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CincinnatiStrauss, Bernstein

Strauss R., Bernstein, Korngold
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Juraj Valčuha; Simone Lamsma

KrefeldSinfoniekonzert

Vaughan Williams, Bernstein, Strauss R.
Niederrheinische Sinfoniker; Mihkel Kütson; Elina Vähälä

BernIl trovatore

Verdi: Il trovatore
Jochen Hochstenbach; Markus Bothe; Stadttheater Bern; Kathrin Frosch; Justina Klimczyk

LondonHarp Recital with Sasha Boldachev

Harp Recital with Sasha Boldachev
Chopin, Debussy, Rimsky-Korsakov, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev
Sasha Boldachev, Harp

PragueDvořák, Shostakovich, Elgar

Dvořák, Shostakovich, Elgar
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Tomáš Netopil; Alisa Weilerstein

NottinghamThe Hallé with Karina Canellakis and Viviane Hagner (violin)

© Todd Rosenberg
Mendelssohn, Brahms, Beethoven
The Hallé; Karina Canellakis; Viviane Hagner

SarasotaMidori Honors Bernstein

Rossini, Bernstein, Beethoven
Sarasota Orchestra; Anu Tali; Midori

New York CityKen Noda & Ying Fang

Ken Noda & Ying Fang
Schubert
Ying Fang; Ken Noda
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From Naxos to Carthage: Ancient Classical Tales from Karen Cargill and the Scottish Ensemble

Karen Cargill © Ken Dundas
Mezzo soprano Karen Cargill and the Scottish Ensemble guest-led by Matthew Truscott in a programme of music from Purcell to Stravinsky all inspired by tales from Ancient Greece.
****1
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A gaudy stand-and-sing Semiramide at the Met

Angela Meade (Semiramide) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
Despite a great cast, the Metropolitan Opera's revival of Semiramide bores with tacky costumes and no direction.
**111
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Goerne and Trifonov at the Konzerthaus

Daniil Trifonov © Dario Acosta | Deutsche Grammophon
Despite some fascinating, impressive and often beautiful moments, the consistent refusal to give the audience time to applaud, pause and digest what they had just heard turned the evening into a wash of death songs.
**111
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Salonen revives Wing On Wing... and it flies!

Esa-Pekka Salonen © Clive Barda
Salonen's tribute to Gehry, Yasuhisa Toyota and Deborah Borda seems to come more from his brilliant visual palette than his emotional heart. 
****1
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Faust brings historically-informed Mendelssohn to Cleveland

Isabelle Faust © Felix Broede
Guest conductor Bernard Labadie introduced Henri-Joseph Rigel’s music to Cleveland, as well as leading Mozart’s Symphony no. 40, K550.
***11
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Pagés' Yo Carmen comes to London

© David Ruano
Made in 2014, Yo Carmen was featured in last year’s Edinburgh Festival.  It is a show with a powerful message and one which is occasionally riveting, mostly when Pagés herself is the focus of attention.
***11
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Turin's Salome devoid of lunar magic

Erika Sunnegårdh (Salome) © Rammella & Giannese/Piva | Teatro Regio Torino
With so little of worth happening onstage, this performance requires a unanimously strong set of performances from the main cast.
**111
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Distinctly SF

SFB in Tomasson's On A Theme of Paganini © Erik Tomasson
San Francisco Ballet delivers the distinct and the relevant in a mixed-bill program of choreographic works that includes Ghosts in the Machine.
****1
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