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Matthew Ball (Swan) and Liam Mower (Prince) © Johan Persson
London

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake triumphantly takes flight once again

By , 12 December 2018
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Yen Han and Matthew Knight (Clowns) and William Moore (Nutcracker), Nutcracker and the Mouse King © Gregory Batardon
Zürich

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King: A redesign in Zürich

By , 11 December 2018
****1
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Anna Netrebko © Chris Lee
New York City

A diva debut: Anna Netrebko in recital at Carnegie Hall

By , 09 December 2018
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Chris Wahlberg
Los Angeles

MTT unleashes Ives at his raucous, crotchety best in Disney Hall

By , 07 December 2018
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Vladimir Jurowski conducts the LPO © Simon Jay Price
London

An exceptional Bruckner 2 from Jurowski and the LPO

By , 05 December 2018
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Gary Avis (Drosselmeyer) © ROH | Bill Cooper (2013)
London

Sugar and spice: The Nutcracker returns to launch the festive season

By , 03 December 2018
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JoAnn Falletta © Brendan Bannon
Virginia Beach

Russo-Finnish favorites from Julian Schwarz, JoAnn Falletta and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra

By , 02 December 2018
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Kansas City Ballet in The Nutcracker © Brett Pruitt
Kansas City

A Nutcracker in Wonderland from Kansas City Ballet

By , 01 December 2018
***11
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Jian Wang © Xu Bin
London

Elegant and energetic: pacy Tchaikovsky from Long Yu and the Philharmonia

By , 29 November 2018
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Ray Chen © John Mac
Dublin

Memorable and exhilarating Tchaikovsky from Ray Chen with Stutzmann and the RTÉ NSO

By , 23 November 2018
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Valery Gergiev © Alexander Shapunov
Brussels

Devastating and dark Pathétique from Gergiev and the Mariinsky on tour in Brussels

By , 18 November 2018
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Pavel Kolesnikov © Eva Vermandel
London

Russian pyrotechnics and robust Anglican religion contrast in BBC SO programme

By , 15 November 2018
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Gautier Capuçon © Catherine Pluchart
London

Chameleon colours from Batiashvili, Capuçon and Thibaudet at the Barbican

By , 12 November 2018
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Thomas Søndergård © Martin Bubandt
Perth

Remembrance of lost youth as RSNO and Glasgow schoolboys mark Armistice

By , 08 November 2018
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Valery Gergiev © Alberto Venzago
London

A highly theatrical Tchaikovsky 5 from Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky

By , 05 November 2018
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Klaus Mäkelä © Heikki Tuuli
Antwerp

Beguiling Tchaikovsky from Alban Gerhardt and Klaus Mäkelä in Antwerp

By , 28 October 2018
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Scene from Lovette's Le Jeune © Marty Sohl
New York City

American Ballet Theatre: Present and Future

By , 27 October 2018
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Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider © Lars Gundersen
London

A memorable and thrilling debut for Philippe Jordan with the LSO

By , 25 October 2018
****1
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Gil Shaham © Luke Ratray
New York City

Clarity is paramount in Gil Shaham's Prokofiev with the New York Philharmonic

By , 25 October 2018
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Sheku Kanneh-Mason © Lars Borges
Seattle

Kanneh-Mason gives royal performance in Seattle

By , 20 October 2018
***11
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Alondra de la Parra © Erika Mayer
London

Russian warhorses: Alondra de la Parra and the LPO

By , 19 October 2018
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© Johan Persson
Edinburgh

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake: The Legend Returns will have audiences flocking to it

By , 16 October 2018
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Carolin Widmann © Lennard Rahle
Manchester

BBC Philharmonic delivers powerhouse performances

By , 13 October 2018
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Boston

A colorful collage: Hannu Lintu opens the Boston Symphony’s season

By , 11 October 2018
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Andris Nelsons © Southbank Centre | Mark Allan
London

Nelsons’ manicured Mahler a slow burn with the Gewandhaus

By , 09 October 2018
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Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
London

