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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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Benjamin Appl © Lars Borges | Sony Classical
London

Britten's War Requiem floods Westminster Cathedral with compassion

By , 03 October 2018
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Juanjo Mena © Michal Novak
London

Prom 34: Mena bids farewell to BBC Philharmonic in dynamic Anglo-American programme

By , 08 August 2018
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Mikko Franck © Abramowitz | Radio France
Berlin

Paradise Regained: Schumann’s secular oratorio in Berlin

By , 17 May 2018
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Michele Pertusi (Philippe) and Sally Matthews (Elisabeth) © Jean-Louis Fernandez
Lyon

Darkness and grandeur in Christophe Honoré's staging of Don Carlos for Opéra de Lyon

By , 17 March 2018
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Amanda Echalaz (Lucia de Nobile), Christian Van Horn (Julio) and Iestyn Davies (Francisco de Ávila) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Adès' riveting The Exterminating Angel debuts at the Metropolitan Opera

By , 26 October 2017
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Kazushi Ono © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 39: Turnage's Hibiki receives European première

By , 14 August 2017
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Bernard Haitink © Todd Rosenberg
London

The Agony and the Ecstasy: Bruckner, Bernard Haitink and the LSO

By , 28 May 2017
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Sophie Bevan, Ed Lyon © ROH | Clive Barda
London

The indiscreet charmlessness of the bourgeoisie: Adès brings The Exterminating Angel to opera

By , 24 April 2017
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Morris Robinson (Osmin) and Brenton Ryan (Pedrillo) © Craig T Mathew
Los Angeles

LA Opera debuts Roaring Twenties, Mozart-lite Entführung aus dem Serail

By , 28 January 2017
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Charlotte Hellekant (Clairon) and Sally Matthews (Countess) © Bernd Uhlig
Brussels

Prima la musica: an intriguing Capriccio in Brussels

By , 10 November 2016
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Anne Sofie von Otter, John Tomlinson, Christine Rice, Amanda Echalaz & David Adam Moore © Monika Rittershaus | Salzburger Festspiele
Salzburg

The Exterminating Angel: A Salzburg world première in a surreal atmosphere

By , 28 July 2016
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Adrian Sâmpetrean (Leporello) and Christopher Maltman (Don Giovanni) © Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

Total theatre: Don Giovanni at Dutch National Opera

By , 07 May 2016
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London

Sailing close to the wind: John Wilson and the Philharmonia in Vaughan Williams' Sea Symphony

By , 24 January 2016
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Sally Matthews (Blanche de la Force) © Hans van den Bogaard
Amsterdam

Robert Carsen’s shattering Dialogues des carmélites returns to Amsterdam for a last time

By , 07 November 2015
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B. Gunnell (Pedrillo), M. Eriksmoen (Blonde), S. Matthews (Konstanze) and E. Montvidas (Belmonte) © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 39: Turkish delight - Glyndebourne's Die Entführung aus dem Serail

By , 14 August 2015
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Franck Saurel (Pasha Selim) and Sally Matthews (Konstanze) © Richard Hubert Smith
Glyndebourne

McVicar’s stylish Entführung emerges as a strong moral tale at Glyndebourne

By , 13 June 2015
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Christian Tetzlaff © Georgia Bertazzi
London

Revelatory Beethoven and pedestrian Brahms from the LSO

By , 24 May 2015
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Sally Matthews © Johan Persson
Poole

Sally Matthews delights in Straussian swansongs with the Bournemouth SO

By , 25 March 2015
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Bernarda Fink © Stefan Reichmann
London

Rattle and the LSO give us a taste of rare but lovely Schumann

By , 11 January 2015
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Sir Simon Rattle © Simon Fowler
Prague

A euphoric Ninth in Prague commemorates the fall of the Berlin Wall

By , 15 November 2014
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Sally Matthews (Blanche) © Stephen Cummisky
London

Minimalist intensity: Robert Carsen's Dialogues des Carmélites at Covent Garden

By , 29 May 2014
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Camilla Tilling (Susanna) and Alex Esposito (Figaro) © Mark Douet
London

McVicar’s subtle take Le nozze di Figaro returns to ROH

By , 02 May 2014
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BBC Proms Youth Choir, BBC Symphony Chorus and BBC Symphony Orchestra at the First Night of the BBC  ©  BBC/Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 1: Eclectic brilliance with Stephen Hough, Sakari Oramo and the BBC Symphony

By , 12 July 2013
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Sir Colin Davis  ©  Matt Stuart
London

A fitting tribute to Sir Colin Davis: LSO and a superb cast perform Britten's The Turn of the Screw

By , 16 April 2013
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Valery Gergiev conducting the LSO  ©  Alberto Venzago
London

Gergiev and the LSO in Brahms and Szymanowski choral works

By , 30 March 2013
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Benjamin Britten At Crag House; photo by Roland Haupt  ©  Britten–Pears Foundation
London

Strange meetings: Britten's War Requiem at the Southbank Centre

By , 27 November 2012
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Members of the Nash Ensemble  ©  Hanya Chlala/ArenaPAL
London

The Nash Ensemble: Dreamers of Dreams at the Wigmore Hall

By , 22 September 2012
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Nicholas Folwell and Audun Iversen as Antonio and Count Almaviva in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figar ©  BBC / Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 60: Glyndebourne's outstanding Figaro

By , 28 August 2012
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London

Colin Davis conducts Weber's Der Freischütz at the Barbican

By , 19 April 2012
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Maxine Robertson Management
London

Mozart Mass in C Minor and Vesperae solennes de confessore

By , 28 June 2011
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London

The Meaning of Life?

By , 17 April 2011
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Die Berliner Philharmoniker und Solisten unter Sir Simon Rattle © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

Die Berliner Philharmoniker feiern den 25. Jahrestag des Mauerfalls mit Beethovens Neunter Symphonie

By , 06 November 2014
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