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Cooperstown

Handel's Xerxes comes to Glimmerglass

By , 18 August 2017
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London

Prom 45: Hair-raising Mahler 2 in the end from Oramo and the BBCSO

By , 18 August 2017
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Edinburgh

Opulent Turin Macbeth arrives at Edinburgh International Festival

By , 18 August 2017
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Cleveland

In Cleveland, a joyous Mozart Requiem

By , 18 August 2017
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Los Angeles

Aszure Barton’s AWÁA has its local première in Los Angeles

By , 18 August 2017
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Sydney

Cheeky and majestic: exuberance dominates in Simone Young’s Beethoven and Bruckner

By , 18 August 2017
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London

Prom 43: Dutoit and the RPO pull out all the stops

By , 17 August 2017
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London

Prom 44: Michael Gordon's genre-defying Big Space receives fantastic world première

By , 17 August 2017
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London

Prom 42: An exotic banquet to savour from François-Xavier Roth and Les Siècles

By , 16 August 2017
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Edinburgh

Edinburgh Fringe: Hot Chocolate at Old St Pauls is late night food for the soul

By , 16 August 2017
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New York City

Mostly Mozart pays homage to a muse named Clara Schumann

By , 16 August 2017
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London

Prom 40: Neatly dovetailed programme from Robin Ticciati and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

By , 15 August 2017
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Salzburg

Exquisite Uchida plays to her strengths at Salzburg Festival

By , 15 August 2017
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London

Prom 41: East meets West in Glass/Shankar Passages

By , 15 August 2017
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London

Prom 39: Turnage's Hibiki receives European première

By , 14 August 2017
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London

PCM5: Full power from the Latvian Radio Choir with understated excellence from Melnikov

By , 14 August 2017
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Edinburgh

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

By , 13 August 2017
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London

Proms 37/38: A whiff of incense as Dausgaard and the Latvians explore Rachmaninov and religion

By , 13 August 2017
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Lucerne

A supreme command of Mozart and Mahler in Lucerne

By , 13 August 2017
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Pesaro

A new critical edition of Le Siège de Corinthe at the Rossini Opera Festival

By , 13 August 2017
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London

Strikingly dramatic Weir in a convincing première from the BBC Singers and Nash Ensemble

By , 12 August 2017
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Edinburgh

María Pagés Company presents Yo, Carmen at the Edinburgh International Festival

By , 12 August 2017
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Edinburgh

Vibrant performances from one of Europe’s oldest orchestras in Edinburgh

By , 12 August 2017
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Pesaro

Political satire: Torvaldo e Dorliska at the Rossini Opera Festival

By , 12 August 2017
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Sydney

Old friends in high places: the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s Mountain project

By , 12 August 2017
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Lucerne

Beyond usual points of reference: an all-Strauss evening in Lucerne

By , 12 August 2017
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London

Prom 36: A double dose of darkness from Dausgaard and the BBCSSO

By , 12 August 2017
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Cleveland

Gimeno leads the Cleveland Orchestra in Spanish-tinged program at Blossom

By , 12 August 2017
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London

Wayne McGregor, +/- Human

By , 11 August 2017
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London

Prom 34: A sharp, crisp Oklahoma! at the Proms

By , 11 August 2017
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Pesaro

A frivolous La pietra del paragone at the Rossini Opera Festival

By , 11 August 2017
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Edinburgh

Nicola Benedetti and Budapest Festival Orchestra in a legendary partnership in Edinburgh

By , 10 August 2017
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Sydney

Verdi's Requiem given an operatic take in Sydney

By , 10 August 2017
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Melbourne

Bartók and Shostakovich with power and precision in Melbourne

By , 10 August 2017
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London

Prom 33: Nordic noir meets German Expressionism

By , 10 August 2017
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London

Prom 32: Four centuries of British music from Ryan Wigglesworth and the BBC NOW

By , 09 August 2017
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Salzburg

Netrebko triumphs as musical performances transcend Salzburg Festival staging of Aida

By , 09 August 2017
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Sydney

The time has come: Jonas Kaufmann conquers Sydney as Parsifal

By , 09 August 2017
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London

An evening of Contrasts from the Mariinsky Ballet

By , 08 August 2017
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London

Prom 31: An intoxicating La Damnation de Faust from Gardiner and the ORR

By , 08 August 2017
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Salzburg

Skilfully constructed: William Kentridge's new Wozzeck at the Salzburg Festival

By , 08 August 2017
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London

Lust, silk and strangulation: Zemlinsky's A Florentine Tragedy

By , 07 August 2017
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Salzburg

Socking the audience between the eyes: Nelsons and Trifonov at the Salzburg Festival

By , 07 August 2017
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London

Prom 30: Innovation, fantasy and Old Testament excess from Bournemouth

By , 07 August 2017
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London

PCM4: Edgar Moreau and Il Pomo d'Oro bring Baroque cello to the BBC Proms

By , 07 August 2017
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Edinburgh

Memorable and epic Die Walküre at Edinburgh International Festival

By , 06 August 2017
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London

Prom 29: Twilight of the Old Believers as Semyon Bychkov leads a majestic Khovanshchina

By , 06 August 2017
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Drottningholm

A night of deceit and fun: Così fan tutte at Drottningholm

By , 05 August 2017
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Siena

Sarah Connolly brings the best of British to Tuscany

By , 05 August 2017
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Salzburg

Murderously brilliant: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at Salzburg Festival

By , 05 August 2017
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