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Vladimir Jurowski conducts the LPO © Simon Jay Price
London

An exceptional Bruckner 2 from Jurowski and the LPO

By , 05 December 2018
*****
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Ray Chen © John Mac
London

Ray Chen entertains in an uneven night for the Orozco-Estrada and the LPO

By , 30 November 2018
***11
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Andrés Orozco-Estrada © Martin Sigmund
London

Lords and ladies of the dance: the LPO and Orozco-Estrada

By , 28 November 2018
****1
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Arsen Soghomonyan, Ermonela Jaho and the LPO © Russell Duncan
London

Drama in concert: Elder and the LPO in Puccini's Le Willis

By , 21 November 2018
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Vladimir Jurowski © Simon Jay Price
London

Debussy, Lindberg, Stravinsky and Janáček speak to war and mortality

By , 10 November 2018
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Borodin Quartet © Simon Van Boxtel
London

Life out of Death: a celebration of Czech musical defiance from the LPO

By , 07 November 2018
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Matthew Rose © Lena Kern
London

A stylish Rake's Progress from Jurowski and the LPO

By , 03 November 2018
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Enrique Mazzola © Eric Garault
London

French flair: Pure joy from Enrique Mazzola and the LPO

By , 24 October 2018
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Alondra de la Parra © Erika Mayer
London

Russian warhorses: Alondra de la Parra and the LPO

By , 19 October 2018
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Karina Canellakis © Mathias Bothor
London

Canellakis, Aimard and the London Philharmonic escape to the country

By , 10 October 2018
***11
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Russian conductor Vladimir Jurowski © Drew Kelley
London

Divine ire: two ballets inspired by Greek myth from the LPO

By , 06 October 2018
****1
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Stuart Skelton © Guðmundur Ingólfsson
London

Skelton and Connolly impress in Das Lied von der Erde under Jurowski

By , 29 September 2018
***11
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Thomas Adès © Brian Voce
London

Not with a whimper but a bang: the LPO, Adès and Gerstein launch the new season

By , 26 September 2018
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Lise Davidsen and the LPO © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 64: Lise Davidsen shines in an awesome Verdi Requiem with the LPO

By , 30 August 2018
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Virginie Verrez (Erika), Emma Bell (Vanessa) © Tristram Kenton
Glyndebourne

Barber's Vanessa at Glyndebourne: repression in a cold climate

By , 05 August 2018
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Christina Gansch (Mélisande) and John Chest (Pelléas) © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 5: Glyndebourne's baffling Pélleas et Mélisande arrives at the Proms

By , 17 July 2018
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John Chest (Pelléas) and Christina Gansch (Mélisande) © Richard Hubert Smith
Glyndebourne

Shadows among the organ pipes: an enigmatic Pelléas et Mélisande on location in Glyndebourne

By , 30 June 2018
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Rachel Willis-Sørensen (The Marschallin) © Robert Workman | Glyndebourne Festival 2018
Glyndebourne

Seriously funny, musically transcendent: Glyndebourne's Rosenkavalier

By , 20 May 2018
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Olga Busuioc (Cio-Cio San) © Robbie Jack
Glyndebourne

Tears on the picnic lawn: Madama Butterfly makes her bow at the Glyndebourne Festival

By , 19 May 2018
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Anne-Sophie Mutter © Bastian Achard
London

Heroic performances from the LPO and Łukasz Borowicz

By , 02 May 2018
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Robert Treviño © Musacchio & Ianniello
London

Uncompromisingly dark: Rach 2 and Mahler 5 from the LPO

By , 25 April 2018
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Vladimir Jurowski © Drew Kelley
London

From a tango to brutality: Jurowski revels in Stravinsky, Debussy and Shostakovich

By , 18 April 2018
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Thomas Adès © Brian Voce
London

Stravinsky’s Perséphone brought to life by Adès and Barry

By , 11 April 2018
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Andrés Orozco-Estrada © Martin Sigmund
London

Orozco-Estrada and the LPO dish up the sweet and the savoury

By , 21 March 2018
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Daniil Trifonov © Dario Acosta | DG
London

Trifonov impresses in Tchaikovsky: the LPO's Stravinsky doesn't persuade

By , 17 March 2018
***11
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Diana Damrau © Rebecca Fay
London

