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London

Prom 17: Lebewohl: The Proms bid farewell to a leading German radio orchestra

By , 28 July 2016
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Verbier

Civilised classics in the Alps: Sir András Schiff and the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra

By , 28 July 2016
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Gloucester

Fire and beauty, tears and triumph: Berlioz’s Requiem at the Three Choirs Festival

By , 27 July 2016
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London

Prom 16: Chloë Hanslip inspired in powerful Berkeley première and exotic ballets from BBC NOW

By , 27 July 2016
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Kawasaki

A night of Tchaikovsky: Korean virtuosos collaborate with the Tokyo Phil in Kanagawa, Japan

By , 27 July 2016
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Verbier

Tales of Hoffmann and the Hammerklavier: Yuja Wang scales summits in Verbier

By , 27 July 2016
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Bayreuth

Magic fire: a blazing account of Die Walküre at Bayreuth

By , 27 July 2016
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New York City

Benjamin Millepied is back with L.A. Dance Project

By , 26 July 2016
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Bayreuth

Rheingold refuelled: Frank Castorf’s Ring returns to Bayreuth

By , 26 July 2016
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Ernen

Bringing up Baroque: A visit to Musikdorf Ernen

By , 26 July 2016
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Verbier

Worshipping at the shrine of Grigory Sokolov in Verbier

By , 26 July 2016
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Buxton

The Yeomen of the Guard strongly sung by the National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company

By , 26 July 2016
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Blandford Forum

Fate's intentions: Eugene Onegin at the Dorset Opera Festival

By , 26 July 2016
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London

Prom 15: Max Bruch and Vaughan Willams end on a high

By , 26 July 2016
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Sydney

Sterling performances help Simon Boccanegra shine in Sydney

By , 26 July 2016
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Perth

Passion and Humanity: the Palestine Youth Orchestra on their first UK tour

By , 25 July 2016
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London

Prom 14: a Barber with bite as Glyndebourne goes to The Proms

By , 25 July 2016
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London

Proms Chamber Music 2: Fun, energy and variety from 12 cellists and a soprano

By , 25 July 2016
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London

Bolshoi Ballet London tour opens with a galvanizing Don Quixote

By , 25 July 2016
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Budapest

Newly-minted Festival Academy Budapest debuts first edition with feisty fare

By , 24 July 2016
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London

Prom 13: LPO become brothers under Jurowski in Beethoven 9 & Lindberg

By , 24 July 2016
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Chicago

Levine makes triumphant Ravinia homecoming with Mahler’s Resurrection

By , 23 July 2016
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London

Prom 10: Frothy and fast-paced: Ten Pieces Secondary Prom roars to life

By , 23 July 2016
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Cleveland

A hot evening in Ohio: The Cleveland Orchestra with a blazing Sibelius Symphony no. 1

By , 23 July 2016
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Bradford on Avon

Embracing anew: A Fairy Queen at Iford

By , 23 July 2016
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London

Prom 11: Wagner and Tippett make an effective pairing

By , 23 July 2016
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Glyndebourne

Boxed in: Pelly serves up a grey Béatrice et Bénédict at Glyndebourne

By , 23 July 2016
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Basingstoke

Jessica Rose Cambio a superb Violetta for West Green House Opera

By , 23 July 2016
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Macerata

Bel canto bliss: Norma at the Macerata Opera Festival

By , 23 July 2016
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Hong Kong

Turkish delights with Fazil Say and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta

By , 23 July 2016
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Oxford

Opera for a summer garden: Gluck and Arne rarities from Bampton Classical Opera

By , 22 July 2016
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Macerata

Iago chills the blood in Macerata's gloomy Otello

By , 22 July 2016
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London

Prom 9: Rosa to the rescue: Feola, Rhorer and Le Cercle d'Harmonie

By , 22 July 2016
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Annandale-on-Hudson

Mascagni's Iris: music beyond verismo in New York

By , 22 July 2016
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San Francisco

Opera tranforms: The Merola Opera Program presents Susa’s Transformations

By , 21 July 2016
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Retz

Handel’s Jephtha in Retz: a thought-provoking rendition of standard biblical fare

By , 21 July 2016
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London

Prom 8: Glitterball and sequins as Strictly sambas into the Proms

By , 21 July 2016
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London

Ratmansky's surrealist take on Cinderella: the Australian Ballet in London

By , 20 July 2016
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London

Prom 7: Disappointing French fare from Minkowski and the BBCSO

By , 20 July 2016
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London

Prom 5: Hallé Choir & Manchester Chamber Choir produce wow factor in Beethoven’s Missa solemnis

By , 19 July 2016
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Sydney

Through a class darkly: McVicar's Così in Sydney

By , 19 July 2016
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London

Gags, rhymes and melodies: Opera Holland Park's Die Fledermaus

By , 19 July 2016
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London

Prom 6: Gospel rings out around the Royal Albert Hall

By , 19 July 2016
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London

Prom 4: Gergiev's masterful Munich Philharmonic and astonishing Abduraimov

By , 18 July 2016
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London

Prom 3: The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge revitalises Fauré’s Requiem

By , 17 July 2016
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London

Bright singing, grim staging: the JPYA Summer Performance at Covent Garden

By , 17 July 2016
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Frankfurt am Main

Save the Rhine: Frankfurt Ring concludes with a strong message

By , 17 July 2016
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Moreton-in-Marsh

Pain and purity: Janáček's Jenůfa at Longborough

By , 16 July 2016
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Berlin

Bruckner and the Minimalists at the Berlin Konzerthaus

By , 16 July 2016
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London

Prom 2: Royal Opera's spine-tingling Boris Godunov transfers to the Proms

By , 16 July 2016
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