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Bradford on Avon

Queen's dating dilemma: Handel's Partenope at Iford

By , 04 July 2018
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London

Semperoper Ballett shines in dynamic Forsythe bill

By , 21 June 2018
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Sydney

Pinchgut Opera's Athalia in Sydney: fabulous performance marred by directiorial problems

By , 21 June 2018
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London

#Handel@ENO: Acis and Galatea for the social media age

By , 11 June 2018
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Glyndebourne

Carry on Cleo: Joélle Harvey leads terrific revival of Giulio Cesare at Glyndebourne

By , 10 June 2018
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Halle

Simply outstanding: Arianna in Creta at the Halle Handel Festival

By , 09 June 2018
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Rotterdam

Yannick Nézet-Séguin says au revoir to Rotterdam

By , 09 June 2018
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Alresford

Agrippina triumphs at The Grange Festival

By , 08 June 2018
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Halle

Rivals: Max Emanuel Cenčić pits Porpora and Handel against each other in Halle

By , 08 June 2018
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Bernburg (Saale)

Handel's pasticcio Oreste in Bernburg at Halle Handel Festival

By , 02 June 2018
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Bad Lauchstädt

Parnasso in festa at the Halle Handel Festival a gorgeous indulgence

By , 28 May 2018
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Halle

Samson is a great treat at the Halle Handel Festival

By , 27 May 2018
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Halle

A bizarre Berenice at the Halle Handel Festival

By , 25 May 2018
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Göttingen

Two quite different works at Göttingen International Handel Festival prove a hit

By , 19 May 2018
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Herzberg am Harz

Alexander Balus in Göttingen: a wonderful performance, even with cuts

By , 13 May 2018
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Berlin

Thunder and lightning put an end to love in Komische Oper’s Semele

By , 12 May 2018
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Göttingen

A stunning Judas Maccabaeus at Göttingen

By , 10 May 2018
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Los Angeles

A wonderful surfeit of Bach from Les Violons du Roy

By , 26 April 2018
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Edinburgh

Handel’s Solomon with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

By , 26 April 2018
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London

Giulio Cesare in Londra with the marvellous Early Opera Company

By , 11 April 2018
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Sydney

Fabulous Mozart from Nicole Car in eclectic Sydney programme

By , 08 April 2018
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Snape

Handel's Theodora: Christian Curnyn conducts the Britten-Pears Young Artists at Snape

By , 31 March 2018
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New York City

Bicket and The English Concert leave Carnegie Hall thrilled

By , 25 March 2018
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Madrid

Handel’s Ariodante comes from Vienna to Madrid

By , 18 March 2018
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London

Handel’s calling card Rinaldo still opening doors three centuries on

By , 13 March 2018
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Berlin

Periwigs and a plane tree: Baroque bawdiness at Komische Oper Berlin

By , 17 February 2018
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Cambridge

Immortal thoughts: Mortal Voices from The Academy of Ancient Music in Cambridge

By , 16 February 2018
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Cleveland

Mozart, Uchida, and The Cleveland Orchestra: an inspired collaboration continues

By , 08 February 2018
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London

Finely cast Orlando from La Nuova Musica

By , 01 February 2018
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Paris

“It must be so": Handel's Jephtha at the Palais Garnier

By , 13 January 2018
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London

From Rameau to Mahler: Rattle and Kožená entertain in wide-ranging LSO programme

By , 11 January 2018
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Philadelphia

Scotch Beasts and other forms of Britishness in Philadelphia's Winter Festival

By , 11 January 2018
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London

No ordinary Messiah at the Barbican

By , 20 December 2017
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Stuttgart

Rousseau and a boxing ring: Ariodante in Stuttgart

By , 17 December 2017
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Seattle

Messiah is Seattle Symphony’s “Glory to God”

By , 16 December 2017
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London

Dolce Duello: Cecilia Bartoli and Sol Gabetta in Baroque sparring at the Barbican

By , 01 December 2017
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Stockholm

A tightly co-ordinated Messiah in Stockholm

By , 29 November 2017
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London

Baroque drama: Philippe Jaroussky's Handel at Wigmore Hall

By , 26 November 2017
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Paris

Baroque pyrotechnics: Handel's Serse dazzles at Versailles

By , 19 November 2017
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Vienna

Giulio Cesare in concert: Lawrence Zazzo and Emőke Baráth came, saw and conquered Vienna

By , 18 October 2017
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London

Static but worth the slog: ETO's two-part Giulio Cesare

By , 07 October 2017
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Vienna

A stellar cast for a Handelian rarity: Ottone at the Theater an der Wien

By , 24 September 2017
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Milan

Plácido Domingo returns to La Scala in Handel's Tamerlano

By , 12 September 2017
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Bucharest

Handel from Magdalena Kožená and the VBO at Enescu Festival

By , 03 September 2017
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London

Proms at... Wilton’s: Conference of the Birds

By , 02 September 2017
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London

Prom 62: Chineke! Orchestra's late night with Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Jeanine De Bique

By , 30 August 2017
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Cooperstown

Handel's Xerxes comes to Glimmerglass

By , 18 August 2017
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Siena

Sarah Connolly brings the best of British to Tuscany

By , 05 August 2017
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London

Prom 23: An evening of angelic choruses

By , 01 August 2017
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Santa Fe

Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered: Alcina casts some surprising spells in Santa Fe

By , 29 July 2017
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