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John Lill © Askonas Holt
Liverpool

John Lill celebrates his 75th birthday in Liverpool

By , 16 February 2019
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Sir Bryn Terfel © Mitch Jenkins | DG
Dublin

Sir Bryn Terfel entertains and charms in Dublin

By , 15 February 2019
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Elim Chan © Willeke Machiels
Edinburgh

Valentine's Classics from the RSNO in Edinburgh

By , 15 February 2019
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Boris Giltburg © Sasha Gusov
Rotterdam

Electrifying Rach 3 from Giltburg in Rotterdam

By , 10 February 2019
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Anita Rachvelishvili © Dario Acosta
London

In the limelight: the ROH Orchestra gets to shine on stage

By , 08 February 2019
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Julian Bliss © Ben Wright
Lancaster

BBC Philharmonic up close in Lancaster

By , 07 February 2019
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Angela Denoke (Judith) and Gerald Finley (Bluebeard) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Off-the-mark Iolanta, but a terrifying Bluebeard at the Met

By , 28 January 2019
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Vassily Sinaisky © Marco Borggreve
Gateshead

Trampled by the Russian troika: St Petersburg Philharmonic at The Sage

By , 26 January 2019
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Ben Gernon © Petr Kadlec | Czech Philharmonic
Manchester

Stirring Mozart and Tchaikovsky from Gernon, Cooper and BBC Philharmonic.

By , 26 January 2019
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RTÉ Philharmonic Choir © RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Dublin

Pleasing rendition of Great Opera Choruses by RTE Philharmonic Choir

By , 25 January 2019
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Joshua Bell © Bill Phelps
London

A medley of melodies from Joshua Bell and the ASMF

By , 19 January 2019
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Francesca Dego © Davide Cerati
Manchester

Dazzling Francesca Dego joins the Hallé for rousing Russian repertoire

By , 17 January 2019
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Pavel Kolesnikov © Eva Vermandel
London

A quiet Siberian: Pavel Kolesnikov entrances the Queen Elizabeth Hall

By , 15 January 2019
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Vladimir Stoyanov (Yeletsky / Tchaikovsky) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

A tale of many Tchaikovskys: Herheim's The Queen of Spades at the Royal Opera

By , 13 January 2019
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Jurgita Dronina and Isaac Hernández in English National Ballet's Swan Lake © Laurent Liotardo
London

A Swan Lake worth seeing again at the Coliseum

By , 03 January 2019
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Michael McHale © Leon Gerald
Belfast

Ulster Youth Orchestra alumni celebrate their founding with a Russian evening

By , 29 December 2018
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Birmingham Royal Ballet in The Nutcracker at the Royal Albert Hall © Annabel Moeller
London

Birmingham Royal Ballet's The Nutcracker lights up London's Albert Hall

By , 28 December 2018
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Antoine Tamestit and Teodor Currentzis © Daniel Dittus
Hamburg

A study in suffering: Schnittke and Tchaikovsky from Currentzis at the Elbphilharmonie

By , 19 December 2018
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Artists of the Royal Ballet in Ashton's Les Patineurs © Alice Pennefather | ROH, 2018
London

A winter triple bill at The Royal Ballet: Les Patineurs/Winter Dreams/The Concert

By , 18 December 2018
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Waltz of the Snowflakes, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens' Nutcracker © Veronyc Vachon
Montreal

A Christmas miracle: Les Grands Ballets' updated Nutcracker

By , 15 December 2018
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Rina Kanehara and Jeffrey Cirio in ENB's Nutcracker © Laurent Liotardo
London

English National Ballet’s Nutcracker closes 2018 at the Coliseum

By , 13 December 2018
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San Francisco Ballet in The Nutcracker © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker proudly carries on the tradition

By , 12 December 2018
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Matthew Ball (Swan) and Liam Mower (Prince) © Johan Persson
London

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake triumphantly takes flight once again

By , 12 December 2018
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Yen Han and Matthew Knight (Clowns) and William Moore (Nutcracker), Nutcracker and the Mouse King © Gregory Batardon
Zürich

