Alcina today, Mon & Thur
Handel's magical and long-popular late opera is conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras, with a fine set of soloists including Joan Rodgers and Janis Kelly sharing duties as the enchantress.
Coliseum, London WC2 (07-632 8300) 6.30pm (today), 7pm (Mon & Thur)
Benvenuto Cellini tomorrow & Wed
The first of the LSO's Berlioz cycle, under the world-renowned Berlioz conductor Sir Colin Davies, brings three concert performances of the early opera Benvenuto Cellini (third performance next Saturday).
Barbican Hall, London EC2 (07-638 889) 7pm
Falstaff Mon & Thur
Verdi's opera makes a suitably high-profile work to help relaunch the Royal Opera House. Bryn Terfel plays the old knight, while Bernard Haitink conducts Graham Vick's production.
Royal Opera House, London (07-304 4000) 7pm
Sir Simon Rattle rounds off the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment's Beethoven symphony cycle with the "Choral" Symphony.
Royal Festival Hall, London SE (07-960 4242) 7.30pm
Louis Andriessen 60th Birthday Concert Fri
Martyn Brabbins conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and New London Children's Choir in two major works by the Dutch Modernist.
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