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Sofia Coppola's La Traviata opera debut looks good but has little to say

The director’s take on Verdi’s tragic opera has costumes by Valentino and sets by Batman’s production designer … and still it is traditional and cliched

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Menuhin: 100 facts to celebrate his centenary

Friday 22 April is the centenary of Yehudi Menuhin’s birth. His biographer has compiled for us a list of 100 facts about the great musician and his musical legacy.

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Sondra Radvanovsky: 'Singing bel canto means living like a nun'

When Robert Devereux opens this week at the Met, the American soprano will have sung the ‘three queens’ in one season – a feat made famous by Beverly Sills

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Today's top orchestra and conductor? The critics have spoken; here's my list

Riccardo Chailly

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Jonas Kaufmann: ‘I feel like an ambassador’

Jonas Kaufmann: ‘I feel like an ambassador’ | Music | The Guardian

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Ravel: L’Enfant et les Sortilèges; Shéhérazade CD review – a performance of remarkable assurance, beautifully recorded

Conductor Seiji Ozawa.

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Fauré, Strauss: Violin Sonatas CD review – Perlman and Ax on peerless form

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The Freiburg Baroque Orchestra’s Mozart program at Alice Tully Hall was a chance to hear Mozart as performed in the late-18th century.

Eugene Onegin; In C/ Aurora Orchestra – review

‘Sensational’: Michael Fabiano, right, as Lensky with Dmitri Hvorostovsky in Eugene Onegin.

Eugene Onegin; In C/ Aurora Orchestra – review

Nicole Car as Tatyana with Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Onegin at the Royal Opera House.