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Madama Butterfly © Markus Gårder (September 2018)
Stockholm

Asmik Grigorian an extraordinary Butterfly in Stockholm

By , 20 November 2018
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Richard Tognetti © Gary Heery
Sydney

Tognetti’s Beethoven, Beethoven’s Fifth: the ACO back in Sydney

By , 20 November 2018
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Marina Prudenskaya (Witch) © T+T/Tanja Dorendorf
Zürich

Mom’s a hooker, Santa’s the witch: Hansel and Gretel reloaded in Zurich

By , 18 November 2018
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Valery Gergiev © Alexander Shapunov
Brussels

Devastating and dark Pathétique from Gergiev and the Mariinsky on tour in Brussels

By , 18 November 2018
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Pretty Yende (Leïla) and Javier Camarena (Nadir) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Pearl Fishers: a lackluster evening at The Met

By , 17 November 2018
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Susan Graham (Witch) © Cory Weaver
Los Angeles

Susan Graham stars in LA Opera's charming Humperdinck revival

By , 17 November 2018
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Nicoletta Manni (Dulcinea), Maria Celeste Losa (Queen of Dryades), La Scala's Don Quixote © Darren Thomas
Brisbane

La Scala's Don Quixote brings festive joy to Brisbane

By , 17 November 2018
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Michael Kupfer-Radecky (Hans Sachs) © Jeff Busby
Melbourne

Master masons: Holten’s Meistersinger comes to Melbourne

By , 17 November 2018
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Robin Ticciati © Giorgia Bertazzi
Berlin

Tales of the unexpected: Ticciati and Tetzlaff at the Philharmonie

By , 16 November 2018
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Daniele Rustioni © Marco Borrelli
Belfast

Formidable Schubert from Daniele Rustioni and the Ulster Orchestra

By , 16 November 2018
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Daniel Harding, Alina Ibragimova and the Swedish RSO at the Elbphilharmonie © Claudia Hohne
Hamburg

A partnership that works: Harding and the Swedish Radio Symphony at the Elbphilharmonie

By , 16 November 2018
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Roderick Williams and David Butt Philip © Richard Hubert Smith
London

Inspiration eludes Kramer in Britten's War Requiem at English National Opera

By , 16 November 2018
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Thomas E. Bauer © Marco Borggreve
Auckland

Intense Mahler and Schubert from Thomas E. Bauer in Auckland

By , 15 November 2018
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Isabella Swietlicki in Jack Lister's B Sides © David Kelly
Brisbane

Augmented reality with Queensland Ballet's Bespoke Evening

By , 15 November 2018
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Jakub Hrůša © Andreas Herzau
Cleveland

Hrůša and Ax join Cleveland Orchestra in powerful Eastern European program

By , 15 November 2018
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Carlos Álvarez (Boccanegra) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

Political intrigues at the Royal Opera as Simon Boccanegra returns

By , 15 November 2018
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Wojtek the Bear © David Smythe
Edinburgh

McFall’s Chamber: Warsaw’s Tango and Afterwards

By , 15 November 2018
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Pavel Kolesnikov © Eva Vermandel
London

Russian pyrotechnics and robust Anglican religion contrast in BBC SO programme

By , 15 November 2018
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William Christie, Sandrine Piau and Alex Rosen © Richard Termine, courtesy of Lincoln Center
New York City

The Creation: Les Arts Florissants bring out Haydn’s inventiveness in New York

By , 15 November 2018
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Leigh Melrose (Clov) and Frode Olsen (Hamm) © Ruth Walz | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Beckett at La Scala: world première of Kurtág's Fin de partie

By , 15 November 2018
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Matthieu Lécroart (Raoul) © Leikny Havik Skjærseth
Trondheim

Finding Rossini’s French roots in Scandinavia: Grétry’s Raoul Barbe-bleue in Trondheim

By , 15 November 2018
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Ion Marin © Courtesy of the BSO
Poole

Schubert and Bruckner torsos from Poole

By , 14 November 2018
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François-Xavier Roth © Holger Talinski
London

From sunrise to dreamy afternoons: orchestral sorcery from François-Xavier Roth and the LSO

By , 14 November 2018
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MMDG and the Silkroad Ensemble in Layla and Majnun © Susana Millman
London

Mark Morris Dance Group/ Silk Road Ensemble: Layla and Majnun

By , 14 November 2018
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Lina Dambrauskaite (Semele) © Robert Workman
London

By Jove! A terrific Semele at the Royal Academy of Music

By , 14 November 2018
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Alasdair Beatson © Giorgia Bertazzi
London

