Tanya Tagaq

Tanya Tagaq, Village Underground, London — review

A bracing, abrasive show from the Canadian Inuk throat singer

From left, Franco Vassallo, Marina Rebeka and Ismael Jordi in 'La traviata'
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La traviata, Royal Opera House, London — review

The return of Richard Eyre’s handsome, trusty production

João Fernandes as Claudio
©Alciro Theodoro da Silva

Agrippina, International Handel Festival, Göttingen, Germany — review

This staging of Handel’s salacious opera is constantly engaging

‘Le Rois Arthus’, with Sophie Koch (on sofa) as Guinevere
©Andrea Messana

Le Roi Arthus, Paris Opera (Bastille) — review

A musical triumph is let down by Graham Vick’s staging

Justin Oborn of Electric Wizard
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Electric Wizard, Roundhouse, London — review

The Dorset band channelled the brutal doom-rock of Black Sabbath

Percussionist Tom Hemphill in John Cage’s ‘Renga’
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John Cage Tribute, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco — review

A celebration of the work of the master of musical provocation

Concerto Soave
©Robert Ayache

London Festival of Baroque Music, St John’s, Smith Square, London — review

This year’s festival turns its attention to women composers

© Licensed to London News Pictures. 14/05/2015. London, UK. Eric Clapton performing live at Royal Albert Hall. Photo credit : Richard Isaac/LNP

Eric Clapton, Royal Albert Hall, London

The reassuringly familiar show featured bursts of brilliance. Review by David Cheal

‘A Whiter Shade of Pale’

From Bach to the House of Lords

Blues legend BB King dies at 89

King whipped up crowds to the point of ecstasy; his music a release for hard-working lives

Blues legend BB King dies at 89

Betrayal: A Polyphonic Crime Drama, Village Underground, London — review

Astounding music compensates for an overcomplicated staging

Berlin orchestrates end to autocracy

Philharmonic shows maturity in its reluctance to appoint conductor

Gabrieli Consort and Players, Wigmore Hall, London — review

Purcell’s odes to celebrate Queen Mary’s birthday touched on topics that are still relevant today

La bianca notte, Staatsoper Hamburg — review

Beat Furrer’s mesmerising new opera demands repeated hearing

Berlin Philharmonic in discord over role

World’s most prestigious classical music job remains available

The Pirates of Penzance, Coliseum, London — review

A comfortably English production from Mike Leigh

Mahler, Mozart and Scelsi, Royal Festival Hall, London — review

An evening of contrasts ended with an unflinching performance

New York Philharmonic / Eötvös, Avery Fisher Hall, New York — review

Peter Eötvös’s mini-opera was a discourse in dissonance

The Life of a Song: ‘Without You’

Harry Nilsson turned the delicate song into a power ballad