New from around the world

Click to discover the star-studded line-up for the end of season gala at the Munich Opera Festival 

Stephen Hough plays the music of Federico Mompou at the Oxford Piano Festival

Der Wanderer: an all-Schubert programme from the Delft Chamber Music Festival

New on Bachtrack

Elīna Garanča is one of the soloists in Verdi’s Requiem, conducted by Riccardo Muti

Paavo Järvi conducts the Munich Philharmonic in a favourite symphony – Schumann’s “Rhenish”

Czech a cappella group ExperiPent perform a wide-ranging recital from Monteverdi to Sting! 

Stravinsky in America

Closing our series of anniversary articles marking 50 years since the death of Igor Stravinsky, Roy Westbrook explores the composer’s life in the United States and the music he composed there, from Dumbarton Oaks to the Requiem Canticles

Recommended Opera

Tristan und Isolde
Bayerische Staatsoper
There are two hotly awaited role debuts in Krzysztof Warlikowski’s staging: Jonas Kaufmann and Anja Harteros tackle the doomed lovers for the first time

Twilight: Gods
Lyric Opera of Chicago

A drive-through production conceived by Yuval Sharon is captured for the small screen, with Christine Goerke as fearless valkyrie, Brünnhilde

Das Rheingold
Bayreuth Festival
The gods head to the Golden Motel one last time for a final (digital) outing for Frank Castorf’s Ring cycle, filmed in 2016

Die Walküre
Opera North

Peter Mumford’s brilliant concert production of Die Walküre takes us further in Wagner’s epic tale

Recommended Dance

La Veronal | Festival d’Avignon

Marcos Morau delivers a vibrant ballet, tinged with traditional dance, in which nine dancers carry us away in a mystical momentum

Le Songe
Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo

In his imaginative take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Jean-Christophe Maillot creates a universe in which truth is not always as it seems

Latest reviews

Mischa Maisky wins a battle of the concertos at the Verbier Festival

Martina Franca
Fabio Ceresa directs a staged performance of Haydn’s The Creation

Bard College
Sasha Cooke sings Genièvre in staging of Chausson’s Le Roi Arthus

Photography credits:
Der wendende Punkt © Bayerische Staatsoper, Stephen Hough © Sim Canetty-Clarke, Der Wanderer © Delft Chamber Music Festival, Elīna Garanča © DG, Paavo Järvi © Kaupo Kikkas, ExperiPent © Lukáš Bock;
Igor Stravinsky, TIME Magazine © Public domain;
Das Rheingold © Enrico Nawrath | Bayreuther Festspiele, Tristan und Isolde © Wilfried Hösl | Bayerische Staatsoper, Twilight Gods © Kyle Flubacker | Lyric Opera of Chicago.jpg, Die Walküre © Clive Barda | Opera North;
Sonoma © Christophe Raynaud de Lage | Festival d’Avignon, Le Songe © Alice Blangero;
Mischa Maisky © Lucien Grandjean, La Creazione © Clarissa Lapolla, Sasha Cooke © Maria Baranova

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Mark Pullinger, Elisabeth Schwarz, David and Alison Karlin

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