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London

To the field of blood: Sally Beamish's The Judas Passion

By , 25 September 2017
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London

Prom 59: La clemenza di Tito transfers from Glyndebourne to the Proms

By , 28 August 2017
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London

Prom 23: An evening of angelic choruses

By , 01 August 2017
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Glyndebourne

One for sorrow: Claus Guth directs a taut, dark Clemenza di Tito at Glyndebourne

By , 26 July 2017
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Glyndebourne

Graham Vick finds modern relevance in Cavalli's Hipermestra at Glyndebourne

By , 20 May 2017
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Manchester

Illuminating Brandenburgs from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at The Bridgewater Hall

By , 11 May 2017
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London

Quicksilver clarity: Classical innovations from Faust and the OAE

By , 18 April 2017
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London

Inspiring Beethoven and Haydn from Ádám Fischer and the OAE

By , 20 March 2017
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London

Blank canvas: Pallid Berlioz from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

By , 20 February 2017
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London

A tale of two tenors as Méhul is celebrated by the OAE

By , 10 February 2017
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Bristol

Birthday Bach from the OAE at St George's, Bristol

By , 21 October 2016
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London

Prom 74: An intense Verdi Requiem from Marin Alsop

By , 09 September 2016
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London

Prom 68: A feast of Rossini as Albina Shagimuratova dazzles in Semiramide

By , 04 September 2016
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London

Prom 3: The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge revitalises Fauré’s Requiem

By , 17 July 2016
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Glyndebourne

Every detail finely tuned in Glyndebourne's Le nozze di Figaro

By , 03 July 2016
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London

The OAE celebrates in style with Weber’s Der Freischütz

By , 07 June 2016
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London

Winds of Change: a new bassoon concerto ushered in by the OAE

By , 07 May 2016
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London

OAE and Rattle recreate the Viennese sound-world of 1880

By , 22 April 2016
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London

Resurrecting the past: a period-instrument Mahler 2

By , 12 April 2016
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London

Ravishing Bach at St John’s with the OAE

By , 10 March 2016
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Gateshead

Purcell out of the pub: The OAE Night Shift

By , 19 February 2016
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London

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at the Southbank centre: 30 years and all its marbles!

By , 14 February 2016
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London

Rhine Journey: curious and boisterous Schumann with the OAE

By , 06 February 2016
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London

Many strings to their bows: Rachel Podger and the OAE

By , 24 November 2015
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London

Revelatory Schumann and bold Mendelssohn from András Schiff and the OAE

By , 10 November 2015
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London

Prom 62: Jamie Barton the star of the OAE's all-Brahms evening

By , 01 September 2015
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London

Prom 39: Turkish delight - Glyndebourne's Die Entführung aus dem Serail

By , 14 August 2015
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Glyndebourne

Alchemy from Barrie Kosky in Handel's Saul at Glyndebourne

By , 26 July 2015
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Glyndebourne

McVicar’s stylish Entführung emerges as a strong moral tale at Glyndebourne

By , 13 June 2015
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London

Gut strings and female basses: a Venetian expedition to the Pietà for the OAE

By , 17 May 2015
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London

Unexpected insights and fresh perspectives from the OAE, Fischer and Mullova

By , 04 March 2015
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Basingstoke

Fischer and Mullova join the OAE for a thrilling evening of Romantic giants

By , 26 February 2015
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London

Matthew Locke’s The Tempest: The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment steps back in time

By , 25 January 2015
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Valletta

A fine St John Passion in Valletta

By , 19 January 2015
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London

Unvarnished truth: period instrument Mussorgsky from the OAE

By , 15 January 2015
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London

Opera Rara: Donizetti's Les Martyrs a revelation

By , 04 November 2014
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London

‘The French Beethoven’ unmasked by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

By , 22 October 2014
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London

The Schubert Project: Franz Schubert in 1824

By , 04 October 2014
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Glyndebourne

Rinaldo at Glyndebourne: If only all history lessons were this much fun!

By , 09 August 2014
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Bristol

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment: a sense of novel wonder

By , 23 May 2014
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Dublin

A Rattling Good Creation

By , 04 May 2014
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London

Polyphony excels in Good Friday St John Passion

By , 18 April 2014
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London

A forgotten revolutionary? The OAE and Rebecca Miller play CPE Bach

By , 30 January 2014
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London

All I want for Christmas is Fantasio : Opera Rara score a hit

By , 15 December 2013
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London

The OAE open their season with Handel, Rameau and William Christie

By , 30 September 2013
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London

Prom 47: A fantastic evening as Marin Alsop leads the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

By , 17 August 2013
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Paris

Bach's St John Passion receives a passionate reception in Paris

By , 27 March 2013
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Bristol

Not all Four Seasons are the same: Vivaldi and Telemann at St George's Bristol with the OAE

By , 01 February 2013
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London

Simon Rattle and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment excel in Mozart

By , 29 January 2013
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Valletta

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment pays a tribute to Maltese Baroque music in Valletta

By , 17 January 2013
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