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Berlin

Elegiac decline of a poet: Graham Vick's new Death in Venice at Deutsche Oper

By , 19 March 2017
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London

Gautier Capuçon and Frank Braley impress in mercurial Debussy

By , 15 March 2017
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New York City

Two Operas, One Visionary: Mark Morris at BAM

By , 15 March 2017
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London

An instrument finely dissected: Alisa Weilerstein lays bare the cello’s dusky entrails

By , 07 March 2017
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Amsterdam

Contemplative and powerful evening of entertainment; Made in Amsterdam 1

By , 11 February 2017
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Madrid

Deborah Warner's new Billy Budd sets a new standard in Madrid

By , 03 February 2017
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London

Foot-stomping virtuosity from Martin Fröst and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields

By , 02 February 2017
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London

Power (and Padmore) to the ECO in Britten, Tippett and Woolrich

By , 21 January 2017
***11
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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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Edinburgh

Ancient and Modern Christmas icons from the SCO Chorus in Edinburgh

By , 15 December 2016
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Cleveland

Jaap van Zweden and the Cleveland Orchestra bring freshness to Beethoven’s Fifth

By , 26 November 2016
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London

“Hey, nonny no!” Bostridge's Shakespeare Songs at Wigmore Hall

By , 14 November 2016
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Manchester

A cold bath: Storgårds and the BBC Philharmonic explore chilly landscapes

By , 05 November 2016
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Boston

Dem Bones Dem Bones: Thomas Adès leads the Boston Symphony in Britten, Sibelius, and Adès

By , 04 November 2016
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London

Vänskä turns the heat up for a new Sibelius series with the LPO

By , 19 October 2016
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Leeds

Opera North's intensely dramatic Billy Budd in Leeds

By , 18 October 2016
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Berlin

Mists of sound: Bostridge's Britten at the Komische Oper

By , 14 October 2016
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Seattle

Xavier Phillips glows in Elgar with the Seattle Symphony

By , 01 October 2016
*****
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Milan

Blank canvas, dark projections: a brooding Turn of the Screw at La Scala

By , 16 September 2016
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Oslo

Frighteningly intense: Calixto Bieito directs a devastating War Requiem in Oslo

By , 10 September 2016
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London

Prom 75: Partygoers, pomp and Paddington Bear

By , 10 September 2016
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Glyndebourne

Enchanted Wood: dream of a Dream at Glyndebourne

By , 11 August 2016
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London

Prom 24: Dazzle and speed from Mena and BBC Philharmonic

By , 02 August 2016
***11
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Snape

Boy Donne good: Toby Spence in Tippett and Britten III, Aldeburgh Festival

By , 20 June 2016
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Valencia

A tingling Midsummer Night in Valencia

By , 18 June 2016
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Snape

Music more than words: Britten and Tippett at the Aldeburgh Festival

By , 16 June 2016
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Snape

Starting as you mean to go on: Britten's Les Illuminations at Aldeburgh Festival

By , 10 June 2016
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San Francisco

A brilliant night of Britten, Mozart and Dvorak with the San Francisco Symphony

By , 08 June 2016
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Montreal

Britten's War Requiem makes for an heroic season's end for the OSM

By , 25 May 2016
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Glasgow

Moving and brilliant: Owen Wingrave at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

By , 09 May 2016
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Chicago

Behind the enigma: Donald Runnicles explores Elgar in Chicago

By , 05 May 2016
***11
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London

Inspired by Shakespeare: a London gala to celebrate The Bard

By , 23 April 2016
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Vienna

Shock of the new: Cornelius Meister and the Vienna RSO on new days, new seasons, new compositions

By , 09 April 2016
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Leeds

Leeds Lieder's Songs of the Sea leaves audience buoyant

By , 01 April 2016
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Istanbul

New sounds and soundscapes in Istanbul: Britten and Takemitsu

By , 31 March 2016
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Amsterdam

Karina Gauvin in Debussy’s unforgettable Ariettes in Amsterdam

By , 22 March 2016
***11
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London

Survivor's guilt: Britten's The Rape of Lucretia, Guildhall School

By , 22 February 2016
***11
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Brighton

Haydn, Mendelssohn, Britten... and passing seagulls: Elias Quartet in Brighton

By , 21 February 2016
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Dublin

Inextinguishable force of life: Jensen conducts a riveting Nielsen

By , 29 January 2016
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Vienna

Forceful Peter Grimes a must-see at Theater an der Wien

By , 14 December 2015
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Amsterdam

Paavo Järvi and Baiba Skride join the RCO for great Britten and Ravel

By , 11 December 2015
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Manchester

Juanjo Mena and the BBC Philharmonic embark on an “American Adventure”

By , 04 December 2015
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Manchester

Gabriela Montero and Manchester Camerata move and entertain in Pärt, Mozart, Piazzolla and Britten

By , 22 November 2015
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Amsterdam

Dutch National Opera toasts its 50th birthday

By , 06 November 2015
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Sydney

Mozart and the Brits in Sydney

By , 05 November 2015
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London

Star turn: a formidably cast presentation of Britten’s Screw

By , 26 October 2015
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Manchester

Bernstein's Serenade a highlight of the BBC Phil's celebration

By , 09 October 2015
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Birmingham

A fine display of British composing and conducting talent in Birmingham

By , 07 October 2015
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London

Prom 54: Andrew Watts and Emily Beynon create deep impressions in two Proms premières

By , 25 August 2015
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London

Prom 34 Turbulent storms: Grimes revisited and earthy Prokofiev from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

By , 10 August 2015
***11
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