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London

Mini-Mahler: a reduced but upscale Das Lied von der Erde at Kings Place

By , 14 October 2017
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Siena

Sarah Connolly brings the best of British to Tuscany

By , 05 August 2017
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Glyndebourne

Shakespeare boldly adapted by Brett Dean: Hamlet at Glyndebourne

By , 11 June 2017
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Brighton

Sarah Connolly and Joseph Middleton: a class act at Brighton Festival

By , 11 May 2017
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Chicago

Conlon and the Chicago Symphony show their rapport in Schubert and Mahler

By , 30 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

Dramatic intensity, risk of sensory overload: ENO's Lulu

By , 09 November 2016
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London

Prom 18: Haitink shows maturity and experience in Mahler's Third Symphony

By , 29 July 2016
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Bayreuth

Magic fire: a blazing account of Die Walküre at Bayreuth

By , 27 July 2016
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Bayreuth

Rheingold refuelled: Frank Castorf’s Ring returns to Bayreuth

By , 26 July 2016
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London

Visually spectacular, musically even more so: Enescu's Oedipe at the Royal Opera

By , 23 May 2016
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London

Resurrecting the past: a period-instrument Mahler 2

By , 12 April 2016
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Baden Baden

Ocean voyage of Tristan und Isolde in Baden-Baden

By , 28 March 2016
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Baden Baden

“Alle Menschen werden Brüder”: Sir Simon Rattle at Baden-Baden's Easter Festival

By , 21 March 2016
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Amsterdam

Amsterdam Ariodante convinces as village psychodrama

By , 17 January 2016
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Rotterdam

Rotterdam Philharmonic in tender Beethoven and deep-to-the-bone Mahler

By , 22 October 2015
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Hereford

The 300th anniversary of the Three Choirs Festival

By , 25 July 2015
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Glasgow

Sarah Connolly and Toby Spence are soulful companions in RSNO's Dream of Gerontius

By , 30 May 2015
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London

Berlioz and Bliss and the BBCSO in fruitful partnership at the Barbican

By , 15 May 2015
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London

Everything but the kitchen sink: Walton's Belshazzar's Feast with the RPO and Bach Choir

By , 06 May 2015
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Norwich

A blossoming relationship between Britten Sinfonia and Sarah Connolly

By , 21 January 2015
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London

Stemme and Gould light up Tristan und Isolde at the Royal Opera

By , 05 December 2014
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New York City

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Mahler and Zombification

By , 31 October 2014
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London

London Sinfonietta revisits Schoenberg at Kings Place

By , 18 September 2014
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Edinburgh

Choral energy on display from Collegium Vocale Gent at the Edinburgh International Festival

By , 20 August 2014
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London

A Tavener première, impassioned Bartók and a surprise cameo from Mozart

By , 23 July 2014
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London

Sublime Strauss with the LSO's Der Rosenkavalier excerpts

By , 08 May 2014
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Amsterdam

A superb St Matthew Passion from the Academy of Ancient Music

By , 10 April 2014
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London

A wonderful Dream of Gerontius with the BBC Symphony Orhcestra and Sir Andrew Davis

By , 06 April 2014
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London

Pulling out the stops in Poulenc and Saint-Saëns

By , 26 March 2014
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London

Self-sacrifice, then and now: Theodora at the Barbican

By , 08 February 2014
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New York City

Virtuous virtuosi: Handel's Theodora at Carnegie Hall

By , 02 February 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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Gloucester

Gloucester remembers Ivor Gurney

By , 31 August 2013
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London

Proms Saturday Matinee 2: Sarah Connolly and Britten Sinfonia's magnificent, terrifying passion

By , 03 August 2013
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London

Sarah Connolly tops a stellar cast in ENO's production of Charpentier's Medea

By , 15 February 2013
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London

Connolly and Terfel stand out in a thought-provoking Walküre at Covent Garden

By , 18 October 2012
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London

Prom 25: BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Proms Youth Choir with David Robertson

By , 01 August 2012
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Hereford

Three Choirs Festival: Ireland, Delius and Elgar with Nardone and the Philharmonia

By , 26 July 2012
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London

Prom 1: An English theme makes for a rousing start

By , 13 July 2012
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Birmingham

Gardner's Dreamy Gerontius at the Birmingham Symphony Hall

By , 12 April 2012
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London

A stellar cast lights up ENO's Rosenkavalier

By , 28 January 2012
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London

Sir Mark Elder shows us the true meaning of L'enfance du Christ, Berlioz's own Christmas story

By , 08 December 2011
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London

Prom 67: Failing to reach the top of Mount Everest

By , 04 September 2011
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London

Elijah triumphs in the Royal Albert Hall

By , 28 August 2011
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London

One word sums up Mahler’s 3rd symphony with the Philharmonia Orchestra under Lorin Maazel: clarity

By , 08 May 2011
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London

Man's music?

By , 05 May 2011
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London

Condemnation to redemption – OAE and Vladimir Jurowski

By , 21 January 2011
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London

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Performs Symphonic Enlightenment: An Evening of Wagner, Mahler and Liszt

By , 21 January 2011
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Paris

Soirée grandiose à la Philharmonie : les Gurre-Lieder dirigés par Philippe Jordan

By , 19 April 2016
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