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Pavel Kolesnikov © Eva Vermandel
Sheffield

Splashing colour? The Hallé tackles Nielsen 5 in Sheffield

By , 22 March 2019
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Martin Fröst © Mats Bäcker
Zürich

Believing in the music: Martin Fröst and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic

By , 20 March 2019
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Daniela Mack (Dorabella), Patrick Carfizzi (Don Alfonso) and Rebecca Farley (Fiordiligi) © Elise Bakketun
Kansas City

The Great War of the Sexes: Così in Kansas City

By , 16 March 2019
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Introdans in Polish Pieces © Hans Gerritsen
London

Dutch Masters: The welcome return of Introdans to London

By , 15 March 2019
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Thomas Oliemans (Papageno) © Donald Cooper
London

Simon McBurney's Magic Flute makes a joyous return to ENO

By , 14 March 2019
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Bernard Haitink conducts the LSO © Mark Allan | Barbican
London

Haitink at 90: Extraordinary Bruckner with the LSO

By , 10 March 2019
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Ziyi Dai and Charles Buttigieg © Tobin Del Cuore
Philadelphia

Mozart's Don Giovanni overwhelmed by pianos

By , 08 March 2019
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Catherine Carby, ETO Chorus and Galina Averina © Richard Hubert Smith
London

Here be monsters: a bracing new Idomeneo from English Touring Opera

By , 08 March 2019
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Komische Oper Berlin's Zauberflöte © Michael Smith
Auckland

Kosky's mesmerising Magic Flute in Auckland

By , 08 March 2019
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Rafael Payare © Henry Fair
London

Darkness and daylight from the RPO, Rafael Payare and Lise de la Salle

By , 05 March 2019
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Russell Thomas (Tito) © Cory Weaver | LA Opera
Los Angeles

Technicolor La clemenza di Tito from Thaddeus Strassberger at LA Opera

By , 02 March 2019
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Jamie Phillips © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Manchester

John Casken's Madonna of Silence premiered by trombonist Katy Jones and the Hallé

By , 28 February 2019
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Serena Malfi (Dorabella) © ROH | Stephen Cummiskey
London

There's no disguising it: duplicity and deceit as Così fan tutte returns to the Royal Opera

By , 25 February 2019
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La finta giardiniera © Herwig Prammer
Zürich

“What a commotion!” A slapstick Finta giardiniera in Zurich

By , 24 February 2019
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Daniel Ottensamer © Julia Stix
Vienna

All about ensemble: Wiener Virtuosen, Thomas Hampson and Daniel Ottensamer at the Musikverein

By , 24 February 2019
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Sakari Oramo © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Oramo and the BBCSO offer three Austrians from three centuries

By , 22 February 2019
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Philippe Herreweghe © Michael Hendryckx
London

Herreweghe's one-of-a-kind “Jupiter” with the Philharmonia

By , 21 February 2019
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Ben Johnson (Tamino) © Bill Cooper
Cardiff

Bowler hats and lobsters: WNO's surreal Magic Flute returns

By , 17 February 2019
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Sir Bryn Terfel © Mitch Jenkins | DG
Dublin

Sir Bryn Terfel entertains and charms in Dublin

By , 15 February 2019
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Francesca Dego © Davide Cerati
Seville

The Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla connects the written word to music

By , 15 February 2019
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Il re pastore at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice © Michele Crosera
Venice

A second chance for a teenager Mozart in Venice

By , 15 February 2019
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Carlos Miguel Prieto © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

An evening with the Hallé of rhythmical virtuosity with a lively dash of Hispanic colour

By , 14 February 2019
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Harry Bicket © Dario Acosta
Cleveland

Cleveland Orchestra charms in all-Mozart program

By , 14 February 2019
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Il sogno di Scipione © Michele Crosera
Venice

Young Mozart returns to Venice: Il sogno di Scipione

By , 14 February 2019
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San Francisco Ballet in Balanchine's Divertimento #15 © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

SF Ballet's Program 2 is a Kaleidoscope of Vibrant Works

By , 12 February 2019
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Così fan tutte © Michael Cooper
Toronto

Pinned butterflies, but outstanding singing in Canadian Opera Company’s Così fan tutte

By , 09 February 2019
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Magdalena Kožená © Oleg Rostovtsev
London

