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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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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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London

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

By , 02 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

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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London

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

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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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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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
***11
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Houston

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

By , 29 January 2016
***11
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Valletta

The Music of Silence - The Magic of the Lute

By , 29 January 2016
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Amsterdam

On Truth and Beauty: Galili’s Man of The Hour in Amsterdam

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
***11
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Los Angeles

L.A. Dance Project performs at the Annenberg Center

By , 29 January 2016
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London

Trumpet extraordinary: Nordic passions from Hardenberger and Rouvali

By , 28 January 2016
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Sydney

Laughs aplenty in Rossini’s Barber at the Sydney Opera House

By , 28 January 2016
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New York City

Robert Ashley's opera-novel Quicksand perpetuates innovative legacy

By , 28 January 2016
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Washington

All German Program heralding NSO European Tour

By , 28 January 2016
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Birmingham

Nicola Benedetti commands in Szymanowski with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

By , 27 January 2016
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London

A fitting birthday tribute to Mozart from Collins and friends

By , 27 January 2016
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Cardiff

Extravagant impressions: new music and the BBCNOW pays homage to Dutilleux

By , 27 January 2016
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London

Gardiner and his forces celebrate Mozart's Birthday with exceptional Requiem

By , 27 January 2016
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Vienna

A devilishly good time: The RSO and Fedeyosev blaze through Schnittke and Shostakovich at the Musikverein

By , 27 January 2016
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San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet's Program 2: Witty, Fun and Not So Witty or Fun

By , 27 January 2016
***11
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Washington

Old Beauties Restored: Ratmansky’s Sleeping Beauty premieres gracefully in DC.

By , 27 January 2016
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Valletta

Unity in diversity: The Valletta International Baroque Ensemble Malta

By , 26 January 2016
****1
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New York City

A 50% success rate: McVicar’s take on Cav and Pag at the Met

By , 25 January 2016
***11
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London

Sailing close to the wind: John Wilson and the Philharmonia in Vaughan Williams' Sea Symphony

By , 24 January 2016
****1
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New York City

The Wonder of Will: Shakespeare through the prism in New York

By , 24 January 2016
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San Francisco

Surreal whimsy: Magrittomania sets San Francisco Ballet’s season off to a promising start

By , 24 January 2016
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Virginia Beach

Dynamic Tchaikovsky from Paremski in Virginia

By , 24 January 2016
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Naples

A pleasant, fizzy Merry Widow in Naples

By , 24 January 2016
***11
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Brussels

Melodical treasures and romantic pathos of Rubinstein's The Demon

By , 24 January 2016
****1
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Sydney

Deeper than the day: Dusapin's O Mensch an absorbing spectacle in Sydney

By , 24 January 2016
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Chicago

Wistful Schubert and Chopin from nonagenarian Pressler in Chicago

By , 24 January 2016
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Amsterdam

Netherlands Radio Choir in sublimely contemplative German Requiem

By , 24 January 2016
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Sydney

Splendid playing but uninspired performances: Anima Eterna's Beethoven at the Sydney Festival

By , 23 January 2016
***11
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London

Heart-thumping: Alexander Melnikov plays Chopin and Scriabin at Wigmore Hall

By , 23 January 2016
****1
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