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London

Dancing Under Glass at Hackney Showroom

By , 25 October 2017
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New York City

ABT Features Benjamin Millepied's I Feel the Earth Move Première

By , 25 October 2017
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Milan

Nabucco at La Scala: Verdi's score in the hands of a special maestro

By , 24 October 2017
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Zürich

The sublime and the jolly: Truls Mørk and the Czech Philharmonic in Zurich

By , 24 October 2017
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Vienna

Leonore 1805 a boon for Beethoven buffs in Vienna

By , 24 October 2017
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London

The sacred and the secular: RPO, City of London Choir and Hilary Davan Wetton

By , 24 October 2017
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London

Nationwide MacMillan Celebrations continue with The Judas Tree and Song of the Earth

By , 24 October 2017
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Berlin

Into the light: the Deutsche Oper Berlin presents a winning Mahler Two

By , 23 October 2017
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London

A trio of great Bs: Beethoven, Bruckner and Blomstedt

By , 22 October 2017
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Florence

La rondine: a flimsy work in pastel colours in Florence

By , 22 October 2017
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Wexford

Rigoletto showcases great new voices at Wexford Festival Opera

By , 22 October 2017
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Los Angeles

Chicago and Muti keep it safe, delivering potent Brahms at Disney Hall

By , 22 October 2017
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New York City

Unexpected dream pairing in Jerome Robbins’ Other Dances

By , 22 October 2017
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Manchester

Striking Beethoven 5 from Nicholas Collon and the BBC Philharmonic

By , 21 October 2017
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New York City

Mahler and Sciarrino from Antonio Pappano and the Santa Cecilians at Carnegie Hall

By , 21 October 2017
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Wexford

Franco Alfano's Risurrezione brought to life by Wexford Festival Opera

By , 21 October 2017
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Glyndebourne

“Or not to be”: dislocated Shakespeare as Brett Dean’s Hamlet is revived for Glyndebourne’s tour

By , 21 October 2017
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Budapest

Three shades of Hans van Manen by the Hungarian National Ballet

By , 20 October 2017
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New York City

A glorious return to Carnegie Hall for Martha Argerich

By , 20 October 2017
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Edinburgh

Songful Schumann from Sir Roger Norrington and the RSNO

By , 20 October 2017
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Düsseldorf

Between two worlds: Wozzeck in Düsseldorf

By , 20 October 2017
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Wexford

An utterly unmissable Margherita at Wexford Festival Opera

By , 20 October 2017
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Philadelphia

Classics and Clichés: Penn Ballet's Sleeping Beauty

By , 20 October 2017
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Hamburg

Unexpected promise: Bryce Dessner at the Elbphilharmonie

By , 20 October 2017
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Boston

Utter despair and heavenly bliss: Ken-David Masur leads the Boston Symphony in incidental music

By , 19 October 2017
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Budapest

Hungarian forces at their finest: Nabucco revived at the Erkel Theatre

By , 19 October 2017
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Glasgow

Safe and simple pleasures from Scottish Opera's La traviata

By , 19 October 2017
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Prague

Season opener heralds a new era for the Czech Philharmonic

By , 19 October 2017
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Atlanta

Morlot and Chen team up for thrilling Prokofiev in Atlanta

By , 19 October 2017
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New York City

An evening under Bach’s sign with pianist-conductor Sir András Schiff

By , 19 October 2017
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London

Lyon Opera Ballet - Trois Grandes Fugues

By , 19 October 2017
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Wexford

Lise Davidsen utterly captivating as Medea at Wexford Festival

By , 19 October 2017
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London

Energetic Scheherazade from Temirkanov and the Philharmonia

By , 19 October 2017
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Vienna

Giulio Cesare in concert: Lawrence Zazzo and Emőke Baráth came, saw and conquered Vienna

By , 18 October 2017
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Los Angeles

Until the Lions: Gripping and Rich with Physicality

By , 18 October 2017
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Southampton

Natalya Romaniw an imperious Tatyana as Tchaikovsky is unleashed from the Mayflower pit

By , 18 October 2017
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London

MacMillan Celebration: Programme One - Jeux, Concerto / Le Baiser de la Fée / Elite Syncopations

By , 18 October 2017
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Amsterdam

Paula Murrihy a fantastic Sesto in Concertgebouw Clemenza

By , 18 October 2017
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Vienna

Robert Carsen serves up a flawless Wozzeck for new Theater an der Wien staging

By , 17 October 2017
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Amsterdam

Dutch National Ballet's reprise of Mata Hari is a well-timed success

By , 17 October 2017
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New York City

Dyka and Antonenko shine in an extravagant Turandot at the Met

By , 17 October 2017
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London

Shobana Jeyasingh Dance: Bayadère – The Ninth Life

By , 16 October 2017
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London

Raw passion: Alexander Dmitriev brings dynamic taste of St Petersburg to London

By , 16 October 2017
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Berlin

“To infinity and beyond!” Cosmic Mondparsifal in Berlin

By , 15 October 2017
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London

Veronika Eberle wows in Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto

By , 15 October 2017
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St Paul

Minnesota Opera Don Pasquale “goes Hollywood”

By , 15 October 2017
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Berlin

A dark and brooding Pelléas et Mélisande at the Komische Oper

By , 15 October 2017
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London

Taste of honey: Roman Rabinovich sugar-coats Chopin, Haydn and Rachmaninov

By , 15 October 2017
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Zürich

A mix of soap and sweetmeats: The Nutcracker and the Mouse King in Zurich

By , 14 October 2017
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Turin

Patience is a virtue in the Teatro Regio's marvellous Tristan und Isolde

By , 14 October 2017
****1
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