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Franz Welser-Möst directs Lang Lang and The Cleveland Orchestra at the 100th Anniversary Gala. © Roger Mastroianni, Courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra.
Cleveland

Lang Lang headlines Cleveland Orchestra’s 100th anniversary gala

By , 29 September 2018
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Herbert Blomstedt © Martin UK Lengemann
Brussels

Superb Dvořák 7 from Blomstedt and Vienna Philharmonic in Brussels

By , 25 September 2018
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Act 3, Die Fledermaus © Brescia/Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Fledermaus debuts at La Scala but misses some sparkle

By , 21 January 2018
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Franz Welser-Möst © Roger Mastroianni
Cleveland

An Italian journey for Cleveland Orchestra gala

By , 07 October 2017
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Tomáš Netopil conducts the Vienna Symphony in Prague © Petra Hajska
Prague

A celebration of hometown heroes in Prague

By , 23 September 2017
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Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 69: A concert of two halves from Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

By , 04 September 2017
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Giuseppe Sabbatini © Suntory Hall
Tokyo

Suntory Hall’s grand reopening with Rossini’s not so “Petite” Messe Solennelle

By , 01 September 2017
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Aleksandar Marković © Vladimir Miloradovic
Amsterdam

Wrong rep sinks opera evening at the Concertgebouw

By , 12 July 2017
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Mary Elizabeth Williams (Rosalinde) and Mark Stone (Eisenstein) © Bill Cooper
Birmingham

Die Fledermaus: WNO's jolly good romp in Birmingham

By , 28 June 2017
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Rémi Geniet © Jean-Baptiste Millot
Mulhouse

Soirée viennoise à la Filature de Mulhouse

By , 17 June 2017
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Juraj Valčuha © Chicago Symphony
Chicago

Valčuha makes Chicago Symphony bow in a varied Central European program

By , 01 June 2017
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Die Fledermaus © Julie Howden | RCS
Glasgow

Lessons from Europe in a fun-filled Fledermaus at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

By , 13 May 2017
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Steven Osborne © Benjamin Ealovega
Macclesfield

Small-scale but energetic Beethoven in Echoes of Vienna

By , 04 March 2017
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Franz Welser-Möst © Michael Pöhn
New York City

Schubert + Staar + (Strauss x 2) = Vienna Philharmonic and Franz Welser-Möst at Carnegie Hall

By , 24 February 2017
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Jeremy Denk © Michael Wilson
Costa Mesa

Strauss' Vienna given the Hollywood treatment in Costa Mesa

By , 01 December 2016
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Adam Goodburn (Eisenstein) and Desiree Frahn (Rosalinde) © Ali Feo
Adelaide

A sparkling Die Fledermaus entertains in Adelaide

By , 07 October 2016
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Zubin Mehta and Seiji Ozawa © Suntory Hall
Tokyo

Ocean of sounds as Vienna Philharmonic helps celebrate three decades of Suntory Hall

By , 02 October 2016
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Ben Johnson (Eisenstein), Robert Burt (Dr Blind) and Susanna Hurrell (Rosalinde) © Robert Workman
London

Gags, rhymes and melodies: Opera Holland Park's Die Fledermaus

By , 19 July 2016
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Scene from Eugene Onegin © ROH | Clive Barda
London

Bright singing, grim staging: the JPYA Summer Performance at Covent Garden

By , 17 July 2016
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Venus © NASA | Wikicommons
Bristol

Perfect performance of Holst's Planets in Bristol

By , 11 June 2016
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Paul Badura-Skoda © Jean-Baptiste Millot
Vienna

Paul Badura-Skoda celebrates the art of live performance in Vienna

By , 12 April 2016
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Ludovic Morlot © Sussie Ahlburg
Atlanta

Atlanta SO's Viennese program with Ludovic Morlot fails to lift off

By , 07 January 2016
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Olena Tokar © Dorothee Falke
Manchester

A Happy New Year from the Manchester Camerata

By , 01 January 2016
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Raimonds Bramanis as Alfred © Jānis Deinats | Latvian National Opera and Ballet
Riga

Youthful style in Latvia National Opera's Fledermaus

By , 10 December 2015
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Susanna Phillips (Rosalinde) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Met's revival of Die Fledermaus rings in the holiday season

