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London

Prom 64: Brucknerian beauty from Gatti and the Concertgebouw

By , 01 September 2017
****1
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Perth WA

Enjoyable Manon from Opera Box in Perth

By , 01 September 2017
***11
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Adelaide

What a contrast! Tragedy and comedy in a double bill in Adelaide

By , 31 August 2017
****1
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London

Prom 63: Gerstein, Bychkov and the BBCSO revive some rare Russians

By , 31 August 2017
***11
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London

Prom 61: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in blazing form under Sakari Oramo

By , 30 August 2017
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Madrid

Victor Ullate’s Carmen seduces Madrid

By , 30 August 2017
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London

Prom 62: Chineke! Orchestra's late night with Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Jeanine De Bique

By , 30 August 2017
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London

Prom 60: Petrenko and the Oslo Philharmonic wind up the decibel meter in Shostakovich

By , 29 August 2017
****1
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Schwarzenberg

Joie de vivre in Dvořák and Schubert at the Schubertiade

By , 29 August 2017
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London

PCM7: Bittersweet and intimate Chopin from Pavel Kolesnikov

By , 28 August 2017
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London

Prom 59: La clemenza di Tito transfers from Glyndebourne to the Proms

By , 28 August 2017
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Amsterdam

A late summer's night with Renée Fleming in Amsterdam

By , 28 August 2017
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Auckland

La Damnation de Faust on autopilot in Auckland

By , 27 August 2017
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Grafenegg

Diana Damrau almost dazzles at the Grafenegg Festival

By , 27 August 2017
***11
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London

Prom 58: Cinematic splendour and patriotic fervour from the Cincinnati Symphony

By , 27 August 2017
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London

Proms at... Bold Tendencies Multi-Storey Carpark

By , 26 August 2017
*****
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London

Prom 56: Jakub Hrůša raises Czech music to celestial Bohemian heights

By , 26 August 2017
*****
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London

Prom 54: Rome trumps Vienna for Chailly and the Filarmonica della Scala

By , 25 August 2017
***11
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Edinburgh

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker brings Rain to the Edinburgh International Festival

By , 25 August 2017
***11
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London

Prom 52: An excellent evening of innovation from Elder and the Hallé

By , 23 August 2017
****1
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Edinburgh

Searing Shostakovich 4 at the Edinburgh Festival: Russians and Scots recall 1962 Western première

By , 23 August 2017
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Stockholm

Eternal truths: première of Hillborg's new film collaboration in Stockholm

By , 23 August 2017
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London

Prom 51: Hearty Elgar from Oramo and the BBCSO

By , 22 August 2017
***11
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Stockholm

Hands across the Baltic: Stockholm celebrates Finland's jubilee

By , 22 August 2017
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London

PCM6: A voyage of discovery in Christiane Karg's Prom debut

By , 21 August 2017
****1
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Stockholm

Rex tremendae majestatis: impressive Stravinsky at the Baltic Sea Festival in Stockholm

By , 21 August 2017
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London

Prom 50: Riveting Beethoven from Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and the CBSO

By , 21 August 2017
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London

Prom 46: Rattle's Gurrelieder an irresistible force to move the hardest of hearts

By , 19 August 2017
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Los Angeles

Jacob Jonas The Company shares an evening with composer Tim Hecker

By , 19 August 2017
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Cleveland

A French feast from Fabien Gabel at Blossom

By , 19 August 2017
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Cooperstown

Donizetti rarity given American première at Glimmerglass

By , 19 August 2017
****1
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Sydney

The Repairing of Lucretia at Sydney Chamber Opera

By , 19 August 2017
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Lenox

Akfham brings out the best from the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood

By , 18 August 2017
****1
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Cooperstown

Handel's Xerxes comes to Glimmerglass

By , 18 August 2017
***11
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London

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

By , 18 August 2017
***11
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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
****1
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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
****1
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New York City

Mostly Mozart pays homage to a muse named Clara Schumann

By , 16 August 2017
***11
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London

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

By , 15 August 2017
****1
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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
***11
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London

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

By , 14 August 2017
****1
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Edinburgh

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

By , 13 August 2017
****1
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