Enrico Pieranunzi

Enrico Pieranunzi Trio: Mediterranean Tales, Vortex Jazz Club, London – review

The pianists’s Italianate vision was atmospherically rendered

Arcadi Volodos
©Ali Schafler

Arcadi Volodos, Royal Festival Hall, London – review

An inspiring recital from the Russian pianist

John Dagleish and George Maguire in 'Sunny Afternoon'
©Kevin Cummins

Sunny Afternoon, Harold Pinter Theatre, London – review

An irresistible jukebox musical telling the story of The Kinks

Nat Ramabulana, centre, in 'A Distant Drum'
©Julien Jourdes

A Distant Drum, Zankel Hall, New York – review

Ralf Schmid’s piece zooms busily between its disparate elements

Abla Lynn Hamza and Alex Richardson in 'Hamlet'
©Lance W. Ozier

Hamlet, Opera Southwest, Journal Theatre, Albuquerque, New Mexico – review

A vibrant revival of Franco Faccio’s opera

Ying Huang performing at the Huang Tzu Anniversary Concert in Beijing

Huang Tzu Anniversary Concert, Forbidden City Concert Hall, Beijing – review

The Chinese composer’s true artistry came through in his songs

Birtwistle and Herrmann premieres, Munich

Two new works brought unexpected highs and lows

Evan Parker with Black Top/John Edwards/ Steve Noble, Vortex Jazz Club, London – review

An incident-packed show from the saxophonist and associates

Michael Esper and Collin Kelly-Sordelet in 'The Last Ship'
©Joan Marcus

The Last Ship, Neil Simon Theatre, New York – review

The Sting musical opens on Broadway with a heavy cargo of plots

Agnieszka Tomaszewska and Dana Beth Miller in 'Verlobung im Traum'
©Falk von Traubenberg

Verlobung im Traum, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Germany – review

A worthy outing for Hans Krása’s rarely-heard opera

Lady Gaga, O2 Arena, London – review

The singer’s new show is ambitious and extravagantly costumed

Simon Keenlyside: Winterreise, Wigmore Hall, London – review

Schubert’s song cycle lacked a satisfying emotional trajectory

quartet-lab, Wigmore Hall, London – review

The four musicians’ experiments yielded memorable results

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

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

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

Adams’ controversial, problematic opera finally comes to the Met

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

A terrific, intense performance from the trumpeter and his band

London Symphony Orchestra, Barbican, London – review

A Panufnik symphony marked the composer’s centenary

Leonidas Kavakos and Yuja Wang, Barbican, London – review

Violinist and pianist showed immense concentration

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

The singer was a commanding presence

Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Paris Opera (Garnier) – review

A disappointing debut production from Zabou Breitman

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