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Dec 14, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23

Opéra de Dijon, Dijon

Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Tales of Hoffmann)
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Offenbach, Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Tales of Hoffmann)
Nicolas Chesneau, Conductor
Mikaël Serre, Director
Nina Wetzel, Set Designer
Fanny Brouste, Costume Designer
Kevin Amiel, Hoffmann
Marie Kalinine, Nicklausse, The Muse
Damien Pass, Lindorf, Coppélius, Miracle, Dappertutto
Samantha Louis-Jean, Olympia/Giulietta/Antonia/Stella
Marianne Beate Kielland, Mezzo-soprano
Dec 14
Haydn, Hosokawa, Mendelssohn
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Haydn, Symphony No. 85 in B flat major "La Reine"
Hosokawa, Klage
Mendelssohn, Symphony no. 3 in A minor, "Scottish", Op.56
Charles Dutoit, Conductor
Anna Prohaska, Soprano
Dec 14, 20

Victoria Hall, Geneva

Rimsky-Korsakov & Bernstein
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Rimsky-Korsakov, Concerto for Trombone and Military Band in B flat major
Rimsky-Korsakov, Le coq d'or (The Golden Cockerel) (Continued)
Bernstein, On the Town: Three Dance Episodes
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
David Reiland, Conductor
Alexandre Faure, Trombone
Dec 14, 16 mat, 17 mat

Wortham Theater Center: Houston Grand Opera, Houston

The House without a Christmas Tree
World première
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Gordon, The House without a Christmas Tree
Bradley Moore, Conductor
James Robinson, Director
Allen Moyer, Set Designer
James Schuette, Costume Designer
Lauren Snouffer, Adelaide "Addie" Mills
Daniel Belcher, James "Dad" Addison Mills III
Patricia Schuman, Grandma Mills
Heidi Stober, Miss Thompson, Helen Mills, Adelaide Mills
Christopher Akerlind, Lighting Designer
Houston Grand Opera Orchestra
Houston Grand Opera Juvenile Chorus
Dec 14, 15, 17, 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
Dec 14, 15, 16 mat

Gothenburg Concert Hall, Gothenburg

Handel, Messiah
Nathalie Stutzmann, Contralto
Gothenburg Symphony Choir
Dec 14, 15, 16, eve
Programme to be announced
Christoffer Holgersson, Conductor
Kör Stockholmskörer
Dec 14, 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 14, 19 mat, eve

Erkel Színház (Erkel Theatre), Budapest

Hänsel und Gretel
New production
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Humperdinck, Hänsel und Gretel
János Kovács, Conductor
Rafael Villalobos, Director, Costume Designer
Emanuele Sinisi, Set Designer
Zsófia Kálnay, Hänsel
Gabriella Balga, Hänsel
Helga Nánási, Gretel
Mária Celeng, Gretel
Csaba Szegedi, Peter / Father
Zsolt Haja, Peter / Father
Lúcia Megyesi Schwartz, Gertrude / Mother
Atala Schöck, Gertrude / Mother
Judit Németh, Witch
Bernadett Wiedemann, Witch
Krisztina Simon, Sandman
Eszter Zavaros, Sandman
Ildikó Jakab, Dew Fairy
Ingrid Kertesi, Dew Fairy
Dec 14, 15

Baluarte, Palacio de Congresos y Auditorio de Navarra, Pamplona

Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra
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Beethoven, Piano Concerto no. 5 in E flat major "Emperor", Op.73
Beethoven, Symphony no. 7 in A major, Op.92
Juanjo Mena, Conductor
Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra
Dec 14

NTK Hall Forest Hall, Nagoya

The 59th Famous Works Series "Beethoven Zyklus IV"
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Beethoven, Symphony no. 9 in D minor "Choral", Op.125
Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra
Kazuhiro Koizumi, Conductor
Shigeko Hata, Soprano
Akiko Tomioka, Alto
Keiroh Ohara, Tenor
Kei Yonashiro, Baritone
Aichi Chorus League
Dec 14, 16 mat

Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

RNCM Opera: Cinderella (Cendrillon) by Jules Massenet
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Massenet, Cendrillon (Cinderella)
Royal Northern College of Music
Martin André, Conductor
Olivia Fuchs, Director
Yannis Thavoris, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Dec 14, 15, 21, 2018 Jan 18, 21 mat

Staatsoper, Hamburg

Don Quixote (Marius Petipa)
Hamburg Ballet
Garrett Keast, Conductor
Nicholas Georgiadis, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Hamburg Philharmonic
Dec 14, 15

Teatro de la Maestranza, Seville

Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla: La vida doméstica
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Mozart, Symphony no. 36 in C, "Linz", K425
Copland, Quiet City for cor anglais, trumpet and strings
Strauss R., Sinfonia Domestica (Domestic Symphony), symphonic poem for orchestra, Op.53
Günter Neuhold, Conductor
Sarah Bishop, French horn
José Forte Ásperez, Trumpet
Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla
Dec 14, 15

Palacio Euskalduna, Bilbao

Liszt, Marhulets, Bartók
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Liszt, Rapsodia húngara núm. 6 en re bemol mayor para orquesta, S 359
Marhulets, Concierto para clarinete klezmer
Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116
David Krakauer, Clarinet
John Axelrod, Conductor
Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa
Dec 14, 15

Berwaldhallen, Stockholm

Beethoven & Turnage
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Turnage, Håkan
Beethoven, Symphony no. 6 in F major "Pastoral", Op.68
Daniel Harding, Conductor
Håkan Hardenberger, Trumpet
Dec 14, 23

Komische Oper Berlin, Berlin

Pelléas et Mélisande
New Production
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Debussy, Pelléas et Mélisande
Jordan De Souza, Conductor
Barrie Kosky, Director
Klaus Grünberg, Set Designer
Dinah Ehm, Costume Designer
Nadja Mchantaf, Mélisande
Dominik Köninger, Pelléas
Günter Papendell, Golaud
Jens Larsen, Arkel
Nadine Weissmann, Geneviève
Dec 14

Trinitatis Kirke (Trinitatis Church), Copenhagen

Christmas Concert 2017
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Anonymous, Plainsong hymn "Conditor alme siderum"
Telemann, From ouverture in D Major, TWV55:D23
Zelenka, Motetto Pro Nativitate: "Dormi nate, dormi Deus", ZWV 171
Anonymous, Choral "Das neugeborne Kindelein"
Locatelli, Concerto Grosso in F minor "Christmas Concerto", Op.1 no.8
Anonymous, Choral "Josef lieber, Josef Mein"
Zelenka, Alma Redemptoris Mater, ZWV 123
Vivaldi, Nisi Dominus (Psalm 126), RV 608
Corelli, Concerto grosso in G minor "Christmas Concerto", Op.6 no.8
Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Conductor
Alex Potter, Countertenor
Dec 14, 2018 Mar 04, Jun 01

Opernhaus, Leipzig

Rusalka
New Production
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Dvořák, Rusalka
Christoph Gedschold, Conductor
Michiel Dijkema, Director, Set Designer
Jula Reindell, Costume Designer
Olena Tokar, Rusalka
Peter Wedd, Prince
Tuomas Pursio, Vodník, the water goblin
Karin Lovelius, Ježibaba, the Witch
Kathrin Göring, Foreign Princess
Patrick Vogel, Gamekeeper
Dan Karlström, Gamekeeper
Mirjam Neururer, Kitchen Boy
Jonathan Michie, The Hunter
Magdalena Hinterdobler, First Wood Sprite
Sandra Maxheimer, Second Wood Sprite
Sandra Fechner, Third Wood Sprite
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Leipzig Opera Chorus
Dec 14, 15, 16 mat, eve, 17 mat, eve, 19, 20, 21 mat, eve, 22, 23 mat, eve, 24 mat, 27 mat, eve, 28 mat, eve, 29, 30 mat, eve, 31 mat, 2018 Jan 02, 03, 04, 05, 06 mat, eve, 07 mat, eve, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13 mat, eve, 14 mat, eve, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 mat, eve, 21 mat, eve, 23, 24 mat, eve, 25 mat, eve, 26, 27 mat, eve

