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ZurichKrabbelkonzert: Der kleine Igel verirrt sich im Schnee

Renata Blum; Musicians from the Zurich Chamber Orchestra

ReykjavíkThe Adventure of the Magic Flute

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Iceland Symphony Orchestra; Kornilios Michailidis; Hildur Hafstad; Sveinn Dúa Hjörleifsson; Jóhann Kristinsson; Harpa Ósk Björnsdóttir

BambergCarnival Concert: The Carnival of the Animals

Bamberger Symphoniker
Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals
Members of the Bamberg Symphony; Erwin Grosche

AmsterdamMaarten Engeltjes & PRJCT Amsterdam: Pergolesi’s Stabat mater

Vivaldi, Pergolesi
PRJCT Amsterdam; Josef Žák; Roberta Mameli

SingaporeVCHpresents Intimate Moments: The Tales of Yu Jing

Jing Yu; Jin Ta; Heyang Zhang; Musicians from the SSO

BarcelonaEl amor brujo de Falla

Gerhard, Holmès, Granados, García Lorca, de Falla
Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès; Xavier Puig; Joana Jiménez; Belén Cabanes; Jordi Brau

New York CityCurtis at 92NY

Cuong, Poulenc, Penderecki, DiBerardino, Stravinsky
John de Lancie; David Shifrin; Soovin Kim; Musicians from the Curtis Institute of Music
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Flash Flood: Australian Chamber Orchestra at the Barbican

Jennifer Peedom's 75-minute documentary about rivers suffers from a greyscale narration and greyscale musical elements. 
***11
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Riotous nonsense and royal nuptials: Lalla-Roukh at Wexford

Orpha Phelan has fun staging Félicien David’s opéra comique, moving the action from Kashmir and Samarkand to Leila O’Rourke’s Tea Emporium.
****1
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Waxing lyrical: rare Offenbach proves a hit

A human waxwork, a lottery win and circus buffoonery combine in a long-neglected Offenbach operetta, given a fizzing performance by the forces of Opera Rara and the London Philharmonic.
****1
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Opera Philadelphia returns to Broad Street in an awkward homecoming

Unstaged performances of Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex and George Walker's Lilacs highlighted musical inadequacies and deprived audiences of the creative productions they've come to expect from this company.
**111
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Devilish downpour cannot dampen The Soldier's Tale at the EIF

Rarely has so distinguished a group been assembled to give this work live; it would have shone as a highlight even in a normal year of visiting foreign ensembles and performers.
*****
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Ravenna Festival: Dante’s menagerie comes to vivid, vocal life

They crept, slithered, swooped and buzzed in a compelling evening of virtuosic contemporary music
****1
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Satan in Manchester: Stravinsky from Elder, the Hallé... and friends

This interpretation by co-directors Annabel Arden and Femi Elufowoju Jr was intelligently conceived and brilliantly executed.
*****
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