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Milan

A glorious Meistersinger from Harry Kupfer at La Scala

By , 19 March 2017
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Budapest

Musical performances stand out in new Siegfried at the Hungarian State Opera

By , 19 March 2017
***11
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Vienna

Nuanced revival of McVicar's Tristan und Isolde at the Wiener Staatsoper

By , 12 March 2017
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London

Excellent in parts: Kaspar Holten's new Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at Covent Garden

By , 11 March 2017
***11
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Gelsenkirchen

Bayreuth comes to the Ruhr: leading Wagner singers in Gelsenkirchen for a new Tristan und Isolde

By , 04 March 2017
***11
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Poole

Wonderful German Romanticism from the Bournemouth SO at the Lighthouse

By , 22 February 2017
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Berlin

An inconsistent Tannhäuser at Deutsche Oper Berlin

By , 12 February 2017
***11
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London

Sensational Mattila, restrained Kaufmann in the LSO's exceptional Walküre Act 1

By , 08 February 2017
****1
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Hamburg

Tread softly but carry a big stick: Thielemann's way with Wagner

By , 06 February 2017
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Barcelona

Gergiev brings the Mariinsky magic to Tristan und Isolde in Barcelona

By , 27 January 2017
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Hong Kong

Dramatically powerful Siegfried as the Hong Kong Philharmonic continues its Ring cycle

By , 22 January 2017
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Zürich

Quintessential Rachmaninov from La Fenice in Zurich

By , 17 January 2017
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Vancouver

Russian epics: Simone Lamsma's blistering Shostakovich with the Vancouver Symphony

By , 16 January 2017
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Hamburg

High up and high-end: Hamburg's dazzling new concert hall is inaugurated

By , 12 January 2017
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London

Hammered home: the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Wagner, Mahler and Berg

By , 17 December 2016
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Amsterdam

Christine Goerke's superb Brünnhilde at the Concertgebouw

By , 09 December 2016
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Amsterdam

Audi's spectacular Parsifal at Dutch National Opera

By , 06 December 2016
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Melbourne

Teutonic repertoire meat and drink to Simone Young and the MSO

By , 01 December 2016
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Melbourne

The way the world ends: brilliant Götterdämmerung crowns Melbourne cycle

By , 28 November 2016
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Manchester

A 24-carat Rheingold as the Hallé continues its Ring quest

By , 27 November 2016
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Melbourne

Treasure of the world: Vinke’s heroics ensure a memorable Siegfried in Melbourne

By , 25 November 2016
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Melbourne

Spirals out of control: extraordinary singing in Die Walküre in Melbourne

By , 23 November 2016
****1
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Melbourne

Bring on the dancing girls: Rheingold redux in Melbourne

By , 21 November 2016
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St Paul

Minnesota Opera presents a Rheingold that works on every level

By , 20 November 2016
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New York City

Jaap van Zweden hits it off with a rejuvenated New York Philharmonic

By , 17 November 2016
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Chicago

Jaap van Zweden conducts a profound meditation on the end of life in Chicago

By , 10 November 2016
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Hong Kong

Dignified and intellectual Wagner, Schumann and Mendelssohn with the Hong Kong Phil

By , 05 November 2016
***11
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Berlin

Parsifal travels time and space at Deutsche Oper

By , 16 October 2016
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Chicago

Muti recreates Chicago Symphony’s inaugural program

By , 15 October 2016
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Oslo

Failing to make a splash: Marek Janowski and the Oslo Philharmonic take a journey down the Rhine

By , 13 October 2016
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Chicago

Perplexing staging not enough to derail a gloriously sung Rheingold at Lyric Opera

By , 01 October 2016
***11
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Birmingham

Bloodless competence in Birmingham: CBSO plays Wagner, Sibelius and Beeethoven

By , 28 September 2016
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New York City

Trelinski's passionless Tristan und Isolde opens Met season

By , 26 September 2016
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London

Prom 72: Keeping heritage alive: Znaider's top-drawer Beethoven with the Staatskapelle Dresden

By , 08 September 2016
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Berlin

Harteros triumphs as Sieglinde in Berlin

By , 07 September 2016
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Vienna

Andreas Homoki’s Lohengrin in Lederhosen lacks mystique in Vienna

By , 05 September 2016
***11
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London

Prom 57: Moving mountains: Larcher, Wagner and Strauss from the BBC Symphony Orchestra

By , 28 August 2016
****1
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Melbourne

Tannhäuser brings a new dimension to Melbourne Opera

By , 17 August 2016
***11
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London

Prom 43: Amazingly intimate Liszt from Argerich, precision from Barenboim

By , 17 August 2016
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Berlin

Junge Deutsche Philharmonie bring visceral power to Saunders' still

By , 16 August 2016
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Edinburgh

Mariinsky Rheingold a promising start to Edinburgh Festival’s concert Ring

By , 15 August 2016
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Bayreuth

Time becomes space: Bayreuth welcomes a new Parsifal

By , 02 August 2016
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Bayreuth

Imprisoned by love: a thought-provoking Tristan und Isolde at the Bayreuth Festival

By , 01 August 2016
***11
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Bayreuth

Twilight zone: Bayreuth's Ring ends with a stirring Götterdämmerung

By , 31 July 2016
****1
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Bayreuth

Croc work: Siegfried teases at Bayreuth

By , 29 July 2016
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Bayreuth

Magic fire: a blazing account of Die Walküre at Bayreuth

By , 27 July 2016
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Bayreuth

Rheingold refuelled: Frank Castorf’s Ring returns to Bayreuth

By , 26 July 2016
****1
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London

Prom 10: Frothy and fast-paced: Ten Pieces Secondary Prom roars to life

By , 23 July 2016
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London

Prom 11: Wagner and Tippett make an effective pairing

By , 23 July 2016
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Frankfurt am Main

Save the Rhine: Frankfurt Ring concludes with a strong message

By , 17 July 2016
****1
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