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Christine Rice © Patricia Taylor
London

Sumptuous Schumann and bracing Brahms from the Nash Ensemble at Wigmore Hall

By , 24 November 2018
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Michael Kupfer-Radecky (Hans Sachs) © Jeff Busby
Melbourne

Master masons: Holten’s Meistersinger comes to Melbourne

By , 17 November 2018
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Joyce DiDonato © Simon Pauly
Philadelphia

DiDonato shines with Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra

By , 09 November 2018
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Alina Pogostkina © Nikolaj Lund
Belgrade

Serene Vasks and exuberant Shostakovich in Belgrade

By , 09 November 2018
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Lorenzo Viotti © Brescia e Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Lorenzo Viotti debuts with the Filarmonica della Scala

By , 31 October 2018
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Andreas Schager © Národní divadlo
Prague

Less than fascinating: Wagner-lite in Prague

By , 26 October 2018
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Benjamin Grosvenor © Decca | Sophie Wright
Birmingham

Matinee enchantment from Grosvenor, Sinaisky and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

By , 25 October 2018
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Riccardo Chailly conducts the Lucerne Festival Orchestra at La Scala © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

The Lucerne Festival Orchestra debuts at La Scala

By , 14 October 2018
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Omer Meir Wellber © Wilfried Hösl
Manchester

Omer Meir Wellber launches a new era for the BBC Philharmonic

By , 06 October 2018
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Stephen Milling (Hagen) © ROH 2018 | Bill Cooper
London

Milling’s powerful Hagen drives a dramatic Royal Opera Götterdämmerung

By , 01 October 2018
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Markus Eiche (Beckmesser) © Wilfried Hösl (2016)
Munich

Michael Volle leaps in for Munich's Meistersinger

By , 30 September 2018
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Clive Barda
London

Eclecticism and excitement as Salonen continues his late Romantic traversal

By , 30 September 2018
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Stefan Vinke (Siegfried), Gerhard Siegel (Mime) © ROH 2018 | Bill Cooper
London

A fantastic tale, an outstanding cast: Siegfried at the Royal Opera

By , 29 September 2018
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Clive Barda
London

End of the world hysteria launches Philharmonia season opener

By , 27 September 2018
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Stuart Skelton (Siegmund) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Skelton and Anger set the scene for Stemme in Covent Garden's superb Walküre

By , 26 September 2018
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Lauren Fagan, Angela Simkin, Christina Bock, Johannes Martin Kränzle © ROH 2018 | Bill Cooper
London

The assault on Valhalla begins: Das Rheingold at the Royal Opera

By , 24 September 2018
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Tristan und Isolde © Bettina Stöß (2014)
Berlin

Musical riches at Deutsche Oper's Tristan und Isolde

By , 23 September 2018
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Timo-Veikko Valve © Jack Saltmiras
Sydney

Transformers: big works in disguise from the Australian Chamber Orchestra

By , 15 September 2018
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Edward Gardner conducts the Bergen Philharmonic © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 52: Gardner chisels out the bigger picture in Sibelius 2

By , 21 August 2018
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Thomas Dausgaard © Thomas Grondahl
London

Prom 51: A rare visit to the world of Per Nørgård

By , 20 August 2018
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Stuart Skelton © Guðmundur Ingólfsson
Perth WA

Tristan und Isolde: a fabulous musical night for Perth

By , 16 August 2018
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Benjamin Suomela
London

Prom 36: Brilliance and excitement in Salonen’s Webern, Mahler and Wagner with the Philharmonia

By , 09 August 2018
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The cast at curtain call © Ryan Buchanan
Edinburgh

A heroic performance of Siegfried at the Edinburgh International Festival

By , 08 August 2018
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Shane Lowrencev (Hans Sachs) © Bernard Hull
Adelaide

A Meistersinger Act 3 to celebrate a State Opera Wagner anniversary

By , 04 August 2018
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Sir Mark Elder © Russell Hart
London

Prom 16: Poise and transparency from Elder and the Hallé

By , 26 July 2018
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John Storgårds © Marco Borggreve
London

Prom 14: Storgårds and the BBC Philharmonic go for contrasts

By , 24 July 2018
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Nina Stemme (Kundry) © Ruth Walz
Munich

