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New music, Beethoven commemorations, and world-class soloists at the forefront of classical music converge at the Barbican
New works, a Beethoven commemoration, and a Lisztian tour de force at the piano head up the 10-month season
Tried and Tested
A young woman is trapped in a hopeless marriage, but her husband's departure opens up new possibilities .... A star team stages a new production of Janáček's opera
In the Know
The conductor on working in a foreign language, the Royal Opera family, and getting children into classical music
Indestructible but endlessly revealing, Verdi's colossal work is packed with drama
Edward Gardner conducts a new production of Wagner's masterpiece, with set designs by Anish Kapoor