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San Francisco

Arthur Pita’s Salome for San Francisco Ballet is both sexy and sinister

By , 09 March 2017
****1
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Houston

Houston Symphony takes it slow with Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky

By , 09 March 2017
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London

Aakash Odedra Company: An evening of highs and lows

By , 09 March 2017
***11
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Stockholm

A majestic Boris Godunov at the Konserthuset in Stockholm

By , 08 March 2017
****1
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Glasgow

A moving double bill of French tragedy at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

By , 08 March 2017
****1
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Zürich

A Mendelssohn-Mahler triumph for the Budapest Festival Orchestra in Zurich

By , 08 March 2017
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London

Company Wayne McGregor/ Paris Opera Ballet: Tree of Codes

By , 08 March 2017
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New York City

Paul Taylor dance at Lincoln Center

By , 08 March 2017
***11
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Hong Kong

Taldans and Stephanie Lake side by side at the Hong Kong Arts Festival

By , 07 March 2017
****1
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Baden

On Otherness and the redemption of love: Gute Pässe, Schlechte Pässe in Baden

By , 07 March 2017
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London

An instrument finely dissected: Alisa Weilerstein lays bare the cello’s dusky entrails

By , 07 March 2017
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New York City

Wonder from Down Under: Sydney Dance Company hits New York

By , 07 March 2017
***11
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San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet’s Program 4 is a must see for Balanchine fans

By , 07 March 2017
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Adelaide

Concerto Italiano’s classy L’Orfeo thrills in Adelaide’s Town Hall

By , 07 March 2017
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London

A hymn to a pure and noble spirit: bracing Prokofiev from Dutoit and the RPO

By , 07 March 2017
***11
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Oxford

Last minute replacement fails to dampen enthusiasm for an enjoyable evening at the Sheldonian

By , 06 March 2017
****1
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Vienna

Slaughter on Tauris: Handel's Oreste at the Kammeroper

By , 06 March 2017
****1
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London

Irish Charm at Wigmore Hall: a splendid Rosenblatt Recital from Tara Erraught

By , 06 March 2017
****1
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London

NHK Symphony Orchestra's magnificent Mahler Six in London

By , 06 March 2017
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New York City

Levine's orchestra shines in uneven Met Idomeneo

By , 06 March 2017
***11
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Los Angeles

Patricia Racette's mesmerizing power as Salome in Los Angeles

By , 05 March 2017
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Washington

Dead Man Walking in Washington DC an unforgettable emotional experience

By , 05 March 2017
*****
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London

Puccini without passion: a bloodless Tosca from English Touring Opera

By , 04 March 2017
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Macclesfield

Small-scale but energetic Beethoven in Echoes of Vienna

By , 04 March 2017
****1
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London

Anglo-Polish forces triumph in Penderecki’s St Luke Passion

By , 04 March 2017
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Leipzig

Verve and commitment from Oper Leipzig's new Freischütz

By , 04 March 2017
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Washington

Opera in Jazz: Terence Blanchard's Champion in Washington DC

By , 04 March 2017
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Sydney

Ripping the heart from Handel's Messiah in Sydney

By , 04 March 2017
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Manchester

Transfigured Night: Rafael Payare debuts with the BBC Philharmonic

By , 04 March 2017
****1
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Gelsenkirchen

Bayreuth comes to the Ruhr: leading Wagner singers in Gelsenkirchen for a new Tristan und Isolde

By , 04 March 2017
***11
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Düsseldorf

Opera inside out: Ariadne auf Naxos in Düsseldorf

By , 03 March 2017
****1
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London

Siren song: Detlev Glanert's Megaris given UK première by Sakari Oramo and the BBCSO

By , 03 March 2017
****1
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Sydney

Tender and demonic: the music and music-making of four supremely gifted young Russians

By , 03 March 2017
****1
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Budapest

Lack of emotional connection in Pique Dame in Budapest

By , 03 March 2017
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Philadelphia

Brilliant double bill of Swan Lake and Bluebeard's Castle in Philadelphia

By , 03 March 2017
****1
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London

A bracing density of musical incident: Helen Grime's Piano Concerto given world première

By , 03 March 2017
*****
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Adelaide

Glyndebourne's Saul wins over Adelaide

By , 03 March 2017
*****
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London

Ballet Black: House of Dreams/ Captured/ Red Riding Hood

By , 03 March 2017
***11
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London

Hannah Sampson makes an accomplished debut with Stopgap Dance Company

By , 02 March 2017
****1
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London

“Wish you were here!” Picture-postcard Spain from Heras-Casado and Perianes

By , 02 March 2017
****1
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Oslo

The calm before the storm: Pärt, Strauss and Shostakovich with the Oslo Phil

By , 02 March 2017
***11
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Amsterdam

Over-the-top Elgar and hushed Mahler from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

By , 02 March 2017
***11
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Chicago

Salonen and Josefowicz riveting in Chicago première of Adams’ Scheherazade.2

By , 02 March 2017
****1
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Geneva

Wozzeck in Geneva: grit and light

By , 02 March 2017
****1
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Washington

Refinement and Strength in The Washington Ballet's Giselle

By , 02 March 2017
****1
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Akron

Taking Shostakovich on tour: the St Petersburg Philharmonic in Ohio

By , 01 March 2017
****1
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Barcelona

Plácido Domingo returns to the Liceu for Massenet's Thaïs

By , 01 March 2017
****1
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New York City

A superb portrayal: Sonya Yoncheva shines in a brilliant Traviata at the Met

By , 01 March 2017
*****
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New York City

Consistency and acumen: Hagen Quartet shines in Zankel Hall

By , 01 March 2017
*****
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New York City

Brilliant Auerbach and muddled Mahler from the New York Philharmonic

By , 01 March 2017
***11
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