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The Rake's Progress

Welsh National Opera opens its 50th anniversary season with a new staging of Stravinsky's sizzling neo-Mozartian morality directed by Matthew (Troilus & Cresida) Warchus, conducted by Mark (NOW) Wigglesworth and starring Bryn ("I won't sing in Wales again unless they build the Cardiff Opera House") Terfel as Nick Shadow.

7.15pm tomorrow, New Theatre, Cardiff (01222 878889)

Ilya Musin

He entered the St Petersburg Conservatoire in 1919 and has never left; he's taught virtually every major Russian maestro, from Rudolf Barshai to Valery Gergiev, plus a new young generation of Western conductors, including our own Martyn Brabbins and Sian Edwards. And now, at the age of 92, he's finally making his British debut, in a programme of Mozart, Prokofiev and Rimsky-Korsakov with the RPO.

7.30pm tomorrow, Barbican, London EC1 (0171-638 8891)

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