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Sumptous Schumann from the Staatskapelle Dresden in Tokyo

By , 01 November 2018
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Kyung Wha Chung © ICA Artists | Kang Taewook
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Legendary Chung siblings give breathtaking Brahms in Tokyo

By , 04 October 2018
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Cuarteto Casals © Suntory Hall
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The Casals in Tokyo: Pushing the boundaries too far? Or tasteful and genius?

By , 08 June 2018
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Tatsuki Narita, Mami Hagiwara and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi © Suntory Hall
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A masterclass in chamber playing at Suntory Hall

By , 02 June 2018
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Yoichi Sugiyama and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra © Michiharu Okubo | Tokyo Opera City Cultural Foudation
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Unsuk Chin presides over Toru Takemitsu Composition Award

By , 27 May 2018
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Michael Kupfer-Radecky (Don Pizarro), Ricarda Merbeth (Leonore) and Stephen Gould (Florestan) © Masahiko Terashi | New National Theatre, Tokyo
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Cynicism reigns in Katharina Wagner’s Fidelio in Tokyo

By , 20 May 2018
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Irina Lungu (Violetta) and Antonio Poli (Alfredo) © Terashi Masahiko | New National Theatre, Tokyo
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Heart and soul: Irina Lungu sings Traviata in Tokyo

By , 16 November 2017
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Andris Nelsons © Suntory Hall
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Refined Mahler in Tokyo from Nelsons and Boston Symphony

By , 09 November 2017
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Giuseppe Sabbatini © Suntory Hall
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Suntory Hall’s grand reopening with Rossini’s not so “Petite” Messe Solennelle

By , 01 September 2017
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Paavo Järvi © Kaupo Kikkas
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Paavo Järvi and the NHK Symphony in riveting account of Schumann and Schubert

By , 01 July 2017
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© Pinchas Steinberg
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Pinchas Steinberg brings Bohemia’s woods and fields to the heart of Tokyo

By , 13 May 2017
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Nikolai Znaider © Lars Gundersen
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Znaider, Luisi, and NHKSO Tokyo show that Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto is anything but overdone

By , 15 April 2017
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Sir András Schiff © Yutaka Suzuki
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Soul-searching: Sir András Schiff in Tokyo

By , 21 March 2017
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Maxim Mironov ("Lindoro") and Dalibor Jenis (Figaro) © Terashi Masahiko
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An enchanting Barber visits Tokyo: Il barbiere di Siviglia at the New National Theatre

By , 01 December 2016
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Alexander Lazarev © Japan Philharmonic
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Big surprises from the Japan Philharmonic

By , 25 November 2016
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Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi © Satoshi Mitsuta
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Surprises from Tokyo’s “newspaper” orchestra

By , 24 November 2016
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Christian Thielemann conducts the Staatskapelle Dresden © Matthias Creutziger
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Impressive Beethoven, but Thielemann fails to scale the peaks of Strauss' Alpine Symphony in Tokyo

By , 22 November 2016
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Chris Wahlberg
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San Francisco Symphony fails to ignite in Tokyo

By , 21 November 2016
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Kazushi Ono © Stofleth
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Schoenberg sells out in Tokyo: Kazushi Ono conducts the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra

By , 19 November 2016
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Act I © Masahiko Terashi
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Puccini’s world vividly comes to life in Japan: La bohème at the New National Theatre Tokyo

By , 17 November 2016
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Akiko Suwanai © Takaki Kumada
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Exquisite Beethoven from the Bamberg Symphony and Akiko Suwanai

By , 02 November 2016
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Jonathan Nott © Thomas Muller
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“Edge of your seat” Shostakovich 10 from Jonathan Nott and the Tokyo Symphony

By , 15 October 2016
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Zubin Mehta conducts Mozart with the Vienna Philharmonic © Suntory Hall
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Vienna Philharmonic's “Week in Japan” finishes on the birthday of Suntory Hall

By , 12 October 2016
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Zubin Mehta and Seiji Ozawa © Suntory Hall
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Ocean of sounds as Vienna Philharmonic helps celebrate three decades of Suntory Hall

By , 02 October 2016
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Tan Dun © Feng Hai
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Music as “garden” and “theatre”: an homage to Toru Takemitsu by Tan Dun

By , 26 August 2016
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Shanghai Quartet
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Shanghai Quartet performs in Suntory Hall's chamber music festival

By , 14 June 2016
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Novus String Quartet © Jin-Ho Park
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Dvořák’s “American” in the East: exuberant South Korean quartet wins new audience in Tokyo

By , 13 June 2016
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Dmitry Korchak (Werther) © New National Theatre, Tokyo | Terashi Masahiko
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A rather conventional Werther in Tokyo

By , 09 April 2016
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© David Karlin
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Technical merit high, artistic impression mixed as Nobuyuki Tsujii plays Chopin

By , 30 March 2016
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© Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
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Spring-fresh Mozart and Shostakovich at his quirkiest at Tokyo's Bunka Kaikan Hall

By , 29 March 2016
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© Kiyonori Hasegawa
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The World of John Neumeier, Hamburg Ballet

By , 08 March 2016
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George Gagnidze (Falstaff) © New National Theatre, Tokyo
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Falstaff in Tokyo with a strong international cast

By , 09 December 2015
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The Mariinsky Ballet brings Swan Lake to Tokyo

By , 05 December 2015
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The Mariinsky's Romeo and Juliet in celebration of Natalia Makarova

By , 02 December 2015
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Peter Darell's Tales of Hoffman, National Ballet of Japan

By , 30 October 2015
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National Ballet of Japan's ethereal La Bayadere

By , 17 February 2015
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National Ballet of Japan's new Sleeping Beauty

By , 08 November 2014
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© Takashi Shikama
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NBA Ballet, Michael Pink’s Dracula

By , 25 October 2014
****1
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Marcelo Gomes in Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake © Hidemi Seto
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Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake starring Marcelo Gomes

By , 09 September 2014
*****
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Babel © Yoshisato Komaki, presented by Sapporo International Art Festival
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BABEL (words), Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet

By , 29 August 2014
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Petrushka © Kinoue Terumi
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The Legacy of the Ballet Russes lives in Tokyo Komaki Ballet

By , 23 August 2014
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© Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre
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Saburo Teshigawara's Sleep, featuring Aurélie Dupont

By , 14 August 2014
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Sarah Lamb and Steven McRae in Sleeping Beauty © Johan Persson
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Stars of Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet shine in A Night of Royal Elegance

By , 08 August 2014
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Amandine Albisson as Tatyana in Onegin © Julien Benhamou | Opéra national de Paris
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Étoiles of the Paris Opéra Ballet sparkle in Tokyo

By , 30 July 2014
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© Kiyonori Hasegawa
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Alina Cojocaru Dream Project 2014, Program A

By , 20 July 2014
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Triple Bill © NBA Ballet
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NBA Ballet's Triple Bill

By , 22 June 2014
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The Prince of the Pagodas © Takashi Shikama
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David Bintley's The Prince of the Pagodas returns to National Ballet of Japan

By , 15 June 2014
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David Bintley's Faster and Carmina Burana, National Ballet of Japan

By , 19 April 2014
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Tetsuya Kumakawa's K-Ballet Company: La Bayadere

By , 24 March 2014
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Kontakthof © Arnold Groeschel
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Kontakthof: Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch in Saitama, Japan

By , 23 March 2014
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