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Berlin

A heavy crown: austere Monteverdi at the Staatsoper

By , 13 December 2017
***11
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Zürich

Simplicity the key to Ted Huffman's new Madama Butterfly in Zurich

By , 10 December 2017
****1
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Paris

Lully's Alceste a great success in Versailles

By , 10 December 2017
****1
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Naples

La fanciulla del West walks wistfully into the Naples sunset

By , 09 December 2017
****1
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Vienna

Constantin Trinks’ cut and paste Siegfried is far from idyllic at the Theater an der Wien

By , 09 December 2017
**111
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New York City

Met's revival of Figaro as relevant today as ever

By , 09 December 2017
****1
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Budapest

Garbage bins and shopping trolleys: a disappointing new Hänsel und Gretel in Budapest

By , 09 December 2017
***11
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Adelaide

A Mimì to die for: La bohème in Adelaide

By , 08 December 2017
****1
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Berlin

Sweet nothings: a disappointing new Hänsel und Gretel at the Staatsoper Berlin

By , 08 December 2017
**111
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Milan

Andrea Chénier in Milan: tradition triumphs at La Scala's season opener

By , 07 December 2017
***11
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Vienna

Willy Decker's stylish production enhances vocally strong Lulu in Vienna

By , 06 December 2017
****1
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Vienna

Uwe Eric Laufenberg’s Elektra a disappointment in Vienna

By , 05 December 2017
***11
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New York City

A mighty second cast for Met’s Norma revival

By , 05 December 2017
****1
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Vienna

Dreams and reality: a brilliant Daphne in Vienna

By , 04 December 2017
****1
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Zürich

Bodies inside a box: a colourless Fidelio in Zurich

By , 03 December 2017
***11
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Berlin

Tradition proclaimed with an exclamation point: Fiddler on the Roof returns to the Komische Oper

By , 03 December 2017
*****
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Glasgow

Madness, magic and spiritual mayhem: The Fiery Angel from Scottish Opera and RCS

By , 03 December 2017
****1
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San Francisco

A Turandot to remember in San Francisco

By , 03 December 2017
****1
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London

Evil under the sun: Hymel triumphs in Cav and Pag at Covent Garden

By , 02 December 2017
*****
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Barcelona

Tristan und Isolde: an abstract tryst by moonlight at the Liceu

By , 02 December 2017
****1
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Paris

Cavalli's Erismena charms in Versailles

By , 02 December 2017
***11
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Amsterdam

Dutch National Opera revives a musically gorgeous La bohème

By , 01 December 2017
****1
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Bamberg

Hrůša conducts a flawed Don Giovanni in Bamberg

By , 01 December 2017
***11
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Sydney

L'incoronazione di Poppea: cynical production, glorious music from Pinchgut Opera

By , 30 November 2017
****1
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Stockholm

A British Cinderella in Stockholm

By , 29 November 2017
**111
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London

Woodland Tales: The Cunning Little Vixen at the Royal College of Music

By , 27 November 2017
***11
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Bergamo

Il borgomastro di Saardam: Donizetti's opera buffa revived in Bergamo

By , 26 November 2017
****1
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Berlin

A wing and a prayer: the Deutsche Oper's Le Prophète

By , 26 November 2017
****1
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Oslo

Into the abyss: a harrowing Wozzeck in Oslo

By , 25 November 2017
*****
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San Francisco

The dark side of the gold: John Adams' Girls of the Golden West gets its world première in San Francisco

By , 21 November 2017
****1
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Paris

Baroque pyrotechnics: Handel's Serse dazzles at Versailles

By , 19 November 2017
*****
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London

Joyce DiDonato leads the vocal pyrotechnics in a dazzling Semiramide at the Royal Opera

By , 19 November 2017
****1
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Los Angeles

Nabucco goes to Hollywood, courtesy of Thaddeus Strassberger and LA Opera

By , 19 November 2017
****1
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London

Muhly's Marnie fails to find the drama of Winston Graham's novel

By , 18 November 2017
***11
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Paris

Stéphanie d'Oustrac shines as Sesto in Willy Decker's Paris Clemenza

By , 18 November 2017
***11
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London

Devilishly good fun at OperaGlass Works' The Rake's Progress

By , 17 November 2017
****1
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Tokyo

Heart and soul: Irina Lungu sings Traviata in Tokyo

By , 16 November 2017
****1
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Munich

Die schweigsame Frau: a commedia del Kosky staging in Munich

By , 15 November 2017
***11
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Turin

Falstaff in Turin: elegant, but with little mass

By , 15 November 2017
***11
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New York City

Ailyn Pérez stands out in a mixed performance of Massenet's Thaïs at The Met

By , 15 November 2017
***11
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Amsterdam

Death in Florence: Zemlinsky and Puccini explore related themes at Dutch National Opera

By , 14 November 2017
****1
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Milan

The memory of Baroque: Sciarrino's Ti vedo, ti sento, mi perdo at La Scala

By , 14 November 2017
****1
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Berlin

Rousing musical success in imaginative Tannhäuser at Deutsche Oper Berlin

By , 11 November 2017
****1
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Los Angeles

Clockwork precision and sparkle in Dutoit's all-Ravel program in Los Angeles

By , 10 November 2017
****1
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Boston

Attend The Tale of Burke and Hare: a world première at Boston Lyric Opera

By , 08 November 2017
****1
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New York City

Weak leads sink beautiful Met Butterfly

By , 06 November 2017
***11
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Munich

A searing Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk in Munich

By , 05 November 2017
****1
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Zürich

Brecht and Weill’s Mahagonny in Zurich: a tale of excess and depravity

By , 05 November 2017
***11
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Chicago

David Pountney's riveting Walküre opens at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 05 November 2017
****1
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London

Tragedy undermined: Peter Brook's La Tragédie de Carmen at Wilton's Music Hall

By , 04 November 2017
**111
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