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London

Soul Music: Narek Hakhnazaryan “unwraps” Russian and Armenian cello repertoire at King's Place

By , 11 March 2017
*****
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London

Excellent in parts: Kaspar Holten's new Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at Covent Garden

By , 11 March 2017
***11
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Leeds

Northern Ballet: Casanova World Première

By , 11 March 2017
****1
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Perth

Thoughtful, inspiring and noble: British music from the BBCSSO and Richard Farnes

By , 10 March 2017
****1
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Los Angeles

Trisha Brown's In Plain Site at the Getty Museum

By , 10 March 2017
*****
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Boston

Pastoral and Pastiche: Sibelius’ Third and Busoni in Boston

By , 10 March 2017
****1
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Dublin

A revelation: Kozhukhin delivers masterful Rachmaninov 4 in Dublin

By , 10 March 2017
****1
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Moscow

The Bolshoi dances John Cranko's Onegin

By , 10 March 2017
***11
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London

Maliphant works at The Print Room

By , 10 March 2017
*****
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London

Hungarian tingle factor: Simone Young and the BBCSO in Bartók and Eötvös

By , 10 March 2017
****1
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Budapest

A national classic in a convoluted staging: Erkel's Hunyadi László in Budapest

By , 10 March 2017
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London

Aakash Odedra Company: An evening of highs and lows

By , 09 March 2017
***11
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Amsterdam

A high-spirited Don Giovanni at Nederlandse Reisopera

By , 09 March 2017
***11
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Cleveland

In Cleveland, a politically fraught St John Passion

By , 09 March 2017
***11
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Milan

The diva's still got it: Anna Netrebko makes triumphant return to La traviata at La Scala

By , 09 March 2017
*****
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Berlin

Zukerman and Mehta take it easy in Elgar and Tchaikovsky

By , 09 March 2017
***11
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Manchester

Excellent Hallé delivers a solid evening of Elgar

By , 09 March 2017
***11
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Chicago

Yo-Yo Ma and Chicago Symphony bring Salonen’s new Cello Concerto to life

By , 09 March 2017
****1
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Dublin

Finghin Collins delivers highly expressive performance in Dublin

By , 09 March 2017
****1
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London

Arthur Pita & HeadSpaceDance Stepmother/Stepfather

By , 09 March 2017
***11
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Houston

Houston Symphony takes it slow with Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky

By , 09 March 2017
**111
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San Francisco

Arthur Pita’s Salome for San Francisco Ballet is both sexy and sinister

By , 09 March 2017
****1
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Stockholm

A majestic Boris Godunov at the Konserthuset in Stockholm

By , 08 March 2017
****1
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Glasgow

A moving double bill of French tragedy at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

By , 08 March 2017
****1
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Zürich

A Mendelssohn-Mahler triumph for the Budapest Festival Orchestra in Zurich

By , 08 March 2017
*****
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London

Company Wayne McGregor/ Paris Opera Ballet: Tree of Codes

By , 08 March 2017
****1
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New York City

Paul Taylor dance at Lincoln Center

By , 08 March 2017
***11
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London

A hymn to a pure and noble spirit: bracing Prokofiev from Dutoit and the RPO

By , 07 March 2017
***11
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Hong Kong

Taldans and Stephanie Lake side by side at the Hong Kong Arts Festival

By , 07 March 2017
****1
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Baden

On Otherness and the redemption of love: Gute Pässe, Schlechte Pässe in Baden

By , 07 March 2017
**111
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London

An instrument finely dissected: Alisa Weilerstein lays bare the cello’s dusky entrails

By , 07 March 2017
****1
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New York City

Wonder from Down Under: Sydney Dance Company hits New York

By , 07 March 2017
***11
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San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet’s Program 4 is a must see for Balanchine fans

By , 07 March 2017
****1
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Adelaide

Concerto Italiano’s classy L’Orfeo thrills in Adelaide’s Town Hall

By , 07 March 2017
****1
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Oxford

Last minute replacement fails to dampen enthusiasm for an enjoyable evening at the Sheldonian

By , 06 March 2017
****1
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Vienna

Slaughter on Tauris: Handel's Oreste at the Kammeroper

By , 06 March 2017
****1
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London

Irish Charm at Wigmore Hall: a splendid Rosenblatt Recital from Tara Erraught

By , 06 March 2017
****1
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London

NHK Symphony Orchestra's magnificent Mahler Six in London

By , 06 March 2017
****1
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New York City

Levine's orchestra shines in uneven Met Idomeneo

By , 06 March 2017
***11
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Washington

Dead Man Walking in Washington DC an unforgettable emotional experience

By , 05 March 2017
*****
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Los Angeles

Patricia Racette's mesmerizing power as Salome in Los Angeles

By , 05 March 2017
****1
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Gelsenkirchen

Bayreuth comes to the Ruhr: leading Wagner singers in Gelsenkirchen for a new Tristan und Isolde

By , 04 March 2017
***11
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London

Puccini without passion: a bloodless Tosca from English Touring Opera

By , 04 March 2017
**111
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Bilbao

Yaron Traub y la Sinfónica de Bilbao dan vida a una abrumadora “Resurrección” de Mahler en Musika-Música

By , 04 March 2017
****1
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Macclesfield

Small-scale but energetic Beethoven in Echoes of Vienna

By , 04 March 2017
****1
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London

Anglo-Polish forces triumph in Penderecki’s St Luke Passion

By , 04 March 2017
****1
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Leipzig

Verve and commitment from Oper Leipzig's new Freischütz

By , 04 March 2017
****1
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Washington

Opera in Jazz: Terence Blanchard's Champion in Washington DC

By , 04 March 2017
***11
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Sydney

Ripping the heart from Handel's Messiah in Sydney

By , 04 March 2017
**111
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Manchester

Transfigured Night: Rafael Payare debuts with the BBC Philharmonic

By , 04 March 2017
****1
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