Sadler's Wells Theatre, London

Matthew Bourne's Cinderella
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Cinderella (Matthew Bourne)
Matthew Bourne's New Adventures
Lez Brotherston, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Dec 14, 15

Musikverein: Großer Saal, Vienna

Kurtag & Bruckner
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Kurtág, Stélé
Bruckner, Symphony no. 7 in E major, WAB 107
Philippe Jordan, Conductor
Dec 14, 17 mat, 20, 23, 26 mat, 29, 2018 Jan 01, 05, 07, 10

Opernhaus, Zürich

Madama Butterfly
New Production
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Puccini, Madama Butterfly
Daniele Rustioni, Conductor
Ted Huffman, Director
Michael Levine, Set Designer
Annemarie Woods, Costume Designer
Svetlana Aksenova, Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly)
Judith Schmid, Suzuki
Saimir Pirgu, Pinkerton
Brian Mulligan, Sharpless
Ildo Song, The Bonze
Huw Montague Rendall, Prince Yamadori
Martin Zysset, Goro
Stanislav Vorobyov, The Imperial Commissioner
Natalia Tanasii, Kate Pinkerton
Philharmonia Zürich
Zurich Opera Chorus
Dec 14, 15 mat, eve, 16 mat, eve, 17 mat, 19 mat, eve, 20 mat, eve, 21 mat, mat, eve, 22 mat, eve, 23 mat, eve, 24 mat, 26, 27 mat, eve, 28 mat, eve, 29, 30 mat, eve, 31 mat, 2018 Jan 02, 03, 04 mat, eve, 05, 06 mat, eve

The London Coliseum, London

ENB: The Nutcracker
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The Nutcracker (Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov)
Dec 14, 16, 21 mat, eve

Nationaltheater, Munich

Hänsel und Gretel
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Humperdinck, Hänsel und Gretel
Eun Sun Kim, Conductor
Richard Jones, Director
John Macfarlane, Set Designer
Sebastian Holecek, Peter / Father
Elsa Benoit, Gertrude / Mother , Gretel
Rachael Wilson, Hänsel
Kevin Conners, Witch
Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke, Witch
Paula Iancic, Dew Fairy
Selene Zanetti, Sandman
Bayerisches Staatsorchester
Chor der Bayerischen Staatsoper
Dec 14, 15, 17 mat, 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 14, 27, 2018 Jan 02, 04, 18, 31, Feb 03 mat
La Cenerentola (Cinderella)
New production
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Rossini, La Cenerentola (Cinderella)
Royal Swedish Opera
Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Conductor
Lindy Hume, Director
Dan Potra, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Ole Aleksander Bang, Don Ramiro
John Erik Eleby, Don Magnifico
Marianne Hellgren Staykov, Clorinda
Karin Osbeck, Tisbe
Johanna Rudström, Angelina (Cinderella)
Jens Persson, Dandini, valet to Ramiro
Markus Schwartz, Alidoro
Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra
Royal Swedish Opera Chorus
Dec 14, 15

De Doelen: Grote Zaal, Rotterdam

Bruckner 4 with Yannick
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Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 27 in B flat major, K595
Bruckner, Symphony no. 4 in E flat major, "Romantic", WAB 104
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor
Nicholas Angelich, Piano
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Thu 14 Dec at 13:00

St Alfege's Greenwich, London

Royal Greenwich Brass Band presents 'Christmas with the Band'
Norbury, Gaudete
Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a: excerpts (Arr. Sparke)
Harper, Little Drummer Boy
Wagner, Lohengrin: Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral (arr.Himes)
Royal Greenwich Brass Band
Stephen Maw, Conductor
Thu 14 Dec at 13:00

