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Laura Wilde (Katya) © James Glossop
Glasgow

A finely sung Katya Kabanova in rust-bucket Russia

By , 12 March 2019
****1
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Marcelo Gomes and Diana Vishneva in Bigonzetti's Vertigo © Daniil Golovkin
London

Context: Diana Vishneva's tour de force at Sadler's Wells

By , 12 March 2019
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Maria Kochetkova  in Staatsballett Berlin's La Sylphide © Yan Revazov
Berlin

A Romantic looking back: the Staatsballett in La Sylphide at the Deutsche Oper

By , 12 March 2019
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Edward Gardner © Benjamin Ealovega
Milan

Gardner and Levit invigorate the Filarmonica della Scala

By , 11 March 2019
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WanTing Zhao (Lilac Fairy) in Tomasson's The Sleeping Beauty © Erik Tomasson | Courtesy of San Francisco Ballet
San Francisco

The Sleeping Beauty Reawakens in San Francisco

By , 10 March 2019
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Vasily Petrenko © Mark McNulty
Gateshead

Grieg without trolls: Oslo Philharmonic at Sage Gateshead

By , 10 March 2019
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Corinne Winters (Rachel) and Ray Cornelius Smith (Éléazar) © Opera Ballet Vlaanderen
Antwerp

Mob mentality: a powerful La Juive at Opera Vlaanderen

By , 10 March 2019
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Diana Damrau © A. Bofill
Barcelona

Ambroise Thomas’ lavishly orchestrated Hamlet in concert at the Liceu

By , 10 March 2019
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Bernard Haitink conducts the LSO © Mark Allan | Barbican
London

Haitink at 90: Extraordinary Bruckner with the LSO

By , 10 March 2019
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Madeleine Pierard (Lady Macbeth) © Richard Hubert Smith
London

A potent concoction: Macbeth is ETO's hit of the season

By , 09 March 2019
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Yuka Iseda, Aleksey Babayev and Artists of Pennsylvania Ballet in Giselle © Arian Molina Soca
Philadelphia

Soloists and corps step up in Angel Corella's Giselle for Pennsylvania Ballet

By , 09 March 2019
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Charles Workman (Tammu) © Arno Declair
Berlin

Jörg Widmann's Babylon revised for Staatsoper Berlin premiere

By , 09 March 2019
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Thomas Adès and Kirill Gerstein with the Boston Symphony © Winslow Townson
Boston

A dance with past and present: Adès premieres his Piano Concerto in Boston

By , 09 March 2019
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Elaine Alvarez (Aida) © Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège
Liège

Under the eye of Horus: a traditional Aida in Liège

By , 09 March 2019
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Bury Court Opera's The Turn of the Screw © Robert Workman
Farnham

A darkly atmospheric Turn of the Screw from Bury Court Opera

By , 09 March 2019
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Jan Casier (Nijinsky), W. Chen and R Mambelli (Two Petrushka Dancers) in Nijinsky © Carlos Quezada
Zürich

Zurich: Marco Goecke’s new age Nijinsky

By , 09 March 2019
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The Sixteen © Firedog
Sydney

The Sixteen bring British vocal music to Australia

By , 09 March 2019
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Alessio Bax © Marco Borggreve
Kansas City

Rossini, Mendelssohn and Barber with the Kansas City Symphony

By , 08 March 2019
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NDCW in Fernando Melo's Afterimage © Rhys Cozens
London

Refreshing perspectives from National Dance Company of Wales

By , 08 March 2019
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Berlioz's Requiem at St Paul's Cathedral © Martin Kendrick
London

Berlioz's Requiem: Nelson's sublime anniversary tribute to one of France's greatest sons

By , 08 March 2019
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BBC Singers and Kabantu at Cutty Sark © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Fusion at the Cutty Sark

By , 08 March 2019
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Komische Oper Berlin's Zauberflöte © Michael Smith
Auckland

Kosky's mesmerising Magic Flute in Auckland

By , 08 March 2019
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Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall © Steve Sherman
New York City

An outstanding Schubert Ninth from Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra

By , 08 March 2019
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Ziyi Dai and Charles Buttigieg © Tobin Del Cuore
Philadelphia

Mozart's Don Giovanni overwhelmed by pianos

By , 08 March 2019
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Veronika Eberle © Felix Broede
Belfast

