

By , 11 June 2017
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Istanbul

Spirit of the Dance: Ensari and Schuch at the Istanbul Music Festival

By , 10 June 2017
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Istanbul

Brahms and Elgar – Russian Style: Alexander Kniazev in Istanbul

By , 10 June 2017
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Halle

Handel's Messiah, 1743 London première version, at the Halle Handel festival

By , 10 June 2017
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Istanbul

Two Left Hands in Istanbul: Piano Concertos from Sermet and Varvaresos

By , 09 June 2017
****1
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