Temple Church, London

The Gesualdo Six — Temple Church
Kay, Gaudete
Praetorius, Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (à 6)
Harvey, The Annunciation
Anonymous, There is no rose of such virtue
Traditional, Coventry Carol
Park, On the Infancy of our Saviour
Tallis, Videte miraculum
Praetorius, In dulci Jubilo (arr. Bach)
Praetorius, Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen
Frances-Hoad, The Promised Light of Life
Byrd, Vigilate
Lawson, Veni, veni Emmanuel
The Gesualdo Six
Owain Park, Conductor
Thu 14 Dec at 13:05
Thursday Lunchtime Concerts, Oxford Lieder Young Artists
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Quilter, Three Shakespeare Songs Op.6 no. 3: Blow, blow, thou winter wind
Poulenc, Calligrammes
Heggie, Friendly Persuasions
Britten, Winter Words for soprano or tenor and piano, Op.52
Peter Harris, Tenor
Hamish Brown, Piano
Thu 14 Dec at 13:30

92nd Street Y: Classroom, New York City

The Making of West Side Story
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Thu 14 Dec at 14:00

City Halls: Concert Hall, Glasgow

Afternoon Performance: Prokofiev’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’
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Wills, The Island, symphonic poem
Chausson, Poème de l'amour et de la mer, Op.19
Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet
Kathryn Rudge, Mezzo-soprano
Ben Gernon, Conductor
Thu 14 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, Prelude and Fugue in B Minor, BWV544
Bach, Prelude and Fugue in A Major, BWV536
David Titterington, Organ
Thu 14 Dec at 19:00

Westminster Abbey, London

Christmas Concert supported by John Lewis
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Programme to be announced
Choir of Westminster Abbey
Peter Holder, Organ
James O'Donnell, Organ
Thu 14 Dec at 19:30

Royal Festival Hall, London

Carols at Christmas
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Traditional, Sussex Carol
Traditional, I Saw Three Ships
Rutter, Candlelight Carol
Traditional, Joy to the world
Traditional, In the bleak midwinter
TBC, Conductor
Thu 14 Dec at 19:30

National Concert Hall, Dublin

Christmas Gala
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Massenet, Manon (Highlights)
Works by Lehár
Bernstein, On the Town (Highlights)
Bernstein, West Side Story (Highlights)
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Robert Houlihan, Conductor
Fatma Said, Soprano
William Davenport, Tenor
Thu 14 Dec at 19:30

La Maison Symphonique de Montréal, Montreal

Tchaikovsky, Sleeping Beauty: Suite
Shostakovich, Piano Concerto no. 2 in F major, Op.102
Strauss II, Der Zigeunerbaron (The Gypsy Baron): overture
Strauss, Die Libelle (The dragonfly), Op. 204
Strauss II, Im Krapfenwaldl (Cuckoo Polka), Op.336
Humperdinck, Hänsel und Gretel
Christoph Campestrini, Conductor
Serhiy Salov, Piano
Thu 14 Dec at 19:30

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

Tchaikovsky Five
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Herrmann, Film music from Vertigo (Love scene)
Korngold, Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35
Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 5 in E minor, Op.64
John Storgårds, Conductor
Baiba Skride, Violin
Thu 14 Dec at 19:30
Programme to be announced
Alexander Mason, Organ
Lucy Wakeford, Harp
Jeffrey Skidmore, Conductor
Thu 14 Dec at 19:30

Brangwyn Hall, Swansea

Christmas Celebrations
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Pierpont, Jingle Bells
Anderson, Sleigh Ride
Gavin Sutherland, Conductor
Clare Teal
BBC National Chorus of Wales
Thu 14 Dec at 19:30

