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Sydney

The Repairing of Lucretia at Sydney Chamber Opera

By , 19 August 2017
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Edinburgh

Edward Gardner and the Bergen Phil storm the Edinburgh Festival with a powerful Peter Grimes

By , 13 August 2017
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London

Prom 32: Four centuries of British music from Ryan Wigglesworth and the BBC NOW

By , 09 August 2017
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Los Angeles

BalletNOW suffers from miscasting and a quality of je ne sais quoi.

By , 28 July 2017
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London

Prom 13: a warm, if fatiguing, tribute to Sir Malcolm Sargent

By , 24 July 2017
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London

Sumptuous Strauss from Louise Alder in Wigmore jump-in

By , 22 July 2017
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Worcester

Questioning the quintessence of Britain: Elgar, Britten and Tippett at the Three Choirs Festival

By , 22 July 2017
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Buxton

Fresh peaches of temptation: Britten's Albert Herring at Buxton

By , 08 July 2017
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Portland

Thrilling New Work by Women for Oregon Ballet Theater

By , 29 June 2017
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Alresford

John Copley directs a peach of an Albert Herring for Grange Festival

By , 25 June 2017
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Snape

Opera North sails in to the Aldeburgh Festival with a buoyant revival of Billy Budd

By , 24 June 2017
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Snape

A silvery Dream lost among the shadows: Britten at the Aldeburgh Festival

By , 11 June 2017
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Bergen

Psychologically splintered: Stuart Skelton leads a stellar Peter Grimes in Bergen

By , 30 May 2017
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Bologna

Bologna's Teatro Comunale scores a slam dunk with Britten's Peter Grimes

By , 18 May 2017
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Birmingham

Skin-deep and saccharine: a one-dimensional performance from Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall

By , 16 May 2017
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Washington

Salute to Slava: Shostakovich under the baton of James Conlon

By , 06 April 2017
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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
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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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London

Prom 75: Partygoers, pomp and Paddington Bear

By , 10 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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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
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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
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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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