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London

A colourful, exuberant riot: Iolanthe at English National Opera

By , 13 February 2018
****1
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London

Aurally spectacular Vaughan Williams and Birtwistle at the Barbican

By , 13 October 2017
****1
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London

Proms at... Wilton’s: Conference of the Birds

By , 02 September 2017
***11
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Edinburgh

Edward Gardner and the Bergen Phil storm the Edinburgh Festival with a powerful Peter Grimes

By , 13 August 2017
****1
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Bergen

Psychologically splintered: Stuart Skelton leads a stellar Peter Grimes in Bergen

By , 30 May 2017
*****
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London

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

By , 25 April 2017
*****
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Glasgow

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

By , 14 January 2017
****1
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London

The OAE celebrates in style with Weber’s Der Freischütz

By , 07 June 2016
****1
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Cardiff

From the Somme's trenches: Iain Bell's In Parenthesis opens at Welsh National Opera

By , 13 May 2016
****1
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Dublin

Beethoven's celestial marathon: a compelling Missa solemnis in Dublin

By , 04 December 2015
****1
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London

Genial Nielsen from the BBC SO and Sakari Oramo

By , 16 January 2015
***11
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London

Sonic inundation: John Tavener’s Flood of Beauty at the Barbican

By , 28 September 2014
**111
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London

"All ladies are like that": Così at the Carnival

By , 16 May 2014
***11
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Edinburgh

Hebrides Ensemble: The Lads in Their Hundreds

By , 11 February 2014
*****
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London

Ding, dong, the Sphinx is dead: Greek at ROH Linbury

By , 21 October 2013
****1
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Leeds

Eine Nacht in Venedig: A fine start for the Leeds Lieder Festival

By , 11 October 2013
****1
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London

Britten's Five Canticles at the Wigmore Hall

By , 30 November 2012
****1
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Edinburgh

Hebrides Ensemble: Eight Songs for a Mad King

By , 15 November 2012
*****
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London

Prom 49: Gilbert and Sullivan's The Yeomen of the Guard

By , 19 August 2012
**111
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Hereford

A window on the Three Choirs Festival: Debussy, Tabakova and Fauré

By , 23 July 2012
****1
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Gateshead

Newcastle Bach Choir offer a St. John Passion for Lent

By , 03 March 2012
***11
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Basingstoke

A must-see revival of Turnage's Greek

By , 21 September 2011
*****
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Buxton

"Greek" - An Anti-Opera

By , 25 July 2011
*****
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