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Thu 21 Dec at 11:00 and 14:00

Symphony Hall, Osaka

Projection Mapping Family Concert Vol.10
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Humperdinck, Hänsel und Gretel
Morricone, The Mission: Gabriel's Oboe
Anderson, A Christmas Festival
Osaka Symphony Orchestra
Kiyotaka Teraoka, Conductor
Takayuki Arai, Saxophone
Dec 13, 15, 17 mat, 19, 21, 23, 27, 29, 31

Opera Vlaanderen, Antwerp, Antwerp

Verdi, Falstaff
Tomáš Netopil, Conductor
Christoph Waltz, Director
David Warren, Set Designer
Judith Holste, Costume Designer
Thomas Johannes Mayer, Sir John Falstaff
Jacquelyn Wagner, Alice Ford
Johannes Martin Kränzle, Ford
Julien Behr, Fenton
Anat Edri, Nannetta
Iris Vermillion, Mistress Quickly
Kai Rüütel, Meg Page
Koor Opera Vlaanderen
Symfonisch Orkest Opera Vlaanderen
Dec 21, 22, 23

Opera Vlaanderen, Ghent, Ghent

Ravel / Debussy
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Mother Goose (Ma mère l'Oye) (Jeroen Verbruggen)
Faun (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui)
Exhibition (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui)
Opera Ballet Vlaanderen
Dec 21 mat, 22 mat

Fraumünster, Zürich

Weihnachtskonzert mit Anne Sofie von Otter
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Handel, Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op.6 No.10, HWV 328
Handel, Theodora, HWV 68: As with rosy steps
Bach, Christmas Oratorio: Schließe mein Herze, BWV 248
Vivaldi, The Four Seasons: Concerto in F minor "L'Inverno (Winter)", RV 297, Op.8 no.4 (Allegro non molto)
Handel, Rinaldo, HWV7: Cara sposa
Vivaldi, The Four Seasons: Concerto in F minor "L'Inverno (Winter)", RV 297, Op.8 no.4 (Largo, Allegro)
Corelli, Concerto grosso in G minor "Christmas Concerto", Op.6 no.8
Jones, A child is born
Berlin, White Christmas
Wells, The Christmas song
Traditional, O Tannenbaum
Anne Sofie von Otter, Mezzo-soprano
Daniel Hope, Conductor
Zurich Chamber Orchestra
Dec 20, 21
Byström, Persuasion
Bruch, Violin Concerto no. 1 in G minor, Op.26
Beethoven, Symphony no. 5 in C minor, Op.67
Karina Canellakis, Conductor
Janine Jansen, Violin
Dec 20, 21, 22

Rudolfinum: Dvořák Hall, Prague

Fišer, Martinů, Strauss
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Fišer, Double for orchestra
Martinů, Double Concerto for two string orchestras, piano and timpani, H 271
Strauss R., Ein Heldenleben (A Hero's Life), Op.40
Ivo Kahánek, Piano
Semyon Bychkov, Conductor
Dec 12, 15, 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 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 21, 22

Teatro Cervantes, Málaga

Handel, Mozart
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Handel, Messiah
Mozart, Arrangement of Handel's Messiah, K572
Isabel Monar, Soprano
Marta Infante, Mezzo-soprano
Enrico Iviglia, Tenor
Thomas Laske, Bass
Coral Carmina Nova
Diego González Ávila, Choirmaster / chorus director
Igor Ijurra Fernández, Director
Dec 16, 17, 19, 21, 22, 23 mat

Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

Spirit of Christmas
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Ian Tracey, Conductor
Jesus Leon, Tenor
John Suchet, Reader
Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir
Simon Emery, Artistic Director
Dec 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30, 2018 Jan 01

Opéra de Lyon, Lyon

La Cenerentola
New production
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Rossini, La Cenerentola (Cinderella)
Opéra de Lyon
Stefano Montanari, Conductor
Stefan Herheim, Director
Daniel Unger, Set Designer
Esther Bialas, Costume Designer
Cyrille Dubois, Don Ramiro
Nikolay Borchev, Dandini, valet to Ramiro
Renato Girolami, Don Magnifico
Clara Meloni, Clorinda
Katherine Aitken, Tisbe
Michèle Losier, Angelina (Cinderella)
Simone Alberghini, Alidoro
Choeurs de l'Opéra de Lyon
Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon
Dec 21, 22

Gran Teatro de Córdoba, Córdoba

Orquesta de Córdoba
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Françaix, L'Horloge de Flore, for oboe and orchestra
Manen, Concerto for oboe and orchestra
Schubert, Symphony no. 3 in D major, D.200
Orquesta de Córdoba
Cristina Gómez Godoy, Oboe
Winner of the conducting competition, Conductor
Dec 15, 17 mat, 19, 21, 23, 27, 29, 31, 2018 Jan 02, 04, 06