Veronika Eberle gives Belfast a night to remember

By , 08 March 2019
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Kari Kriikku © Marco Borggreve
Dublin

“Unicorn” clarinet spreads Saariaho's enchantment in Dublin

By , 08 March 2019
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Catherine Carby, ETO Chorus and Galina Averina © Richard Hubert Smith
London

Here be monsters: a bracing new Idomeneo from English Touring Opera

By , 08 March 2019
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Richard Egarr © Marco Borggreve
Edinburgh

Baroque brilliance brought to life by Richard Egarr

By , 07 March 2019
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Henrik Nánási and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra © Jeff Roffman
Atlanta

A taut Tchaikovsky Fourth with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

By , 07 March 2019
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Arcadi Volodos © Marco Borggreve | Sony Classical
London

Technical excellence but muted expressivity: Arcadi Volodos at the Barbican

By , 07 March 2019
***11
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Sasha Waltz & Guests in Rauschen © Julian Roeder
Berlin

Of Digital and Archaic Murmurings: Sasha Waltz & Guests’ Rauschen at the Volksbühne

By , 07 March 2019
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John Adams © Vern Evans
Los Angeles

Must the Devil have all the good tunes? John Adams' concerto premieres at the LA Phil

By , 07 March 2019
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Lise Lindstrom (Salome) © Prudence Upton
Sydney

Seven fantasies replace seven veils: a gruesome Salome revived in Sydney

By , 06 March 2019
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George Benjamin and Ensemble Modern in rehearsal at the Roundhouse © Wigmore Hall
London

Blazing colours and dark intensity from Ensemble Modern at the Roundhouse

By , 06 March 2019
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Elena Copons (Clotilde) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Raquel García-Tomás' Je suis narcissiste premières in Madrid, ma non troppo

By , 06 March 2019
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Leonardo Cortellazzi (Nagg) © Ruth Walz
Amsterdam

Perfect symbiosis of words and music in Fin de partie at the Opera Forward Festival

By , 06 March 2019
*****
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Balletboyz in Them/Us © George Piper
London

BalletBoyz presents striking new choreography in London

By , 06 March 2019
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Michael Nagy © Monika Höfler
Zürich

Pathos and wonder: A superb Elijah oratorio in Zurich

By , 06 March 2019
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Artists of the Royal Ballet in Frankenstein © ROH, 2019 | Andrej Uspenski
London

Liam Scarlett's Frankenstein is back at The Royal Ballet

By , 05 March 2019
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Rafael Payare © Henry Fair
London

Darkness and daylight from the RPO, Rafael Payare and Lise de la Salle

By , 05 March 2019
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Valery Gergiev © Valentin Baranovsky
London

An ideal troika at Cadogan Hall: Tchaikovsky, Gergiev and the Mariinsky

By , 04 March 2019
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Sir Antonio Pappano © Musacchio & Ianniello
London

Pappano and the LSO bring the Italians out of the opera pit

By , 03 March 2019
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Dido and Aeneas © Robbie McFadzean
Glasgow

Reality TV Dido and Aeneas finds resonance with Trouble in Tahiti at RCS

By , 02 March 2019
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Russell Thomas (Tito) © Cory Weaver | LA Opera
Los Angeles

Technicolor La clemenza di Tito from Thaddeus Strassberger at LA Opera

By , 02 March 2019
***11
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Cleveland

Young pianists dazzle in Cleveland

By , 02 March 2019
***11
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Ádam Fischer conducts the Vienna Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall © Chris Lee
New York City

A clean, lean “Eroica” from Fischer and the Vienna Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall

By , 02 March 2019
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Sarah Chang © Colin Bell
Buffalo

From Schmitt's Salomé to Brahms, rarities and familiar masterpieces in Buffalo

By , 02 March 2019
*****
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Brenda Rae (Ginevra) and Kyle Ketelsen (King of Scotland) © Cory Weaver
Chicago

A vibrant, urgent Ariodante at Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 02 March 2019
*****
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Mary Plazas (Elisabetta) © Richard Hubert Smith
London

An uneven Elisabetta from English Touring Opera

By , 02 March 2019
***11
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Sakari Oramo and the BBCSO © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Precision and transparency from Sakari Oramo and the BBCSO in Ligeti

By , 02 March 2019
*****
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