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King: A redesign in Zürich

By , 11 December 2018
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Anna Netrebko © Chris Lee
New York City

A diva debut: Anna Netrebko in recital at Carnegie Hall

By , 09 December 2018
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Chris Wahlberg
Los Angeles

MTT unleashes Ives at his raucous, crotchety best in Disney Hall

By , 07 December 2018
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Vladimir Jurowski conducts the LPO © Simon Jay Price
London

An exceptional Bruckner 2 from Jurowski and the LPO

By , 05 December 2018
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Gary Avis (Drosselmeyer) © ROH | Bill Cooper (2013)
London

Sugar and spice: The Nutcracker returns to launch the festive season

By , 03 December 2018
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JoAnn Falletta © Brendan Bannon
Virginia Beach

Russo-Finnish favorites from Julian Schwarz, JoAnn Falletta and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra

By , 02 December 2018
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Kansas City Ballet in The Nutcracker © Brett Pruitt
Kansas City

A Nutcracker in Wonderland from Kansas City Ballet

By , 01 December 2018
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Jian Wang © Xu Bin
London

Elegant and energetic: pacy Tchaikovsky from Long Yu and the Philharmonia

By , 29 November 2018
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Ray Chen © John Mac
Dublin

Memorable and exhilarating Tchaikovsky from Ray Chen with Stutzmann and the RTÉ NSO

By , 23 November 2018
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Valery Gergiev © Alexander Shapunov
Brussels

Devastating and dark Pathétique from Gergiev and the Mariinsky on tour in Brussels

By , 18 November 2018
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Pavel Kolesnikov © Eva Vermandel
London

Russian pyrotechnics and robust Anglican religion contrast in BBC SO programme

By , 15 November 2018
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Gautier Capuçon © Catherine Pluchart
London

Chameleon colours from Batiashvili, Capuçon and Thibaudet at the Barbican

By , 12 November 2018
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Thomas Søndergård © Martin Bubandt
Perth

Remembrance of lost youth as RSNO and Glasgow schoolboys mark Armistice

By , 08 November 2018
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Valery Gergiev © Alberto Venzago
London

A highly theatrical Tchaikovsky 5 from Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky

By , 05 November 2018
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Klaus Mäkelä © Heikki Tuuli
Antwerp

Beguiling Tchaikovsky from Alban Gerhardt and Klaus Mäkelä in Antwerp

By , 28 October 2018
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Scene from Lovette's Le Jeune © Marty Sohl
New York City

American Ballet Theatre: Present and Future

By , 27 October 2018
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Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider © Lars Gundersen
London

A memorable and thrilling debut for Philippe Jordan with the LSO

By , 25 October 2018
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Gil Shaham © Luke Ratray
New York City

Clarity is paramount in Gil Shaham's Prokofiev with the New York Philharmonic

By , 25 October 2018
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Sheku Kanneh-Mason © Lars Borges
Seattle

Kanneh-Mason gives royal performance in Seattle

By , 20 October 2018
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Alondra de la Parra © Erika Mayer
London

Russian warhorses: Alondra de la Parra and the LPO

By , 19 October 2018
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© Johan Persson
Edinburgh

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake: The Legend Returns will have audiences flocking to it

By , 16 October 2018
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Carolin Widmann © Lennard Rahle
Manchester

BBC Philharmonic delivers powerhouse performances

By , 13 October 2018
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Boston

A colorful collage: Hannu Lintu opens the Boston Symphony’s season

By , 11 October 2018
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Andris Nelsons © Southbank Centre | Mark Allan
London

Nelsons’ manicured Mahler a slow burn with the Gewandhaus

By , 09 October 2018
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Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
London

Rachmaninov with an authentic Russian flavour at Cadogan Hall

By , 04 October 2018
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Joyce El-Khoury (Tatyana) © Michael Cooper
Toronto

Robert Carsen's Eugene Onegin ages gracefully at COC

By , 30 September 2018
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Alpesh Chauhan © Patrick Allen | operaomnia.co.uk
Birmingham

Chauhan takes CBSO from shaky start to triumphant finale

By , 27 September 2018
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