L'Opéra des Nations, Geneva

Der Zigeunerbaron (The Gypsy Baron)
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Strauss II, Der Zigeunerbaron (The Gypsy Baron) (Nouvelle production)
Stefan Blunier, Conductor
Alan Woodbridge, Conductor
Christian Räth, Director
Leslie Travers, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Jean Pierre Furlan, Sándor Barinkay
Christophoros Stamboglis, Kálmán Zsupán
Mélody Louledjian, Arsena
Jeannette Fischer, Mirabella
Loïc Felix, Ottokar
Marie-Ange Todorovitch, Czipra
Eleonore Marguerre, Saffi
Grand Théâtre Opera Chorus
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Dec 21, 22

Palacio Euskalduna, Bilbao

Concierto de Navidad
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Haydn, Symphony no. 94 in G major "Surprise"
Mendelssohn, Von Himmel hoch, choral cantata
Pärt, Fratres
Bach, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme - Cantata, BWV140
Naroa Intxausti, Soprano
José Antonio López, Baritone
Sociedad Coral de Bilbao
Enrique Azurza, Choirmaster / chorus director
Johannes Debus, Conductor
Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa
Dec 21, 22, 23, 24 mat, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31 mat

Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse

The Nutcracker
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The Nutcracker (Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Kader Belarbi)
Ballet du Capitole
Koen Kessels, Conductor
Antoine Fontaine, Set Designer
Philippe Guillotel, Costume Designer
Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse
Maîtrise du Capitole
Dec 13, 16 mat, eve, 17 mat, 21, 22 mat, eve, 23 mat, eve, 24 mat, 25 mat, 26 mat, eve, 28 mat, eve, 30 mat, eve, 31 mat, eve

Erkel Színház (Erkel Theatre), Budapest

The Nutcracker
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The Nutcracker (Tamás Solymosi, Wayne Eagling)
Hungarian National Ballet
Kálmán Szennai, Conductor
Imre Kollár, Conductor
András Déri, Conductor
Péter Halász, Conductor
Dec 13, 21, 30, 2018 Jan 07, 12, 20, 28, Feb 02
Bellini, Norma
Giancarlo Andretta, Conductor
Stéphane Braunschweig, Director, Set Designer
Thibault Vancraenenbroeck, Costume Designer
Katarina Karnéus, Norma
Ida Falk Winland, Adalgisa
Tomas Lind, Pollione
Karin Hammarlund, Clotilde
Daniel Ralphsson, Flavio
Anders Lorentzson, Oroveso
Göteborg Opera Orchestra
Dec 21, 2018 Mar 08

Vidmarhallen 1, Bern

Laboratoire Suisse de la Danse
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Tanzcompagnie Konzert Theater Bern
Linda Magnifico, Director
Isabelle Bischof, Dramaturgy
Dec 12, 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 16, 21, 22, 27, 29, 31 mat, eve, 2018 Jan 07, 13, Feb 20, 21 mat, Mar 03, 11, 16, Apr 01, 29

Komische Oper Berlin, Berlin

Anatevka (Fiddler on the Roof)
New Production
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Bock, Fiddler on the Roof
Koen Schoots, Conductor
Barrie Kosky, Director
Rufus Didwiszus, Set Designer
Max Hopp, Tevye
Dagmar Manzel, Golde
Talya Lieberman, Tzeitel
Alma Sadé, Hodel
Maria Fiselier, Chava
Johannes Dunz, Motel Kamzoil
Jens Larsen, Lazar Wolf
Barbara Spitz, Yente
Jan-Frank Süße, Mordcha
Peter Renz, Rabbi
Denis Milo, Mendel
Chor der Komischen Oper Berlin
Dec 21, 27, 29, 2018 Jan 06, 14, 16, Feb 15, 17

Stadttheater, Bern

Anna Karenina
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Hubay, Anna Karenina
Stadttheater Bern
Jochen Hochstenbach, Conductor
Adriana Altaras, Director
Christoph Schubiger, Set Designer
Nina Lepilina, Costume Designer
Magdalena Anna Hofmann, Anna Karenina
Lilian Farahani, Kitty
Jinsook Lee, Dolly
Franka Friebel, Fürstin Schtscherbatzky
Ulrike Schneider, Matrone
Zurab Zurabishvili, Graf Wronsky
Cloete Andries, Lewin
Nazariy Sadivskyy, Leutnant Jaschwin
Todd Boyce, Stefan Oblonsky
Iyad Dwaier, Oberleutnant Machotin, Fürst Serpukowsky
Samuel Thompson, Wladimir
Young Kwon, Graf Karenin
David Parkin, Fürst Schtscherbatzky
Chor des Stadttheaters Bern
Bern Symphony Orchestra
Dec 12 mat, 21 mat