By , 04 December 2015
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Lisa Larsson © Merlijn Doomernik
Amsterdam

Song of Norway... and Sweden: Lisa Larsson at the Concertgebouw

By , 01 December 2015
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Julien Van Mellaerts (Eisenstein), Joel Williams (Dr Blind) and Gemma Lois Summerfield (Rosalinda) © Chris Christodoulou
London

Peaches and Cream: A frothy Fledermaus at the Royal College of Music

By , 23 November 2015
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Martyn Brabbins © Sasha Gusov
Amsterdam

We have lift-off: NASA and the Rotterdam Philharmonic present Holst's The Planets

By , 30 August 2015
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Oleg Caetani © Oleg Caetani
Milan

“Vive la France!”: Gallic pride from La Verdi, Milan

By , 09 July 2015
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Alban Berg
Cleveland

George Crumb's Makrokosmos III highlights “Music for a Summer Evening” at ChamberFest Cleveland

By , 25 June 2015
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Christoph Eschenbach © Eric Brissaud
Washington

“The machinery of awe, fear and terror”: NSO explores Mitteleuropa

By , 02 May 2015
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Krystian Zimerman © Hiromichi Yamamoto | DGG
Kawasaki

Impeccable Brahms from Krystian Zimerman, Mariss Jansons and the BRSO

By , 21 November 2014
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A Night in Venice © Barbara Pálffy/Volksoper Wien
Vienna

A Night in Venice in the Volksoper Vienna: It's always Carnival Season

By , 25 September 2014
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Iván Fischer © Chris Christodoulou
London

Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra at the Proms: melodies from the Habsburg Empire

By , 25 August 2014
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New Opera Singapore's Die Fledermaus © Eugene Soh
Singapore

Exuberant young Singapore company presents Die Fledermaus

By , 25 July 2014
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Malin Christensson © Sussie Ahlburg
London

A Fledermaus with intermittent fizz

By , 27 April 2014
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Thomas Glenn (Beppe) © Julianne Brasher
Palo Alto

New Century Chamber Orchestra presents Donizetti's Rita

By , 14 February 2014
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Bo Skovhus and cast © Dan Rest
Chicago

Die Fledermaus rings in the holidays at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 10 December 2013
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Emmanuel Krivine  ©  Julien Becker
Paris

Tharaud and Krivine enlighten Paris with Ravel and Bartók

By , 13 November 2013
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Toronto

Cirque de la Symphonie comes to Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto

By , 16 October 2013
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Graham Johnson  ©  Clive Barda
Leeds

Eine Nacht in Venedig: A fine start for the Leeds Lieder Festival

By , 11 October 2013
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Rhian Lois as Adele in Christopher Alden’s Die Fledermaus  ©  Robert Workman
London

Burlesque and bats: Christopher Alden reinvents Die Fledermaus for ENO

By , 30 September 2013
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New York Philharmonic  ©  Chris Lee
New York City

Staring into the unknown: The New York Philharmonic play 2001: A Space Odyssey

By , 20 September 2013
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Donald Runnicles conducting the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Prom 29 (Tannhäser)  ©  BBC/Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 28: James MacMillan's Violin Concerto with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

By , 03 August 2013
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Eisenstein and Rosalinda  © Opéra de Baugé
Baugé-en-Anjou

Eisenstein beached: Opéra de Baugé provide an entertaining Fledermaus

By , 31 July 2013
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Tamara Rojo and Sergei Polunin in Marguerite and Armand  ©  Tristram Kenton, ROH
London

Ecstatic Ashton from The Royal Ballet

By , 12 February 2013
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Caroline Bleau and Marc Hervieux,  ©  Yves Renaud
Montreal

"The Bat" meets the burlesque: Die Fledermaus with L'Opéra de Montréal

By , 26 January 2013
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Nicholas Collon conducting Aurora Orchestra at CoLF  ©  Simon Weir
London

Music worth fighting over: Schoenberg's First Chamber Symphony at The Rest is Noise

By , 20 January 2013
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Wolfgang Böck and Josef Eder  ©  Dimo Dimov / Volksoper
Vienna

Wiener Blut at the Volksoper

By , 26 December 2012
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The Vienna Boys' Choir ©' Lukas Beck
Birmingham

Viennese whirl in Birmingham: Sweet treats from the Vienna Boys' Choir

By , 05 October 2012
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