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London

Prom 14: John Wilson and BBC Scottish Symphony dazzling and searching in English greats

By , 25 July 2017
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London

PCM2: Collaboration in action from Van Wauwe & the Quatuor Van Kuijk

By , 24 July 2017
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London

Tereshkina and Kim add fire to the Mariinsky Ballet’s dusty Don Quixote

By , 24 July 2017
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Sydney

Sparking leads wow audience in rare Sydney concert performance of Thaïs

By , 24 July 2017
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Verbier

A dazzling display of formidable technique: Grigory Sokolov at the Verbier Festival

By , 23 July 2017
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London

Sumptuous Strauss from Louise Alder in Wigmore jump-in

By , 22 July 2017
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Worcester

Questioning the quintessence of Britain: Elgar, Britten and Tippett at the Three Choirs Festival

By , 22 July 2017
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London

Prom 10: Live Beethoven in every sense from Collon and the Aurora Orchestra

By , 22 July 2017
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New York City

All’s right in the world of ballet: Jewels 50th anniversary

By , 22 July 2017
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Santa Fe

Steve Jobs scores a success in Santa Fe

By , 22 July 2017
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Verbier

Brahms at altitude: Pavel Haas Quartet and Barry Douglas at the Verbier Festival

By , 22 July 2017
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Oxford

Green-eyed miracle: Salieri’s The School of Jealousy

By , 22 July 2017
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Verbier

Sunny Strauss on Verbier's slopes from Renaud Capuçon and Denis Kozhukhin

By , 22 July 2017
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New York City

Rare Jewels at Lincoln Center Festival as Paris Opera, Bolshoi and NYCB dancers join forces on stage

By , 21 July 2017
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London

Prom 9: Refined beauty in Beethoven's Fidelio

By , 21 July 2017
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Verbier

A Salome lacking drama at the Verbier Festival

By , 21 July 2017
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Santa Fe

Brenda Rae carries Santa Fe Opera's Lucia

By , 21 July 2017
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London

Prom 8: A blockbuster celebration of John Williams

By , 20 July 2017
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Santa Fe

The Golden Cockerel soars in Santa Fe

By , 19 July 2017
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London

Prom 7: Primordial sludge: BBC Symphony finds common threads in Berlioz, Rebel and Dusapin

By , 19 July 2017
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Lenox

At Tanglewood, a weak contextualization of Shostakovich’s String Quartet no. 14

By , 19 July 2017
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London

Verismo with a capital V: Zazà at Opera Holland Park

By , 18 July 2017
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London

Prom 6: RAH resounds with Nicola Benedetti's extraordinary Shostakovich

By , 18 July 2017
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London

Prom 5: Brilliantly played 20th-century classics from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales

By , 17 July 2017
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London

PCM1: the Proms celebrates Monteverdi with I Fagiolini

By , 17 July 2017
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London

Prom 4: Great Birtwistle and Elgar from Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin

By , 16 July 2017
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London

Prom 3: Haitink shows classical restraint in Mozart and Schumann

By , 16 July 2017
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London

Prom 2: A love letter from Berlin as Barenboim and the Staatskapelle make Elgar their own

By , 15 July 2017
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London

Kát’a Kabanová compellingly staged at Opera Holland Park

By , 15 July 2017
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Moreton-in-Marsh

Who pulls the strings? Mozart's Magic Flute at Longborough

By , 15 July 2017
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Melbourne

Melbourne Symphony plays Mozart 40: a meeting of masterly musical minds

By , 15 July 2017
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Lenox

One Rheingold to rule them all: the Boston Symphony and Andris Nelsons at Tanglewood

By , 15 July 2017
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Berlin

Hidden gems at the New Life Festival in Berlin

By , 14 July 2017
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Auckland

Fascinating Manon Lescaut in Auckland

By , 14 July 2017
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Sydney

Alina Ibragimova impresses with feverish Bartók in Sydney

By , 14 July 2017
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London

From Auber to Halévy: El-Khoury and Spyres celebrate a pair of French stars in style

By , 14 July 2017
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Lenox

Reminiscences of French Baroque at Tanglewood

By , 14 July 2017
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Munich

Stunning revival of Barbara Frey's production of Jenůfa in Munich

By , 14 July 2017
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London

Prom 1: Fuel to the Proms fire on the First Night

By , 14 July 2017
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Glyndebourne

Buffa as blood sport: Mariame Clément's Don Pasquale at Glyndebourne

By , 13 July 2017
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London

Dorrance Dance ETM: Double Down comes to Sadler's Wells

By , 12 July 2017
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Amsterdam

Wrong rep sinks opera evening at the Concertgebouw

By , 12 July 2017
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London

A pioneering spirit: Rattle’s imaginary journey through Haydn

By , 11 July 2017
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Savonlinna

McVicar brings his inimitable vision of Rigoletto to the Savonlinna Festival

By , 10 July 2017
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Lenox

A Tanglewood afternoon without clouds

By , 09 July 2017
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Buxton

For teenage kicks: Mozart's Lucio Silla at Buxton International Festival

By , 09 July 2017
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Savonlinna

From the castle to the church: a concert of two choirs at Savonlinna

By , 09 July 2017
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London

Reluctantly grounded, A Trip to the Moon misses its lift-off

By , 09 July 2017
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Savonlinna

“Amid the black water": a sensational new work from Aulis Sallinen at the Savonlinna Festival

By , 08 July 2017
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Cleveland

Hallucinatory Symphonie fantastique from Cleveland Orchestra

By , 08 July 2017
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