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Every day the WildKat team scan the newspapers and blogs online to bring you a digested list of the day’s classical music.

The Guardian

Manchester and the Hallé orchestra

The Hallé orchestra has been the pride of the city – and the Manchester Guardian – for over 150 years.

The Independent

Xerxes, Britten Theatre, London The Fairy Queen, Britten Theatre, London Takács Quartet, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.

English Touring Opera’s dazzling romance, set during the Second World War, is sexy and stylish.

The Times

The Queen of Spades at the Grand, Leeds

Halloween has come early to leds, and not just because the bakers are already arranging plastic spiders over their sticky buns…

The Times

Duke Bluebeard’s Castle at Symphony Hall, Birmingham

To stage or not to stage; that is the question. And each rendition of Bartók’s action-light opera Duke Bluebeard’s Castle offers its own answer..

The Times

The Barber of Seville at Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Rossini’s quick-fire comedy of frustrated lovers plotting to thwart an overly attentive guardian with the help of Seville’s polymath barber zings from the stage in this revival of Thomas Allen’s 2007 Scottish Opera production, directed, once more, by the moonlighting baritone.

Gramophone Online

Milos, Iestyn Davies, Christophe Rousset, and the Specialist Classical Chart

Welcome to the latest edition of the Gramophone Podcast, presented by Gramophone editor-in-chief James Jolly.

(Written on October 24, 2011 )

The Telegraph has published the Autumn Opera Agenda, take a look and see if there is anything you might be interested in.

September 15th- In Penal Colony

Philip Glass sets Kafka’s study of the psychology of cruelty to music. Royal Opera House, until Sept 18 (020 7304 4000), then tours.

September 18th- Faust

Gounod’s old warhorse trotted out in ENO’s strongly cast new production, conducted by Edward Gardner. English National Opera, London Coliseum, until Oct 16 (0871 911 0200).

October 2nd- The Turn of the Screw

Britten’s brilliant version of Henry James’s bottomlessly sinister ghost story. Opera North, The Grand Theatre, Leeds, until Oct 21 (0844 848 2706), then tours.

October 9th- Promised End

Alexander Goehr’s new opera is a small-scale adaptation of King Lear. Royal Opera House, London, until Oct 16 (020 7304 4000), then tours.

October 16th- The Merry Widow

Lehar’s evergreen operetta in a production with Stephanie Corley as Hanna Glawari. Grand Theatre, Leeds, until Oct 22, then Dec 19 and 22 (0844 848 2706), then tours.

October 26th- Roméo et Julliette

Nino Machaidze and Piotr Beczala play the star-cross’d lovers in this revival of Gounod’s tragedy. Royal Opera House, London, until Nov 17 (020 7304 4000).

October 29th- Marriage of Figaro

New production of Mozart’s comedy, directed by Sir Thomas Allen. Begins Theatre Royal, Glasgow, until Dec 4 (0844 871 7627), then tours.

November 18th- Adriana Lecouvreur

Two of opera’s most glamorous figures, Angela Gheorhgiu and Jonas Kaufmann, play the lovers in Cilea’s melodrama. Royal Opera House, London, until Dec 10 (020 7304 4000).

November 20th- A Dog’s Heart

Complicite’s Simon McBurney directs this surreal operatic adaptation of a short story by Bulgakov. London Coliseum, until Dec 4 (0871 911 0200).

(Written on September 6, 2010 )