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Laura Wilde (Katya) © James Glossop
Glasgow

A finely sung Katya Kabanova in rust-bucket Russia

By , 12 March 2019
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Edward Gardner © Benjamin Ealovega
Milan

Gardner and Levit invigorate the Filarmonica della Scala

By , 11 March 2019
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Kirill Gerstein © Marco Borggreve
London

Social turmoil and a personal meditation: Kirill Gerstein at Wigmore Hall

By , 24 February 2019
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Amanda Majeski (Katya) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

Two great Royal Opera debuts aren't enough to lift a Katya Kabanova lacking in drama

By , 04 February 2019
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Katie Bray (Varvara), Stephanie Corley (Katya) © Jane Hobson
Leeds

It's grim up North: a heartbreaking Katya Kabanova in Leeds

By , 02 February 2019
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Jakub Hrůša © Andreas Herzau
New York City

Jakub Hrůša emphasizes color at the New York Philharmonic

By , 10 January 2019
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Káťa Kabanová © Luciano Romano
Naples

Kàt’a Kabanova takes flight in Naples

By , 15 December 2018
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Pavel Haas Quartet © Marco Borggreve
London

Compelling Smetana and Janáček from the Pavel Haas Quartet at Wigmore Hall

By , 10 December 2018
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Vladimir Jurowski © Simon Jay Price
London

Debussy, Lindberg, Stravinsky and Janáček speak to war and mortality

By , 10 November 2018
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Borodin Quartet © Simon Van Boxtel
London

Life out of Death: a celebration of Czech musical defiance from the LPO

By , 07 November 2018
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Dorottya Láng © Shirley Suarez
Oxford

Eros in Oxford: Brahms, Janáček and gypsies at the Lieder Festival

By , 16 October 2018
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Edward Gardner © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

Gardner's Zarathustra and the Glagolitic Mass impress in Manchester

By , 11 October 2018
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Evelyn Herlitzius (Kostelnička) and Annette Dasch (Jenůfa) © Ruth Walz
Amsterdam

“Soap opera at its best”: Katie Mitchell's Jenůfa at Dutch National Opera

By , 06 October 2018
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Sir Simon Rattle © Mark Allan | Barbican
London

Something special in the air: Rattle and the LSO in energetic Sibelius 5

By , 19 September 2018
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Allan Clayton, Elizabeth Watts, Simon Rattle, Alice Coote and the LSO © Doug Peters | PA Wire
London

The Bohemians and Britten: Simon Rattle and the LSO launch their season

By , 18 September 2018
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Sir Simon Rattle rehearsing with the LSO © Ryan Buchanan
Edinburgh

Rattle and the LSO make their Edinburgh Festival debut together

By , 10 August 2018
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Emma Novak (Frog) and Eric Owens (Forester) © Karli Cadel
Cooperstown

Eric Owens’ Forester the highlight of Glimmerglass' Cunning Little Vixen

By , 21 July 2018
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James Judd © Prague Spring | Petra Hajská
Prague

A proud, cataclysmic conclusion at Prague Spring

By , 03 June 2018
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Bo Skovhus (Šiškov) and Chorus © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

House arrested: Janáček's last opera in Munich

By , 26 May 2018
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Ensemble Resonanz © Tobias Schult
Berlin

Personal becomes political at MaerzMusik Berlin

By , 22 March 2018
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Johan Reuter (Šiškov) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

An oppressive, living hell: From the House of the Dead at Covent Garden

By , 07 March 2018
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Jakub Hrůša © V Krsul
London

Hrůša on the verge of greatness?

By , 15 February 2018
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Sir Mark Elder © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Symphonic grandeur and two curious farewells from Elder and LSO

By , 08 February 2018
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Hilary Hahn © Michael Patrick O'Leary
Zürich

Supreme musicality, shared roses: a magical moment with Hilary Hahn

By , 03 February 2018
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Isabelle Faust © Molina Visuals
London

A masterwork of elegiac introspection from Isabelle Faust and Alban Berg

By , 14 January 2018
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Louis Lortie © Elias
Manchester

Unpolished gems: Saint-Saëns, Smetana, Sinfonietta and Chasse royale

By , 12 January 2018
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Leonidas Kavakos © Marco Borggreve
London

Kavakos and Wang team up at Wigmore Hall

By , 19 December 2017
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Harriet Eyley (Vixen) © Chris Christodoulou
London

