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Dec 18

Nationaltheater, Munich

Akademiekonzert 3
Mendelssohn, Overture, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op.27
Strauss R., Concerto for oboe and small orchestra in D major
Dvořák, Symphony no. 9 in E minor, "From the New World," Op.95
Bayerisches Staatsorchester
Lahav Shani, Conductor
Giorgi Gvantseladze, Oboe
Dec 18, 21

Staatsoper, Vienna

Strauss R., Arabella
Vienna State Opera
Patrick Lange, Conductor
Sven-Eric Bechtolf, Director
Rolf Glittenberg, Set Designer
Marianne Glittenberg, Costume Designer
Anna Gabler, Arabella
Chen Reiss, Zdenka
Christopher Maltman, Mandryka
Benjamin Bruns, Matteo
Kurt Rydl, Count Waldner
Concert Association Vienna State Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera
Dec 18, 20, 26, 2018 Jan 05, 14 mat, eve, 20

Komische Oper Berlin, Berlin

The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte)
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Mozart, Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Henrik Nánási, Conductor
Barrie Kosky, Director
Esther Bialas, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Dec 18 mat, 26 mat

Komische Oper Berlin, Berlin

The Town Musicians of Bremen | Bremen Mızıkacıları
New Production
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Şendil, The Town Musicians of Bremen | Bremen Mızıkacıları
Ivo Hentschel, Conductor
Tobias Ribitzki, Director
Alfred Peter, Set Designer
Kathrin-Susann Brose, Costume Designer
Dec 18, 19, 20, 23, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 2018 Jan 02, 03, 04, 07, 08

Teatro Real, Madrid

La bohème
New Production
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Puccini, La bohème
Paolo Carignani, Conductor
Richard Jones, Director
Stewart Laing, Set Designer
Stephen Costello, Rodolfo
Piero Pretti, Rodolfo
Anita Hartig, Mimì
Yolanda Auyanet, Mimì
Étienne Dupuis, Marcello
Alessandro Luongo, Marcello
Carmen Romeu, Musetta
Joan Martín-Royo, Schaunard
Manel Esteve Madrid, Schaunard
Mika Kares, Colline
Fernando Javier Radó, Colline
José Manuel Zapata, Benoît
Roberto Accurso, Alcindoro
Alan Barnes, Revival Director
Chorus of the Teatro Real
Orchestra of the Teatro Real
Mon 18 Dec at 14:00 and 19:30

Good Shepherd-Faith Presbyterian Church, New York City

Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players: Gifted Organists
Mozart, Duo in B flat for Violin and Viola, K424
Jongen, Rhapsodie - Sextet for piano and wind
Prokofiev, Prelude and Fugue for Organ by Buxtehude (arr Prokofiev)
Saint-Saëns, Piano Quartet in B flat major, Op.41
Maxim Lando, Piano
Josef Špaček jr, Violin
Paul Neubauer, Viola
Zlatomir Fung, Cello
Julietta Curenton, Flute
Rita Mitsel, Oboe
Vadim Lando, Clarinet
Gina Cuffari, Bassoon
Karl Kramer, French horn
Dec 18, 20, 30 mat, 2018 Jan 03, 05, 06 mat, eve, 09, 11, 12
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Royal Swedish Ballet
David Briskin, Conductor
Bob Crowley, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Dec 18, 21

Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia: Sala Principal, Valencia

Verdi, Don Carlo(s)
Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofia
Ramón Tebar, Conductor
Marco Arturo Marelli, Director
Dagmar Niefind, Set Designer
Alexander Vinogradov, Philip II
Andrea Carè, Don Carlo
Plácido Domingo, Rodrigo
Maria José Siri, Elisabetta di Valois
Violeta Urmana, Princess Eboli
Dec 18, 20, 22, 23, 24 mat, 25 mat, 27, 28 mat, 30, 31 mat, 2018 Jan 01 mat
The Sleeping Beauty (Sir Peter Wright)
Boris Gruzin, Conductor
Philip Prowse, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Dec 18 mat, 2018 Jan 21 mat, 22 mat, Mar 31 mat, Apr 01 mat, May 20 mat, 21 mat, Jun 15 mat, 16 mat
Public masterclass with Gautier Capuçon
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Programme to be announced
Gautier Capuçon, Cello
Dec 18, 19, 20, 23, 25

