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A story that deserves to be told: Isango Ensemble's SS Mendi: Dancing the Death Drill

By , 18 April 2019
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Joshua Whitehead of Ballet West in Merce Cunningham's Summerspace © Beau Pearson
New York City

Merce Cunningham's centennial kicks off at The Joyce

By , 17 April 2019
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Sir Andrew Davis © Lucas Dawson
London

Songs without words: Tippett, Szymanowski and Debussy from Davis and the BBCSO

By , 17 April 2019
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Marek Janowski conducts Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem © Caroline Doutre
Aix-en-Provence

Aix Easter Festival: Janowski conducts Ein Deutsches Requiem

By , 17 April 2019
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Yusuf Eyvasov (Don Alvaro) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

La forza dei Cristofori: Loy and Maltman raise hell at Covent Garden

By , 17 April 2019
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Evgenia Muraveva (Cio-Cio-San) © Luciano Romano
Naples

A sophisticated new Butterfly directed by Ferzan Ozpetek in Naples

By , 16 April 2019
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A Man of Good Hope © Keith Pattison
London

A Man of Good Hope: powerful and politically charged drama in the Linbury

By , 16 April 2019
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Joseph Sissens © Stephen Wright
London

Merce Cunningham Trust: Night of 100 Solos at the Barbican's centennial event

By , 16 April 2019
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Sonya Yoncheva (Desdemona) and Stuart Skelton (Otello) © Lucie Jansch
Baden-Baden

Quiet tragedy: Robert Wilson's Otello explores depths of emotion in Baden-Baden

By , 16 April 2019
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Renaud Capuçon and the Wiener Symphoniker © Caroline Doutre
Aix-en-Provence

When words fail: Capuçon, Shani and the Wiener Symphoniker play French music in Aix

By , 15 April 2019
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Peter Mattei (Don Giovanni) © Marty Sohl | Met Opera
New York City

A colorless Don Giovanni at the Metropolitan Opera

By , 15 April 2019
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Herbert Blomstedt © Martin UK Lengemann
London

The elixir of love: Blomstedt conducts the Philharmonia in Mozart and Beethoven

By , 14 April 2019
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Bernard Haitink © Todd Rosenberg
Lucerne

The perfect Easter basket: Haitink conducts Mozart and Bruckner in Lucerne

By , 14 April 2019
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Brenda Rae and Benjamin Hulett © Steve J. Sherman
New York City

“Endless pleasure” in Bicket's Semele at Carnegie Hall

By , 14 April 2019
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Kirill Gerstein © Marco Borggreve
London

Smouldering Beethoven and barnstorming Ives from Elder and the LSO

By , 14 April 2019
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Die Meistersinger at the Staatsoper Berlin © Bernd Uhlig
Berlin

Einspringer save the day in a joyous Staatsoper Meistersinger

By , 14 April 2019
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Teodor Currentzis © Nadia Rosenberg
Aix-en-Provence

An evangelical happening in Aix: Teodor Currentzis conducts Verdi's Requiem

By , 14 April 2019
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Ben Duke and Solène Weinachter in Juliet and Romeo © Jane Hobson
London

Lost Dog's Juliet & Romeo puts the star-crossed lovers through couples therapy

By , 13 April 2019
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Renaud Capuçon and Geoffrey Styles © Caroline Doutre
Aix-en-Provence

Renaud Capuçon opens the Aix Easter Festival with Cinéma

By , 13 April 2019
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Lauri Vasar, Goran Jurić, Violeta Urmana, Aida Garifullina (Luisa) und Bogdan Volkov © Ruth and Martin Walz
Berlin

Champagne without the fizz: Tcherniakov's new Betrothal in a Monastery in Berlin

By , 13 April 2019
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Tatiana Serjan © Tod Rosberg
Amsterdam

An exhilarating Nabucco at the Concertgebouw

By , 13 April 2019
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James Ehnes © Benjamin Ealovega
Manchester

Ehnes' Walton grips in stunning concert of English music at Bridgewater Hall

By , 13 April 2019
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Ezra Thomson (Bottom) and Laura Tisserand (Titania) in Balanchine's Dream © Angela Sterling
Seattle

Pure eye-candy: a dream of a Dream in Seattle

By , 12 April 2019
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Pietari Inkinen © Nguyen Phuong
London

