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Patricia Kopatchinskaja © Eric Melzer
Los Angeles

Gražinytė-Tyla tackles Tchaikovsky with Kopatchinskaja in Los Angeles

By , 06 April 2019
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Iván Fischer © Jennifer Taylor
New York City

Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra deliver astonishing Bartók at Carnegie Hall

By , 06 April 2019
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The Shed © Iwan Baan
New York City

World premiere: Steve Reich at New York's coolest new venue

By , 06 April 2019
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Leonard Slatkin addresses the Hong Kong audience © Ka Lam/HK Phil
Hong Kong

Assured Slatkin takes us on an emotionally compelling journey with the Hong Kong Phil

By , 05 April 2019
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Osmo Vänskä © Joel Larson
London

Vänskä, Lisiecki and the LPO take the scenic route

By , 05 April 2019
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Marianne Schroeder at St Peter,s Church © Lena Shkoda
New York City

Marianne Schroeder astonishes in Ustvolskaya’s works for piano

By , 05 April 2019
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Ben Griffiths performs Dark with Excessive Bright © Nick Rutter
London

Paradise Regained: a heavenly evening with Aurora

By , 05 April 2019
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Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Symphony Hall © Hilary Scott
Boston

Rites of Spring Stravinsky and Schumann with Dudamel and the Boston Symphony

By , 05 April 2019
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Louis Schwizgebel © Marco Borggreve
Belfast

Franck’s Aeolian winds usher in Saint-Säens and Elgar to Belfast

By , 05 April 2019
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Thomas Kemp © Rita Flanagan
Dublin

Impressive Finlandia and rarely heard Tchaikovsky Seventh from RTÉ NSO

By , 05 April 2019
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Viktoria Mullova © heikefischer-fotografie.de
Manchester

Eclectic dances in Sibelius and Ravel

By , 04 April 2019
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Irek Mukhamedov and Katja Khaniukova in Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's Broken Wings © Laurent Liotardo
London

Persistent: ENB's outstanding new triple bill celebrating female choreographers

By , 04 April 2019
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Nikolai Lugansky © Marco Borggreve
Ghent

Magnificent Rachmaninov tribute from Lugansky and Denève in Ghent

By , 04 April 2019
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Alžběta Poláčková (Mozart) and Michaela Zajmi (Maid) © Patrik Borecký
Prague

Roasting Mozart in Prague: Nyman and Stucky tributes fall flat

By , 04 April 2019
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Robert Spano conducts the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra © Jeff Roffman
Atlanta

Concerto night at Atlanta Symphony Hall

By , 04 April 2019
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Bruno Roy © Darryl Block Photography
Toronto

Kopernikus: an immersive, disorienting and thought-provoking experience in Toronto

By , 04 April 2019
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Romeo and Juliet © Pete Checchia | Philadelphia Orchestra
Philadelphia

Philadelphia Orchestra takes Romeo and Juliet to the circus

By , 04 April 2019
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Stanislav Kochanovsky © Marco Borggreve
London

Russians invade the Philharmonia, led by Matsuev and Kochanovsky

By , 04 April 2019
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Riccardo Muti conducts excerpts from Rigoletto © Spring Festival in Tokyo | Satoshi Aoyagi
Tokyo

Drama in Verdi's orchestration: Muti conducts the Tokyo Harusai Festival Orchestra in Rigoletto

By , 04 April 2019
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Hubert Parry © Public domain
London

Parry's Judith superbly performed at the Royal Festival Hall

By , 03 April 2019
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The Knights in Zankel Hall © Pete Checchia
New York City

A night of light entertainment with the Knights at Carnegie Hall

By , 03 April 2019
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Solo Echo © Rahi Rezvani
Amsterdam

Timeless and uplifting: NDT1 dances Crystal Pite

By , 02 April 2019
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PeiJu Chien-Pott in Herodiade © Melissa Sherwood
New York City

Graham after Graham: an uneven Program A from Martha Graham Dance Company at The Joyce

By , 02 April 2019
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Roderick Williams and Andrew Staples in rehearsal © Tristram Kenton
London

Star-studded, searing Bach at the Royal Festival Hall

By , 02 April 2019
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Khatia Buniatishvili © Gavin Evans | Sony Classical
London

Soporific Schubert, but peak Liszt from Khatia Buniatishvili

By , 01 April 2019
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Jonathan Bloxham © Kaupo Kikkas
Hamburg

