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Bach­track is your guide to the best clas­si­cal music con­certs, opera and dance per­for­mances world­wide. Browse for some of the 12,000 upcom­ing events in our data­base, look for your favourite com­pos­er or per­former or read some of the 200 reviews we write each month across the world.Read more...

Tri Sestri at the Wiener Staatsoper

Tri Sestri at the Wiener Staatsoper

Péter Eötvös’ Tri Ses­tri Receives Rau­cous Pre­miere at the Wiener Staat­sop­er The applause and screams at the pre­miere were rau­cous­ly fre­net­ic – and while the hys­te­ria seemed a bit exag­ger­at­ed, an ener­get­i­cal­ly pos­i­tive recep­tion was com­plete­ly jus­ti­fied. READ MORE

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Bolcolm’s McTeague in Linz

Bolcolm’s McTeague in Linz

Bolcolm’s McTeague enjoys a gild­ed Euro­pean pre­mière in Linz Bolcom’s McTeague, a two-act opera based on the 1899 nov­el McTeague: A Sto­ry of San Fran­cis­co by Frank Nor­ris, is warm­ly received at its Euro­pean pre­mière with the Landthe­ater Linz. READ MORE

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Dreigroschenoper at Theater an der Wien

Dreigroschenoper at Theater an der Wien

A shark with shiny teeth: Dreigroschenop­er at The­ater an der Wien Requir­ing trained opera singers to focus pri­mar­i­ly on act­ing and ask­ing actors to sing in a renowned opera house puts every­one out of their com­fort zone, which is not nec­es­sar­i­ly a bad thing. READ MORE

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Peter Grimes at Theater an der Wien

Peter Grimes at Theater an der Wien

Force­ful Peter Grimes a must-see at The­ater an der Wien Though cer­tain­ly not the most heart­warm­ing of tales this Christ­mas sea­son, this is a pro­duc­tion one shouldn’t miss. READ MORE

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Macbeth at the Vienna Staatsoper

Macbeth at the Vienna Staatsoper

Chris­t­ian Räth’s Mac­beth enjoys a bloody pre­mière at the Vien­na Staat­sop­er Bra­vo to the Haus am Ring for a bloody good night of music, dra­ma and beau­ty – an excel­lent first pre­mière of the sea­son. READ MORE

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Merry Widow: Raimondi at the Volksoper

Merry Widow: Raimondi at the Volksoper

A Qui­et­ly Mer­ry Wid­ow: Ildikó Rai­mon­di at the Volk­sop­er Mar­co Arturo Marelli’s extrav­a­gant art deco pro­duc­tion is one of the most suc­cess­ful pro­duc­tions avail­able at the Volk­sop­er. It’s an appro­pri­ate and light­heart­ed choice to cel­e­brate 25 years of Ildikó Rai­mon­di. READ MORE  

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Hindemith’s Cardillac at the Staatsoper

Hindemith’s Cardillac at the Staatsoper

Sin City meets silent film: Hindemith’s Cardil­lac at the Staat­sop­er Wien Cardil­lac has a spooky, sin­is­ter fas­ci­na­tion that both intrigues and hor­ri­fies and which is quite suc­cess­ful­ly expressed in this strik­ing pro­duc­tion by Sven-Eric Bech­tolf. READ MORE  

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Milhaud’s La mère coupable at TAW

Milhaud’s La mère coupable at TAW

A tan­gled knot: Milhaud’s La mère coupable at The­ater an der Wien I have no objec­tion per se with naked women bathing in blood, mas­tur­bat­ing to cru­ci­fix­es or being fla­gel­lat­ed by priests in con­fes­sion­al booths, but only if it some­how aids under­stand­ing of the sto­ry READ MORE

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