Opernhaus, Leipzig

The Nutcracker
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The Nutcracker (Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Jean-Philippe Dury)
Christoph Gedschold, Conductor
Yoko Seyama, Set Designer
Aleksandar Noshpal, Costume Designer
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Kinderchor der Oper Leipzig
Mon 18 Dec at 18:15
Bach, Clavier-Übung III, German Organ Mass
Bach, Selection of Chorales
Bach, Vor deinen Thron tret' ich - chorale prelude in G Major, BWV668
Bach, Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich in G Major, BWV605
Bach, Vom Himmel hoch, da komm'ich her in D Major, BWV606
David Titterington, Organ
Mon 18 Dec at 19:30

Konservatorium Bern, Bern

4. Kammermusik: Quatuor Ebène
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Haydn, String Quartet no. 61 in D minor "Fifths," Op.76 no.2, Hob III:76
Fauré, String Quartet in E minor, Op.121
Beethoven, String Quartet no. 8 in E minor, "Razumovsky", Op.59 no.2
Quatuor Ébène
Pierre Colombet, Violin
Gabriel Le Magadure, Violin
Adrien Boisseau, Viola
Raphael Merlin, Cello
Mon 18 Dec at 19:30
Haydn, Arianna a Naxos, cantata, Hob XXVIb:2
Bell, Of You
Larsen, Love after 1950
Works by Ravel
Works by Debussy
Works by Schoenberg
Works by Strauss R.
Jamie Barton, Mezzo-soprano
Kathleen Kelly, Piano
Mon 18 Dec at 19:30
Bach, Mass in B minor, BWV232
Jonathan Sells, Director
Solomon's Knot
Mon 18 Dec at 19:30
Schütz, Das Wort ward Fleisch
Bach, Christmas Oratorio (Weihnachtsoratorium), BWV248
Praetorius, Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen
Brahms, Es ist ein Ros entrsprungen, Op.122 no.8
Handel, Messiah (Highlights)
Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a
Septura
Mon 18 Dec at 19:30

Auditorio Nacional de Música, Madrid

Ciclo Satélites: Exótica
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Kagel, Exótica
Neopercusión
Pablo Ramos, Director
Mon 18 Dec at 19:30

Tonhalle Maag, Zürich

Haydn, Rachmaninov, Mendelssohn
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Haydn, Cello Concerto no. 1 in C major, Hob VIIb:1
Rachmaninov, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini in A minor for piano and orchestra, Op.43
Mendelssohn, Symphony no. 4 in A major "The Italian", Op.90
Christoph Eschenbach, Conductor
Pablo Ferrández, Cello
Dmitry Masleev, Piano
Mon 18 Dec at 20:00

Philharmonic Hall: Music Room, Liverpool

Jesús León, tenor and guitar
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Jesus Leon, Tenor
Mon 18 Dec at 20:15
Holland Baroque: Christmas Concert
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Holland Baroque Society
Sophie Junker, Soprano
Joowon Chung, Soprano
Franz Vitzthum, Countertenor
Jan van Elsacker, Tenor
Dingle Yandell, Bass
Mon 18 Dec at 20:30

Philharmonie 1: Grande salle Pierre Boulez, Paris

Strauss, Wagner, Bernstein
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Strauss R., Metamorphosen
Wagner, Tristan and Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod
Bernstein, Symphony no. 2, "The Age of Anxiety"
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Krystian Zimerman, Piano
Dec 18, 19, 20 mat, eve, 21, 22

Capitol Theatre, Sydney

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Christopher Wheeldon)
Australian Ballet
Dec 18, 19, 21, 22, 23

Théâtre de la cité internationale, Paris

Robyn Orlin: Oh Louis... We move from the ballroom to hell while we have to tell ourselves stories at night so that we can sleep
Oh Louis ... (Robyn Orlin)
Benjamin Pech, Dancer
Dec 18, 30, 2018 Jan 05, 07

Oper Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main

Werther
Massenet, Werther
Oper Frankfurt
Lorenzo Viotti, Conductor
Hartmut Keil, Conductor
Willy Decker, Director
Wolfgang Gussmann, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Mario Chang, Werther
Julie Boulianne, Charlotte
Louise Alder, Sophie
Sebastian Geyer, Albert
Franz Mayer, Le Bailli
Peter Marsh, Schmidt
Barnaby Rea, Johann
Benjamin Cortez, Revival Director
Joachim Klein, Lighting Designer
Nikolaus Henseler, Choirmaster / chorus director
Frankfurt Opera Children's Choir
Opera Frankfurt Orchestra
Dec 18

