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Glasgow

Unfulfilled potential in Philip Glass' The Trial

By , 24 January 2017
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London

Breathtaking pianism: Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich at St John's Smith Square

By , 24 January 2017
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New York City

Complexions After Desmond

By , 24 January 2017
***11
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Zürich

A great crime of passion: Médée in Zurich

By , 22 January 2017
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Dublin

Chanticleer charms with wide-ranging programme in Dublin

By , 22 January 2017
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London

Terror to solace: Bruckner 9 with Nelsons and the Philharmonia

By , 22 January 2017
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Hong Kong

Dramatically powerful Siegfried as the Hong Kong Philharmonic continues its Ring cycle

By , 22 January 2017
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Chicago

Pure gold from the Clevelanders and Welser-Möst in Chicago

By , 21 January 2017
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Oxford

Scintillating in Prokofiev, seductive in Schumann: Martha Argerich at Oxford

By , 21 January 2017
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Leeds

Snowflakes and sunflowers: rare Rimsky-Korsakov opera revived by Opera North

By , 21 January 2017
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Stockholm

A funny, original take on The Merry Widow at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm

By , 21 January 2017
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Vienna

All the world’s a stage in Mariame Clément's take on The Fairy Queen in Vienna

By , 21 January 2017
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London

Daniil Trifonov, a poet at the keyboard

By , 21 January 2017
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Berlin

Magnificent music and opulent visuals: Purcell's King Arthur in Berlin

By , 21 January 2017
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London

Fidelio with footnotes from Vladimir Jurowski and the LPO

By , 21 January 2017
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Oslo

Rossini ex machina: Stefan Herheim’s Cenerentola in Oslo

By , 21 January 2017
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Gateshead

Variety and dance from the St Petersburg Philharmonic at Sage Gateshead

By , 21 January 2017
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Glasgow

Handel’s Agrippina in a swinging 60s production at RCS

By , 21 January 2017
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London

Power (and Padmore) to the ECO in Britten, Tippett and Woolrich

By , 21 January 2017
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London

Ferri charismatic and commanding in welcome revival of Woolf Works at the Royal Ballet

By , 21 January 2017
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Stirling

Ballet West's Swan Lake at MacRobert Arts Centre in Stirling

By , 20 January 2017
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Sydney

Sicilian inspiration: Szymanowski's King Roger arrives in Sydney

By , 20 January 2017
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New York City

The Met hits the jackpot with revival of its Vegas Rigoletto

By , 20 January 2017
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Boston

Mieczysław Weinberg's music makes a belated Boston Symphony debut

By , 20 January 2017
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Liverpool

Revolutionary musings: Petrenko conducts Shostakovich 12 in Liverpool

By , 19 January 2017
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New York City

Sixty years on: Daniel Barenboim at Carnegie Hall

By , 19 January 2017
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Edinburgh

Nicola Benedetti in wonderful partnership with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

By , 19 January 2017
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London

Hope and despair: Rattle transcends in Mahler 6 and Turnage première

By , 19 January 2017
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London

Urgent, driven Mendelssohn and Beethoven from Joshua Bell and the ASMF

By , 19 January 2017
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London

Bombshell Bruckner from Nelsons and the Philharmonia

By , 19 January 2017
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Stockholm

Songs of the Heart: Iréne Theorin makes Stockholm Konserthuset debut

By , 18 January 2017
***11
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Manchester

Storming Tchaikovsky 4 from the Hallé and Louis Langrée

By , 18 January 2017
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Naples

Tragedy comes full circle in San Carlo's Rigoletto

By , 18 January 2017
****1
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Vancouver

Thoroughly modern Macbeth: Third World Bunfight's Macbeth in Vancouver

By , 17 January 2017
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Zürich

Quintessential Rachmaninov from La Fenice in Zurich

By , 17 January 2017
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Milan

La Scala regulars provide a fine musical display in Don Carlos

By , 17 January 2017
****1
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San Francisco

Heartwarming recital from Itzhak Perlman in San Francisco

By , 16 January 2017
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London

La traviata at Covent Garden: imperfect but enjoyable

By , 16 January 2017
***11
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Vancouver

Russian epics: Simone Lamsma's blistering Shostakovich with the Vancouver Symphony

By , 16 January 2017
***11
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Zürich

A Russian Reality Revisited: A new cast for Anna Karenina in Zürich

By , 15 January 2017
****1
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Vienna

The Dead City lacks excitement in Vienna

By , 15 January 2017
***11
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Saffron Walden

A thrilling tour opener from the Bergen Philharmonic

By , 15 January 2017
****1
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London

Le Grand Macabre at the Barbican: surreal, madcap, touching the sublime

By , 15 January 2017
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Glasgow

Food for thought in Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s The Last Supper

By , 14 January 2017
****1
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Valletta

Lessons in sin from the Dunedin Consort in Valletta

By , 14 January 2017
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Berlin

Muddled symbolism: Verdi's Nabucco at Deutsche Oper Berlin

By , 14 January 2017
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Hamburg

The sound and the fury: the Chicago Symphony at Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie

By , 14 January 2017
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Berlin

Tumultuous times: a history lesson with Vladimir Jurowski

By , 14 January 2017
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Valletta

A historical curiosity in Valletta: Atys en Folie

By , 14 January 2017
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Seattle

Two Violettas in 24 hours: Seattle Opera fields double-casts in Konwitschny's Traviata

By , 14 January 2017
****1
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