Opernhaus, Leipzig

Hänsel und Gretel
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Humperdinck, Hänsel und Gretel
Ulf Schirmer, Conductor
Birgit Eckenweber, Director
Alexander J Mudlagk, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Jürgen Kurth, Peter / Father
Kathrin Göring, Gertrude / Mother
Sandra Janke, Hänsel
Magdalena Hinterdobler, Gretel
Dan Karlström, Witch
Mirjam Neururer, Dew Fairy, Sandman
Kinderchor der Oper Leipzig
Jugendchor der Oper Leipzig
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Dec 20, eve, 21, eve

Berwaldhallen, Stockholm

Christmas Concert
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Swedish Radio Choir
Adolf Frederiks Musikklasser
Cathrine Winnes, Conductor
Dec 20, 21

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian: Main Auditorium, Lisbon

Musicals and Christmas around the world
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Bernstein, Other (Songs)
Lloyd Webber, Other (Songs)
Loewe, Other (Songs)
Silvestri, Other (Songs)
Rutter, Other (Songs)
Blake, Other (Songs)
Shaw, Other (Songs)
Bennett, Other (Songs)
Gulbenkian Orchestra Lisbon
Gulbenkian Choir
Jorge Matta, Conductor
Sofia Escobar, Voice
Dec 13, 16, 19, 21, 26 mat, 29
Puccini, La bohème
Andrea Battistoni, Conductor
Benedict Andrews, Director
Johannes Schütz, Set Designer
Victoria Behr, Costume Designer
Sergey Romanovsky, Rodolfo
Eleonora Buratto, Mimì
Mattia Olivieri, Marcello
Olga Kulchynska, Musetta
Thomas Oliemans, Schaunard
Gianluca Buratto, Colline
Matteo Peirone, Benoît, Alcindoro
Morschi Franz, Parpignol
Astrid van den Akker, Revival Director
Nieuw Amsterdams Kinderkoor
Chorus of Dutch National Opera
Residentie Orkest
Dec 12, 13, 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 21, 26, 30, 2018 Jan 07 mat, 12

Opernhaus, Zürich

La fanciulla del West
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Puccini, La fanciulla del West
Marco Armiliato, Conductor
Barrie Kosky, Director
Rufus Didwiszus, Set Designer
Klaus Bruns, Costume Designer
Catherine Naglestad, Minnie
Brandon Jovanovich, Dick Johnson
Scott Hendricks, Jack Rance
Jamez McCorkle, Nick
Pavel Daniluk, Ashby
Cody Quattlebaum, Jim Larkens
Omer Kobiljak, The Pony Express Rider
Donald Thomson, Billy Jackrabbit
Cheyne Davidson, Sonora
Karina Demurova, Wowkle
Yuriy Tsiple, Jake Wallace
Jonathan Abernethy, Trin
Valeriy Murga, Sid
Thobela Ntshanyana, Harry
Dmytro Kalmuchyn, Happy
Philharmonia Zürich
Zurich Opera Chorus
Dec 20, 21, 22, 23, eve

Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona

Anna Karenina
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Anna Karenina (Boris Eifman)
Boris Eifman Ballet, Director
Conrad van Alphen, Conductor
Zinovy Margolin, Set Designer
Vyacheslav Okunev, Costume Designer
Orquestra Simfònica del Gran Teatre del Liceu
Dec 13, 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 15, 21, 28
Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
Nicholas Carter, Conductor
Götz Friedrich, Director
Herbert Wernicke, Set Designer, Costume Designer
Davide Luciano, Count Almaviva
Thomas Lehman, Count Almaviva
Federica Lombardi, Countess Almaviva
Seth Carico, Figaro
Alexandra Hutton, Susanna
Irene Roberts, Cherubino
Stephen Bronk, Doctor Bartolo
Ronnita Miller, Marcellina
Gideon Poppe, Don Curzio
Burkhard Ulrich, Don Basilio
Andrew Harris, Antonio
Marrero Meechot, Barbarina
Berlin Deutsche Opera Orchestra
Berlin Deutsche Opera Chorus
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
Thu 21 Dec at 12:15
Suntory Hall Organ Promenade Concert
Thu 21 Dec at 13:30

Cadogan Hall, London

Peter and the Wolf and Father Christmas
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Kids event
Thu 21 Dec at 18:30

Barbican Hall, London

Half Six Fix: Wonderful Town
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Bernstein, Wonderful Town (concert version)
Sir Simon Rattle, Conductor
Danielle de Niese, Eileen
Nathan Gunn, Bob Baker
Duncan Rock, Wreck
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey, Choirmaster / chorus director
Thu 21 Dec at 19:00
European Christmas in Riga

