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Simone Lamsma and the Belgrade Philharmonic © Marko Djokovic | Belgrade Philharmonic
Belgrade

Simone Lamsma thrills in Bartok's First Violin Concerto in Belgrade

By , 26 October 2018
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Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

Hallé and Sir Mark Elder bring to life Don Quixote and Elgar 2 in Manchester

By , 25 October 2018
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Fatma Said © Felix Broede
Birmingham

Beguiling Strauss and surging Shostakovich in Birmingham

By , 13 October 2018
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Edward Gardner © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

Gardner's Zarathustra and the Glagolitic Mass impress in Manchester

By , 11 October 2018
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Franz Welser-Möst directs Lang Lang and The Cleveland Orchestra at the 100th Anniversary Gala. © Roger Mastroianni, Courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra.
Cleveland

Lang Lang headlines Cleveland Orchestra’s 100th anniversary gala

By , 29 September 2018
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Allison Cook (Salome) © Catherine Ashmore
London

Flogging a dead horse: a new Salome at English National Opera

By , 28 September 2018
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Sarah Grether (Weiße Gazelle) and Camilla Nylund (Die Kaiserin) © Hans Jörg Michel (2017)
Berlin

A dream staging: Claus Guth's Frau ohne Schatten arrives at the Staatsoper unter den Linden

By , 16 September 2018
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Timo-Veikko Valve © Jack Saltmiras
Sydney

Transformers: big works in disguise from the Australian Chamber Orchestra

By , 15 September 2018
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Rafael Payare © Luis Cobelo
Belfast

Rafael Payare opens his final Ulster Orchestra season

By , 14 September 2018
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Kirill Petrenko conducts the Berlin Philharmonic © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 68: Extraordinary music-making from Kirill Petrenko and the Berlin Philharmonic

By , 02 September 2018
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Miah Persson and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 62: An orchestral kaleidoscope from Petrenko and the RLPO

By , 29 August 2018
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Thomas Dausgaard © Thomas Grondahl
London

Prom 51: A rare visit to the world of Per Nørgård

By , 20 August 2018
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Asmik Grigorian (Salome) © Ruth Walz
Salzburg

On the rocks: Castellucci delivers an ice-cold Salome in Salzburg

By , 09 August 2018
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Otto Tausk © Marco Borggreve
London

Prom 24: Strong Proms debut from Otto Tausk

By , 01 August 2018
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Ilan Volkov © Astrid Ackermann
London

Prom 21: An Alpensinfonie for the whole family

By , 30 July 2018
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Jennifer France (Zerbinetta) © Robert Workman
London

Ariadne aus Glasgow: Strauss’ opera gets a few twists at Opera Holland Park

By , 17 July 2018
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Clare Presland (Composer) © Matthew Williams-Ellis
Moreton-in-Marsh

A game of two halves: Ariadne auf Naxos at Longborough

By , 13 July 2018
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Rupert Charlesworth (Dancing Master), Sabine Devieilhe (Zerbinetta) and troupe © Pascal Victor / Artcompress
Aix-en-Provence

Blissful soprano singing marooned in corporate-land: Ariadne in Aix

By , 04 July 2018
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Anush Hovhannisyan © Vardan Aslanyan
Glasgow

Magnificent 10th birthday: Amicus plays Strauss and Mahler

By , 17 June 2018
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Die Musik by Gustav Klimt © Wikicommons
Vienna

Up close and personal at the Arnold Schönberg Center in Vienna

By , 08 June 2018
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Miah Persson (Countess), Sam Furness (Flamand) in background © Johan Persson
High Wycombe

A gentle, sympathetic Capriccio at Garsington

By , 01 June 2018
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Adrian Angelico (Octavian) © Sara Strandlund
Stockholm

Deception reigns in Christof Loy’s production of Der Rosenkavalier in Stockholm

By , 26 May 2018
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Daniela Fally (Italian Singer) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Poehn
Vienna

Capriccio: Strauss’ swansong at the Staatsoper

By , 20 May 2018
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Rachel Willis-Sørensen (The Marschallin) © Robert Workman | Glyndebourne Festival 2018
Glyndebourne

Seriously funny, musically transcendent: Glyndebourne's Rosenkavalier

By , 20 May 2018
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Jonas Kaufmann © Mark Allan | Barbican
London

Jonas Kaufmann sings the Four Last Songs in recital at the Barbican

By , 19 May 2018
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Charlotte Beament © Boyd Gilmour
London

