L'Enfance du Christ tonight, tomorrow
Sir Colin Davis continues his Berlioz Odyssey with the large-scale and rarely performed oratorio. It features a superb line-up of singers, headed by Ian Bostridge, Simon Keenlyside and Robert Lloyd.
Barbican Hall, London EC2 (07-638 889) 7.30pm
CBSO, Bamert tonight
Pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin plays Beethoven's mighty "Emperor" Concerto, sandwiched between Mozart's "Haffner" Symphony and Dvorak's high-spirited Eighth Symphony.
Symphony Hall, Birmingham (02-22 3333) 7.30pm
Falstaff today & Wed
Verdi's last opera makes a suitably high-profile work to help relaunch the Royal Opera House. Bryn Terfel plays the old knight; Bernard Haitink conducts Graham Vick's production.
Royal Opera House, London WC2 (07-304 4000) today pm, Wed 7pm
Messiah Mon & Thur
Two to choose from: The Sixteen under Harry Christophers, with soloists including Susan Bickley; or Polyphony, with a cast including Emma Kirkby, Ian Bostridge and Robin Blaze.
Barbican Hall, London EC2 (07-638 889) Mon 7.30pm; St John's Smith Square, London SW (07-222 06) Thur 7.30pm
A Bach Christmas Wed
Philip Pickett directs his New London Consort with excerpts from the Christmas Oratorio.
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London SE (07-960 4242) 7.45pmReuse content