Spliced: Mozart, Magdalena and the OAE mix it up

By , 04 February 2019
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London Mozart Players © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Sheffield

London Mozart Players launch Sheffield City Hall's “Explore Mozart” series

By , 01 February 2019
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Plácido Domingo conducts the Prague National Theatre Orchestra © Radovan Šubín
Prague

Domingo follows Mozart's footsteps in Prague

By , 27 January 2019
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Robert Trevino © Musacchio & Ianniello
Liverpool

Lots to say: Mozart and Mahler in Liverpool

By , 27 January 2019
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Marianne Crebassa © Simon Fowler | Warner Classics
Milan

Elegance and finesse: Marianne Crebassa in recital at La Scala

By , 27 January 2019
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Ben Gernon © Petr Kadlec | Czech Philharmonic
Manchester

Stirring Mozart and Tchaikovsky from Gernon, Cooper and BBC Philharmonic.

By , 26 January 2019
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Bernard Haitink © Todd Rosenberg
Amsterdam

Exploring Romanticism: Haitink and the RCO perform Mozart and Brahms

By , 25 January 2019
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Kaija Saariaho © Robert Torres
Boston

Northern lights: John Storgårds leads the Boston Symphony in Saariaho, Mozart, and Sibelius

By , 25 January 2019
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Itzhak Perlman, Otto Tausk and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra © Matthew Baird | VSO
Vancouver

The Vancouver Symphony with penetrating insight from Perlman in Mendelssohn and Williams

By , 23 January 2019
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Rafał Blechacz © Felix Broede | DG
London

Superb in Chopin... and more: Rafał Blechacz at Wigmore Hall

By , 21 January 2019
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Irmina Kopaczynska in Kylián's Sweet Dreams © Gregory Batardon
Zürich

The Zurich ballet pays tribute to Jiří Kylián, master of the dance

By , 19 January 2019
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Samantha Hay (The Queen of the Night) © Alastair Muir
Leeds

A fetching, inventive Magic Flute – with a dark side – from Opera North

By , 19 January 2019
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Leonidas Kavakos © Marco Borggreve
London

Empathetic truth from the odd couple: Leonidas Kavakos and Yuja Wang at the Southbank

By , 18 January 2019
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Northern Chamber Orchestra © Sara Porter Photography
Macclesfield

Flute, harp and Haydn in Macclesfield

By , 12 January 2019
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Francesco Piemontesi © Marco Borggreve
Liverpool

From the sublime to the celestial: Piemontesi, Manze and the RLPO

By , 11 January 2019
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John Harbison following the performance of his Second Symphony © Hilary Scott
Boston

To sleep, perchance to dream? Sir Andrew Davis conducts Harbison's Second Symphony

By , 10 January 2019
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Imogen Cooper © Sim Canetty-Clarke
London

Heady Mozart and Strauss for dessert at Aurora's New Year's Eve concert

By , 31 December 2018
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Riccardo Muti conducts the Vienna Philharmonic © Markus Werner
Berlin

Musical wonders: the Vienna Philharmonic brings Bruckner and Mozart to Berlin

By , 18 December 2018
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Matthias Goerne, Jaap van Zweden and the New York Philharmonic © Chris Lee
New York City

Strauss and Schubert with Matthias Goerne and the NY Philharmonic

By , 08 December 2018
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Raphaël Sévère © Matt Dine
Hong Kong

A Mozart classic and French impressionism with Hong Kong Sinfonietta

By , 24 November 2018
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Cecilia Bartoli © Decca | Kristian Schuller
Amsterdam

Sovereign Bartoli revisits Vivaldi at the Concertgebouw

By , 23 November 2018
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Donald Runnicles © Simon Pauly
Zürich

The body as a baton: Donald Runnicles conducts a stellar programme in Zurich

By , 21 November 2018
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Daniele Rustioni © Marco Borrelli
Belfast

Formidable Schubert from Daniele Rustioni and the Ulster Orchestra

By , 16 November 2018
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Andrei Bondarenko (Guglielmo), Ruzan Mantashyan (Fiordiligi) and Francesco Guglielmino (“Sempronio”) © Monika Rittershaus
Zürich

Sensuality and solidarity in Serebrennikov's new Così fan tutte in Zurich

By , 08 November 2018
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