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Classical music: Fiona Maddocks's 10 best of 2020
The year will be long remembered for recitals to an empty Wigmore Hall, car-park Puccini, Ravel as animation – and one man and his piano…

Fiona Maddocks

26, Dec, 2020 @7:00 PM

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The week in classical: Fidelio; Così fan tutte; Owen Wingrave; Cinderella and more
Opera North’s gripping Beethoven led a week of inventive filmed opera, from Così the gameshow to Cinders out on location

Fiona Maddocks

19, Dec, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Fidelio review – Opera North triumphs with electrifying take on Beethoven's radical opera
Rising above the challenging circumstances, Opera North’s semi-staged Fidelio is gripping and authoritative, with an outstanding cast of soloists

Martin Kettle

14, Dec, 2020 @12:37 PM

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'Keep making, keep moving!' Phoenix Dance Theatre's new boss Dane Hurst
The dancer, who has been announced as the new artistic director of the Leeds-based company, shares his ambitions for the future

Lyndsey Winship

09, Dec, 2020 @9:00 AM

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The Seven Deadly Sins review – Hollywood highs and Depression lows with uncanny resonances
The expressive force of singer Wallis Giunta and dancer Shelley Eva Haden evoked today’s US in a spirited production of Brecht and Weill’s sung ballet

Rian Evans

23, Nov, 2020 @12:46 PM

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Classical highlights for the week ahead: 20-27 November
Despite lockdown, there’s still plenty of new music-making across the UK available to an online audience. Here’s our pick of next week’s live-streamed and pre-recorded concerts

Andrew Clements

20, Nov, 2020 @6:05 PM

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House music: Flora Willson's watching and listening highlights
Our critic enjoys a masterly, socially distanced first night of the Proms, a new series by Opera North made to listen as you walk and a striking Met performance by Lise Davidsen

Flora Willson

31, Aug, 2020 @4:00 PM

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House music: Tim Ashley's watching and listening highlights
This week, our critic cues up Opera North’s podcast, takes in Ryedale’s streaming festival and revisits an archived Proms performance with Riccardo Chailly

Tim Ashley

27, Jul, 2020 @4:00 PM

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House music: Flora Willson's watching and listening picks
This week, Flora Willson watches homemade Britney, La Traviata’s backstage travails, finds in Ethel Smyth the missing link between Tristan and Peter Grimes, and enjoys the aural equivalent of a vigorous massage

Flora Willson

06, Jul, 2020 @4:38 PM

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House music: classical critics' watching and listening picks
Each week our critics tell us about the music they’re listening to at home. Today, Flora Willson moves from the Kanneh-Mason family sofa to an empty Wigmore Hall

Flora Willson

08, Jun, 2020 @4:00 PM

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Opera and classical concerts to watch at home: our critics' picks – week four
Overwhelmed by content to stream? Our critics pick a daily classical highlight to see and hear for free. Today, music to see you through from 13 to 17 April

Andrew Clements,Tim Ashley, Flora Willson and Rian Evans

13, Apr, 2020 @2:50 PM

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Classical music: let the Berlin Phil come to you
With concert halls and opera houses closed, we sample the stay-at-home alternatives from Budapest to Dar es Salaam

Nicholas Kenyon

21, Mar, 2020 @12:00 PM

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