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London

The skull beneath the skin: the LSO's take on Sibelius and Mahler

By , 25 September 2016
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London

Well sung but charmless: the Royal Opera's new Così fan tutte

By , 22 September 2016
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Lugano

Evocation of the Ancestors: Dutoit opens Lugano Musica with Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring

By , 22 September 2016
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London

Sublime and chilling: Noseda and LSO brim with bite in Shostakovich 5

By , 22 September 2016
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Birmingham

Spirit of England: Gardner galvanises CBSO in Walton's Second

By , 22 September 2016
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London

Hidden princes: the modern première of Hasse's Demetrio from Opera Settecento

By , 21 September 2016
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New York City

A Spectacle, a Smorgasbord, a Show: John Jaspere's Remains at BAM

By , 21 September 2016
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Vienna

Defiant Requiem in Vienna: Verdi at Terezín

By , 20 September 2016
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Cheltenham

Callum Smart makes stunning debut with the RPO

By , 20 September 2016
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Bristol

Telemann insights from Boothby in Bristol

By , 20 September 2016
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London

La canterina: Unknown repertoire from Classical Opera fizzles, but fades

By , 19 September 2016
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London

Still going strong at 70: the RPO celebrates in style

By , 19 September 2016
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London

Hellfire and damnation as Noseda and the LSO blaze through Verdi's Requiem

By , 18 September 2016
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Vienna

“Es gibt keinen Ausweg”: a dark, clever Hamlet at Theater an der Wien

By , 18 September 2016
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Madrid

Kunde both amazes and disappoints in Teatro Real's Otello

By , 18 September 2016
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Berlin

Zappa in the context of Varèse: Ensemble Musikfabrik in Berlin

By , 18 September 2016
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Sydney

Polished, if not inspiring: the Israel Camerata on tour in Australia

By , 18 September 2016
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Cardiff

Musically excellent but excessively brutal: Verdi's Macbeth at WNO

By , 17 September 2016
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Seattle

The Joyce of Music: Seattle Symphony's opening night

By , 17 September 2016
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London

Aurora Orchestra’s Grand Tour calls in at Italy

By , 17 September 2016
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Los Angeles

Plácido Domingo and nine saucy witches star in LA Opera's new Macbeth

By , 17 September 2016
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Amsterdam

A worthy rarity: I due Foscari at the Concertgebouw

By , 17 September 2016
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Leeds

Visually sumptuous, musically variable: Strauss' Rosenkavalier revived in Leeds

By , 17 September 2016
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Rotterdam

And at Scapino Ballet, they partied till they dropped

By , 17 September 2016
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Houston

Lush Rosenkavalier opens Houston Symphony's season

By , 17 September 2016
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Milan

Blank canvas, dark projections: a brooding Turn of the Screw at La Scala

By , 16 September 2016
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Boston

They called him The Great Pretender: Odyssey Opera presents Dvořák's Dimitrij

By , 16 September 2016
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Cardiff

All that glitters: Tchaikowsky's The Merchant of Venice staged by Welsh National Opera

By , 16 September 2016
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London

“The Piano Quartet” at Wigmore Hall: unconventionally strong and tangy

By , 16 September 2016
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Sheffield

Northern Ballet dance Maillot's Romeo and Juliet

By , 15 September 2016
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Ekaterinburg

Ekaterinburg's The Passenger: a hard hitting opera to stay in the memory

By , 15 September 2016
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Amsterdam

Romantic late summer dancing: Dutch Masters open the season in Amsterdam

By , 14 September 2016
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Montreal

Festival Quartiers Danses: Ottawa Dance Directive & MAYDAY

By , 14 September 2016
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Dublin

An entertaining Mandela Trilogy as Cape Town Opera visits Dublin

By , 14 September 2016
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Oslo

Vinegar, marimbas and trolls: Norwegian wind bands enthrall!

By , 14 September 2016
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Los Angeles

French classics from Capuçon and Morlot as the Hollywood Bowl's summer nears its end

By , 13 September 2016
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Costa Mesa

Renée in the OC: Fleming opens Pacific Symphony season

By , 13 September 2016
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London

A soufflé that fails to rise: Rossini’s Barber falls flat at Covent Garden

By , 13 September 2016
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London

Burning like fire: Sonya Yoncheva's Norma scorches Covent Garden

By , 12 September 2016
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Berlin

Musical alchemy: Aimard and Stefanovich in Hommage to Boulez

By , 12 September 2016
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Sydney

“White light containing all colours”: Tognetti and Leschenko in recital

By , 12 September 2016
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Oslo

Restless tranquility: Cikada ensemble plays Morton Feldman in Oslo

By , 12 September 2016
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Geneva

Patricia Petibon shines in Olivier Py's ambitious Geneva Manon

By , 12 September 2016
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Montreal

Festival Quartiers Danse: Transport Fade & Barouf in Montréal

By , 11 September 2016
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San Francisco

A Dream doesn't quite come true at San Francisco Opera

By , 10 September 2016
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Berlin

Musical froth of the highest order: A Woman Who Knows What She Wants at Komische Oper

By , 10 September 2016
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Oslo

Frighteningly intense: Calixto Bieito directs a devastating War Requiem in Oslo

By , 10 September 2016
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London

Prom 75: Partygoers, pomp and Paddington Bear

By , 10 September 2016
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London

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: LIFT/Awakening/Cry at Sadler’s Wells

By , 10 September 2016
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Berlin

Great fun: Rossini's Barber of Seville at Deutsche Oper Berlin

By , 10 September 2016
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