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New York City

Scottish Ballet on tour: Poetry, Prose and Neoclassicism in New York

By , 11 April 2017
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Zagreb

Don Carlo in Zagreb is a feast for musicologists and fulsome fare for gourmands of grand opera

By , 10 April 2017
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Brno

Pharaonic spectacle: Aida in Moravia

By , 10 April 2017
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Budapest

Hungarian National Ballet superb in Manon

By , 09 April 2017
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Sydney

Outbreak of Violins: the ACO plays Bach and Haydn at the Sydney Opera House

By , 09 April 2017
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Bologna

Intensity-laden La voix-Cav diptych in Bologna

By , 09 April 2017
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Berlin

Fractures made whole: Claus Guth's shattering Frau ohne Schatten at the Berlin Staatsoper

By , 09 April 2017
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London

Russian Nights: Denève and the Brussels Philharmonic visit Cadogan Hall

By , 09 April 2017
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Naples

A shocking Strauss Elektra in Naples

By , 09 April 2017
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Virginia Beach

Two discoveries at the Virginia Symphony: a world première … and a great countertenor

By , 09 April 2017
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Berlin

End of the tunnel: final outing for Götz Friedrich's Ring at Deutsche Oper

By , 09 April 2017
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New York City

Outstanding Mahler by Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony

By , 08 April 2017
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Berlin

The Staatsoper's remarkable Parsifal remains as moving as ever

By , 08 April 2017
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Vienna

Atmospheric Lenten concert by Currentzis at the Wiener Konzerthaus

By , 08 April 2017
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San Francisco

SF Ballet’s Program 7: Made to Dance

By , 08 April 2017
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Atlanta

Spano and the Atlanta Symphony focus on Rachmaninov

By , 07 April 2017
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Warsaw

Mariusz Treliński turns La traviata into a tawdry travesty in Warsaw

By , 07 April 2017
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Oslo

Keeping up appearances: Pelléas et Mélisande finally receives its Norwegian première

By , 07 April 2017
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New York City

Capuçon bows a pugnacious Shostakovich with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra

By , 07 April 2017
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Perth

La scala di seta: sparkling comedy from Scottish Opera in concert

By , 07 April 2017
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Zürich

A delightful confection: Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore in Zurich

By , 07 April 2017
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Berlin

Barenboim and the Vienna Philharmonic offer style and substance in Mozart and Schoenberg

By , 07 April 2017
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Amsterdam

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra premieres Easter Passions

By , 07 April 2017
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Braunschweig

New lamps for old: rediscovery of a Swedish Arabian Nights opera

By , 07 April 2017
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Tallinn

Shadows and energy, ghosts and pomposity at Tallinn’s Estonia Concert Hall

By , 07 April 2017
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Vienna

The wrath of a woman scorned: Reimann’s murderous Medea at the Wiener Staatsoper

By , 07 April 2017
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Dublin

Veni, vidi, vici: Vengerov's triumphant return to Dublin as violinist and conductor

By , 07 April 2017
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Geneva

A lacklustre Maid of Orleans in Geneva

By , 06 April 2017
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Chicago

Dutoit unearths a Stravinsky rarity with the Chicago Symphony

By , 06 April 2017
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Liverpool

Fantastic decadence in Liverpool

By , 06 April 2017
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London

The real deal: authenticity and spark from Jakub Hrůša and Philharmonia in Dvořák 8

By , 06 April 2017
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Washington

Salute to Slava: Shostakovich under the baton of James Conlon

By , 06 April 2017
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London

Haunting Berg from Jansen and Noseda; big-boned Mahler from the LSO

By , 06 April 2017
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Oslo

St John Passion disappointingly dispassionate in Oslo

By , 06 April 2017
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London

A for effort, but mixed achievement for an ambitious Les fêtes d'Hébé

By , 05 April 2017
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Dun Laoghaire

An Irish pub setting for Acis and Galatea in Dublin

By , 05 April 2017
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New York City

Valery Gergiev conducts the Munich Philharmonic in a problematic performance at Carnegie Hall

By , 05 April 2017
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Cambridge

Mixed Bach: Bach Reconstructed from The Academy of Ancient Music

By , 05 April 2017
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London

Debussy moulded by Melnikov at Wigmore Hall

By , 05 April 2017
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London

Matthew Bourne's Early Adventures

By , 04 April 2017
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San Francisco

Arabella Steinbacher delivers superb Beethoven with the DNSO in San Francisco

By , 03 April 2017
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London

Rich pickings from Ivan Magrì's Rosenblatt Recital

By , 03 April 2017
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London

Yo-Yo Ma fascinates in Salonen's new concerto, while the NY Phil powers through Adams

By , 02 April 2017
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London

Le Bœuf sur le toit: Paris in the Roaring Twenties celebrated at the Institut français

By , 02 April 2017
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Berlin

The devil made me do it: Sorochyntsi Fair at Komische Oper

By , 02 April 2017
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New York City

Exceptional chamber music afternoon with Uchida and Widmann at Zankel Hall

By , 02 April 2017
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Zürich

Provocation as part of the package: Massenet’s Werther in Zurich

By , 02 April 2017
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London

Balanchine's Jewels brighten the Royal Opera House

By , 01 April 2017
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Frankfurt am Main

Perfect Pelléas: Debussy's opera seduces in Frankfurt

By , 01 April 2017
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Glasgow

What’s behind Bluebeard’s 8th door? Chilling double bill from Scottish Opera

By , 01 April 2017
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