Spīķeri Concert Hall, Riga

Perpetuum Ritmico
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Works by Vivaldi
Works by Pachelbel
Works by Lang
Works by Pētersone
Works by Nīmanis
Works by Pousson
Guntars Freibergs, Percussion
Perpetuum Ritmico
Thu 21 Dec at 19:30

Auditorio Nacional de Música, Madrid

Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid: Concierto 4
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Beethoven, Symphony no. 9 in D minor "Choral", Op.125
Orfeón Pamplonés
Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid
Igor Ijurra Fernández, Choirmaster / chorus director
Juanjo Mena, Conductor
Thu 21 Dec at 19:30

NDR Großer Sendesaal, Hannover

Cameron Carpenter
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Cameron Carpenter, Organ
Thu 21 Dec at 19:30

Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment: Christmas Oratorio
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Bach, Christmas Oratorio (Weihnachtsoratorium)
Cambridge Choir of Trinity College
Stephen Layton, Conductor
Anna Dennis, Soprano
Helen Charlston, Mezzo-soprano
Gwilym Bowen, Tenor
Laurence Williams, Baritone
Thu 21 Dec at 19:30

Caird Hall, Dundee

RSNO Christmas Concert
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Blake, The Snowman
Christopher Bell, Conductor
RSNO Chorus
RSNO Junior Chorus
Thu 21 Dec at 19:30

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

The Hallé - A Swingin' Christmas
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Berlin, White Christmas
Anderson, Sleigh Ride
Coots, Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
Pierpont, Jingle Bells
Marks, Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer
Stanley, Hal, Other (Stanley/Taylor/Brooks)
Styne, Let It Snow!
Pola, It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Regney, Do You Hear What I Hear?
Roderick Dunk, Conductor
Gary Williams, Voice
The Hallé Youth Training Choir
Thu 21 Dec at 19:30
Bach, Clavier-Übung III, German Organ Mass
Bach, Selection of Chorales
David Titterington, Organ
Siglo de Oro
Patrick Allies, Conductor
Thu 21 Dec at 19:30

Konzerthaus: Großer Saal, Vienna

Weihnachtskonzert
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Bach, Christmas Oratorio (Weihnachtsoratorium), BWV248 (Kantaten I - III)
Philippe Jordan, Conductor
Julia Kleiter, Soprano
Wiebke Lehmkuhl, Contralto
Werner Güra, Tenor
Andrè Schuen, Baritone
Wiener Singakademie
Heinz Ferlesch, Conductor
Thu 21 Dec at 20:00

Baluarte, Palacio de Congresos y Auditorio de Navarra, Pamplona

El Mesías, concierto participativo
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Handel, Messiah
Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli, Soprano
Delphine Galou, Contralto
Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani, Tenor
Luca Tittoto, Baritone
Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra
Fabio Biondi, Conductor
Thu 21 Dec at 20:00

Tonhalle: Mendelssohn Saal, Düsseldorf

Ein Wintermärchen
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Kammerakademie Potsdam
Christoph Israel, Künstlerische Leitung
Thomas Quasthoff, Baritone
Thu 21 Dec at 20:15
Introduction to Schumann's Piano Quintet (in Dutch)
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Schumann, Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op.44
Bert Natter, Speaker
Heath Quartet
Hannes Minnaar, Piano
Thu 21 Dec at 20:30
Galuppi, Concerto a quattro no. 1 in G minor
Albinoni, Sinfonia a quattro in F major
Platti, Trio Sonata in G minor, D-WD 692
Vivaldi, Cello Concerto in D minor, RV 405
Vivaldi, Trio Sonata in G minor, RV85
Vivaldi, Concerto for strings in G minor, RV 156
Soloists from Accademia Bizantina
Ottavio Dantone, Harpsichord
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 13, 14 mat, eve, 15 mat, eve, 16 mat, eve, 17 mat, eve, 19 mat, eve, 20 mat, eve, 21 mat, eve, 22 mat, eve, 23 mat, eve, 24 mat, eve, 26 mat, eve, 27 mat, eve, 28 mat, eve, 29 mat, 30 mat, eve

War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco

San Francisco Ballet: The Nutcracker
The Nutcracker (Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Helgi Tomasson)
San Francisco Ballet
Dec 15, 16 mat, eve, 17 mat, 21, 22, 23 mat, eve, 24 mat

UC Berkeley, Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley

Mark Morris Dance Group: The Hard Nut
The Hard Nut (Mark Morris)
Dec 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23

Teatro de la Zarzuela, Madrid

Ballet Nacional de España: Electra
Electra (Antonio Ruz)
Ballet Nacional de España
Antonio Najarro, Conductor
Antonio Ruz, Director
Paco Azorín, Set Designer
Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid
Manuel Coves, Conductor