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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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London

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

By , 16 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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Vienna

The pleasure of parody: delightful Opera seria at Wolf Trap

By , 15 July 2016
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London

Prom 1: A haunting, poignant Proms opener from the BBCSO and Sakari Oramo

By , 15 July 2016
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Frankfurt am Main

A magnificent scherzo: Siegfried in Frankfurt

By , 15 July 2016
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London

Lady of the Lake: Australian Ballet’s Swan Lake returns to London

By , 14 July 2016
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Lockenhaus

Kagel’s Trios foretell the future of “Terra Nova” at Lockenhaus

By , 14 July 2016
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London

Vocal pyrotechnics and Rossinian laughs: La Cenerentola at Opera Holland Park

By , 14 July 2016
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Vienna

American Ballet Theatre's Homage to Shakespeare's Verona at Wolftrap National Park

By , 14 July 2016
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High Wycombe

Garsington Opera and Rambert: The Creation

By , 14 July 2016
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Jūrmala

Ksenija Sidorova seduces and astounds in her Carmen adaptation in Jūrmala

By , 13 July 2016
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Birmingham

Belly laugh: Verdi's Falstaff ends CBSO season in high spirits

By , 13 July 2016
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Lenox

Tanglewood celebrates the Emerson Quartet's 40th anniversary

By , 12 July 2016
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Jūrmala

Exotic panduris and salamuris take centre stage at the Jūrmala Festival in Latvia

By , 12 July 2016
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New York City

Twyla Tharp: Fifty Years and Counting

By , 11 July 2016
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Frankfurt am Main

Wotan and his women: Family drama of Die Walküre in Frankfurt

By , 10 July 2016
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Buxton

Games of Thrones: Handel's Tamerlano at the Buxton Festival

By , 10 July 2016
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Buxton

Knives out in Verona: a fine I Capuleti e i Montecchi at Buxton Festival

By , 09 July 2016
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Auckland

The spiritual meets the temporal: Éclairs sur l'au-delà in Auckland

By , 09 July 2016
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Bristol

Between worlds: sensational Avi Avital, Ksenija Sidorova and Itamar Doari

By , 09 July 2016
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Rundāle

A grande bouffe of early music at the spectacular Rundāle Palace

By , 09 July 2016
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Bradford on Avon

Jungle drums beating true: Mozart's Magic Flute at Iford

By , 09 July 2016
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Cleveland

Surrealism, austerity and heroism: Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom

By , 09 July 2016
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Lenox

O Fortuna: An eclectic musical evening at Tanglewood

By , 09 July 2016
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Riga

Baroque rarities rapturously received at Riga's Early Music Festival

By , 08 July 2016
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Buxton

“Beethoven's what?” Leonore at Buxton Festival

By , 08 July 2016
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Frankfurt am Main

Frankfurt's Ring Cycle off to a good start with a straightforward Das Rheingold

By , 08 July 2016
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Paris

Spooky spectacle: Philip Glass and the Kronos Quartet resurrect Dracula at the Philharmonie

By , 07 July 2016
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Liverpool

Chianti and caviar in Liverpool: Petrenko celebrates ten years at the RLPO

By , 07 July 2016
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Zürich

Without dissonance, no harmonies: Jörg Widmann and Mozart in Zurich

By , 06 July 2016
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London

Listening to Beethoven again, but hearing something different: Julia Fischer and Igor Levit at Wigmore Hall

By , 04 July 2016
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Berlin

Vladimir Jurowski's Berlin portrait of Michael Jarrell

By , 04 July 2016
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Glyndebourne

Every detail finely tuned in Glyndebourne's Le nozze di Figaro

By , 03 July 2016
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London

Full immersion, total immolation: Götterdämmerung crowns Opera North's magnificent Ring

By , 03 July 2016
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Zürich

Footprints XII in Zurich: Today’s choreography, tomorrow’s dancers

By , 02 July 2016
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London

Love it. Hate it. Just don't forget it: Osipova and Polunin at Sadler's Wells

By , 02 July 2016
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London

Love, fire and death on the Eastern Front: Royal Opera's new Il trovatore

By , 02 July 2016
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London

Dragonslayer: Siegfried battles valiantly in Opera North's Ring

By , 01 July 2016
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