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The week in classical: Siemens Hallé international conductors competition; LSO/ Hannigan; Turandot – review
A trio of young conductors vie for a job with the Hallé; Barbara Hannigan takes Mahler at his word; and Antonio Pappano makes a thriller of Puccini’s final opera

Fiona Maddocks

18, Mar, 2023 @12:30 PM

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Olivier awards 2023: complete list of nominations
My Neighbour Totoro leads the way with nine nominations at this year’s awards – see who else is in the running

Guardian Stage

28, Feb, 2023 @3:12 PM

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The week in classical: Rusalka; The Rhinegold
Royal Opera’s new staging of Dvořák’s watery Rusalka finds fresh resonsances, while the ENO’s updated Ring cycle is really starting to shine

Fiona Maddocks

25, Feb, 2023 @12:30 PM

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Rusalka, Royal Opera House review – junk-filled staging brings magic and a sombre message
Ann Yee and Natalie Abrahami’s thoughtful and effective new production shapes Dvorák’s opera into a tale of mankind versus nature. A first-rate cast is matched by Semyon Bychkov in the pit

Erica Jeal

22, Feb, 2023 @12:51 PM

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The week in classical: Strand international piano series; The Barber of Seville; Konstantin Krimmel & Ammiel Bushakevitz – review
Murray McLachlan kicks off a new piano series in style; the Royal Opera’s latest Rossini revival delights. Plus, a lunchtime recital to stop you in your tracks

Stephen Pritchard

11, Feb, 2023 @12:30 PM

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The week in classical: Tannhäuser; Isata Kanneh-Mason & Maxwell Quartet; Gesualdo Six: Secret Byrd
Majestic Lise Davidsen and Gerald Finley carry the Royal Opera’s illness-hit Wagner revival; Isata Kanneh-Mason and co shine; and in the shadows with William Byrd

Fiona Maddocks

04, Feb, 2023 @12:30 PM

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The Barber of Seville review – Payare’s perky Rossini makes this revival fizz
With rising newcomers such as Aigul Akhmetshina and veterans such as Bryn Terfel, this is an irresistible performance conducted with verve by Rafael Payare, in his ROH debut

Clive Paget

03, Feb, 2023 @11:51 AM

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Tannhäuser review – Lise Davidsen gleams though Albery’s Wagner misfires again
Tim Albery’s second revival only fitfully illuminates the opera’s complexities, but the singing and acting are superb

Tim Ashley

30, Jan, 2023 @12:31 PM

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BP sponsorship of Royal Opera House ends after 33 years
Move leaves British Museum and Science Museum isolated as arts institutions with fossil fuel sponsors

Esther Addley

25, Jan, 2023 @1:36 PM

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British opera singer creates work to reveal humanity of enslaved ancestors
Insurrection: A Work in Progress by Peter Brathwaite will highlight folk traditions as a form of resistance

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

25, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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The Sleeping Beauty review – a vintage production rises and shines
It’s unapologetically retro, and there’s no story, but the Royal Ballet’s latest revival of Petipa’s intricate masterpiece casts its spell

Sarah Crompton

22, Jan, 2023 @9:00 AM

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The week in classical: Least Like the Other; Elena Urioste and Tom Poster
The sad fate of Rosemary Kennedy is strikingly told by Irish National Opera. Plus, the female French composer we should all know about…

Fiona Maddocks

21, Jan, 2023 @12:30 PM

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