Woodland Tales: The Cunning Little Vixen at the Royal College of Music

By , 27 November 2017
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Truls Mørk © Johs Boe
Zürich

The sublime and the jolly: Truls Mørk and the Czech Philharmonic in Zurich

By , 24 October 2017
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Lucy Crowe (Vixen) and Gerald Finley (Forester) © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

Blurred lines: Peter Sellars' half-baked semi-staging mars a fine performance of The Cunning Little Vixen

By , 12 October 2017
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Wallis Giunta (Dinah) with Nicholas Butterfield, Fflur Wyn and Joseph Shovelton (The Trio) © Alastair Muir
Leeds

Destiny and South Sea escapes: Osud and Trouble in Tahiti from Opera North

By , 11 October 2017
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Alan Oke (Skuratov) © Clive Barda
Cardiff

An arresting From the House of the Dead at Welsh National Opera

By , 08 October 2017
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Vladimir Jurowski conducts the LPO © Simon Jay Price
London

The End of Time and a UK première from the LPO and Vladimir Jurowski

By , 27 September 2017
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The Cleveland Orchestra's stage projections © © Roger Mastroianni, Courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland

Cleveland Orchestra opens 100th season with a stunning Cunning Little Vixen

By , 23 September 2017
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Dina Kuznetsova (Káťa) and Hayley Sugars (Varvara) © David Rowland
Auckland

A heartwrenching Káťa Kabanová in Auckland

By , 19 September 2017
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Jakub Hrůša © V. Krsul
London

Prom 56: Jakub Hrůša raises Czech music to celestial Bohemian heights

By , 26 August 2017
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Natalya Romaniw © Michael Whitefoot
Worcester

Frank Beermann and the Philharmonia bring mischief and melancholia to the Three Choirs Festival

By , 26 July 2017
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Nicky Spence, Anne Mason, Clare Presland, Julia Sporsén, Laura Woods © Robert Workman
London

Kát’a Kabanová compellingly staged at Opera Holland Park

By , 15 July 2017
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Hanna Schwarz (Buryjovka) and Karita Mattila (Kostelnička) © Wilfried Hösl (March 2017)
Munich

Stunning revival of Barbara Frey's production of Jenůfa in Munich

By , 14 July 2017
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Eva-Maria Westbroek (Kát'a Kabanová) © Bernd Uhlig (2014)
Berlin

Cold discomfort: Andrea Breth's uncompromising Kát'a Kabanová at the Staatsoper

By , 14 June 2017
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Peter Hoare (Laca) and Natalya Romaniw (Jenůfa) © Robert Workman
West Horsley

Natalya Romaniw leads an emotionally gripping Jenůfa for Grange Park Opera

By , 11 June 2017
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Piotr Anderszewski © MG de Saint-Venant
Frankfurt am Main

Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Piotr Anderszewski in Mozart, Beethoven and more

By , 21 May 2017
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Miles Mykkanen (Tichon) and Felicia Moore (Kát'a) © Hiroyuki Ito
New York City

Juilliard students put on a meritorious performance of Káťa Kabanová

By , 25 April 2017
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Malin Byström (Jenůfa) © Maryam Barari
Stockholm

Annilese Miskimmon's intense production of Jenůfa at the Kungliga Operan in Stockholm

By , 18 March 2017
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Aleš Briscein (Gregor) and Gitta-Maria Sjöberg (Emilia Marty) © Patrik Borecký (Brno, 2014)
Hong Kong

Miraculous Makropulos Case debuts in Asia at the Hong Kong Arts Festival

By , 25 February 2017
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Cornelius Meister © Marco Borggreve
Washington

Cornelius Meister spins yarns wth the National Symphony

By , 16 February 2017
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Andrea Danková (Káťa Kabanová) © Ramella & Giannese | Teatro Regio di Torino
Turin

Robert Carsen's ravishing staging of Káťa Kabanová arrives in Turin

By , 15 February 2017
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Cristian Măcelaru © David Swanson
Manchester

Musical myths and legends at the Hallé

By , 09 February 2017
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Yuja Wang and Leonidas Kavakos © Benjamin Ealovega
New York City

Leonidas Kavakos and Yuja Wang: Effortless technique and enormous musicality

By , 08 February 2017
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Edward Gardner © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Extreme sports: Gardner leads the BBCSO in a thrilling Central European expedition

By , 07 January 2017
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