Fire and fizz from the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen

By , 31 March 2019
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Renaud Capuçon, Péter Eötvös and the BBCSO © Alain Hanel
Monte-Carlo

Three concertos for the price of one: Capuçon, Eötvös and the BBCSO in Monte-Carlo

By , 31 March 2019
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Roman Simović, Gianandrea Noseda and the LSO © Mark Allan | Barbican
London

LSO leader leaps in for unscheduled Tchaikovsky concerto

By , 31 March 2019
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Martin Helmchen © Giorgia Bertazzi
Hong Kong

Hong Kong Sinfonietta finishes the season with a bang

By , 30 March 2019
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Quatuor Renaud Capuçon © Alain Hanel
Monte-Carlo

From bandoneon to Beethoven in Belle Époque splendour: Quatuor Renaud Capuçon in Monte-Carlo

By , 30 March 2019
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Alex Otterburn (Squibby) and Natalya Romaniw (Mary Kelly) © Alastair Muir
London

Iain Bell's new opera for ENO, Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel

By , 30 March 2019
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Joyce DiDonato (Sesto) and Elza van den Heever (Vitellia) © Jonathan Tichler | Met Opera
New York City

Splendid ensemble in The Met's revival of La clemenza di Tito

By , 30 March 2019
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Felix Mendelssohn © Public domain
Saint Paul

Fresh and vital performances from the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

By , 30 March 2019
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Susan Graham © Dario Acosta
Auckland

Susan Graham's gripping New Zealand debut

By , 29 March 2019
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Signum Quartet © JM Emportes
Monte-Carlo

All the rage: the Signum Quartet in Monte-Carlo

By , 29 March 2019
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Pippa Moore (Beatrice) and Abigail Prudames (Victoria) © Emma Kauldhar
London

Victoria: Northern Ballet delivers intriguing history lesson at Sadler's Wells

By , 29 March 2019
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Maxim Vengerov and Patrick Rafter with the RTÉ NSO © Frances Marshall | Marshall Light Studio
Dublin

An impressive display from Vengerov as violinist and conductor in Dublin

By , 29 March 2019
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Patricia Kopatchinskaja © Julia Wesely
Princeton

Kopatchinskaja and Leschenko bring their quest for fresh interpretations to Princeton

By , 28 March 2019
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Seong-Jin Cho, Gianandrea Noseda and the LSO © Mark Allan | Barbican
London

Poetic Rachmaninov in Seong-Jin Cho’s LSO debut

By , 28 March 2019
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James Kirby Rogers in Men in Red © Brett Pruitt & East Market Studios
Kansas City

New – and sombre – moves in Kansas City Ballet's contemporary showcase

By , 28 March 2019
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Jeremy Carpenter (Don Giovanni) and Vivianne Holmberg (Donna Anna) © Hedda Axelsson
Stockholm

A dark, brutal Don Giovanni in Stockholm

By , 28 March 2019
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Charlotte Mundy © Cherylynn Tsushima
New York City

The pleasures and perils of electronic music at the New York Festival of Song

By , 28 March 2019
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George Li © Simon Fowler
London

A blaze of brassy glory in Vasily Petrenko's Walton 1

By , 27 March 2019
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Jennifer Stahl and Dores André in Bound To © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco

The solace of love in San Francisco Ballet’s Program 5: Lyric Voices

By , 27 March 2019
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Claire Booth (Berenice) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

Berenice at the Linbury: sung à la Handel, acted à la Gilbert and Sullivan

By , 27 March 2019
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Saburo Teshigawara in The Idiot © Elliott Franks
London

Teshigawara takes on Dostoevsky: The Idiot at the Print Room

By , 27 March 2019
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A Little Night Music © Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

Dutch Reisopera’s winning A Little Night Music

By , 26 March 2019
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Matthew Ball (Romeo) and Lauren Cuthbertson (Juliet) © ROH | Helen Maybanks
London

Sweet sorrow: Matthew Ball and Lauren Cuthbertson dance a heart-rending Romeo and Juliet

By , 26 March 2019
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Cinco © Pedro Greig
Sydney

Sydney Dance Company launches its 50th year: Bonachela / Nankivell / Lane

By , 26 March 2019
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Sylvain Cambreling © Marco Borggreve
Tokyo

Cambreling's farewell: a programme of French connections in Tokyo

By , 24 March 2019
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