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Washington

Manifest destiny and doom: Francesca Zambello’s All-American Ring

By , 30 April 2016
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Warm Springs

A gastronomical and musical French feast with the Garth Newel Piano Quartet

By , 30 April 2016
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Los Angeles

LA Contemporary Dance Company premieres "FAM"

By , 29 April 2016
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Dublin

Buribayev and the NSO give a passionate rendition of Mahler Symphony no. 3

By , 29 April 2016
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London

Powerfully physical playing from the Quatuor Ébène and Capuçon

By , 28 April 2016
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Birmingham

Abrahamsen's Left, Alone receives UK première

By , 28 April 2016
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Cleveland

Antonio Pappano leads a high-octane Heldenleben with The Cleveland Orchestra

By , 28 April 2016
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London

Mixed verdict: Jommelli's Vologeso thrown to the lions

By , 28 April 2016
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London

Behind the Lines: the LSO in English and French masterpieces

By , 28 April 2016
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Vienna

Superb Lucio Silla in Vienna

By , 27 April 2016
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Chicago

Riccardo Muti conducts a rewarding Falstaff in Chicago

By , 26 April 2016
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London

Downhill from Venusberg: a bland Tannhäuser revived at Covent Garden

By , 26 April 2016
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Los Angeles

Genuine communion in LA: Vadym Kholodenko in recital

By , 26 April 2016
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Houston

Exposing Beethoven: Baráti and Würtz with Da Camera of Houston

By , 26 April 2016
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London

From Paris to New York: A whirlwind of orchestral virtuosity from the RPO

By , 26 April 2016
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Heidelberg

On Goethe's West-Eastern Divan with the Heidelberg Symphonic and Fazıl Say

By , 25 April 2016
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London

Sure-footed Shostakovich and Beethoven from the Borodin Quartet at Wigmore Hall

By , 24 April 2016
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London

Spry Mozart and Bruckner from Herbert Blomstedt and the Philharmonia

By , 24 April 2016
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Heidelberg

More than a virtuoso showpiece: Gabriela Montero captivates with Liszt in Heidelberg

By , 24 April 2016
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Berlin

Love comes from fate: René Jacobs conducts the first performance in 300 years

By , 23 April 2016
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Budapest

Kálmán’s The Duchess of Chicago beguiles Budapest

By , 23 April 2016
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Manchester

Inspired by Shakespeare: composers turn to the sonnets in Manchester

By , 23 April 2016
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Hong Kong

Hong Kong Sinfonietta charms, cajoles and astounds in Haydn, Strauss and Brahms

By , 23 April 2016
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London

Inspired by Shakespeare: a London gala to celebrate The Bard

By , 23 April 2016
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Birmingham

Starry night for star-cross'd lovers in Birmingham

By , 23 April 2016
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New York City

John Dexter's genial Entführung revived at The Metropolitan Opera

By , 22 April 2016
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London

OAE and Rattle recreate the Viennese sound-world of 1880

By , 22 April 2016
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London

Polished Glass: a persuasive Ninth from the Bruckner Orchester Linz

By , 22 April 2016
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London

Flair but no fun: Borodin Quartet plays Shostakovich and Beethoven

By , 22 April 2016
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San Francisco

Heras-Casado leads the San Francisco Symphony through living sculptures, dancing gypsies and battlefields

By , 22 April 2016
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Boston

Opolais and Nelsons end Boston Symphony's season on a high note

By , 22 April 2016
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Manchester

Streamlined Bach from the Hallé and Ryan Wigglesworth

By , 21 April 2016
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Prague

Roméo et Juliette: Paying homage to the Bard in Prague

By , 21 April 2016
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London

To the manner born: Bruckner's Sixth from the Bruckner Orchester Linz

By , 21 April 2016
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Istanbul

A special treat in Istanbul: Penderecki by Penderecki

By , 21 April 2016
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New York City

Alan Gilbert contrasts Sibelius and Mahler in New York

By , 21 April 2016
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Dublin

Yundi's Chopin disappoints in Dublin

By , 21 April 2016
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London

Grand Tour: the LPO in French masterpieces

By , 20 April 2016
****1
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Poole

Quirine Viersen impresses in Walton’s Cello Concerto at Poole's Lighthouse

By , 20 April 2016
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New York City

Ballet Preljocaj: Empty Moves, Abstract Pleasures

By , 20 April 2016
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Dublin

Tara Erraught's Rosina steals the show in hilarious Rossini Barber

By , 20 April 2016
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New York City

Tight ensemble over Sher’s exsanguinated Otello at The Met

By , 20 April 2016
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Amsterdam

Challenging a legacy: disappointing Welser-Möst debut with the RCO

By , 20 April 2016
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Amsterdam

Degout and Planès near-perfect in French fables at the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam

By , 20 April 2016
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Vienna

Frühlingslieder and Frühe Lieder: Anna Lucia Richter and Gerold Huber ring in spring in Vienna

By , 20 April 2016
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London

Power and intensity: Llŷr Williams continues thought-provoking Beethoven cycle

By , 19 April 2016
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New York City

A glorious Mahler Ninth from Haitink and the NY Phil

By , 19 April 2016
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London

Mattila delivers powerful Kostelnička in Czech Phil's Jenůfa

By , 18 April 2016
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Salerno

A strong, intense La forza del destino in Salerno

By , 17 April 2016
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Budapest

17th-century L'Orontea in Budapest goes millennial

By , 17 April 2016
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