Japan Philharmonic Orchestra makes a rare visit to London

By , 12 April 2019
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Maya Harr, Babatunji and Madeline DeVries in Pole Star © Manny Crisostomo
San Francisco

Alonzo King's LINES Ballet takes a walk on the wild side

By , 12 April 2019
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Celine Byrne © IMG Artists
Dublin

Thrilling concert performance of Korngold's Die tote Stadt in Dublin

By , 12 April 2019
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Jean-Guihen Queyras © Marco Borggreve
Kansas City

Waltzing into Spring: Kansas City Symphony in Copland, Milhaud and Ravel

By , 12 April 2019
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Clive Barda
Los Angeles

Rituals, funerary and celebratory, open up Salonen's Stravinsky series

By , 12 April 2019
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Herbert Blomstedt © Martin UK Lengemann
London

Day trips: Beethoven and Berlioz from Herbert Blomstedt and the Philharmonia Orchestra

By , 11 April 2019
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for:jake © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

International Draft Works 2019 at the ROH suggests a bright future for ballet

By , 11 April 2019
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Aquiles Machado, James Burton and Gustavo Castillo © Roberto Torres
Boston

Boston Creole: Berlioz, Ravel and Estévez with the Boston Symphony

By , 11 April 2019
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Where We Lost Our Shadows: American Composers Orchestra © Jennifer Taylor
New York City

Strong, singular statement from Du Yun at Carnegie Hall

By , 11 April 2019
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Mandy Fredrich © Eellen Schmaus
London

Faust finds salvation thanks to jump-in soprano at the Royal Opera

By , 11 April 2019
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Ray Chen © John Mac
Liverpool

Ray Chen makes Paganini sing in Liverpool

By , 11 April 2019
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Yen Han (Giselle) © Carlos Quezada
Zürich

Masterwork of the Romantic: Patrice Bart’s Giselle returns to Zurich

By , 11 April 2019
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Semyon Bychkov conducting the BBCSO at the Proms © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Bychkov and the BBCSO matchless in Shostakovich 11

By , 10 April 2019
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Stephen Hough © Jiyang Chen
London

From the comfort of one's very own chair: musical journeys with Gardner, Hough and the LPO

By , 10 April 2019
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Mark Wigglesworth © Sim Canetty-Clarke
London

Quintessentially English: Mark Wigglesworth reveals the greatness of Vaughan Williams' Fifth

By , 09 April 2019
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Leonidas Kavakos © Jan Olav Wedin
Zürich

In Zurich, Leonidas Kavakos wears two hats

By , 09 April 2019
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Callum Linnane and Dana Stephensen in Filigree and Shadow © Daniel Boud
Sydney

Verve: The Australian Ballet’s resident choreographers

By , 09 April 2019
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Takács Quartet © Amanda Tipton
Cleveland

Takács Quartet shows its strengths at Cleveland Chamber Music Society

By , 09 April 2019
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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Alvin Ailey's Revelations © Paul Kolnik
Los Angeles

Celebrating 60 Years of Alvin Ailey: still bringing revelations

By , 07 April 2019
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Erin Helyard © Albert Comper
Sydney

Telemann and Bach triumphant in Pinchgut Easter concert

By , 07 April 2019
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Dmitry Zagrebin dances The Flames of Paris © Andrej Uspenski
London

Ivan Putrov's Against the Stream gala unearths some gems at the Coliseum

By , 07 April 2019
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Marie Hamard and Andrew Dickinson © Richard Termine
New York City

An expanded Diary of One Who Disappeared at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

By , 06 April 2019
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Beatrice Rana © Nicolas Bets
Amsterdam

Rana brings energy and clarity to Bach in Amsterdam

By , 06 April 2019
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Daniel Kirch (Tannhäuser) and Ekaterina Gubanova (Venus) © Monika Rittershaus
Amsterdam

Glorious ensembles in Dutch National Opera’s new Tannhäuser

By , 06 April 2019
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Stephen Layton © Keith Saunders
Hobart

A dramatic St John Passion in Hobart

By , 06 April 2019
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John Wilson © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Birmingham

Exaggeration and disinterest mar John Wilson's CBSO programme

By , 06 April 2019
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Alexandra Dariescu performs Nadia Boulanger © BBC | Mark Allan
London

Total Immersion: A deep dive into the work of Nadia and Lili Boulanger

By , 06 April 2019
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