Strauss on screen: the OAE presents film adaptation of Der Rosenkavalier

By , 17 May 2018
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Thomas Søndergård © Andy Buchanan
Edinburgh

Sparkling Strauss and brilliant Brahms from Søndergård

By , 11 May 2018
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Jean-Efflam Bavouzet © Benjamin Ealovega
Birmingham

Removing barriers, provoking questions: Kazushi Ono, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and the CBSO

By , 09 May 2018
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Josep Pons © Igor Cortadellas
Barcelona

Contemplating death: two Strauss swansongs and a prankster’s end in Barcelona

By , 28 April 2018
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Jennifer Holloway Salome and Oliver Johnston (Narraboth) © Robert Workman
Leeds

Opera North’s Salome is still enticingly outrageous today

By , 19 April 2018
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Stéphane Denève © Uwe Ditz
Philadelphia

Flame writing to wild dancing: Stéphane Denève and The Philadelphia Orchestra

By , 19 April 2018
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Hugo Ticciati © Marco Borggreve
London

O/MODƏRNT at Wigmore Hall: A descent into melodrama

By , 07 April 2018
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Yo-Yo Ma, Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony © Robert Torres
Boston

An irascible Don and a Widmann première in Boston

By , 30 March 2018
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Peter Rose and Adrienne Pieczonka © Stefan Cohen
New York City

A Rosenkavalier of masterly élan from Kirill Petrenko and the Bayerische Staatsoper at Carnegie Hall

By , 29 March 2018
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Rafael Payare © Askonas Holt
London

Two Dons and a señor: Payare’s debut with the RPO

By , 27 March 2018
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Sir Simon Rattle © Johann Sebastian Hanel
Baden-Baden

Berliner Philharmoniker redefine Shake, Rattle & Roll in Baden-Baden

By , 25 March 2018
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Laura Zigmantaite (Dryad), Mardi Byers (Ariadne), Elizabeth Cragg (Naiad) and Lucy Hall (Echo) © Richard Campbell
Glasgow

Scottish Opera’s Ariadne auf Naxos is witty and passionate

By , 24 March 2018
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Jean-Yves Thibaudet © Kasskara | Decca
Philadelphia

Anxieties, fantasies and ironies: Thibaudet and Philadelphia Orchestra

By , 16 March 2018
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John Chest © Andrey Stoycher
London

A Winter Journey with John Chest and Marcelo Amaral at Wigmore Hall

By , 13 March 2018
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Behzod Abduraimov © Nissor Abdourazakov
Atlanta

Abduraimov plays a stunning Prokofiev 3 in Atlanta

By , 08 March 2018
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Ausrine Stundyte (Salome) and Christian Natter (Oscar Wilde) © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

The silvery light of the moon: Neuenfels' bloodless Salome at the Berliner Staatsoper

By , 08 March 2018
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Christine Goerke (Elektra) and Mikhail Petrenko (Orest) © Karen Almond | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Elektra's misery: up close and personal at The Met

By , 05 March 2018
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Diana Damrau © Rebecca Fay
London

Heavenly Strauss from Damrau, but leaden-footed Brahms from the LPO

By , 03 March 2018
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Kazufumi Yamashita © Miura Koichi
Hamburg

Athleticism meets artistry: the Waseda Symphony at the Elbphilharmonie

By , 02 March 2018
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Daniel Harding conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker in Eine Alpensinfonie © Stephan Rabold
Berlin

Daniel Harding reaches the heights with the Berliner Philharmoniker in Schubert and Strauss

By , 01 March 2018
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Erika Sunnegårdh (Salome) © Rammella & Giannese/Piva | Teatro Regio Torino
Turin

Turin's Salome devoid of lunar magic

By , 15 February 2018
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Chen Reiss © Paul Marc Mitchell
London

One step towards paradise: heavenly Mahler from Chen Reiss with the Philharmonia

By , 11 February 2018
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Ludovic Morlot © Lisa Marie Mazzucco
Seattle

Morlot conducts in Seattle, with and without heroes

By , 10 February 2018
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Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
Oslo

A transformative experience: Petrenko conducts Strauss and Stravinsky in Oslo

By , 08 February 2018
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Catherine Naglestad (Salome) © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

Catherine Naglestad's splendid Salome at Deutsche Oper Berlin

By , 28 January 2018
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