'Der Zarewitsch' at Dresden Staatsoper
©Kai Uwe Schulte-Bunert

Die Schöne Helena, Komische Oper Berlin/Der Zarewitsch, Staatsoperette Dresden – review

High-octane Offenbach in Berlin, and a profound Lehár in Dresden

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Alan Opie and Jesse Kovarsky in 'The Death of Klinghoffer'
©Ken Howard

The Death of Klinghoffer, Metropolitan Opera, New York – review

Adams’ controversial, problematic opera finally comes to the Met

Jeremy Pelt at Pizza Express Jazz Club
©Roger Thomas

Jeremy Pelt Quartet, Pizza Express Jazz Club, London – review

A terrific, intense performance from the trumpeter and his band

Antonio Pappano
©Chris Christodoulou

London Symphony Orchestra, Barbican, London – review

A Panufnik symphony marked the composer’s centenary

'The Scottsboro Boys' at the Garrick Theatre, London
©Alastair Muir

The Scottsboro Boys, Garrick Theatre, London

A powerful tale of racism – delivered via a minstrel show

The Royal Ballet in the Ashton mixed programme
©Tristram Kenton

Ashton mixed programme, Royal Opera House, London – review

Ashton lived again in this home-grown performance

Laura Elsworthy, David Cromer and David Walmsley in 'Our Town'
©Marc Brenner

Our Town, Almeida Theatre, London – review

Thornton Wilder’s 1938 play needs no props or sets to connect

Leonidas Kavakos and Yuja Wang
©Marco Borggreve

Leonidas Kavakos and Yuja Wang, Barbican, London – review

Violinist and pianist showed immense concentration

'Miracle in the Gorbals'
©Roy Smiljanic

Miracle in the Gorbals, Sadler’s Wells, London – review

A skilled and sincere revival of Robert Helpmann’s 1944 ballet

Carmen Lundy on stage at Pizza Express Jazz Club, London
©Roger Thomas

Carmen Lundy Quartet, Pizza Express Jazz Club, London – review

The singer was a commanding presence