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Naples

Theatre for theatre's sake: Giorgio Strehler's Abduction from the Harem in Naples

By , 29 October 2017
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Budapest

Ke Ma and Apor Szüts: young pianists in Budapest

By , 29 October 2017
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Budapest

Les Huguenots powerfully driven by Oliver von Dohnányi at Hungarian State Opera

By , 28 October 2017
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New York City

Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes is a Colorful but Muddled Show

By , 28 October 2017
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Manchester

Hallé goes “beyond the score” to discover the danger behind Shostakovich 4

By , 28 October 2017
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Zürich

An animated trio at the new Tonhalle Maag

By , 28 October 2017
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Boston

An American First: Odyssey Opera presents L’assedio di Calais

By , 28 October 2017
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Stockholm

Dracula: vampires take centre-stage at Royal Swedish Opera

By , 28 October 2017
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London

Orchestral tales: Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan

By , 28 October 2017
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Paris

Gold-plated Don Carlos cast compensates for Warlikowski’s frosty Paris staging

By , 28 October 2017
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Gelsenkirchen

Local colour: Mathis der Maler in the Ruhr

By , 28 October 2017
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Stockholm

A mind-opening evening with the Borodin Quartet in Stockholm

By , 28 October 2017
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Prague

Don Giovanni: Plácido Domingo fulfills a dream in Prague

By , 27 October 2017
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London

An exciting combination of Schmitt & Sibelius from Oramo and the BBCSO

By , 27 October 2017
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London

Heroism and darkness for the Emperor and Leningrad

By , 27 October 2017
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Sydney

Sydney bids farewell to beloved Madama Butterfly

By , 26 October 2017
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Oxford

Caprice and conviction in the Oxford Philharmonic's Russian concert

By , 26 October 2017
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San Francisco

Finnish music matters: Vänskä conducts Sibelius

By , 26 October 2017
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London

Kenneth MacMillan: A National Celebration – Programme 3 - Gloria/The Judas Tree/ Elite Syncopations

By , 26 October 2017
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London

Yorke Dance Project revives Sea of Troubles for nationwide MacMillan celebration

By , 26 October 2017
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Boston

Hell and Damnation: Dutoit leads The Damnation of Faust with the Boston Symphony

By , 26 October 2017
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New York City

Adès' riveting The Exterminating Angel debuts at the Metropolitan Opera

By , 26 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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London

Wrath, hellfire and Soviet shadows from Orozco-Estrada and the LPO

By , 25 October 2017
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London

Dancing Under Glass at Hackney Showroom

By , 25 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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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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Berlin

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

By , 23 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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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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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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Hamburg

Unexpected promise: Bryce Dessner at the Elbphilharmonie

By , 20 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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London

Energetic Scheherazade from Temirkanov and the Philharmonia

By , 19 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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