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MunichResidenz Gala-Konzert

Residenz Gala-Konzert
Verdi, Mozart, Dvořák
Munich Residenz Solisten

ClevelandRomantic Mozart

Mozart
The Cleveland Orchestra; Harry Bicket; Kiera Duffy

BambergKlavier und Orgel

Franck, Widor, Chopin, Bach, Schumann, Mozart, Liszt
Christian Schmitt; Kristin Merscher

Saffron WaldenA Berlioz Celebration

A Berlioz Celebration
Weber, Berlioz
BBC Symphony Orchestra; Douglas Boyd; Christine Rice; Jessica Dandy; Stuart Jackson; James Newby

AmsterdamSunday morning concert: Ray Chen plays Tartini and Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence

© Julian Hargreaves
Tartini, Tchaikovsky
Amsterdam Sinfonietta; Ray Chen; Candida Thompson

CrawleyRPO Miniatures: Oboe and Cor Anglais

RPO Miniatures: Oboe and Cor Anglais
Beethoven, Mozart
Johnny Roberts; Tim Watts; Patrick Flanaghan; Sulki Yu

NorthamptonThe Colours of Mozart

The Colours of Mozart
Mozart
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Adrian Partington; Katherine Lacy; Ellie Laugharne; Rebecca Afonwy-Jones; Ji Hyun Kim

TorontoCosì fan tutte

Così fan tutte © Michael Cooper
Mozart: Così fan tutte
Bernard Labadie; Atom Egoyan; Canadian Opera Company; Debra Hanson; Kirsten MacKinnon; Emily D'Angelo
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An evening with the Hallé of rhythmical virtuosity

Carlos Miguel Prieto © Benjamin Ealovega

The combined forces of Mexico’s most prominent conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto and the leading Spanish clarinettist Sergio Castelló López lent a slightly new sound to the Hallé. 

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Young Mozart returns to Venice: Il sogno di Scipione

Il sogno di Scipione © Michele Crosera
Three sopranos and three tenors express a catalogue of "affections" in musical numbers full of coloratura and virtuosic effects that are already 100% Mozart despite the young age of the composer.
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SF Ballet's Program 2 is a Kaleidoscope of Vibrant Works

San Francisco Ballet in Balanchine's Divertimento #15 © Erik Tomasson

Artful patterns come to life in San Francisco Ballet’s Program 2, Kaleidoscope, which opened last Tuesday night at the War Memorial Opera House.

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Outstanding singing in COC’s Così fan tutte

Così fan tutte © Michael Cooper
Despite an abundance of incongruous symbols, this Toronto performance was remarkable for its outstanding singing.
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An Afternoon with Nijinsky

Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo in Verbruggen's Faun © Alice Blangero
As well as keeping the musical, choreographic and theatrical treasures of the Ballets Russes alive, En compagnie de Nijinsky reignites the company’s avant garde-ist vision.
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Barbara Hannigan makes NYC conducting debut at Juilliard

Barbara Hannigan conducts the Juilliard Orchestra © Rachel Papo
The celebrated soprano leads the students of the Juilliard in an enjoyable concert that falters on the side of keeping an even keel.
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Conquering Busoni’s Piano Concerto in Cleveland

Garrick Ohlsson © Dario Acosta
This titanic performance of Busoni’s 70-minute concerto was riveting, but exhausting to hear. It was preceded by a sparkling reading of Haydn’s “Military” Symphony.
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Spliced: Mozart, Magdalena and the OAE mix it up

Magdalena Kožená © Oleg Rostovtsev
Mozart's Symphony no. 40 gets the chop, split into four movements interspersed with arias sung by Czech mezzo Magdalena Kožená. 
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