Segerstrom Center for the Arts: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa

Tis the Season!
Traditional, Alleluia, venite gaudente (arr. Gary Fry)
Wade, O Come, All Ye Faithful (arr. David Willcocks)
Traditional, The First Nowell (arr. Mack Wilberg)
Traditional, God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (arr. Jackson Berkey)
Biebl, Ave Maria
O'Regan, Jubilate Deo
Park, Lightning Bug Mass ("Gloria")
Adam, O Holy Night (arr. Gary Fry)
Traditional, Here we come a-caroling (arr. Arthur Harris)
Carey, All I Want for Christmas is You (arr. Mac Huff)
Berlin, White Christmas (arr. Mac Huff and Marc Riley)
Bernard, Winter Wonderland (arr. Ed Lojeski and Marc Riley)
Pierpont, Jingle Bells (arr. David Willcocks)
Herman, We Need a Little Christmas (arr. Jerry Rubino and Marc Riley)
Ešenvalds, Only in Sleep
Chilcott, Mid-Winter
Gruber, Stille Nacht (Silent Night) (arr. Roger Wagner)
Traditional, We Wish You a Merry Christmas (arr. Arthur Harris)
Mendelssohn, Hark! the herald angels sing (arr. Mack Wilberg)
Handel, Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah Chorus
Pacific Chorale
Southern California Children's Concert Chorus
Pacific Symphony
Robert Istad, Conductor
Dec 18

Oslo Opera House, Main Stage, Oslo

Wozzeck
New Production
Berg, Wozzeck
Norwegian National Opera
Lothar Koenigs, Conductor
Christof Loy, Director
Herbert Murauer, Set Designer
Judith Weihrauch, Costume Designer
Audun Iversen, Wozzeck
Asmik Grigorian, Marie
Thor Inge Falch, Captain
Karl-Heinz Lehner, Doctor
Henrik Engelsviken, Drum major
Thorbjørn Gulbrandsøy, Andres
Tone Kummervold, Margret
Yngve André Søberg, First Apprentice
Martin Wölfel, Madman
Corinna Tetzel, Revival Director
Norwegian National Opera Orchestra
Dec 18 mat, 22, 27

Staatsoper, Hamburg

Hänsel und Gretel
Humperdinck, Hänsel und Gretel
Hamburg State Opera
Adrian Müller, Conductor
Peter Beauvais, Director
Jan Schlubach, Set Designer
Barbara Bilabel, Costume Designer
Vladimir Baykov, Peter / Father
Katja Pieweck, Gertrude / Mother
Nadezhda Karyazina, Hänsel
Hayoung Lee, Gretel
Jürgen Sacher, Witch
Narea Son, Dew Fairy
Ruzana Grigorian, Sandman
Susanne Raschig, Costume Designer
Hamburger Alsterspatzen
Dec 18, 23, 25, 30, 2018 Jan 06, May, 10, 15, 19, 20, 31

Staatsoper Stuttgart, Stuttgart

Swan Lake
Swan Lake (John Cranko)
Stuttgart Ballet
Dec 18

Kieler Schloss, Kiel

4. Philharmonisches Konzert
Mozart, Symphony no. 29 in A major, K201 (K186a)
Penderecki, Flute concerto (Arr. for clarinet)
Dvořák, Symphony no. 7 in D minor, Op.70
Philharmonisches Orchester Kiel
Lutz Rademacher, Conductor
Sharon Kam, Clarinet
Dec 18, 19

Cadogan Hall, London

The Sixteen - Glory to the Christ Child
Bullard, Glory to the Christ Child
Joubert, There is no Rose
Traditional Old Basque, I saw a maiden
Rutter, There is a flower
Traditional, Christmas Eve (The Lord at first did Adam make)
Costeley, Allons gay bergères
de Lassus, La nuit froide et sombre
Works by Traditional French
Poulenc, Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël
Works by Porter, Kim
Howells, A Spotless Rose
Galvani, On Christmas Morn (World Premiere)
Traditional, Somerset Carol
Poulenc, Un soir de neige
Traditional, Past three o’clock
Palestrina, O magnum mysterium
Palestrina, Quem vidistis pastores
Palestrina, Videntes stellam Magi
Palestrina, Hodie Christus Natus Est
Chilcott, Pilgrim Jesus
The Sixteen
Harry Christophers, Conductor
Dec 18, 20

