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San Francisco

Precision and Beauty in San Francisco Ballet’s Swan Lake

By , 31 March 2017
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London

François-Xavier Roth and the London Symphony Orchestra on peak form

By , 30 March 2017
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Washington

Attitude and Abstraction from the Washington Ballet

By , 30 March 2017
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Chicago

Conlon and the Chicago Symphony show their rapport in Schubert and Mahler

By , 30 March 2017
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Auckland

Esfahani's Poulenc the highlight of an all-French programme in Auckland

By , 30 March 2017
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Cleveland

Harry Bicket charms with all-Baroque Cleveland Orchestra program

By , 30 March 2017
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New York City

A Glitter-free Gala for Joffrey’s Return to New York City

By , 30 March 2017
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New York City

Netrebko a magnificent Tatyana in The Met's Onegin

By , 30 March 2017
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Boston

Alain Altinoglu dazzles in Boston Symphony debut

By , 30 March 2017
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London

The Rite of Spring a highlight from Leif Ove Andsnes and Marc-André Hamelin at Wigmore Hall

By , 30 March 2017
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Amsterdam

Dark Prokofiev and Shostakovich from Yefim Bronfman and Andris Nelsons at the Concertgebouw

By , 29 March 2017
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New York City

Christine Rocas in Joffrey’s Romeo & Juliet: Falling, Flying, or Tumbling in Turmoil

By , 29 March 2017
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Amsterdam

Dutch National Ballet dances Cranko's Onegin

By , 29 March 2017
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Lugano

Lakeside in Lugano: Julia Fischer and Daniel Müller-Schott

By , 29 March 2017
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London

Paradise reduced: pared-down Delius from New Sussex Opera

By , 28 March 2017
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Washington

Hamburg Ballet: Neumeier's Little Mermaid premieres in Washington DC

By , 28 March 2017
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London

Late Style: Brahms and more with Jonathan Biss at Milton Court

By , 27 March 2017
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New York City

Krassimira Stoyanova triumphs in The Met's Aida

By , 27 March 2017
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London

Potency and mischief: Enterprising duos from imaginative Kopatchinskaja and Leschenko

By , 27 March 2017
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London

Broken wings: Ermonela Jaho a devastating Madama Butterfly at Covent Garden

By , 27 March 2017
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Manchester

From Russia with Love: the Hallé plays Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Stravinsky

By , 26 March 2017
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Oslo

An almost all-Mozart programme closes the Oslo Church Music Festival

By , 26 March 2017
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Bergen

Un turco in norvegia: Rossini's Selim puts ashore in Bergen

By , 25 March 2017
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Antwerp

Agrippina meets Dynasty: Joan Collins' spirit hovers over Antwerp

By , 25 March 2017
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Los Angeles

A beautifully sung Tales of Hoffmann at LA Opera

By , 25 March 2017
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London

Death be not proud: Nathalie Stutzmann and the LPO in Strauss and Mozart

By , 25 March 2017
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Amsterdam

The New Prince a colourful and fast-paced revue in Amsterdam

By , 24 March 2017
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London

A bold triple bill from English National Ballet, bookended by two masters

By , 24 March 2017
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Oslo

Not just Grieg: Oslo Phil plays an all-Norwegian programme

By , 24 March 2017
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Basel

An elemental ancient ritual: Xenakis’ Oresteia in Basel

By , 24 March 2017
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Milton Keynes

Nagasaki comes to Bedfordshire: WNO's Madama Butterfly in Milton Keynes

By , 24 March 2017
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Boston

Awakening of happy feelings on a wintry March afternoon: Beethoven, Berlioz and Pintscher in Boston

By , 24 March 2017
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Leamington Spa

High intensity from the Brodsky Quartet

By , 24 March 2017
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Glasgow

A modern masterpiece: Scottish première of MacMillan’s Stabat Mater

By , 24 March 2017
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Atlanta

Spano and Theofanidis create a powerful partnership in Creation/Creator

By , 23 March 2017
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Stockholm

Depth and brilliance in Mahler's Third in Stockholm

By , 23 March 2017
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Auckland

The Bone Feeder: Haunting new opera premiered in Auckland

By , 23 March 2017
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Seattle

“More Light! More Light!” Morlot and the Seattle Symphony tackle Beethoven's Fifth

By , 23 March 2017
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London

Jakub Hrůša reflects Brahms’ translucency through crystal prisms

By , 23 March 2017
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London

Mediterranean heat: a scorching Daphnis et Chloé from Altinoglu and the LSO

By , 23 March 2017
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London

Breaking up is hard: La Voix humaine showcases the acting talents of Anne-Sophie Duprels

By , 22 March 2017
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Naples

An emotional Lucia di Lammermooor in Naples

By , 22 March 2017
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Gateshead

Royal Northern Sinfonia's “String Masters” at Sage Gateshead

By , 22 March 2017
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Barcelona

Isabelle Faust and Freiburger Barockorchester show excellent rapport in Barcelona

By , 22 March 2017
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Tokyo

Soul-searching: Sir András Schiff in Tokyo

By , 21 March 2017
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London

An American in Paris opens in London

By , 21 March 2017
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Birmingham

Plumbing subterranean depths at the hands of John Malkovich’s imagined malevolent dictator

By , 21 March 2017
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Milton Keynes

Bitter wine: Frank Martin's Le Vin herbé an acquired taste

By , 21 March 2017
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New York City

Hamburg Ballet: Ode to Joy at the Joyce

By , 21 March 2017
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London

Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots gets a rare outing from Classical Opera

By , 21 March 2017
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