Rachmaninov with an authentic Russian flavour at Cadogan Hall

By , 04 October 2018
****1
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Joyce El-Khoury (Tatyana) © Michael Cooper
Toronto

Robert Carsen's Eugene Onegin ages gracefully at COC

By , 30 September 2018
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Alpesh Chauhan © Patrick Allen | operaomnia.co.uk
Birmingham

Chauhan takes CBSO from shaky start to triumphant finale

By , 27 September 2018
***11
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Franz Welser-Möst © Roger Mastroianni
Cleveland

Two arresting new works in Cleveland season opener

By , 22 September 2018
****1
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Kirill Gerstein © Marco Borggreve
Atlanta

Dreamy Rachmaninov opens Atlanta season

By , 22 September 2018
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The Little Humpback Horse © Zoran Jelenic
London

Les Ballets Trockadero's UK tour opens with a bang at the Peacock

By , 11 September 2018
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St Petersburg Ballet Theatre in Swan Lake © KT
London

Stepanova shines over St Petersburg Ballet Theatre's London season

By , 29 August 2018
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Seong-Jin Cho and the EUYO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 49: Eloquence and elegance from the EUYO, Noseda and Cho

By , 19 August 2018
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Daniel Barenboim © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 43: Between two worlds with Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

By , 14 August 2018
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Evgenia Muraveva (Lisa) and Brandon Jovanovich (Hermann) © Monika Rittershaus
Salzburg

Jansons and the Vienna Phil trump Neuenfels' tame Pique Dame in Salzburg

By , 10 August 2018
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Miloš Karadaglić plays Joby Talbot's Ink Dark Moon © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 25: Miloš Karadaglić creates mystery and atmosphere in Joby Talbot’s new concerto

By , 02 August 2018
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Misha Didyk (Hermann) © Valtteri Hirvonen
Savonlinna

Staging, spectacle, singing: three-card trick at Savonlinna's new Queen of Spades

By , 10 July 2018
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Shiyeon Sung © Yongbin Park
London

Lovely programme... but the Philharmonia's Grieg and Tchaikovsky could deliver more

By , 14 June 2018
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Alina Cojocaru (Aurora) © Laurent Liotardo
London

Alina Cojocaru charms as Aurora in a Sleeping Beauty lacking lustre

By , 06 June 2018
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Viktorina Kapitonova (Odette) © Carlos Quezada
Zürich

Kapitonova enchants in Ratmansky's Zurich Swan Lake

By , 03 June 2018
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Nikolaj Znaider © Lars Gundersen
Atlanta

Nikolaj Znaider plays Tchaikovsky with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

By , 02 June 2018
***11
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Arabella Steinbacher © Peter Rigaud
London

Elegant guise from Arabella Steinbacher as Dresden Philharmonic takes on Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich

By , 22 May 2018
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Takács Quartet © Ellen Appel
London

Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence conquered without reservation by the Takács and friends

By , 19 May 2018
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Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla © Chris Lee
New York City

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla: A charming yet forceful first appearance on the Carnegie Hall rostrum

By , 18 May 2018
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Marianela Núñez (Odette) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

A keeper: Scarlett delivers a triumphant new Swan Lake for The Royal Ballet

By , 17 May 2018
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Polina Semionova and Friedemann Vogel © Yan Revazov
Berlin

Polina and Friends gala wins Berlin balletomanes

By , 17 May 2018
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Alban Gerhardt © Kaupo Kikkas
Belgrade

Alban Gerhardt stars in Martinů’s Cello Concerto no. 1 with the Belgrade Philharmonic

By , 11 May 2018
****1
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Lia Cirio and Boston Ballet in The Sleeping Beauty © Liza Voll | Courtesy of Boston Ballet
Boston

An Imperial ballet for the 21st century in Boston

By , 11 May 2018
****1
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Kirill Karabits © Denis Manokha
Dublin

Karabits and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra deliver a bittersweet Walton Symphony no. 1

By , 10 May 2018
***11
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Khatia Buniatishvili © Julia Wesely
London

Flamboyant Liszt, bold Brahms from Khatia Buniatishvili at the QEH

By , 09 May 2018
****1
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