Pierre Audi’s new Parsifal grinds the gears in Munich

By , 28 June 2018
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Emmanuel Villaume © Milan Mošna
Prague

A sparkling season finale from PKF – Prague Philharmonia

By , 27 June 2018
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Daniel Brenna (Siegfried), Stacey Tappan, Renée Tatum and Lauren McNeese (Rhinemaidens) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

The San Francisco Ring: Episode IV – A New Hope

By , 24 June 2018
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Daniel Brenna (Siegfried) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

A gritty Siegfried continues the San Francisco Opera Ring

By , 22 June 2018
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Iréne Theorin (Brünnhilde) and her Valkyrie sisters © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

Valkyries parachute into San Francisco

By , 20 June 2018
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Falk Struckmann (Alberich) and Greer Grimsley (Wotan) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

A strong start for San Francisco Opera's Ring

By , 19 June 2018
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Sophie Koch (Venus) and Stephen Gould (Tannhäuser) © Zsófia Pályi, Müpa Budapest
Budapest

Tannhäuser's long and tortuous journey of the spirit in Budapest

By , 17 June 2018
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Allison Oakes (Isolde) and Peter Seiffert (Tristan) © Zsófia Pályi, Müpa Budapest
Budapest

The ultimate love story: Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde in Budapest

By , 16 June 2018
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Kirstin Sharpin (Senta) and Jonathan Stoughton (Erik) © Matthew Williams-Ellis
Moreton-in-Marsh

Der fliegende Holländer: an exhilarating storm-tossed evening in the Cotswolds

By , 13 June 2018
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Szilvia Rálik © Attila Nagy
Budapest

Hungarian State Opera's “Best of Ring”: Wagner highlights in Budapest

By , 11 June 2018
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Simon O'Neill © Askonas Holt
Auckland

Simon O'Neill's thrilling Wesendonck-Lieder in Auckland

By , 09 June 2018
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Elisabet Strid (Senta) © Gábor Kotschy | Müpa Budapest
Budapest

A powerful gale of sound in Budapest's Dutchman

By , 08 June 2018
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Die Musik by Gustav Klimt © Wikicommons
Vienna

Up close and personal at the Arnold Schönberg Center in Vienna

By , 08 June 2018
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Jennifer Davis (Elsa) and Klaus Florian Vogt (Lohengrin) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

Swan cruise: Nelsons navigates a musically impressive Lohengrin at Covent Garden

By , 07 June 2018
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Gerhard Siegel and Nina Stemme © Roger Mastroianni, Courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland

Stupendous Tristan und Isolde in Cleveland with Stemme and Welser-Möst

By , 29 April 2018
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Rudolf Buchbinder © Marco Borggreve
Cardiff

The CBSO play Beethoven, Schumann and Wagner in Cardiff

By , 14 April 2018
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Markus Stenz © Molina Visuals
Minneapolis

Minnesota Orchestra reacquaint with old friends in Minneapolis

By , 13 April 2018
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Nina Stemme, Simon Rattle, Stuart Skelton and the Berlin Philharmonic © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

An unforgettable Parsifal from Rattle, the Berlin Phil and a world-beating cast

By , 06 April 2018
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Nicholas Carter © Annette Koroll
Adelaide

Adelaide Symphony’s Master Series launches with Saint-Saëns

By , 06 April 2018
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Andris Nelsons, Camilla Nylund, Jonas Kaufmann and the Boston Symphony © Hilary Scott
Boston

The light of love, the darkness of desire: all-Wagner program with Kaufmann and Nylund in Boston

By , 05 April 2018
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Parsifal © Hans Jörg Michel
Mannheim

An unforgettable Good Friday Parsifal in Mannheim's historic production

By , 30 March 2018
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Ruxandra Donose (Kundry) © Monika Rittershaus
Baden-Baden

Dieter Dorn’s Parsifal in Baden-Baden brings the full Monty to Monsalvat

By , 24 March 2018
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Iain Paterson (The Dutchman) © Monika Kolstad | Bergen National Opera
Bergen

The Flying Dutchman sails into Bergen

By , 10 March 2018
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Alexander Shelley © Thomas Dagg
London

Fantasy and dreams from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

By , 04 March 2018
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