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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
***11
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Glasgow

Safe and simple pleasures from Scottish Opera's La traviata

By , 19 October 2017
****1
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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
***11
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London

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

By , 18 October 2017
****1
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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
***11
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London

Shobana Jeyasingh Dance: Bayadère – The Ninth Life

By , 16 October 2017
***11
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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
***11
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Zürich

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

By , 14 October 2017
***11
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Turin

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

By , 14 October 2017
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Dublin

Intriguing Irish opera Eithne makes a comeback after a century

By , 14 October 2017
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New York City

Shedding light on inventiveness: the Takács Quartet and guests at Carnegie Hall

By , 14 October 2017
*****
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Oslo

An underwhelming Barber in Oslo

By , 14 October 2017
**111
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Vienna

Verdi’s family drama: Die Räuber at the Volksoper

By , 14 October 2017
***11
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London

Mini-Mahler: a reduced but upscale Das Lied von der Erde at Kings Place

By , 14 October 2017
*****
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Glyndebourne

Getting to the heart of Don Alfonso: Così fan tutte revived for Glyndebourne Tour

By , 13 October 2017
****1
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London

Aurally spectacular Vaughan Williams and Birtwistle at the Barbican

By , 13 October 2017
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Dublin

Giltburg delivers thoughtful Tchaikovsky in Dublin

By , 13 October 2017
***11
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New York City

Ballet West Returns to the Joyce

By , 13 October 2017
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Edinburgh

James Ehnes excels in Edinburgh with Beethoven's Violin Concerto

By , 13 October 2017
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Boston

East meets West: Ligeti, Dvořák, and Schumann with Gimeno and the Boston Symphony

By , 13 October 2017
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Rome

Comedy and drama in Auber's Fra Diavolo: a balance well obtained at Opera di Roma

By , 13 October 2017
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Amsterdam

Eliogabalo’s dark carnival in Amsterdam

By , 12 October 2017
***11
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Berlin

Blurred lines: Peter Sellars' half-baked semi-staging mars a fine performance of The Cunning Little Vixen

By , 12 October 2017
***11
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Birmingham

The Mariinsky Orchestra excels in an all Russian programme in Birmingham

By , 12 October 2017
*****
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London

Fiction-laden history, musical truth: Ashkenazy brings Shostakovich to Battleship Potemkin

By , 12 October 2017
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Philadelphia

Rebirth of Cool: West Side Story in concert

By , 12 October 2017
*****
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