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BBC Singers and Kabantu at Cutty Sark © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Fusion at the Cutty Sark

By , 08 March 2019
***11
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Sakari Oramo and the BBCSO © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Precision and transparency from Sakari Oramo and the BBCSO in Ligeti

By , 02 March 2019
*****
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Sofi Jeannin © Christophe Abramowitz
London

Seasonal gifts from the BBC Singers in Bach's Christmas Oratorio

By , 22 December 2018
****1
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Étienne Dupuis, Karen Cargill and Edward Gardner © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Sublime care and craft: Edward Gardner conducts Berlioz: L'Enfance du Christ

By , 17 December 2018
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Ashley Riches and Louise Alder © BBC | Jamie Simonds
London

The Silver Tassie makes a triumphant return

By , 10 November 2018
*****
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Artists from Sanskriti UK and Ankh Dance, Sofi Jeannin, BBC Singers and Academy of Ancient Music © BBC | Mark Allan
London

BBC Singers: Fusing French Baroque with Indian dance

By , 19 October 2018
****1
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Sakari Oramo © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Endings and beginnings: choral classics and a new commission from BBC Singers and Oramo

By , 20 August 2018
****1
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Michael Mayes (Joseph de Rocher) © Mark Allan | Barbican
London

Crime, punishment, forgiveness, redemption: Dead Man Walking finally reaches London

By , 20 February 2018
*****
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María Toledo in El amor brujo © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Josep Pons and the BBCSO bring Spanish heat to an operatic double-bill

By , 19 January 2018
***11
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Harrison Birtwistle © Cecil Birtwistle
London

Birtwistle curates: Ancient and modern juxtaposed at Milton Court

By , 23 September 2017
****1
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Jakub Hrůša © V. Krsul
London

Prom 56: Jakub Hrůša raises Czech music to celestial Bohemian heights

By , 26 August 2017
*****
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David Hill conducts the BBC Singers © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Strikingly dramatic Weir in a convincing première from the BBC Singers and Nash Ensemble

By , 12 August 2017
****1
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Semyon Bychkov conducts Khovanshchina © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 29: Twilight of the Old Believers as Semyon Bychkov leads a majestic Khovanshchina

By , 06 August 2017
****1
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Simone Young © Reto Klar
London

English National Opera presents a fervent Gerontius at the Southbank Centre

By , 01 July 2017
****1
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Sanjukta Sinha and Aakash Odedra © ROH | Bill Cooper
Birmingham

Ravi Shankar’s Opera Sukanya Delights in Birmingham

By , 15 May 2017
****1
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John Adams takes a bow after conducting his opera, ‘Dr Atomic’ © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Death, destroyer of worlds: John Adams conducts Doctor Atomic at the Barbican

By , 25 April 2017
*****
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Sakari Oramo © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Siren song: Detlev Glanert's Megaris given UK première by Sakari Oramo and the BBCSO

By , 03 March 2017
****1
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Roderick Williams (Christ) © BBC | Alex Woodward
Glasgow

Food for thought in Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s The Last Supper

By , 14 January 2017
****1
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Juan Diego Flórez and Peruvian friend © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 75: Partygoers, pomp and Paddington Bear

By , 10 September 2016
***11
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Baldur Brönnimann © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 65: A late night homage to Pierre Boulez

By , 02 September 2016
****1
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Karita Mattila (Emilia Marty/ Elina Makropulos) © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 45: Mattila's Elina Makropulos a star turn in a drab surrounding

By , 19 August 2016
***11
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© BBC / Chris Christodoulou
London

Neither small nor solemn: Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle at the Proms in Greenwich

By , 06 August 2016
****1
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Marc Minkowski © Marco Borggreve
London

Prom 7: Disappointing French fare from Minkowski and the BBCSO

By , 20 July 2016
**111
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Enea Scala and Daniela Barcellona © Russell Duncan
London

Where Bellini started: Opera Rara's Adelson e Salvini

By , 11 May 2016
***11
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Oliver Knussen © Mark Allan | BBC
London

A dream-inspired cocktail of works from Knussen and Benjamin

By , 18 March 2016
****1
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Riccardo Massi (Milio) and Ermonela Jaho (Zazà) © Russell Duncan
London

Leoncavallo's Zazà: another successful Opera Rara excavation

By , 27 November 2015
****1
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Jonas Kaufmann and Marin Alsop © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 76: Alsop and Kaufmann lead the Last Night revelries

By , 12 September 2015
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Henning Kraggerud © Robert Romik
London

Prom 72: Nielsen and Ives in partnership at the Proms

By , 09 September 2015
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Sophie Bevan © Sussie Ahlburg
London

Prom 48: Periodically sublime late night Bach

By , 21 August 2015
***11
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Eric Whitacre © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 32: Eric Whitacre leads forces through Earth and Space

By , 09 August 2015
****1
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Leif Ove Andsnes © Chris Aadland
London

Prom 10: Andsnes and Mahler Chamber Orchestra make strong case for Beethoven's Choral Fantasy

By , 24 July 2015
****1
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Sakari Oramo conducting the BBCSO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 1: Spectacular Walton makes for a confident start to the 2015 season

By , 17 July 2015
****1
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London

The Czech Fidelio: Bělohlávek leads a fine account of Smetana’s Dalibor

By , 02 May 2015
****1
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London

Bruckner: BBCSO and Leif Segerstam give us the long and short of it

By , 28 February 2015
*****
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London

Brett Dean's The Annunciation an early Christmas present from the BBCSO

By , 19 November 2014
***11
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London

The BBCSO and BBC Singers perform Charles Ives, John Adams, Judith Weir, John Tavener and Benjamin Britten at the Barbican Hall

By , 24 September 2014
****1
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London

Prom 76: A fitting close for the 2014 Proms season

By , 13 September 2014
****1
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London

There will be blood! Christine Goerke's Elektra stuns at the BBC Proms

By , 31 August 2014
*****
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London

Mesmerising minimalism: Steve Reich from Endymion and the BBC Singers at the Proms

By , 13 August 2014
****1
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London

Electric Stravinsky outshines Brett Dean at the Proms

By , 07 August 2014
***11
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London

BBC Singers dazzle in Strauss' Deutsche Motette in Prom 19

By , 31 July 2014
****1
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London

Swing, synthpop, and the serious: Pet Shop Boys at the BBC Proms

By , 23 July 2014
***11
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London

The sacred and the extremely profane: Fauré's Requiem paired with Poulenc's Les mamelles de Tirésias

By , 24 May 2014
****1
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London

A birthday gift for Accrington's finest: Gawain at the Barbican

By , 16 May 2014
*****
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London

Will the real CPE Bach please stand up? A newly revealed St John Passion at Cadogan Hall

By , 16 April 2014
***11
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London

Recent French music and Beethoven with the BBC Symphony and Volkov

By , 22 January 2014
****1
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London

Marc Minkowski conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in French music at the Barbican

By , 26 October 2013
*****
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London

Prom 61: Stravinsky, Brahms and Charlotte Seither with Josep Pons and Frank Peter Zimmermann

By , 28 August 2013
****1
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London

Prom 45: Tippett's The Midsummer Marriage

By , 16 August 2013
*****
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London

Proms Chamber Music 5: Holst and Birtwistle with BBC Singers and the Nash Ensemble

By , 12 August 2013
***11
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