Heavenly Strauss from Damrau, but leaden-footed Brahms from the LPO

By , 03 March 2018
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Sergej Krylov © Evgeny Evtukhov
London

World-beating musicianship from Sergej Krylov in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

By , 28 February 2018
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Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
London

One thousand and one delights from the LPO and Petrenko in Scheherazade

By , 23 February 2018
****1
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Benedetto Lupo © Carlo Cofano
London

Lupo’s Ravel with Mena & the LPO steals the show from The Rite of Spring

By , 21 February 2018
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Ray Chen © Tom Doms
London

Miniatures, magic and a masterpiece: Jurowski, Chen and the LPO

By , 10 February 2018
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Vladimir Jurowski © Drew Kelley
London

Filing past the tomb of the master: Jurowski and the LPO on Stravinsky’s debt to Rimsky-Korsakov

By , 07 February 2018
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Kristóf Baráti © Marco Borggreve
London

Jurowski and the LPO go on a magical mystery tour of Imperial Russia

By , 03 February 2018
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Matthias Goerne and Michelle DeYoung © Simon Jay Price
London

A topsy-turvy Rheingold in concert from Jurowski and the LPO

By , 27 January 2018
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Mikhail Agrest © Primavera Consulting
London

Russian epic from Mikhail Agrest and the London Philharmonic Orchestra

By , 17 January 2018
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Vladimir Jurowski © Simon Jay Price
London

Autumnal bacchanale as Marx’s Herbstsymphonie is given UK première

By , 29 November 2017
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Marius Stravinsky © ICA
London

Baroque intimacy and imperial splendour in the LPO's traversal of the four seasons

By , 24 November 2017
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Michail Jurowski © IMG Artists
London

Snow boots on for an exuberant Tchaikovsky 1 from Michail Jurowski and the LPO

By , 22 November 2017
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Alain Altinoglu © Marco Borggreve
London

Alain Altinoglu and the LPO cast a Napoleonic shadow in Beethoven and Tchaikovsky

By , 08 November 2017
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Lawrence Renes © Mats Bäcker
London

The LPO and Lawrence Renes scale the heights in Bruckner 8

By , 04 November 2017
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Andrés Orozco-Estrada © Martin Sigmund
London

Heroism and darkness for the Emperor and Leningrad

By , 27 October 2017
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Andrés Orozco-Estrada © Martin Sigmund
London

Wrath, hellfire and Soviet shadows from Orozco-Estrada and the LPO

By , 25 October 2017
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Vladimir Jurowski © Matthias Creutziger
London

Storm, stress and tension: Jurowski and the LPO in Mozart and Bruckner

By , 30 September 2017
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Vladimir Jurowski conducts the LPO © Simon Jay Price
London

The End of Time and a UK première from the LPO and Vladimir Jurowski

By , 27 September 2017
****1
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Vladimir Jurowski and Paul Gay © Allex Max
London

Complex Oedipus: Enescu’s ambitious only opera opens the LPO season

By , 23 September 2017
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Vladimir Jurowski © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 71: Elegiac, violent, always purposeful Shostakovich from Jurowski and the LPO

By , 06 September 2017
****1
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Oedipe at the Enescu Festival © Andrei Gîndac
Bucharest

A blazing Oedipe kicks off Bucharest’s Enescu Festival

By , 02 September 2017
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Joyce El-Khoury (Violetta) © Robbie Jack
Glyndebourne

Tears before bedtime: El-Khoury transcends Cairns’ chilly Glyndebourne Traviata

By , 01 August 2017
****1
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Renato Girolami (Don Pasquale) and Chorus © Bill Cooper | Glyndebourne Opera
Glyndebourne

Buffa as blood sport: Mariame Clément's Don Pasquale at Glyndebourne

By , 13 July 2017
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AJ Glueckert (Bacchus) © Robert Workman
Glyndebourne

Keep calm and carry on singing: love and art overcome wartime adversity in Glyndebourne’s Ariadne

By , 25 June 2017
****1
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John Tomlinson (Ghost), Allan Clayton (Hamlet) © Richard Hubert Smith
Glyndebourne

Shakespeare boldly adapted by Brett Dean: Hamlet at Glyndebourne

By , 11 June 2017
****1
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