Classical Music: CLASSICALCHOICE

OPERA & CONCERTS

OPENING THIS WEEK

RINALDO

Barbican, EC2 (0171 638 8891) Mon & Wed

The event of the week, the month and maybe the whole year if Cecilia Bartoli is on form for her London operatic debut.

JAN GARBAREK/ HILLIARD ENSEMBLE

Albert Hall, SW7 (0171 589 8212) Tues

Cult synthesis of old and new.

HUDDERSFIELD CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FESTIVAL

Huddersfield (01484 430528) Wed to 28 Nov

The festival opens with a new production of John Adams's dramatic song-sequence I Was Looking At The Ceiling And Then I Saw The Sky.

CECILIA BARTOLI

Birmingham Symphony Hall (0121 212 3333) Fri

Currently the hottest property on the female vocal market.

ST CECILIATIDE FESTIVAL

Stationers' Hall, EC1 (01327 361380) Sat to 28 Nov

Chic livery hall event. MW

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