Konzerthaus: Rolf Böhme Saal, Freiburg

Beethoven
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 1 in C major, Op.15
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 2 in B flat major, Op.19
Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 3 in C minor, Op.37
Kristian Bezuidenhout, Piano
Freiburger Barockorchester
Gottfried von der Goltz, Violin, Leader
Dec 18, 21

Wigmore Hall, London

Joyce DiDonato
Strauss R., All’ mein Gedanken, Op.21 no.1
Strauss R., Du meines Herzens Krönelein Op.21 no.2
Strauss R., Die Nacht, Op.10 no.3
Strauss R., Traum durch die Dämmerung, Op.29 no.1
Strauss R., Ach Lieb, ich muss nun scheiden, Op.21 no.3
Lekeu, Molto adagio sempre cantante doloroso
Debussy, 3 Chansons de Bilitis
Heggie, Camille Claudel, Into the Fire
Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-soprano
Brentano String Quartet
Dec 18, 19, 20, 22, 23 mat

Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto

Messiah
Handel, Messiah
Matthew Halls, Conductor
Karina Gauvin, Soprano
Krisztina Szabó, Soprano
Frédéric Antoun, Tenor
Joshua Hopkins, Baritone
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
Dec 18, 24 mat

Kennedy Center: Concert Hall, Washington

Christmas with Choral Arts
The Choral Arts Society of Washington
Scott Tucker, Conductor
Dec 18, 22, 26, 28 mat, 30, 2018 Jan 01, 06 mat

Lincoln Center: Metropolitan Opera House, New York City

Hansel and Gretel
Humperdinck, Hänsel und Gretel
Donald Runnicles, Conductor
Richard Jones, Director
John Macfarlane, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Quinn Kelsey, Peter / Father
Dwayne Croft, Peter / Father
Dolora Zajick, Gertrude / Mother
Tara Erraught, Hänsel
Ingeborg Gillebo, Hänsel
Lisette Oropesa, Gretel
Maureen McKay, Gretel
Gerhard Siegel, Witch
The Metropolitan Opera Chorus
The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
Dec 18, 19, 20 mat, eve, 21, 22, 23 mat, eve

Arcola Theatre, London

OperaUpClose's Eugene Onegin at Arcola Theatre
Tchaikovsky, Eugene Onegin
OperaUpClose
Sonia Ben-Santamaria, Conductor
Lucy Bradley, Director
Vise, Rosanna, Set Designer
Lucy Hall, Tatyana
Thorpe, Josephine, Tatyana
Felicity Buckland, Olga
Anthony Flaum, Lensky
Cliff Zammit-Stevens, Lensky
Felix Kemp, Eugene Onegin
Tom Stoddart, Eugene Onegin
Flora McIntosh, Filippyevna
Julian Debreuil, Zaretsky
Kathryn Hannah, Madame Larina
Michael Bradley, Monsieur Triquet
Daggett, Caroline, Mezzo-soprano
Alexandra Stenson, Soprano
Dec 18

Theater an der Wien, Vienna

Siegfried
Wagner, Siegfried
Constantin Trinks, Conductor
Tatjana Gürbaca, Director
Henrik Ahr, Set Designer
Daniel Brenna, Tenor
Liene Kinča, Soprano
Štefan Kocán, Bass
Ingela Brimberg, Soprano
Aris Argiris, Baritone
Marcel Beekman, Tenor
Daniel Johansson, Tenor
Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Dec 18, 2018 Jan 19, Apr 04, Jun, 07, 16

Semperoper, Dresden

La bohème
Puccini, La bohème
Dresden State Opera
John Fiore, Conductor
Giampaolo Maria Bisanti, Conductor
Christine Mielitz, Director
Peter Heilein, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Hrachuhí Bassénz, Mimì
Maija Kovalevska, Mimì
Angel Blue, Mimì
Nicole Car, Mimì
Dmytro Popov, Rodolfo
Stephen Costello, Rodolfo
Tomislav Mužek, Rodolfo
Sangmin Lee, Marcello
Bogdan Baciu, Marcello
Christoph Pohl, Marcello
Markus Butter, Marcello
Simone Piazzola, Marcello
Emily Dorn, Musetta
Carolina Ullrich, Musetta
Nadja Mchantaf, Musetta
Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden
Staatskapelle Dresden
Dec 18 mat, eve, 20 mat, eve, 22 mat, 23 mat, 27 mat, eve, 28 mat, eve, 29, 30 mat, eve, 2018 Jan 01 mat, eve, 02, 03, 04 mat, 05, 10

