Noah Stewart and Julia Bullock in ‘The Indian Queen’.
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The Indian Queen, Coliseum, London — review

A retelling of Purcell’s semi-opera is badly in need of an edit

Father John Misty on stage at Village Underground
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Father John Misty, Village Underground, London — review

Joshua Tillman’s performance is an extravagant courtship display

John Taylor, left, and Julian Argüelles

John Taylor and Julian Argüelles, 606 Club, London — review

The jazz duo spun supple variations on original themes

Matthew Bourne at the Lintronics Advanced Memorymoog
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Kraftwerk’s ‘Radio-Activity’ revisited

Fans of the German electro pioneers are getting serious with a reinterpretation of a seminal album — and a conference

Scene from 'Shrek'

The Life of a Song: ‘I’m a Believer’

In an age of artistic credibility, The Monkees were unashamedly plastic, the original manufactured boy band

Alexandra Wood of the City of London Sinfonia
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City of London Sinfonia: To and From Buenos Aires, Village Underground, London — review

A tango-themed concert lacked the fiery energy of its inspiration

Adam Granduciel, centre, with The War on Drugs at Brixton Academy
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The War on Drugs, Brixton Academy, London — review

The Philadelphia band created an epic, hypnotic sound

Ivo Pogorelich
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Ivo Pogorelich, Royal Festival Hall, London — review

It was hard to identify the X-factor that made the pianist a star

Anna Siminska as The Queen of the Night in 'Die Zauberflöte'
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Die Zauberflöte, Royal Opera House, London — review

A revival of David McVicar’s handsome-looking production

Michael Mayes and Jennifer Rivera in 'Dead Man Walking'
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Dead Man Walking, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, San Francisco — review

A finely orchestrated opera falters on a lack of complexity

Enemies, A Love Story, Palm Beach Opera — review

A daringly humorous tale of Holocaust survivors in New York City

The Unthanks, Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton — review

The band created moments of intimacy, eeriness and epic grandeur

The Life of a Song: ‘When the Levee Breaks’

Like a fair amount of Led Zeppelin’s material, the song had its origins in the American blues, an old tune of 1929

Pavel Haas Quartet, Wigmore Hall, London — review

The ensemble played with emotion and lyrical beauty

La donna del lago, Metropolitan Opera, New York — review

Joyce DiDonato shines in an otherwise poor production

Chris Potter’s Underground, Ronnie Scott’s, London — review

Every solo from Potter was a balance of skill and musical taste

Strange spirit lives on in Soho

Singer led chief hang-outs where New Romantics came out to play

Jessye Norman, Carnegie Hall, New York — review

The diva delivered hum-along Americana and jazzy, repetitive arrangements to a devout audience

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Festival Hall, London — review

Stratospheric heights were reached but at the cost of tenderness

Festival Présences, Auditorium de Radio France, Paris — review

A neo-romantic style dominated a programme of contemporary pieces