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London

A dark undertone: Jasmin Vardimon’s JV2 2017 at the Lilian Baylis Studio

By , 21 April 2017
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Sydney

A pot-pourri of British music in Sydney

By , 21 April 2017
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Adelaide

Quality performances of Cav and Pag open State Opera of South Australia’s season

By , 20 April 2017
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Washington

Water-themed music presents rich diversity

By , 20 April 2017
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Cleveland

Vaughan Williams' Oboe Concerto receives a belated Cleveland Orchestra première

By , 20 April 2017
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Houston

Houston Symphony's fierce Red Violin and opulent Pines of Rome

By , 20 April 2017
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Oslo

Memories of music past: Mahler and Buene in Oslo

By , 20 April 2017
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Budapest

Komische Oper's Zauberflöte enchants Budapest

By , 20 April 2017
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Prague

In Prague, a sci-fi fantasy becomes real

By , 20 April 2017
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Chicago

Chicago Symphony concertmaster Robert Chen shines in Pärt and Bartók

By , 20 April 2017
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Washington

Ballet Across America, curated by Misty Copeland

By , 19 April 2017
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Erfurt

Destructive dormitory passions in rare Zandonai revival in Erfurt

By , 19 April 2017
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Gothenburg

Rare Strauss and impeccable Sibelius: Iceland Symphony Orchestra in Gothenburg

By , 19 April 2017
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New York City

The all-Robbins Bill: Fancy Free, Moves, and The Concert

By , 19 April 2017
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London

Quicksilver clarity: Classical innovations from Faust and the OAE

By , 18 April 2017
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London

A string orchestra showcase from Daniel Hope and the Basel Chamber Orchestra

By , 18 April 2017
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New York City

A Rosenkavalier for the radio at The Met

By , 17 April 2017
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Prague

No Man: Resurrecting the past in Prague

By , 17 April 2017
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Strasbourg

“Gloire à DiDonato”: Les Troyens takes Strasbourg by storm

By , 17 April 2017
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Amsterdam

Different generations meet in Smoke and Mirrors by Nederlands Dans Theater 2

By , 16 April 2017
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Tokyo

Znaider, Luisi, and NHKSO Tokyo show that Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto is anything but overdone

By , 15 April 2017
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Paris

Rites of Spring: Tcherniakov embraces Rimsky-Korsakov's hymn to nature at the Bastille

By , 15 April 2017
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Boston

The bleeding heart of Zemlinsky’s Der Zwerg at Odyssey Opera, Boston

By , 14 April 2017
****1
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Turin

Rare and witty: Vivaldi's L'incoronazione di Dario staged in Turin for the first time

By , 13 April 2017
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Chicago

Dutoit and Chicago Symphony reach the sublime in Easter program

By , 13 April 2017
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Houston

Underwhelming Lost Cello Concerto at Houston Symphony

By , 13 April 2017
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London

After an imperfect start, Dvořák’s Requiem catches fire at the Barbican

By , 13 April 2017
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London

Men and Girls Dance: a must see show in 2017

By , 13 April 2017
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New York City

This Year’s YAGP Gala Celebrates Artistry

By , 13 April 2017
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New York City

The Takács Quartet plays a selection of Beethoven quartets, letting the New York public hope for more

By , 13 April 2017
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Birmingham

Pulling shapes: Edward Gardner and the CBSO triumph in Haydn and Mahler 5

By , 13 April 2017
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Gateshead

The story of a nation: Royal Northern Sinfonia's Israel in Egypt

By , 13 April 2017
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Milan

Rossini’s Thieving Magpie doesn’t quite take flight at La Scala

By , 12 April 2017
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Bogotá

Seriously international: Bogotá's Russian Season opens

By , 12 April 2017
****1
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New York City

Scottish Ballet on tour: Poetry, Prose and Neoclassicism in New York

By , 11 April 2017
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Linz

Music drama of the spheres: Hindemith's Die Harmonie der Welt in Linz

By , 11 April 2017
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London

Russian heart: terrific performances from Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian RSO

By , 11 April 2017
*****
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London

Betroffenheit: Kidd Pivot hits London

By , 11 April 2017
*****
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Brno

Pharaonic spectacle: Aida in Moravia

By , 10 April 2017
****1
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Zagreb

Don Carlo in Zagreb is a feast for musicologists and fulsome fare for gourmands of grand opera

By , 10 April 2017
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Virginia Beach

Two discoveries at the Virginia Symphony: a world première … and a great countertenor

By , 09 April 2017
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Berlin

End of the tunnel: final outing for Götz Friedrich's Ring at Deutsche Oper

By , 09 April 2017
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Budapest

Hungarian National Ballet superb in Manon

By , 09 April 2017
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Sydney

Outbreak of Violins: the ACO plays Bach and Haydn at the Sydney Opera House

By , 09 April 2017
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Bologna

Intensity-laden La voix-Cav diptych in Bologna

By , 09 April 2017
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Berlin

Fractures made whole: Claus Guth's shattering Frau ohne Schatten at the Berlin Staatsoper

By , 09 April 2017
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London

Russian Nights: Denève and the Brussels Philharmonic visit Cadogan Hall

By , 09 April 2017
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Naples

A shocking Strauss Elektra in Naples

By , 09 April 2017
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Berlin

The Staatsoper's remarkable Parsifal remains as moving as ever

By , 08 April 2017
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Vienna

Atmospheric Lenten concert by Currentzis at the Wiener Konzerthaus

By , 08 April 2017
****1
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