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Amsterdam

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra plays the Best of Bernstein

By , 07 July 2017
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Riga

Dido and Aeneas enjoys a meticulous musical makeover from Christian Frattima in Riga

By , 07 July 2017
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Lenox

An outstanding performance: Andris Nelsons’ first opening night at Tanglewood

By , 07 July 2017
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Stuttgart

Sex and violence in the ghetto: Pique Dame in Stuttgart

By , 06 July 2017
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Prague

Orpheus in the political underworld in Prague

By , 06 July 2017
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London

Tender and mischievous: Andreas Ottensamer and José Gallardo shine at Wigmore Hall

By , 06 July 2017
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Riga

Latvian Radio Choir resplendent in Gregorian chant and the Eton Choir Book

By , 06 July 2017
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Aix-en-Provence

A rake's progress: Mozart's Don Giovanni let loose in Aix

By , 06 July 2017
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Aix-en-Provence

McBurney paints The Rake's Progress onto a blank canvas in Aix

By , 05 July 2017
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Birmingham

Igor Levit explores the interior worlds of Shostakovich's 24 Preludes and Fugues

By , 05 July 2017
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London

Spectacular riddles: Serban's Turandot returns to Covent Garden

By , 05 July 2017
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Aix-en-Provence

Carmen as therapy: Tcherniakov challenges clichés but is stumped in Aix

By , 04 July 2017
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Munich

Paradise regained: Schreker's Die Gezeichneten returns to Munich after nearly a century

By , 04 July 2017
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Llangollen

Neither shocking nor shabby: Tosca at Llangollen

By , 04 July 2017
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Sydney

Intimate Schumann, delightful Mozart: ACO collaborates with Kristian Bezuidenhout

By , 04 July 2017
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Aix-en-Provence

Boesmans' dark Pinocchio opens Festival d'Aix-en-Provence

By , 03 July 2017
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London

Maurice Steger thrills with his virtuosic wizardry at Wigmore Hall

By , 03 July 2017
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Munich

Fairy Music: Petrenko conducts a revelatory Frau ohne Schatten in Munich

By , 02 July 2017
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Woodstock

The Escher Quartet in the bucolic Catskill Mountains

By , 02 July 2017
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Leipzig

Leipzig's Ring Cycle concludes with a satisfying Götterdämmerung

By , 02 July 2017
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London

English National Opera presents a fervent Gerontius at the Southbank Centre

By , 01 July 2017
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Cologne

Fidelio: delightful Beethoven in Cologne

By , 01 July 2017
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Tokyo

Paavo Järvi and the NHK Symphony in riveting account of Schumann and Schubert

By , 01 July 2017
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New York City

Trenary and Simkin Perfectly Sweet in ABT’s Whipped Cream

By , 01 July 2017
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Mannheim

Polished Mahagonny: Weill and Brecht's satire remains as relevant as ever

By , 01 July 2017
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Leipzig

Magnificent singers, orchestra and production in a Leipzig Siegfried

By , 01 July 2017
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London

Alain Platel brings Ballets C de la B to Sadler's Wells

By , 30 June 2017
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Berlin

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla leads a not-so-traditional evening of music at Komische Oper

By , 30 June 2017
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Liège

Tragic dignity and pathos from José Cura as Otello in Liège

By , 29 June 2017
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Zürich

“Smile despite your sorrows”: Franz Lehár’s valuable lesson in Zurich

By , 29 June 2017
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Portland

Thrilling New Work by Women for Oregon Ballet Theater

By , 29 June 2017
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Leipzig

Die Walküre is full of anxiety in Leipzig

By , 29 June 2017
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West Horsley

Museum piece? Stephen Medcalf offers an intriguing Walküre at Grange Park Opera

By , 29 June 2017
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London

Spyres and Crowe take the vocal honours at Covent Garden's Mitridate

By , 29 June 2017
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London

Silver threads and golden needles: Faust and Akamus weave impressively through Bach

By , 29 June 2017
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Leipzig

Humorous Das Rheingold in Leipzig

By , 28 June 2017
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London

Poulenc and Chabrier's operas have an eccentric outing at Royal College of Music

By , 28 June 2017
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Birmingham

Die Fledermaus: WNO's jolly good romp in Birmingham

By , 28 June 2017
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London

Alexander Whitley/ Daniel Wohl/ Tal Rosner: 8 Minutes

By , 27 June 2017
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High Wycombe

Personenregie perfection: Martin Duncan's Il turco in Italia at Garsington

By , 26 June 2017
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Munich

Don Giovanni in Munich: the final day in the life of a dissolute rake

By , 26 June 2017
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Berlin

Daring and grandeur in the final concert in Barenboim's Schubert cycle

By , 26 June 2017
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Alresford

John Copley directs a peach of an Albert Herring for Grange Festival

By , 25 June 2017
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Glyndebourne

Keep calm and carry on singing: love and art overcome wartime adversity in Glyndebourne’s Ariadne

By , 25 June 2017
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London

A Mahler Third to savour: Robert Treviño triumphs in LSO debut

By , 25 June 2017
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Darmstadt

Mystery, energy and dancing in Darmstadt

By , 25 June 2017
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Seattle

Mahler's Fifth by way of Ligeti in Seattle

By , 24 June 2017
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London

Bartoli and Jaroussky enchant at Wigmore Hall

By , 24 June 2017
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Sydney

A quartet made for Shostakovich: The Pacifica Quartet in Sydney

By , 24 June 2017
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Snape

Opera North sails in to the Aldeburgh Festival with a buoyant revival of Billy Budd

By , 24 June 2017
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