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Rosanne Philippens © Marco Borggreve
Belfast

Translucent sounds: Vaughan Williams, Sibelius and Dvořák in Belfast

By , 01 December 2017
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Boaz Daniel (Francesco) and Sofia Soloviy (Amalia) © Barbara Pálffy | Volksoper Wien
Vienna

Verdi’s family drama: Die Räuber at the Volksoper

By , 14 October 2017
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Andrea Carroll (Mélisande) and Jonathan McGovern (Pelléas) © Clive Barda
High Wycombe

Light and shade: Garsington Opera’s Pelléas et Mélisande at Wormsley

By , 18 June 2017
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Veronika Dzhioeva © A Bolkvadze
London

Festive Tchaikovsky from Jac van Steen and the Philharmonia

By , 04 December 2016
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Giselle Allen © Hazard Chase
Belfast

A sweepingly romantic evening with the Ulster Orchestra

By , 25 November 2016
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Rachel Kelly © Gerard Collett
Belfast

Spirited storytelling from Rachel Kelly and the Ulster Orchestra

By , 21 October 2016
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Ivan Inverardi (Michele) © Tristram Kenton
Leeds

Brilliant Il tabarro and Suor Angelica complete Opera North's Puccini triptych

By , 01 October 2016
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Jac van Steen © Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 16: Chloë Hanslip inspired in powerful Berkeley première and exotic ballets from BBC NOW

By , 27 July 2016
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Quirine Viersen © Marco Borggreve
Poole

Quirine Viersen impresses in Walton’s Cello Concerto at Poole's Lighthouse

By , 20 April 2016
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Benjamin Grosvenor © operaomnia
Birmingham

Sensational Grieg from Benjamin Grosvenor and the CBSO

By , 25 February 2016
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William Dazeley (Don Alfonso), Helen Sherman, Gavan Ring, Máire Flavin and Nicholas Watts © Tristram Kenton
Leeds

An intelligent and welcome revival of Così fan tutte at Opera North

By , 03 February 2016
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Mark Stone (Robert) and Mary Dunleavy (Christine) © Mike Hoban
High Wycombe

Love's not Time's fool: Intermezzo at Garsington

By , 06 June 2015
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Christopher Purves (Gianni Schicchi) © Bill Cooper | Opera North
Leeds

Comedy and tragedy: Opera North's Gianni Schicchi and La Vida Breve serve up a fine double bill

By , 18 February 2015
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Jac van Steen © Ross Cohen
Leeds

Opera North's sonorous Sibelius overshadows a lighter Mozart Requiem

By , 26 October 2014
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Zhang Zou
London

Prom 51: A missed opportunity to unlock the power of classical music

By , 25 August 2014
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Philharmonia Orchestra  ©  Benjamin Ealovega
London

The Brahmsian orchestra at its best: Philharmonia Brahms cycle continues with van Steen

By , 13 October 2013
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Jac van Steen  ©  Ross Cohen
Oxford

Unstoppable Brahms with Jac van Steen and the Philharmonia in Oxford

By , 04 October 2013
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Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts as Peter Grimes  ©  Bill Cooper
Leeds

Opera North's triumphant Peter Grimes returns to Leeds

By , 14 September 2013
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Jac van Steen  ©  Ross Cohen
London

Prom 16: BBC NOW play British music and Tchaikovsky

By , 24 July 2013
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Irmgard Vilsmaier and Caroline Melzer  ©  Barbara Pálffy/Volksoper
Vienna

Wagner's Ring in one evening: Tetralogy boiled down to three hours is a hit at the Volksoper

By , 27 May 2013
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David Goode  ©  BBC / Malcolm Crowthers
London

Prom 65: "A riot of orchestral colour?"

By , 03 September 2011
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Annemarie Kremer (Heliane) © Barbara Paálffy | Volksoper Wien
Vienna

Hören und staunen: Erich Wolfgang Korngolds Das Wunder der Heliane konzertant an der Volksoper Wien

By , 28 January 2017
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Josef Wagner (Don Giovanni) © Barbara Pálffy | Volksoper Wien
Vienna

Die Oper aller Opern: Die Wiener Volksoper bringt eine Neufassung von Mozarts Don Giovanni

By , 20 November 2015
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