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Cardiff

Sumptuous performances from WNO in Der Rosenkavalier

By , 04 June 2017
****1
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San Francisco

Mozart's genius shines clearly in San Francisco Opera's darkly comic production of Don Giovanni

By , 04 June 2017
****1
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Istanbul

A bazaar performance underscores Istanbul’s Unusual Music Festival

By , 04 June 2017
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Manchester

A shattering Gurre-Lieder from the Hallé, BBC Philharmonic and Sir Mark Elder

By , 04 June 2017
*****
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Amsterdam

Immersive Monteverdi: Vespers in 360-degree surround

By , 04 June 2017
*****
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London

Don Giovanni all at sea at Opera Holland Park

By , 03 June 2017
**111
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New York City

The MET Orchestra and Esa-Pekka Salonen in a revelatory pairing of Schumann and Mahler

By , 03 June 2017
****1
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Istanbul

The Music Route: A feast for peripatetic music lovers in Istanbul

By , 03 June 2017
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Oranjewoud

Koleva and the Rhythmonauts: Drumming at Oranjewoud

By , 03 June 2017
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Basel

A case of confused identity: Basel's new Peer Gynt ballet

By , 03 June 2017
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Seattle

Morlot in his element for L’Enfant et les sortilèges

By , 03 June 2017
****1
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Halle

Handel's Esther at the Halle Festival

By , 03 June 2017
***11
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Amsterdam

Stenz conducts an impressive Babylon at the Holland Festival

By , 03 June 2017
***11
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Glasgow

A life-affirming Mahler 3 moves and thrills in Glasgow

By , 03 June 2017
****1
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Boston

Let the merry cymbals sound! Patience charms at Odyssey Opera

By , 02 June 2017
*****
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Prague

Prague Spring finishes with a stirring farewell

By , 02 June 2017
*****
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London

An operatic big hitter: Juan Diego Flórez at the Royal Albert Hall

By , 02 June 2017
****1
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London

Supergroup Messiaen at Wigmore Hall

By , 02 June 2017
****1
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London

The Dream/ Symphonic Variations/ Marguerite and Armand

By , 02 June 2017
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London

Adès and the Britten Sinfonia launch Beethoven cycle sensationally

By , 02 June 2017
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New York City

Immortals and human passions in New York Philharmonic’s Das Rheingold under Alan Gilbert

By , 01 June 2017
*****
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London

Stimulating programming and powerful performances the Philharmonia and Gustavo Gimeno

By , 01 June 2017
****1
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Bergen

A staged Messiah that sheds little light on Handel's oratorio

By , 01 June 2017
***11
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Halle

Hammer blow: Handel's Deborah in Halle

By , 01 June 2017
***11
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Istanbul

In Istanbul, Beethoven's Violin Concerto comes with cannon and muezzin obbligato

By , 01 June 2017
***11
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London

A swallow among the peacocks: La rondine at Opera Holland Park

By , 01 June 2017
****1
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Darmstadt

Gripping music drama in Staatstheater Wiesbaden's Eugene Onegin given in Darmstadt

By , 01 June 2017
****1
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High Wycombe

All that glitters: Miskimmon's hyperactive Semele opens Garsington’s season

By , 01 June 2017
***11
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New York City

ABT's The Golden Cockerel is a Triumph of the Storyteller's Art

By , 01 June 2017
****1
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Chicago

Valčuha makes Chicago Symphony bow in a varied Central European program

By , 01 June 2017
***11
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London

‘DESH’: Akram Khan’s luscious journey home

By , 31 May 2017
****1
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Bergen

La Passion de Simone: more a love letter than a portrait

By , 31 May 2017
**111
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Dundee

The Scottish Ensemble journeys to Eastern Europe

By , 31 May 2017
****1
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San Francisco

Quinn Kelsey excels as Rigoletto in San Francisco

By , 31 May 2017
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New York City

Salonen’s Mahler at Carnegie Hall: transparent, direct, with no pathos

By , 31 May 2017
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Istanbul

Kandinsky and Chagall fail to camouflage patchy playing in Istanbul

By , 31 May 2017
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Bergen

Psychologically splintered: Stuart Skelton leads a stellar Peter Grimes in Bergen

By , 30 May 2017
*****
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Istanbul

An esoteric combination opens the aptly named Unusual Istanbul Music Festival

By , 29 May 2017
***11
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Prague

Prague Spring plugs in and lights up

By , 29 May 2017
****1
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Stockholm

Ragnarök: the long twilight of the Stockholm Ring

By , 29 May 2017
****1
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Vienna

Stefan Vinke’s smiling hero saves an otherwise sluggish Siegfried in Vienna

By , 28 May 2017
***11
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London

The Agony and the Ecstasy: Bruckner, Bernard Haitink and the LSO

By , 28 May 2017
****1
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Halle

Ann Hallenberg transports Halle Festival audience to Venice, 1729

By , 28 May 2017
*****
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Amsterdam

Radu Lupu delivers assured performance at the Concertgebouw

By , 28 May 2017
****1
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New York City

Two Great Performances at New York City Ballet

By , 28 May 2017
****1
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Düsseldorf

Primo il cinema e poi la musica: Die Zauberflöte in Düsseldorf

By , 27 May 2017
****1
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Stockholm

Siegfried as Swedish Midsummer Vigil in the Stockholm Ring

By , 27 May 2017
****1
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Berlin

The Third Reich Show: Terry Gilliam's Damnation de Faust reaches the Staatsoper

By , 27 May 2017
***11
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Chicago

Inon Barnatan makes Chicago Symphony debut with blistering Gershwin

By , 27 May 2017
***11
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Zürich

Modern choreography meets the Baroque: A double-bill “Corpus” in Zurich

By , 27 May 2017
*****
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