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London

The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker (Sir Peter Wright, Lev Ivanov)
Royal Ballet
Barry Wordsworth, Conductor
Paul Murphy, Conductor
Julia Trevelyan Oman, Set Designer
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Royal Ballet Sinfonia
Gary Avis, Dancer
Francesca Hayward, Dancer
Yasmine Naghdi, Dancer
Alexander Campbell, Dancer
Christopher Saunders, Dancer
Elizabeth McGorian, Dancer
Alastair Marriott, Dancer
Caspar Lench, Dancer
Nicol Edmonds, Dancer
Dec 18, 21, 23, 26, 29, 31

Opéra Bastille, Paris

La bohème
New production
Puccini, La bohème
Gustavo Dudamel, Conductor
Manuel López Gómez, Conductor
Claus Guth, Director
Etienne Pluss, Set Designer
Eva Dessecker, Costume Designer
Atalla Ayan, Rodolfo
Benjamin Bernheim, Rodolfo
Sonya Yoncheva, Mimì
Nicole Car, Mimì
Artur Ruciński, Marcello
Aida Garifullina, Musetta
Alessio Arduini, Schaunard
Andrei Jilihovschi, Schaunard
Roberto Tagliavini, Colline
Choeurs de l'Opéra National de Paris
Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Paris
Dec 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24 mat, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31

Palais Garnier (Opéra de Paris), Paris

Play (Alexander Ekman)
Alexander Ekman, Set Designer
Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Paris
Dec 18, 19

Château de Versailles: Chapelle Royale, Paris

Handel: Messiah
Handel, Messiah
Jordi Savall, Conductor
Rachel Redmond, Soprano
Hagen Matzeit, Countertenor
Nicholas Mulroy, Tenor
Matthias Winckhler, Baritone
La cappella Reial de Catalunya
Le Concert des Nations
Mon 18 Dec at 19:30

St John the Baptist Church, Wellington, United Kingdom

Hymn to the Vigin - Advent music from Russia to South America
MacMillan, Strathclyde Motets Set 2: O Radiant Dawn
Anonymous, Hanacpachap cussicuinin
Rachmaninov, O Theotokos
Victoria, O Magnum Mysterium, motet
Anonymous, Dulce Jesús mío
Britten, Hymn to the Virgin
Pärt, Seven Magnificat antiphons
Rachmaninov, All Night Vigil ("Vespers") for choir, Op.37
Gutiérrez de Padilla, Ave Regina Coelorum
Zéspedes, Convidando esta la noche
Collegium Singers
Tomos Watkins, Conductor
Mon 18 Dec at 19:30

Canford School, Wimborne Minster

Noël! Noël! - Christmas music and readings
David Warwick, Piano
Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir
Mon 18 Dec at 19:30

St George's Bristol, Bristol

Carnival of Carols
The Carnival Band
Bristol Ensemble
Mon 18 Dec at 19:30

St John the Evangelist Church, Derby

Christmas with the Sitwells
Lauridsen, O Magnum Mysterium
Cornelius, The Three Kings
Stopford, Lully, lulla, lullay
Britten, Hymn to the Virgin
Chilcott, In dulci jubilo
Sitwell Singers
Malcolm Goldring, Conductor
Tom Corfield, Organ
Mon 18 Dec at 19:30

Elbphilharmonie: Kleiner Saal, Hamburg

Artemis Quartett
Mendelssohn, String Quartet no. 3 in D major, Op.44 no.1
Shostakovich, String Quartet No. 7 in F sharp minor, Op.108
Schumann, String quartet in A minor, Op.41 no.1
Artemis Quartet
Vineta Sareika, Violin
Anthea Kreston, Violin
Gregor Sigl, Viola
Eckart Runge, Cello
Mon 18 Dec at 20:00

Philharmonie: Alfried Krupp Saal, Essen

Händel - Messiah
Handel, Messiah
Lorna Anderson, Soprano
Hilary Summers, Alto
Joshua Ellicott, Tenor
David Wilson-Johnson, Bass
The King’s Consort
Robert King, Conductor
Mon 18 Dec at 20:00

UC, Irvine Barclay Theatre, Irvine

The Holidays with Canadian Brass
Canadian Brass
Mon 18 Dec at 20:00

Cecil Sharp House, London

Of Kings and Angels
Mediaeval Baebes