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Berlin

Death lurks: Aribert Reimann's L'Invisible at Deutsche Oper Berlin

By , 08 October 2017
***11
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Cardiff

An arresting From the House of the Dead at Welsh National Opera

By , 08 October 2017
****1
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London

Static but worth the slog: ETO's two-part Giulio Cesare

By , 07 October 2017
***11
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Würzburg

Box of tricks: an inventive Così in Würzburg

By , 07 October 2017
****1
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Chicago

Surrealist Rigoletto at the Lyric impresses with vocal talent

By , 07 October 2017
***11
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Hong Kong

Anomalies and good cheer with the Hong Kong Phil in Brahms and Dvořák

By , 07 October 2017
****1
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Cleveland

An Italian journey for Cleveland Orchestra gala

By , 07 October 2017
***11
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Bradford

A celebration of Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Master Choreographer at Northern Ballet

By , 07 October 2017
*****
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Barcelona

A dark masquerade in Barcelona: Verdi's Ballo returns to the Liceu

By , 07 October 2017
***11
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Atlanta

Spano conducts a concert version of Verdi's Otello in Atlanta

By , 07 October 2017
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London

Impressive line-up graces the London Piano Festival

By , 07 October 2017
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Los Angeles

Fishing for pearls: LA Opera's second attempt at Bizet proves a charmer

By , 07 October 2017
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Naples

An Old School staging for Simon Boccanegra in Naples

By , 07 October 2017
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Chicago

Alain Altinoglu and the Chicago Symphony find beauty in rarely trodden territory

By , 07 October 2017
****1
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Leeds

Karabits and the Bournemouth SO bring Messiaen's “Song of Love” to Leeds

By , 07 October 2017
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Cleveland

A turbulent Mahler 6 from Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra

By , 06 October 2017
****1
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Philadelphia

Philadelphia Orchestra: the season begins

By , 06 October 2017
****1
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Edinburgh

Elgar and the Rite open Oundjian's final RSNO season

By , 06 October 2017
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London

Rawness and tenderness in English Touring Opera's Dardanus

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

Angel Blue impresses in her Met debut in an enthralling Bohème

By , 06 October 2017
***11
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Manchester

Engaging and fluent performances from Elder’s Hallé

By , 05 October 2017
****1
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Prague

Singing carries the show in new Prague Ballo in maschera

By , 05 October 2017
***11
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Boston

Toothsome Delights: Sierra, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov with the Boston Symphony

By , 05 October 2017
*****
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London

Exuberance and zest: Kozhukhin joins Rouvali and Philharmonia in Russian treats

By , 05 October 2017
***11
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Adelaide

A carefree, comic Don Pasquale in Adelaide

By , 05 October 2017
***11
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London

A razor sharp Barber of Seville revived at English National Opera

By , 05 October 2017
****1
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London

On the edge of the precipice: Britten and Mahler from Janine Jansen, Semyon Bychkov and the LSO

By , 05 October 2017
****1
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Perth WA

In Perth, a most seductive flute: Emmanuel Pahud and the Australian Chamber Orchestra

By , 04 October 2017
****1
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New York City

Carnegie Hall opens season with Gershwin and Bernstein

By , 04 October 2017
***11
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Vienna

A chilling merry-go-round: Prokofiev’s The Gambler at Vienna State Opera

By , 04 October 2017
****1
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Berlin

Disturbing scenes: Staatsoper reopens with a messy Faustian hybrid

By , 03 October 2017
**111
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New York City

A Bushel and Some Pecks at NYC Ballet

By , 03 October 2017
***11
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Zürich

Neon and cubes in Zurich: a revival of The Barber of Seville

By , 01 October 2017
***11
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Antwerp

Miracle in a wasteland: Das Wunder der Heliane returns to Flanders

By , 01 October 2017
*****
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Arden Hills

Creation on the quick: masterpieces composed in a hurry from the Saint Paul CO

By , 01 October 2017
****1
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Parma

A melancholy Falstaff at the Verdi Festival in Parma

By , 01 October 2017
***11
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London

Hand-crafted from start to finish: Salonen and the Philharmonia triumph with Mahler 3

By , 01 October 2017
*****
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London

Blazing recital from Leila Josefowicz at Wigmore Hall

By , 01 October 2017
*****
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Gateshead

Glass and Rachmaninov: Experiments in relativity by the RLPO at The Sage

By , 30 September 2017
****1
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London

Storm, stress and tension: Jurowski and the LPO in Mozart and Bruckner

By , 30 September 2017
***11
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Cleveland

Franz Welser-Möst leads Clevelanders in a ferocious Rite of Spring season opener

By , 30 September 2017
*****
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Parma

Nothing short of a coup: Stiffelio at the Verdi Festival, Parma

By , 30 September 2017
*****
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Barcelona

Julian Rachlin thrills in Tchaikovsky's concerto in Barcelona

By , 30 September 2017
****1
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Dublin

Nathalie Stutzmann's triumphant debut as principal guest conductor of the NSO

By , 29 September 2017
****1
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Boston

A thunderstorm sang: Shostakovich and Beethoven from Andris Nelsons in Boston

By , 29 September 2017
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London

Billowing silk and blue hair: Phelim McDermott creates an evocative Aida for ENO

By , 28 September 2017
****1
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London

Signed, sealed and delivered: Carlos Acosta debuts his new company.

By , 28 September 2017
****1
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Liverpool

Polished Glass: a return to form with the Eleventh Symphony in UK première

By , 28 September 2017
****1
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London

Nordic, but not noir: Salonen and the Philharmonia match Sibelius with new Icelandic talent

By , 28 September 2017
****1
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Amsterdam

Pure dance in Side A: Split into one by Nederlands Dans Theater I

By , 28 September 2017
***11
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