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BaltimoreBeethoven Ninth

Esmail, Beethoven
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop; Wordsmith

North BethesdaBeethoven Ninth

Esmail, Beethoven
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop; Wordsmith

AndermattThe Spirit Of Harlem

The Spirit Of Harlem
Ellington, Waller, Gillespie, Monk, Porter, Prima
Orchestra Senzaspine; Maximilian Fane; Dominick Farinacci; Keyon Harrold; Patrick Bartley, Jr.; Christian Tamburr

MunichDie Zauberflöte

© Wilfried Hösl
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Antonello Manacorda; August Everding; Bavarian State Opera; Jürgen Rose; Martin Mitterrutzner; Elsa Benoit

AmsterdamIngo Metzmacher & Tabea Zimmermann

© Markus Werner
Bach, Höller, Zimmermann
Radio Filharmonisch Orkest; Ingo Metzmacher; Tabea Zimmermann; Georg Nigl; Thomas Thieme

PragueAn Orchestra Rehearsal

Franck, Prokofiev, Dvořák
Czech Philharmonic; Petr Altrichter; Marek Eben; Alice Nellis

BonnDie FledermausNew production

Strauss II: Die Fledermaus
Daniel Johannes Mayr; Aron Stiehl; Theater Bonn; Timo Dentler; Okarina Peter; Johannes Mertes; Anna Princeva
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Pure melody and riotous entertainment: ENO's Paul Bunyan

Elgan Llŷr Thomas (Johnny Inkslinger) © Lloyd Winters
The American Dream hits Ally Pally in a vivacious performance of Britten's eclectic operetta, headlined by an ENO chorus who knock it out of the park.
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A miraculous Ariadne auf Naxos in Dresden

Krassimira Stoyanova (Ariadne) and Stephen Gould (Bacchus) © Ludwig Olah
Christian Thielemann led a memorable performance of Strauss's chamber opera Ariadne auf Naxos with a strong cast in a new straightforward production by David Hermann.
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Fingerlos and El Mouissi perform Schumann’s Dichterliebe at Lucerne

Sascha El Mouissi and Rafael Fingerlos © Lucerne Festival | Peter Fischli
The gifted baritone Rafael Fingerlos lit up Lucerne’s Lukaskirche with Dichterliebe, the song cycle of 16 poems by Heinrich Heine.
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A thrilling Gurrelieder from the Philharmonia

Esa-Pekka Salonen and Camilla Tilling © Camilla Greenwell | Philharmonia Orchestra
This was a superbly assured performance in which Esa-Pekka Salonen marshalled his forces with a clear-sighted vision to carve out an account brimming with intensity, energy and commitment.
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Spectacular Gurrelieder revived at Dutch National Opera

Burkhard Fritz (Waldemar) © DNO 2018
An exemplary cast, an opulent orchestra and unforgettable images in Arnold Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder.
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Savonlinna's Die Entführung aus dem Serail

Jyrki Korhonen (Osmin) and Tuomas Katajala (Belmonte) © Soila Puurtinen, Itä-savo
The opening production of the 2017 Savonlinna Opera Festival had an optimistic message, strongly delivered by a cast led by the exceptional Konstanze of Hulkar Sabirova.
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Opera inside out: Ariadne auf Naxos

Karine Babajanyan (Ariadne) © Florian Merdes
A well-sung revival of a witty and supremely theatrical production of Strauss’ operatic exposé.
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