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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
****1
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Snape

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

By , 31 March 2018
***11
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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
****1
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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
****1
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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
***11
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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
***11
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Seattle

Messiah is Seattle Symphony’s “Glory to God”

By , 16 December 2017
****1
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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
***11
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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
***11
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London

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

By , 02 September 2017
***11
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London

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

By , 30 August 2017
****1
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Cooperstown

Handel's Xerxes comes to Glimmerglass

By , 18 August 2017
***11
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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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Boston

Handel’s La Resurrezione brought blazingly to life at the Boston Early Music Festival

By , 15 June 2017
****1
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Basel

Love finds a balm for pain: Handel’s Alcina in Basel

By , 13 June 2017
***11
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Istanbul

Cello Octet resounds at the Hagia Eirene

By , 11 June 2017
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Halle

Handel's Messiah, 1743 London première version, at the Halle Handel festival

By , 10 June 2017
***11
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London

Sensitive negotiations: Handel's Radamisto, Guildhall

By , 05 June 2017
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London

Rosenblatt bows out in style with a fine recital from Nahuel di Pierro

By , 05 June 2017
****1
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Halle

Baroque tenor Juan Sancho at the Halle Handel Festival

By , 05 June 2017
****1
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Halle

Handel's Esther at the Halle Festival

By , 03 June 2017
***11
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High Wycombe

All that glitters: Miskimmon's hyperactive Semele opens Garsington’s season

By , 01 June 2017
***11
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Halle

Hammer blow: Handel's Deborah in Halle

By , 01 June 2017
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Bergen

A staged Messiah that sheds little light on Handel's oratorio

By , 01 June 2017
***11
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Halle

Ann Hallenberg transports Halle Festival audience to Venice, 1729

By , 28 May 2017
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Halle

Oper Halle's Jephtha lacks coherency

By , 26 May 2017
**111
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Auckland

Dynamic start to Juilliard415's New Zealand tour

By , 26 May 2017
****1
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Göttingen

Outstanding Brockes-Passion at Göttingen Handel Festival

By , 25 May 2017
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Rosdorf

Dramatic cantatas from Franziska Gottwald in Rosdorf

By , 22 May 2017
****1
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Milan

Bigonzetti creates a new vertiginous thrill of beauty starring Zakharova and Bolle

By , 20 May 2017
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Göttingen

Handel's Lotario a hit at Göttingen

By , 19 May 2017
***11
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London

Handel on tour: The English Concert's star-studded Ariodante reaches London's Barbican

By , 16 May 2017
****1
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