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Madrid

Death not passion at the heart of Johan Inger’s Carmen

By , 15 June 2017
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Sydney

Disconnected dégustation: Pinchgut Opera's Anacréon and Pigmalion

By , 15 June 2017
***11
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Liverpool

Visceral virtuosity and poetic pianism: Bozhanov debuts with the RLPO

By , 15 June 2017
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Alresford

A striking Carmen at Grange Festival

By , 15 June 2017
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London

Cultured and complete: Nicolas Altstaedt and Alexander Lonquich survey Beethoven’s cello sonatas

By , 15 June 2017
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Chicago

Mälkki serves a smorgasbord with the Chicago Symphony

By , 15 June 2017
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Melbourne

Heavenly music in Melbourne as Sir Andrew Davis leads Haydn’s Creation

By , 15 June 2017
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Rome

Grace and delirium: Michieletto's Il viaggio a Reims lands in Rome

By , 14 June 2017
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Prague

Wolfgang Wagner's swansong: Lohengrin in Prague

By , 14 June 2017
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London

Ekaterina Bakanova a touchingly fragile Violetta in Covent Garden Traviata

By , 14 June 2017
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Berlin

Cold discomfort: Andrea Breth's uncompromising Kát'a Kabanová at the Staatsoper

By , 14 June 2017
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Basel

Love finds a balm for pain: Handel’s Alcina in Basel

By , 13 June 2017
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London

An immense pianistic journey: Igor Levit's Beethoven cycle closes at Wigmore Hall

By , 13 June 2017
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London

The Rain it Raineth Every Day (Rosas visits Sadler's Wells)

By , 13 June 2017
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Istanbul

Cello Octet resounds at the Hagia Eirene

By , 11 June 2017
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Snape

Belcea Quartet excels in Britten and Shostakovich at Aldeburgh Festival

By , 11 June 2017
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West Horsley

Natalya Romaniw leads an emotionally gripping Jenůfa for Grange Park Opera

By , 11 June 2017
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Oslo

A web of white packing tape: Calixto Bieito’s Tosca in Oslo

By , 11 June 2017
***11
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Boston

Campra capers: Le Carnaval de Venise at The Boston Early Music Festival

By , 11 June 2017
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Leipzig

Bach to basics at Bachfest Leipzig

By , 11 June 2017
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Snape

A silvery Dream lost among the shadows: Britten at the Aldeburgh Festival

By , 11 June 2017
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Glyndebourne

Shakespeare boldly adapted by Brett Dean: Hamlet at Glyndebourne

By , 11 June 2017
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Istanbul

Brahms and Elgar – Russian Style: Alexander Kniazev in Istanbul

By , 10 June 2017
***11
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Halle

Handel's Messiah, 1743 London première version, at the Halle Handel festival

By , 10 June 2017
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Istanbul

Spirit of the Dance: Ensari and Schuch at the Istanbul Music Festival

By , 10 June 2017
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Amsterdam

Beautiful role debut for Malin Byström in Amsterdam Salome

By , 09 June 2017
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Istanbul

Two Left Hands in Istanbul: Piano Concertos from Sermet and Varvaresos

By , 09 June 2017
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London

A moving tribute in Charlie Parker’s Yardbird

By , 09 June 2017
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Paris

For whom the bell tolls: Saint-Saëns' Le Timbre d'argent chimes again at the Opéra Comique

By , 09 June 2017
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London

Sudbin on sensational form at Wigmore Hall

By , 09 June 2017
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London

Bel canto Schumann unzipped by Enrique Mazzola and the Philharmonia

By , 08 June 2017
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Washington

Geeks and Gamines: Alice Sara Ott and the NSO at the Kennedy Center

By , 08 June 2017
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Milan

Anne-Sophie Mutter joins Riccardo Chailly for Brahms at La Scala

By , 08 June 2017
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Moreton-in-Marsh

A Flesh & Blood Tristan at Longborough

By , 08 June 2017
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Paris

Lemoyne's Phèdre: intense mythological drama at the Bouffes du Nord

By , 08 June 2017
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West Horsley

Grange Park Opera's inaugural Tosca

By , 08 June 2017
***11
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Alresford

A spellbinding Ritorno d'Ulisse in patria opens the Grange Festival

By , 07 June 2017
*****
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London

Scottish Ballet: MC14/22 (Ceci est mon corps)/ Emergence

By , 07 June 2017
****1
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Zürich

Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera in Zurich: a danse macabre of pallid beauty

By , 07 June 2017
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New York City

A felicitous debut at Carnegie Hall under the double sign of Florestan and Eusebius: Nikita Mndoyants

By , 07 June 2017
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Istanbul

Víkingur Ólafsson Dazzles Istanbul With His Goldberg Variatons

By , 07 June 2017
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Paris

Halévy's La Reine de Chypre claims three tenor victims in Paris

By , 07 June 2017
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Milan

Aterballetto and Piccolo Teatro, the perfect match

By , 07 June 2017
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London

Thomas Adès' Eroica

By , 06 June 2017
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Richmond

Northern Ballet stages The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

By , 06 June 2017
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London

Walton's First Symphony still blazes at the RFH

By , 06 June 2017
****1
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New York City

Skylar Brandt’s Surprise Corsaire Debut

By , 05 June 2017
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Sydney

The Times They Are a-Changin': Nixon Tapes in Sydney

By , 05 June 2017
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London

Boris Berezovsky at the Royal Festival Hall

By , 05 June 2017
***11
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London

Rosenblatt bows out in style with a fine recital from Nahuel di Pierro

By , 05 June 2017
****1
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