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London

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

By , 09 August 2018
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London

Prom 9: A lively Beethoven 9 from Runnicles and the World Orchestra for Peace

By , 21 July 2018
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Berlin

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

By , 06 April 2018
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Baden-Baden

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

By , 24 March 2018
***11
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Berlin

A heavy crown: austere Monteverdi at the Staatsoper

By , 13 December 2017
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New York City

Thrilling Flying Dutchman at the Met under Yannick Nézet-Séguin

By , 04 May 2017
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Berlin

Ghosts of past and present at Berlin's Philharmonie

By , 09 December 2016
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Tokyo

Vienna Philharmonic's “Week in Japan” finishes on the birthday of Suntory Hall

By , 12 October 2016
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London

Rattle and Sellars revisit Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande

By , 09 January 2016
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Aix-en-Provence

Martin Kušej's new Entführung a disappointingly toothless affair

By , 03 July 2015
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Madrid

A shadow of Fidelio: Haenchen disappoints at Teatro Real

By , 27 May 2015
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Paris

At Opéra Bastille: a Pelléas charged with poetry and mystery

By , 07 February 2015
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Madrid

Tristan und Isolde through the lens of Bill Viola in Madrid

By , 19 January 2014
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Vienna

Dudamel and the Vienna Philharmonic celebrate the Konzerthaus' centennial with Beethoven 9

By , 20 October 2013
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New York City

The Met's Ring Cycle begins with an impressive Das Rheingold

By , 25 April 2013
***11
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Toronto

Ancient magic updated: Peter Sellars' Tristan with the Canadian Opera Company

By , 08 February 2013
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Bayreuth

Musically outstanding but landlocked: Der Fliegende Holländer in Bayreuth

By , 31 July 2012
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London

London's Royal Festival Hall Consecrated by Nézet-Séguin's Magnificent Bruckner

By , 04 February 2012
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London

Sir Colin Davis conducts a masterful Magic Flute at Covent Garden

By , 01 February 2011
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Berlin

Beethovens Missa solemnis: Frieden in der Musik

By , 14 December 2017
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Paris

Là où la candeur côtoie la mort, un Pelléas et Mélisande obsédé par le mythe de l'innocence

By , 19 September 2017
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Vienna

Des Meeres und der Liebe Wellen prallen auf Beton: Pelléas et Mélisande an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 18 June 2017
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Toulouse

Cocasse mais inachevé Enlèvement au Sérail au Capitole

By , 27 January 2017
***11
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Aix-en-Provence

Inquiétante étrangeté : l’onirique Pélléas et Mélisande de Katie Mitchell au Festival d'Aix

By , 16 July 2016
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Madrid

Parsifal en el Teatro Real: cuando se ausenta el espíritu.

By , 06 April 2016
***11
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Vienna

Ergriffensein von sublimer Poesie: Robert Schumanns Szenen aus Goethes Faust im Wiener Konzerthaus

By , 21 November 2015
****1
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Vienna

L’incoronazione di Poppea im Theater an der Wien: Sinn und Sinnlichkeit, Wahn- und Frohsinn

By , 14 October 2015
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Paris

Une partie de chasse maléfique

By , 14 September 2015
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Salzburg

Erleuchtende Klänge: Erstes Wiener Philharmonikerkonzert widmet sich dem Spirituellen

By , 25 July 2015
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