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Adelaide

A carefree, comic Don Pasquale in Adelaide

By , 05 October 2017
***11
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London

A razor sharp Barber of Seville revived at English National Opera

By , 05 October 2017
****1
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London

On the edge of the precipice: Britten and Mahler from Janine Jansen, Semyon Bychkov and the LSO

By , 05 October 2017
****1
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Manchester

Engaging and fluent performances from Elder’s Hallé

By , 05 October 2017
****1
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Prague

Singing carries the show in new Prague Ballo in maschera

By , 05 October 2017
***11
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Boston

Toothsome Delights: Sierra, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov with the Boston Symphony

By , 05 October 2017
*****
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Vienna

A chilling merry-go-round: Prokofiev’s The Gambler at Vienna State Opera

By , 04 October 2017
****1
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Perth WA

In Perth, a most seductive flute: Emmanuel Pahud and the Australian Chamber Orchestra

By , 04 October 2017
****1
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New York City

Carnegie Hall opens season with Gershwin and Bernstein

By , 04 October 2017
***11
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Berlin

Disturbing scenes: Staatsoper reopens with a messy Faustian hybrid

By , 03 October 2017
**111
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New York City

A Bushel and Some Pecks at NYC Ballet

By , 03 October 2017
***11
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Parma

A melancholy Falstaff at the Verdi Festival in Parma

By , 01 October 2017
***11
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London

Hand-crafted from start to finish: Salonen and the Philharmonia triumph with Mahler 3

By , 01 October 2017
*****
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London

Blazing recital from Leila Josefowicz at Wigmore Hall

By , 01 October 2017
*****
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Zürich

Neon and cubes in Zurich: a revival of The Barber of Seville

By , 01 October 2017
***11
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Antwerp

Miracle in a wasteland: Das Wunder der Heliane returns to Flanders

By , 01 October 2017
*****
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Arden Hills

Creation on the quick: masterpieces composed in a hurry from the Saint Paul CO

By , 01 October 2017
****1
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Parma

Nothing short of a coup: Stiffelio at the Verdi Festival, Parma

By , 30 September 2017
*****
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Barcelona

Julian Rachlin thrills in Tchaikovsky's concerto in Barcelona

By , 30 September 2017
****1
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Gateshead

Glass and Rachmaninov: Experiments in relativity by the RLPO at The Sage

By , 30 September 2017
****1
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London

Storm, stress and tension: Jurowski and the LPO in Mozart and Bruckner

By , 30 September 2017
***11
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Cleveland

Franz Welser-Möst leads Clevelanders in a ferocious Rite of Spring season opener

By , 30 September 2017
*****
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Boston

A thunderstorm sang: Shostakovich and Beethoven from Andris Nelsons in Boston

By , 29 September 2017
*****
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Dublin

Nathalie Stutzmann's triumphant debut as principal guest conductor of the NSO

By , 29 September 2017
****1
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London

Signed, sealed and delivered: Carlos Acosta debuts his new company.

By , 28 September 2017
****1
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Liverpool

Polished Glass: a return to form with the Eleventh Symphony in UK première

By , 28 September 2017
****1
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London

Nordic, but not noir: Salonen and the Philharmonia match Sibelius with new Icelandic talent

By , 28 September 2017
****1
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Amsterdam

Pure dance in Side A: Split into one by Nederlands Dans Theater I

By , 28 September 2017
***11
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London

Billowing silk and blue hair: Phelim McDermott creates an evocative Aida for ENO

By , 28 September 2017
****1
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Zürich

Brett Dean meets Beethoven: The new Tonhalle Maag’s first concert this season

By , 27 September 2017
****1
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London

The Royal Ballet: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

By , 27 September 2017
*****
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Leeds

Opera North presents stark contrasts with Cavalleria rusticana and Trial by Jury

By , 27 September 2017
****1
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Birmingham

Gražinytė-Tyla's Childlike View of Heaven in Birmingham

By , 27 September 2017
***11
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London

Heights of expression: Oramo, Pogostkina and the BBCSO in full-bodied season opener

By , 27 September 2017
****1
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London

The End of Time and a UK première from the LPO and Vladimir Jurowski

By , 27 September 2017
****1
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New York City

Grigòlo stars as Debus leads thrilling Hoffmann at The Met

By , 26 September 2017
****1
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New York City

The Met opens its season with a fine new Norma

By , 25 September 2017
****1
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London

To the field of blood: Sally Beamish's The Judas Passion

By , 25 September 2017
****1
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Budapest

Don Giovanni stripped bare in Budapest

By , 24 September 2017
****1
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Zürich

Wretched fates and quirky staging: Eugene Onegin in Zurich

By , 24 September 2017
****1
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Bucharest

Beyond pyrotechnics: Maxim Vengerov and Vag Papian at the Enescu Festival

By , 24 September 2017
****1
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Vienna

A stellar cast for a Handelian rarity: Ottone at the Theater an der Wien

By , 24 September 2017
***11
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Manchester

Juanjo Mena and BBC Philharmonic unlock Mahler's Third

By , 24 September 2017
****1
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London

Birtwistle curates: Ancient and modern juxtaposed at Milton Court

By , 23 September 2017
****1
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Prague

A celebration of hometown heroes in Prague

By , 23 September 2017
****1
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London

Complex Oedipus: Enescu’s ambitious only opera opens the LPO season

By , 23 September 2017
*****
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London

An evening of cello quintets at Kings Place

By , 23 September 2017
****1
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Cleveland

Cleveland Orchestra opens 100th season with a stunning Cunning Little Vixen

By , 23 September 2017
*****
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Seattle

Giancarlo Guerrero leads Seattle Symphony into its new season with Mahler

By , 23 September 2017
****1
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Berkeley

Finding freedom with the Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group

By , 23 September 2017
*****
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