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London

Sultans and Boyars: a Russo-Turkish alliance from Znaider and the LSO

By , 14 May 2017
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Göttingen

Israel in Egypt in Göttingen

By , 14 May 2017
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Stockholm

French Baroque in Stockholm: the Orfeus Barockensemble plays Rameau

By , 14 May 2017
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Mannheim

Electric Elektra in Mannheim

By , 13 May 2017
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Hamburg

Closer to St. Trinian’s than Braveheart: Lucia in Hamburg

By , 13 May 2017
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Tokyo

Pinchas Steinberg brings Bohemia’s woods and fields to the heart of Tokyo

By , 13 May 2017
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Glasgow

Lessons from Europe in a fun-filled Fledermaus at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

By , 13 May 2017
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Göttingen

Return of Dominique Labelle to Göttingen

By , 13 May 2017
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Prague

A crashing disappointment to open Prague Spring

By , 12 May 2017
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London

Royal Opera's Don Carlo revival fails to completely catch fire

By , 12 May 2017
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Gateshead

Bostridge and Vogt perform Schubert and Beethoven at The Sage

By , 12 May 2017
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Berlin

Shades of heroism: thrilling Shostakovich and Strauss at the Philharmonie

By , 12 May 2017
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London

A Bliss revival at the Barbican from Sir Andrew Davis and the BBCSO

By , 12 May 2017
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London

A Russian journey of the spirit at King's Place

By , 12 May 2017
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London

Singing triumphs: Monteverdi's Poppea, Hampstead Garden Opera

By , 12 May 2017
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Dublin

Lamsma dishes up a mesmerizing Shostakovich Violin concerto no.1

By , 12 May 2017
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Brighton

Sarah Connolly and Joseph Middleton: a class act at Brighton Festival

By , 11 May 2017
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Barcelona

AKAMUS struggles with Bach in Barcelona

By , 11 May 2017
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Baden

Brahms meets Schlumpf: a marriage of old and new in Baden

By , 11 May 2017
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Los Angeles

Los Angeles Dance Festival 2017 Opens with a Variety of Dance Styles

By , 11 May 2017
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Manchester

Illuminating Brandenburgs from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at The Bridgewater Hall

By , 11 May 2017
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Washington

Russian Romanticism and contemporary Americana from Gustavo Gimeno and the National Symphony

By , 11 May 2017
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London

There’s no place like Rome: Pappano and the Santa Cecilians dazzle in Respighi

By , 11 May 2017
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Auckland

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and Rumon Gamba push musical boundaries

By , 11 May 2017
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Zürich

Bieito's Fiery Angel burns bright in Zürich

By , 11 May 2017
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Milan

La Scala invests in a new generation of Italian choreographers with a well balanced triple bill

By , 10 May 2017
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Stockholm

French night in Stockholm with Stéphane Denève

By , 10 May 2017
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San Francisco

European assortment from Charles Dutoit and the San Francisco Symphony

By , 10 May 2017
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Amsterdam

Rigoletto is mad but the singing is fine at Dutch National Opera

By , 09 May 2017
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New York City

Richmond Ballet disappoints at the Joyce

By , 09 May 2017
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London

Explosive London recital debut from Lise Davidsen at the Wigmore Hall

By , 09 May 2017
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Moscow

The Bolshoi's Bright Stream is a ballet unlike any other

By , 09 May 2017
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Winterthur

Vaudeville and validation: a double-bill of Ravel operas in Winterthur

By , 08 May 2017
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Birmingham

Alina Ibragimova's Brahms thrills Symphony Hall

By , 08 May 2017
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London

Raw and thrilling Bartók and Mahler from the Philharmonia

By , 07 May 2017
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Berlin

Full immersion: Spuck's gloomy Dutchman drops anchor at Deutsche Oper Berlin

By , 07 May 2017
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Chicago

Perahia’s Chicago recital anchored by a probing Hammerklavier

By , 07 May 2017
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London

Anne-Sophie Mutter transplants Tchaikovsky to the 20th century

By , 07 May 2017
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Karlsruhe

Overflowing with emotions: Adriana Lecouvreur at the Badische Staatstheater

By , 06 May 2017
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Washington

Madama Butterfly an aesthetic treat at Washington National Opera

By , 06 May 2017
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Graz

Mother of all bel canto: Florentine Klepper’s Norma self destructs in Graz

By , 06 May 2017
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London

The revolutionary spirit tamed: the LPO in Lindberg and Beethoven

By , 06 May 2017
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Melbourne

Melbourne Carmen a feast of style and substance

By , 06 May 2017
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London

Drama and poetry: the BBCSO and Sakari Oramo bring Varèse alive and kicking

By , 06 May 2017
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Seattle

Seattle Opera's Magic Flute as enchanting as ever

By , 06 May 2017
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London

A radiant recital from Karita Mattila at Wigmore Hall

By , 06 May 2017
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Dublin

A sizzling hot Spanish offering: Moreno and Pons deliver exciting interpretations of Iberian music

By , 05 May 2017
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Basingstoke

A beguiling evening of exotic spice from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

By , 05 May 2017
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Sydney

Titanic effort by the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in Sydney

By , 05 May 2017
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Berlin

Grand designs: Rattle conducts Bruckner 8 at the Philharmonie

By , 05 May 2017
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