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Belfast

Translucent sounds: Vaughan Williams, Sibelius and Dvořák in Belfast

By , 01 December 2017
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Edinburgh

Oundjian's Brahms disappoints, but Hadelich's Dvořák takes off in Edinburgh

By , 01 December 2017
***11
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Bamberg

Hrůša conducts a flawed Don Giovanni in Bamberg

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

A world première and standard repertoire from Edo de Waart and the New York Phil

By , 30 November 2017
***11
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London

Expressive truths: Mahler’s Ninth Symphony from Salonen and the Philharmonia

By , 30 November 2017
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Sydney

L'incoronazione di Poppea: cynical production, glorious music from Pinchgut Opera

By , 30 November 2017
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Philadelphia

German fairy-tales and knights: Runnicles conducts Humperdinck and Wagner

By , 30 November 2017
***11
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Cleveland

Luisi leads Cleveland Orchestra in bold Bruckner and a new Sciarrino concerto

By , 30 November 2017
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San Francisco

Some of a thousand ... steps (Wendy Whelan & Brian Brooks)

By , 29 November 2017
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Stockholm

A British Cinderella in Stockholm

By , 29 November 2017
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Stockholm

A tightly co-ordinated Messiah in Stockholm

By , 29 November 2017
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London

Autumnal bacchanale as Marx’s Herbstsymphonie is given UK première

By , 29 November 2017
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London

Fire and ice: striking Sibelius and stunning Hillborg from Oramo, Batiashvili and the BBCSO

By , 29 November 2017
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Berlin

It was not a dream! Four aces of choreography in Berlin

By , 29 November 2017
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Zürich

Kopatchinskaja's Berg passionate and playful in Zurich

By , 29 November 2017
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Philadelphia

Beautiful Decay: BalletX makes a truly profound choice

By , 29 November 2017
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London

Restraint and cool ardour from the RPO, Mandeal and Dăriescu

By , 28 November 2017
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London

Vincent Dance Theatre: SHUT DOWN

By , 28 November 2017
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London

Woodland Tales: The Cunning Little Vixen at the Royal College of Music

By , 27 November 2017
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London

Infernal Liszt: Alice Sara Ott, Antonio Pappano and a Faustian pact

By , 26 November 2017
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London

Baroque drama: Philippe Jaroussky's Handel at Wigmore Hall

By , 26 November 2017
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Bergamo

Il borgomastro di Saardam: Donizetti's opera buffa revived in Bergamo

By , 26 November 2017
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Berlin

A wing and a prayer: the Deutsche Oper's Le Prophète

By , 26 November 2017
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Lucerne

Mindful mission, perfect poet: Leif Ove Andsnes in Lucerne

By , 25 November 2017
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Oslo

Into the abyss: a harrowing Wozzeck in Oslo

By , 25 November 2017
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Manchester

Butterflies, landscapes and bees in Arlene Sierra's new Nature Symphony

By , 25 November 2017
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New York City

The Metropolitan Opera pays tribute to Dmitri Hvorostovsky with Verdi's Requiem

By , 24 November 2017
***11
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Cleveland

Cleveland Orchestra première for Stephen Paulus’ Grand Concerto

By , 24 November 2017
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Philadelphia

Made in the USA: Gershwin and beyond with James Gaffigan and the Philadelphia Orchestra

By , 24 November 2017
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London

A golden evening for Mariss Jansons and his BRSO at the Barbican

By , 24 November 2017
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Dublin

Znaider's triumph in Dublin: magnificent Beethoven and powerful Shostakovich

By , 24 November 2017
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London

Baroque intimacy and imperial splendour in the LPO's traversal of the four seasons

By , 24 November 2017
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London

Brahms and Beethoven from the NDR Radiophilharmonie at Cadogan Hall

By , 24 November 2017
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London

Alexander Whitley's Noemena premieres at the Clore

By , 23 November 2017
***11
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London

An evening of orchestral brilliance with Søndergård and the BBCSO

By , 23 November 2017
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London

Marianela Núñez shines as Ashton's Sylvia makes a welcome return to The Royal Ballet

By , 23 November 2017
****1
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London

Long Yu leads a fine troika of Russian standards with the Philharmonia

By , 23 November 2017
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Saffron Walden

Surprises aplenty from I Fagiolini: Monteverdi's other Vespers

By , 22 November 2017
***11
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London

Men in Motion

By , 22 November 2017
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London

Snow boots on for an exuberant Tchaikovsky 1 from Michail Jurowski and the LPO

By , 22 November 2017
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Bristol

ENB's Romeo and Juliet opens in Bristol

By , 21 November 2017
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Boston

Killer Bs: Beethoven, Bruckner and Buchbinder in Boston

By , 21 November 2017
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San Francisco

The dark side of the gold: John Adams' Girls of the Golden West gets its world première in San Francisco

By , 21 November 2017
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London

Svetlana Zakharova: Dancer turned curator in the name of Love

By , 21 November 2017
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London

Debussy Perspectives: Philippe Cassard dons his dancing shoes at Wigmore Hall

By , 20 November 2017
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London

Mind-blowing Stockhausen stuns a full house at the Barbican

By , 20 November 2017
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London

Swish playing from a Swiss orchestra: Kammerorchester Basel at Cadogan Hall

By , 20 November 2017
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Paris

Baroque pyrotechnics: Handel's Serse dazzles at Versailles

By , 19 November 2017
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Los Angeles

Nabucco goes to Hollywood, courtesy of Thaddeus Strassberger and LA Opera

By , 19 November 2017
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London

Joyce DiDonato leads the vocal pyrotechnics in a dazzling Semiramide at the Royal Opera

By , 19 November 2017
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