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London

Calm before the storm: the LPO unearths rare Dvořák and Sibelius

By , 10 February 2016
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London

A haunting sound world: Piotr Anderszewski 25th anniversary concert at Wigmore Hall

By , 09 February 2016
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Vienna

Darkly poignant, mysteriously stylish: Rusalka in Vienna

By , 09 February 2016
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Perth

Thrilling Stravinsky showcase from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

By , 08 February 2016
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London

Russian Roulette: Pappano’s spin through the Mighty Handful at Covent Garden

By , 08 February 2016
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Vienna

Angela Gheorghiu stars in a traditional Tosca in Vienna

By , 07 February 2016
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Zürich

Ratmansky brings Swan Lake back to its nearly original ballet idiom

By , 06 February 2016
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Amsterdam

Dutch National Ballet premieres Dutch dance drama Mata Hari

By , 06 February 2016
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Manchester

Mountain Songs: Manchester Camerata tours Mendelssohn's Scotland

By , 06 February 2016
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San Francisco

D.I.R.T., Dance in Revolt(ing) Times, Closes with a Mixed Bag

By , 06 February 2016
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Linz

Bolcolm’s McTeague enjoys a gilded European première in Linz

By , 06 February 2016
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London

Rhine Journey: curious and boisterous Schumann with the OAE

By , 06 February 2016
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Berlin

A scarlet letter: Barrie Kosky's staging of Eugene Onegin at the Komische Oper Berlin

By , 06 February 2016
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Walnut Creek

Noble athleticism and mystery on tap at Diablo Ballet

By , 05 February 2016
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Seattle

Maillot's Roméo et Juliette at Pacific Northwest Ballet

By , 05 February 2016
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London

An incandescent Magic Flute from Mark Wigglesworth at ENO

By , 05 February 2016
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Oslo

An uncreative response to justified criticism: Shostakovich in Oslo

By , 05 February 2016
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London

Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the LPO on excellent form in Gershwin and Rachmaninov

By , 05 February 2016
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Chicago

Rozhdestvensky returns to Chicago with authoritative Shostakovich

By , 05 February 2016
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Southampton

Assured musicianship from Paul Lewis at the Turner Sims

By , 04 February 2016
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Atlanta

Atlanta Symphony highlights the talents of two of its best

By , 04 February 2016
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Dublin

Golden Goldberg Variations: Jeremy Denk wows in Dublin

By , 04 February 2016
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Cleveland

The French Connection: Jurowski and Bavouzet in Cleveland

By , 04 February 2016
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Budapest

Sparkling Mitteleuropa fare with Enescu, Vajda and Dvořák in Budapest

By , 03 February 2016
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Baden

Defining contemporary dance: Nederlands Dans Theater 2 triumphs on tour

By , 03 February 2016
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Leeds

An intelligent and welcome revival of Così fan tutte at Opera North

By , 03 February 2016
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London

Intimacy and control: Steven Osborne at St John's Smith Square

By , 03 February 2016
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New York City

A uniquely bold Roman trilogy in New York

By , 03 February 2016
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London

Sunny beams from Dvořák and Brahms as Nézet-Séguin returns to London

By , 03 February 2016
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New York City

Dada Masilo’s Swan Lake, a Modern Fairy Tale

By , 02 February 2016
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London

Ravel, Roslavets and high impact Shostakovich from Volkov and the RPO

By , 02 February 2016
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London

Roderick Williams embarks on his “Schubert Project” at The Globe

By , 01 February 2016
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London

L'Étoile proves a disappointingly flat foray into opéra-bouffe for the Royal Opera

By , 01 February 2016
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New York City

Radvanovsky tackles the second of The Met’s Three Queens... and wins

By , 01 February 2016
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Paris

Burning bright: a vocally superb Trovatore ignites the Bastille

By , 31 January 2016
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London

Roman delights, or is it Hollywood? Pappano and the LSO play Respighi

By , 31 January 2016
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Budapest

Hungarian National Ballet: White, Black – Opposites in Attraction

By , 30 January 2016
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Budapest

Fine Budapest cast tears into lacerating Lear

By , 30 January 2016
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Montreal

Montreal's Otello ticks the boxes

By , 30 January 2016
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Budapest

In the best tradition: Hungarian State Opera's glossy Turandot

By , 30 January 2016
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London

Indulgent and empty: LPO première of Alexander Raskatov's Green Mass

By , 30 January 2016
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Houston

Barber, Brahms win for Houston Symphony, despite Schumann disarray

By , 30 January 2016
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Boston

A Midwinter Afternoon's Dream in Boston

By , 29 January 2016
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Barcelona

A stellar Mahler 3 from the OBC

By , 29 January 2016
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London

A danced Dim Sum: Sadler’s Wells Sampled

By , 29 January 2016
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Manchester

Hindemith, Ravel and Mahler from the BBC Philharmonic

By , 29 January 2016
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Dublin

Inextinguishable force of life: Jensen conducts a riveting Nielsen

By , 29 January 2016
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Los Angeles

L.A. Dance Project performs at the Annenberg Center

By , 29 January 2016
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Houston

Magical debuts make the myth alive in Houston Grand Opera's Rusalka

By , 29 January 2016
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Valletta

The Music of Silence - The Magic of the Lute

By , 29 January 2016
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