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Christmas Oratorio
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Bach, Christmas Oratorio (Weihnachtsoratorium), BWV248 (Cantatas 4,5,6)
Charles Daniels, Tenor
Robert Quinney, Conductor
Oxford Choir of New College
Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
Thu 14 Dec at 19:30
Classical Pianist Jeeyoon Kim's Carnegie Hall Debut
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Schumann, Fantasiestücke: Des Abends, Op.12 no.1
Chopin, 3 Waltzes, Op.64 (Number 2)
Chopin, Impromptu Fantasie in C sharp minor, Op.66
Debussy, Estampes: Pagodes
Debussy, Estampes
Beethoven, Other (Sonata in F major, Op. 10, No. 2)
Schumann, Arabeske in C major, Op.18
Brahms, 6 Pieces for piano: Intermezzo in A major, Op.118 no.2
Schubert, Impromptu in A flat major, Op.90 no.4
Schubert, Impromptu in G flat major, Op.90 no.3
Debussy, L'Isle joyeuse, Op.26
Jeeyoon Kim, Piano
Thu 14 Dec at 19:30

Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square, London

Carols for Choir and Audience
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Works by Various
Britten, A Boy was Born, for SATB, Op.3
Traditional, In Dulci Jubilo
Rutter, The Shepherd's Pipe Carol
Poulenc, Quem vidistis pastores
London Concert Choir
Mark Forkgen, Conductor
James Longford, Organ
Thu 14 Dec at 19:30
Handel’s Messiah with Hanover Band
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Works by Handel
The Hanover Band
Hanover Chorus
Erica Eloff, Soprano
Timothy Morgan, Countertenor
Bradley Smith, Tenor
Tristan Hambleton, Bass-baritone
Thu 14 Dec at 20:00

Maison de la radio:Auditorium, Paris

Oratorio de Noël
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Bach, Christmas Oratorio (Weihnachtsoratorium), BWV248
Bach, Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 in G major, BWV1048
Christina Landshamer, Soprano
Ann Hallenberg, Mezzo-soprano
Mauro Peter, Tenor
Andrè Schuen, Baritone
Chœur de Radio France
Edward Caswell, Accordion
Thu 14 Dec at 20:00 and 19:30

Auditorio de Zaragoza, Zaragoza

Orquestra de Cadaqués: Requiem de Mozart
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Pla, Stabat Mater
Mozart, Requiem in D minor, K626
Christina Poulitsi, Soprano
Katarina Bradić, Mezzo-soprano
Steve Davislim, Tenor
Tommi Hakala, Baritone
Amici Musicae
Gianandrea Noseda, Conductor
Orquestra de Cadaqués
Thu 14 Dec at 20:15
Janáček, Violin Sonata
Schubert, Fantasy for violin and piano in C major, D.934
Debussy, Violin Sonata in G minor
Bartók, Violin sonata no. 1, Sz. 75
Leonidas Kavakos, Violin
Yuja Wang, Piano
Thu 14 Dec at 20:30

Auditorio de Galicia, Santiago de Compostela

Real Filharmonía de Galicia
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Moniuszko, Paria: Overture
Mozart, Symphony no. 34 in C, K338
Karłowicz, Symphony in E minor "Rebirth", Op.7
Antoni Wit, Conductor
Real Filharmonía de Galicia
Thu 14 Dec at 20:30

Cathédrale Sainte-Croix des Arméniens, Paris

The Duke's Spectaculars
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Purcell, The Tempest, Z.631
Purcell, The Indian Queen
Purcell, King Arthur
Purcell, The Fairy Queen
Orchestre des Jeunes d'Île-de-France
Christophe Dilys, Conductor
Thu 14 Dec at 20:30

Auditorio Mar de Vigo, Vigo

Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia
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Sibelius, Pohjolan tytär (Pohjola's Daughter), symphonic fantasy for orchestra, Op.49
Schubert, Symphony no. 5 in B flat major, D.485
Tchaikovsky, Symphony no. 4 in F minor, Op.36
Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia
Dima Slobodeniouk, Conductor