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Critic’s picks for Boston-area classical music

Marco Borggreve


British baritone Thomas Allen directs — and sings the role of Don Alfonso in — Boston Lyric Opera’s new production of the beloved Mozart opera, with a cast that also includes Paul Appleby, Matthew Worth, Caroline Worra, Sandra Piques Eddy, and Phyllis Pancella. David Angus conducts. March 17-24. Shubert Theatre. 617-542-4912,


Richard Egarr (above) returns to lead H&H in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 on a program that also includes Mozart’s Clarinet Concert, with soloist Eric Hoeprich. March 17. Symphony Hall. 617-266-3605,


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On March 17, Back Bay Chorale sings Mozart’s Requiem and a new work by Mohammed Fairouz at Sanders Theatre (617-648-3885,; and Cantata Singers has music by Schumann, Marjorie Merryman, and James MacMillan in Jordan Hall (617-868-5885, www.cantata


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