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London

Janine Jansen and friends ticking all the boxes in a Viennese programme at Wigmore Hall

By , 08 February 2017
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New York City

Leonidas Kavakos and Yuja Wang: Effortless technique and enormous musicality

By , 08 February 2017
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Washington

When is a Hat not a Hat: Ailey in Washington

By , 07 February 2017
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New York City

CCN - Ballet de Lorraine and the Perils of Moderns en Pointe

By , 07 February 2017
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Amsterdam

Finding release among the poppy fields: Dmitri Tcherniakov's powerful Prince Igor reaches Amsterdam

By , 07 February 2017
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London

Gerald Finley's exquisite melancholy suffuses Covent Garden's Adriana Lecouvreur

By , 07 February 2017
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Hamburg

Tread softly but carry a big stick: Thielemann's way with Wagner

By , 06 February 2017
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London

Depth from within: the Takács Quartet provides sublime enlightenment in Beethoven

By , 06 February 2017
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Milan

A glimpse of paradise in Mahler's Ninth from Mariss Jansons and the Bav RSO in Milan

By , 05 February 2017
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London

Italian Passion ignites a blazing Inextinguishable Symphony at the Barbican

By , 05 February 2017
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Vienna

Alagna, Netrebko and Tézier triumphant in Vienna's new Trovatore

By , 05 February 2017
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San Francisco

Perfectly staged, Lamplighters' Patience stills demands patience

By , 04 February 2017
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Manchester

BBC Philharmonic and Ben Gernon: Relishing in Revolution

By , 04 February 2017
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Houston

Yo-Yo Ma dazzles Houston with Dvořák

By , 04 February 2017
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Boston

Andris Nelsons leads the BSO in a glowing performance of Bach’s Mass in B minor

By , 04 February 2017
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Vienna

The Congress dances in Vienna

By , 04 February 2017
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London

Feel-good factor Creation from Norrington and LPO

By , 04 February 2017
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Berkeley

The revival of Available Light

By , 03 February 2017
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Madrid

Deborah Warner's new Billy Budd sets a new standard in Madrid

By , 03 February 2017
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London

Riotous journey to the Underworld: Royal Academy's Orphée in Hackney

By , 03 February 2017
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Chicago

Bruckner Orchester Linz presents an eclectic, crowd-pleasing program in Chicago

By , 03 February 2017
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London

Miller's Rigoletto makes a flawed return to English National Opera

By , 02 February 2017
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London

Foot-stomping virtuosity from Martin Fröst and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields

By , 02 February 2017
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Milan

Verdi's last opera nostalgically staged by Damiano Michieletto in Milan

By , 02 February 2017
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London

Pristine chaos becomes harmony: Paavo Järvi creates gold alloy from Nielsen’s unruly materials

By , 02 February 2017
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Leeds

A real feast: Opera North's witty and perceptive Hansel and Gretel

By , 02 February 2017
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London

Charleroi's Kiss and Cry: Hands of Love

By , 01 February 2017
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London

German Cornejo’s Tango Fire

By , 01 February 2017
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Budapest

A splendid Solomon in Budapest

By , 01 February 2017
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Zürich

A triple bill in Zurich: a case for the brilliance of youth

By , 01 February 2017
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Birmingham

Lermontov and Dostoyevsky? No, Petrenko and Danilov in thrilling Rachmaninov with the RLPO

By , 01 February 2017
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San Francisco

A speedy Beethoven Ninth disappoints in San Francisco

By , 01 February 2017
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London

Anita Rachvelishvili takes the honours in Covent Garden's Il trovatore

By , 31 January 2017
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Stockholm

Royal Swedish Opera revives José Cura's Scandinavian Bohème

By , 31 January 2017
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Washington

Speaking ridicule to power in Ratmansky's Little Humpbacked Horse for the Mariinsky

By , 31 January 2017
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Milan

A jazzy offering: Riccardo Chailly explores new repertoire with the Filarmonica della Scala

By , 30 January 2017
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London

Defying dictators: Soviet blockbusters given the St Petersburg Philharmonic treatment

By , 29 January 2017
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Birmingham

Challenging conventions: Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla's adventures in Beethoven and Mozart

By , 29 January 2017
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San Francisco

A walk through Bohemia with Gautier Capuçon and the PKF Prague Philharmonia in San Francisco

By , 29 January 2017
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Cardiff

A musically and visually opulent La bohème from Welsh National Opera

By , 28 January 2017
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Oxford

Karina Canellakis skippers a French voyage with the Oxford Philharmonic

By , 28 January 2017
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Chicago

In new Norma, bel canto in the Iron Age

By , 28 January 2017
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Des Moines

An alternative “three Bs" from JoAnn Falletta and the Des Moines Symphony

By , 28 January 2017
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London

Alsop and the BBCSO totally immersed in Glass

By , 28 January 2017
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Oslo

A man’s world: Bieito’s Carmen revived in Oslo

By , 28 January 2017
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Prague

A too-real Tosca from Arnaud Bernard in Prague

By , 28 January 2017
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Barcelona

Piotr Beczała leads a comprehensively excellent Werther in Barcelona

By , 28 January 2017
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Los Angeles

LA Opera debuts Roaring Twenties, Mozart-lite Entführung aus dem Serail

By , 28 January 2017
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London

The Royal Ballet: Les Enfants Terribles

By , 28 January 2017
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Berlin

Beyond mere technical wizardry: thrilling reinterpretation of Petrushka at the Komische Oper

By , 28 January 2017
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