Mysterious and glittering machines from Alasdair Beatson at Kings Place

By , 14 November 2018
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Claudio Coviello (Albrecht) and Maria Eichwald (Giselle), La Scala Ballet's Giselle © Darren Thomas
Brisbane

La Scala’s gorgeous Giselle captivates Brisbane

By , 14 November 2018
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V. Mackenzie, R. Gay-Labbé, M-R. Kabasha, E. Höglund, M. Jean-Pierre, E. Lê Phan © Alexandre Gilbert
Montreal

Tentacle Tribe's Ghost is good, but not great

By , 13 November 2018
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Leticia Moreno © Omar Ayyashi
Manchester

Classical in scale, romantic in outlook: Manchester Camerata at Bridgewater Hall

By , 13 November 2018
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Iveta Apkalna © Daniel Dittus
Hamburg

Bach goes Baltic: Kremerata Baltica at the Elbphilharmonie

By , 12 November 2018
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Gautier Capuçon © Catherine Pluchart
London

Chameleon colours from Batiashvili, Capuçon and Thibaudet at the Barbican

By , 12 November 2018
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Georgia Jarman © Adam Janisch
Berlin

Written on Skin: A modern operatic classic makes Berlin debut

By , 12 November 2018
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Christian Van Horn (Mefistofele_ © Karen Almond | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Devil takes all in The Met's Mefistofele

By , 12 November 2018
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Elzbieta Szmytka and the Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra © Marcin Zaborowski Photography
Szczecin

A century of independence: Górecki's Symphony of Sorrowful Songs in Szczecin

By , 11 November 2018
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Marin Alsop © Adriane White
London

Mournful and humane Brahms at the Royal Festival Hall

By , 11 November 2018
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Elizabeth Atherton © Kiran Ridley
London

Remembrance from Pole to Pole: London Sinfonietta revisits Górecki's Third

By , 11 November 2018
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Andrew Manze, Ed Lyon and Benjamin Appl © Mark McNulty
Liverpool

Striking intimacy from Britten's War Requiem in Liverpool

By , 10 November 2018
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James Whiteside and Cassandra Trenary in Pita's The Tenant © Ian Douglas
New York City

ABT's Whiteside and Trenary star in Arthur Pita's The Tenant at The Joyce

By , 10 November 2018
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Prelude – Skydiving from a dream © Louise Mather
Glasgow

Utterly thrilling: Prelude – Skydiving from a Dream from Scottish Ensemble and Andersson Dance

By , 10 November 2018
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Il barbiere di Siviglia at Dutch National Opera © Marco Borggreve | DNO 2018
Amsterdam

“Let them eat cake!” A revolutionary Barbiere at Dutch National Opera

By , 10 November 2018
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Ashley Riches and Louise Alder © BBC | Jamie Simonds
London

The Silver Tassie makes a triumphant return

By , 10 November 2018
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Oliver Arno (Petruchio), ensemble © Thilo Beu
Bonn

A superbly entertaining Kiss Me, Kate at the Theater Bonn

By , 10 November 2018
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Vladimir Jurowski © Simon Jay Price
London

Debussy, Lindberg, Stravinsky and Janáček speak to war and mortality

By , 10 November 2018
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Joyce DiDonato © Simon Pauly
Philadelphia

DiDonato shines with Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra

By , 09 November 2018
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Alina Pogostkina © Nikolaj Lund
Belgrade

Serene Vasks and exuberant Shostakovich in Belgrade

By , 09 November 2018
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Ailish Tynan © RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra & Philharmonic Choir
Dublin

Britten's War Requiem receives a searing performance in Dublin

By , 09 November 2018
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Tatiana Melnik (Kitri), Hungarian National Ballet's Don Quixote © Attila Nagy | Hungarian State Opera
New York City

The Hungarian National Ballet debuts its Don Quixote in NY

By , 09 November 2018
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Thomas Søndergård © Martin Bubandt
Perth

Remembrance of lost youth as RSNO and Glasgow schoolboys mark Armistice

By , 08 November 2018
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Andrei Bondarenko (Guglielmo), Ruzan Mantashyan (Fiordiligi) and Francesco Guglielmino (“Sempronio”) © Monika Rittershaus
Zürich

Sensuality and solidarity in Serebrennikov's new Così fan tutte in Zurich

By , 08 November 2018
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Alain Altinoglu © Marco Borggreve
Cleveland

Pelléas et Mélisande without words: Alain Altinoglu in Cleveland

By , 08 November 2018
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