Rebecca Franks is reviews editor of BBC Music Magazine.
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Andris Nelsons conducted an impactful performance of this pacifist masterpiece
The Spanish conductor talks about his experience as the late Claudio Abbado's assistant
Sir John Eliot Gardiner's choir turns to 'English polyphony in dangerous times'
JS Bach, Piazzolla and chatty introductions made for a heartwarming concert
Cape Town Opera's production is vivid and energetic, says Rebecca Franks
Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann are on thrilling form in Puccini's early opera, says Rebecca Franks
Welsh National Opera's latest horror-story double-bill was a mixed success, says Rebecca Franks
Baritone Roderick Williams takes on the fiendish vocal part in this modern masterpiece
The bass-baritone shines a light on rare songs