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London

Ballet Black: House of Dreams/ Captured/ Red Riding Hood

By , 03 March 2017
***11
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Düsseldorf

Opera inside out: Ariadne auf Naxos in Düsseldorf

By , 03 March 2017
****1
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London

Siren song: Detlev Glanert's Megaris given UK première by Sakari Oramo and the BBCSO

By , 03 March 2017
****1
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Sydney

Tender and demonic: the music and music-making of four supremely gifted young Russians

By , 03 March 2017
****1
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Budapest

Lack of emotional connection in Pique Dame in Budapest

By , 03 March 2017
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Philadelphia

Brilliant double bill of Swan Lake and Bluebeard's Castle in Philadelphia

By , 03 March 2017
****1
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Geneva

Wozzeck in Geneva: grit and light

By , 02 March 2017
****1
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Chicago

Salonen and Josefowicz riveting in Chicago première of Adams’ Scheherazade.2

By , 02 March 2017
****1
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Washington

Refinement and Strength in The Washington Ballet's Giselle

By , 02 March 2017
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London

Hannah Sampson makes an accomplished debut with Stopgap Dance Company

By , 02 March 2017
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London

“Wish you were here!” Picture-postcard Spain from Heras-Casado and Perianes

By , 02 March 2017
****1
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Oslo

The calm before the storm: Pärt, Strauss and Shostakovich with the Oslo Phil

By , 02 March 2017
***11
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Amsterdam

Over-the-top Elgar and hushed Mahler from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

By , 02 March 2017
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Birmingham

John Wilson and the CBSO present British classics with a difference

By , 01 March 2017
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Akron

Taking Shostakovich on tour: the St Petersburg Philharmonic in Ohio

By , 01 March 2017
****1
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Barcelona

Plácido Domingo returns to the Liceu for Massenet's Thaïs

By , 01 March 2017
****1
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New York City

A superb portrayal: Sonya Yoncheva shines in a brilliant Traviata at the Met

By , 01 March 2017
*****
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New York City

Consistency and acumen: Hagen Quartet shines in Zankel Hall

By , 01 March 2017
*****
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New York City

Brilliant Auerbach and muddled Mahler from the New York Philharmonic

By , 01 March 2017
***11
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London

Epic Sibelius ends the Tonkünstler's second Cadogan Hall concert

By , 28 February 2017
***11
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Turku

The Men of Kaleva in Pohjola: After 127 years, Müller-Berghaus opera given world première in Turku

By , 28 February 2017
*****
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London

Philip Sawyers' powerful new symphony delivered with intensity and focus

By , 28 February 2017
****1
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London

“A sad tale’s best for winter”: Wigglesworth's Shakespeare full of eloquent clarity at the Coliseum

By , 27 February 2017
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London

Triumph of the human spirit: defiance and compassion from Marin Alsop and RPO

By , 27 February 2017
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Karlsruhe

Anna Bonitatibus explores heroines of antiquity in Karlsruhe

By , 27 February 2017
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Stockholm

Verdi’s Masked Ball returns to the scene of the crime in Stockholm

By , 27 February 2017
***11
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London

From Vienna to the New World: Beethoven and Dvořák from the Vienna Tonkünstler

By , 26 February 2017
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Chicago

Minimalist Onegin on the Lyric Opera stage

By , 26 February 2017
***11
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Karlsruhe

Music for the Angels: Dixit Dominus and others at Karlsruhe

By , 26 February 2017
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New York City

Vienna Philharmonic showcases two bookends of the Romantic era at Carnegie Hall

By , 26 February 2017
****1
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Zürich

A sizzling myth of matricide: Manfred Trojahn’s Orest in Zurich

By , 26 February 2017
*****
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San Francisco

San Francisco Opera Lab's The Source belongs here and now

By , 25 February 2017
****1
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Sydney

Tosca under Nazi occupation breaks hearts at Opera Australia

By , 25 February 2017
****1
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Karlsruhe

Handel's “Frauenliebe und -leben” with Patrizia Ciofi in Karlsruhe

By , 25 February 2017
***11
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Hong Kong

Miraculous Makropulos Case debuts in Asia at the Hong Kong Arts Festival

By , 25 February 2017
****1
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Boston

Dreams and nightmares: Gubaidulina world première and Shostakovich’s Seventh with the Boston Symphony

By , 24 February 2017
****1
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New York City

Schubert + Staar + (Strauss x 2) = Vienna Philharmonic and Franz Welser-Möst at Carnegie Hall

By , 24 February 2017
****1
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Moscow

The Bolshoi’s Imposing Ivan the Terrible

By , 24 February 2017
*****
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Edinburgh

Moscow City Ballet's Sleeping Beauty delights the Edinburgh Playhouse

By , 24 February 2017
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Chicago

Muti finds explosive drama in Ivan the Terrible in Chicago

By , 24 February 2017
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London

Emperors and prophets from Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia

By , 23 February 2017
****1
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Cleveland

With a composer’s ear: Matthias Pintscher conducts a highlight of The Cleveland Orchestra's season

By , 23 February 2017
****1
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Hamburg

Hair-raising Bartók and exceptional Mozart from the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in Hamburg

By , 23 February 2017
*****
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London

Good hunting and friendly conversation: Artemis Quartet and Anna Vinnitskaya at Wigmore Hall

By , 23 February 2017
****1
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Glasgow

McVicar's stylish and moving Pelléas et Mélisande from Scottish Opera

By , 23 February 2017
****1
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Manchester

Powerful Prokofiev and exquisite Fauré from The Hallé

By , 23 February 2017
***11
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Atlanta

Beautifully played Vaughan Williams crowns program in Atlanta

By , 23 February 2017
****1
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Zürich

Dynamic Bartók from Julia Fischer in Zurich

By , 22 February 2017
****1
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Poole

Wonderful German Romanticism from the Bournemouth SO at the Lighthouse

By , 22 February 2017
****1
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London

Black Angels: Kopatchinskaja and Jurowski brush with death

By , 22 February 2017
****1
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