Neil Patrick Harris in 'Hedwig & the Angry Inch'
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Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Belasco Theatre, New York

Neil Patrick Harris takes the flamboyant title role

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Joyce DiDonato in 'La Cenerentola'
©Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

La Cenerentola, Metropolitan Opera, New York

Joyce DiDonato sings with casual brilliance in Rossini’s opera

Oxana Kardash as Myrtha in the Stanislavsky Ballet's 'Giselle'
©Oleg Chernous

Giselle, La Sylphide, The Little Mermaid, Stanislavsky Theatre, Moscow

The Stanislavsky Ballet is giving the Bolshoi a run for its money

'Momentum' (2011) by Lorna Simpson

Deutsche Börse Photography Prize

Diverse offerings make this year’s exhibition a must-see

Diana Damrau as Violetta and Francesco Demuro as Alfredo. Photo: Catherine Ashmore

La traviata, Royal Opera House, London

Diana Damrau delivered drama with truly unbuttoned force

Mark Padmore and Camilla Tilling

Johannes-Passion, Easter Festival, Baden-Baden, Germany

Peter Sellars tells the Passion story as a narrative for every age

Antony Sher as Falstaff and Alex Hassell as Prince Hal in ‘Henry IV Part 1’
©Kwame Lestrade

Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

Antony Sher’s excellent Falstaff is at the heart of this revival

The BBC Singers
©Sophie Laslett

CPE Bach’s St John Passion, Cadogan Hall, London

A moving performance of a long-lost piece

‘Mettmann, Autobahn’ (1993)
©Sprüth Magers/DACS

Andreas Gursky: Early Landscapes, Sprüth Magers, London

A chance to look at the influences that formed Gursky

Manon Lescaut

Manon Lescaut, Easter Festival, Festspielhaus, Baden-Baden, Germany

Richard Eyre’s production is a feeble staging of a bad opera