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Melbourne

Bartók and Shostakovich with power and precision in Melbourne

By , 10 August 2017
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London

Prom 33: Nordic noir meets German Expressionism

By , 10 August 2017
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Edinburgh

Nicola Benedetti and Budapest Festival Orchestra in a legendary partnership in Edinburgh

By , 10 August 2017
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Salzburg

Netrebko triumphs as musical performances transcend Salzburg Festival staging of Aida

By , 09 August 2017
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Sydney

The time has come: Jonas Kaufmann conquers Sydney as Parsifal

By , 09 August 2017
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London

Prom 32: Four centuries of British music from Ryan Wigglesworth and the BBC NOW

By , 09 August 2017
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London

Prom 31: An intoxicating La Damnation de Faust from Gardiner and the ORR

By , 08 August 2017
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Salzburg

Skilfully constructed: William Kentridge's new Wozzeck at the Salzburg Festival

By , 08 August 2017
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London

An evening of Contrasts from the Mariinsky Ballet

By , 08 August 2017
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London

PCM4: Edgar Moreau and Il Pomo d'Oro bring Baroque cello to the BBC Proms

By , 07 August 2017
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London

Lust, silk and strangulation: Zemlinsky's A Florentine Tragedy

By , 07 August 2017
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Salzburg

Socking the audience between the eyes: Nelsons and Trifonov at the Salzburg Festival

By , 07 August 2017
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London

Prom 30: Innovation, fantasy and Old Testament excess from Bournemouth

By , 07 August 2017
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London

Prom 29: Twilight of the Old Believers as Semyon Bychkov leads a majestic Khovanshchina

By , 06 August 2017
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Edinburgh

Memorable and epic Die Walküre at Edinburgh International Festival

By , 06 August 2017
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Cooperstown

Francesca Zambello’s Porgy and Bess successfully revived at Glimmerglass

By , 05 August 2017
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Drottningholm

A night of deceit and fun: Così fan tutte at Drottningholm

By , 05 August 2017
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Siena

Sarah Connolly brings the best of British to Tuscany

By , 05 August 2017
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Salzburg

Murderously brilliant: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at Salzburg Festival

By , 05 August 2017
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Seattle

Trying to rethink Madama Butterfly at Seattle Opera

By , 05 August 2017
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Perth

Fanfares and percussion from the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland

By , 04 August 2017
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London

Tolstoy speed read: Ratmansky’s Anna Karenina with the Mariinsky Ballet

By , 03 August 2017
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London

Duel of duos: Rimsky-Korsakov's Mozart and Salieri, Mascagni's Zanetto

By , 03 August 2017
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London

Prom 26: Paavo Järvi’s baton permeates a nexus of tight-knit shapes

By , 03 August 2017
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Martina Franca

Alessandro Talevi offers an updated Margherita d'Anjou at the Festival della Valle d'Itria

By , 02 August 2017
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Ernen

Chamber music in an incomparable setting: Musikdorf Ernen lights up the sky

By , 02 August 2017
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London

Prom 24: A monumental assault on the senses from Crebassa, Salonen and Philharmonia

By , 02 August 2017
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London

Prom 23: An evening of angelic choruses

By , 01 August 2017
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Glyndebourne

Tears before bedtime: El-Khoury transcends Cairns’ chilly Glyndebourne Traviata

By , 01 August 2017
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Moreton-in-Marsh

Simplicity in Longborough's Orfeo ed Euridice

By , 01 August 2017
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London

English National Ballet's Romeo and Juliet opens on the Southbank

By , 01 August 2017
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Bayreuth

Musically sublime, packed with ideas: Kosky's Meistersinger von Nürnberg at Bayreuth

By , 31 July 2017
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Martina Franca

A fabulous, truly Baroque Orlando furioso in Martina Franca

By , 31 July 2017
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London

Myth, polkas and folksong to celebrate 100 years of Finnish Independence

By , 31 July 2017
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London

Prom 21: An underwhelming performance of MacMillan and Beethoven

By , 30 July 2017
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Munich

Testé, Spyres and Pudova stand out in Bavarian State Opera's Hoffmann

By , 30 July 2017
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Martina Franca

Soprano makes directorial debut with early Verdi in Martina Franca

By , 30 July 2017
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London

Prom 20: Darkness and light from Mark Wigglesworth and the BBC Philharmonic

By , 29 July 2017
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Santa Fe

Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered: Alcina casts some surprising spells in Santa Fe

By , 29 July 2017
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Salzburg

Evil triumphs beautifully in Monteverdi 450 Poppea

By , 29 July 2017
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Pompeii

Ballets Russes' Gesamtkunstwerk for the centenary of Picasso's visit to Italy

By , 29 July 2017
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Cleveland

Vasily Petrenko makes Cleveland Orchestra debut with thrilling Rachmaninov

By , 29 July 2017
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New York City

At Lincoln Center, an evening in Mozart’s luminous shadow

By , 29 July 2017
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Salzburg

Monteverdi 450's Ulisse docks in Salzburg

By , 28 July 2017
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London

Prom 18: Pirates, sirens and Sinbad's ship with the BBCSO and James Gaffigan

By , 28 July 2017
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Munich

Top class voices, powerful drama in Bayerische Staatsoper's Andrea Chénier

By , 28 July 2017
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Melbourne

Fraternity and frivolity: from Bizet to Elgar in Melbourne

By , 28 July 2017
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Worcester

Gravity and explosives at the Three Choirs Festival

By , 28 July 2017
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Vienna

A dynamic Carmina Burana at Wolf Trap

By , 28 July 2017
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Cleveland

Bertrand Chamayou makes brilliant Cleveland Orchestra debut in Scriabin concerto

By , 28 July 2017
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