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Jacques Imbrailo (Billy Budd) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

Billy Budd finally drops anchor again at the Royal Opera

By , 23 April 2019
****1
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Kirsten Chambers © Kathy Wittman
Boston

Redemption through recollection: Odyssey Opera’s Die ägyptische Helena

By , 19 April 2019
****1
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Isango Ensemble © The Other Richard
London

A story that deserves to be told: Isango Ensemble's SS Mendi: Dancing the Death Drill

By , 18 April 2019
****1
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Torsten Kerl (Rienzi) © Bettina Stöß
Berlin

Deutsche Oper Berlin revives Philipp Stölzl's production of Rienzi, set in Berlin

By , 18 April 2019
***11
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Louise Alder © Gerard Collett
London

Silence in Court! John Wilson and the OAE return a “not guilty” verdict

By , 18 April 2019
***11
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Yusuf Eyvasov (Don Alvaro) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

La forza dei Cristofori: Loy and Maltman raise hell at Covent Garden

By , 17 April 2019
****1
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Jana Horáková Levicová, Lenka Šmídová, Dušan Růžička, Jiří Sulženko © Patrik Borecký
Prague

Music in motion: Tramvestie in Prague

By , 17 April 2019
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Evgenia Muraveva (Cio-Cio-San) © Luciano Romano
Naples

A sophisticated new Butterfly directed by Ferzan Ozpetek in Naples

By , 16 April 2019
***11
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A Man of Good Hope © Keith Pattison
London

A Man of Good Hope: powerful and politically charged drama in the Linbury

By , 16 April 2019
****1
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Sonya Yoncheva (Desdemona) and Stuart Skelton (Otello) © Lucie Jansch
Baden-Baden

Quiet tragedy: Robert Wilson's Otello explores depths of emotion in Baden-Baden

By , 16 April 2019
****1
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Peter Mattei (Don Giovanni) © Marty Sohl | Met Opera
New York City

A colorless Don Giovanni at the Metropolitan Opera

By , 15 April 2019
***11
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Brenda Rae and Benjamin Hulett © Steve J. Sherman
New York City

“Endless pleasure” in Bicket's Semele at Carnegie Hall

By , 14 April 2019
*****
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Die Meistersinger at the Staatsoper Berlin © Bernd Uhlig
Berlin

Einspringer save the day in a joyous Staatsoper Meistersinger

By , 14 April 2019
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Tatiana Serjan © Tod Rosberg
Amsterdam

An exhilarating Nabucco at the Concertgebouw

By , 13 April 2019
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Lauri Vasar, Goran Jurić, Violeta Urmana, Aida Garifullina (Luisa) und Bogdan Volkov © Ruth and Martin Walz
Berlin

Champagne without the fizz: Tcherniakov's new Betrothal in a Monastery in Berlin

By , 13 April 2019
***11
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Celine Byrne © IMG Artists
Dublin

Thrilling concert performance of Korngold's Die tote Stadt in Dublin

By , 12 April 2019
****1
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Mandy Fredrich © Eellen Schmaus
London

Faust finds salvation thanks to jump-in soprano at the Royal Opera

By , 11 April 2019
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Iván Fischer © Jennifer Taylor
New York City

Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra deliver astonishing Bartók at Carnegie Hall

By , 06 April 2019
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Marie Hamard and Andrew Dickinson © Richard Termine
New York City

An expanded Diary of One Who Disappeared at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

By , 06 April 2019
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Daniel Kirch (Tannhäuser) and Ekaterina Gubanova (Venus) © Monika Rittershaus
Amsterdam

Glorious ensembles in Dutch National Opera’s new Tannhäuser

By , 06 April 2019
***11
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Alžběta Poláčková (Mozart) and Michaela Zajmi (Maid) © Patrik Borecký
Prague

Roasting Mozart in Prague: Nyman and Stucky tributes fall flat

By , 04 April 2019
***11
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Bruno Roy © Darryl Block Photography
Toronto

Kopernikus: an immersive, disorienting and thought-provoking experience in Toronto

By , 04 April 2019
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Riccardo Muti conducts excerpts from Rigoletto © Spring Festival in Tokyo | Satoshi Aoyagi
Tokyo

Drama in Verdi's orchestration: Muti conducts the Tokyo Harusai Festival Orchestra in Rigoletto

By , 04 April 2019
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Alex Otterburn (Squibby) and Natalya Romaniw (Mary Kelly) © Alastair Muir
London

Iain Bell's new opera for ENO, Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel

By , 30 March 2019
***11
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Joyce DiDonato (Sesto) and Elza van den Heever (Vitellia) © Jonathan Tichler | Met Opera
New York City

Splendid ensemble in The Met's revival of La clemenza di Tito

By , 30 March 2019
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Jeremy Carpenter (Don Giovanni) and Vivianne Holmberg (Donna Anna) © Hedda Axelsson
Stockholm

A dark, brutal Don Giovanni in Stockholm

By , 28 March 2019
***11
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Claire Booth (Berenice) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

Berenice at the Linbury: sung à la Handel, acted à la Gilbert and Sullivan

By , 27 March 2019
***11
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A Little Night Music © Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

Dutch Reisopera’s winning A Little Night Music

By , 26 March 2019
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Mick Morris Mehnert and David Butt Philip (Der Zwerg) © Monika Ritterhaus
Berlin

Zemlinsky takes centre stage in Deutsche Oper’s Der Zwerg

By , 24 March 2019
*****
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Celine Byrne (Cio-Cio-San) © Patrick Redmond
Dublin

Superlative Celine Byrne makes INO's Butterfly a memorable experience

By , 24 March 2019
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Helen Sherman (Carmen) and James Egglestone (Don José) © Soda Street Productions
Adelaide

An exciting open air Carmen in Adelaide

By , 23 March 2019
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The Jets © Prudence Upton
Sydney

West Side Story: A Manhattan Juke-Box on Sydney Harbour

By , 23 March 2019
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Jonas Kaufmann (Don Alvaro) and Anna Netrebko (Leonora) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Outrageous fortune: stellar opening night for La forza del destino at Covent Garden

By , 21 March 2019
*****
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King Roger by the Royal Swedish Opera © Sören Vilks
Stockholm

Swedish première of Szymanowski’s King Roger in Stockholm

By , 19 March 2019
***11
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Samantha Quillish (Iolanta) and Shengzhi Ren (Vaudémont) © Robert Workman
London

Emotion and mayhem: a golden double bill from Royal Academy Opera

By , 18 March 2019
****1
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Lena Belkina (Johanna) © Werner Kmetitsch
Vienna

Make feminism, not love: Lotte de Beer’s Die Jungfrau von Orléans at Theater an der Wien

By , 18 March 2019
***11
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Markus Werba and Maria Rey-Joly © Edoardo Piva | Teatro Regio Torino
Turin

The first modern staged performance of Paër’s Agnese in Turin

By , 17 March 2019
***11
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The Tales of Hoffmann at Teatro di San Carlo © Francesco Squeglia
Naples

The Tales of Hoffmann are beautifully told in Naples

By , 17 March 2019
*****
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Ruzan Mantashyan (Mahamaya) and Eric Jurenas (Sir Alexander) © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

Handel in the British Raj: Harry Kupfer returns to Komische Oper with a rarity

By , 16 March 2019
****1
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Marlena Keine (Musetta) © Andris Tone
Riga

Four house debuts in Latvian National Opera's Bohème

By , 16 March 2019
****1
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Daniela Mack (Dorabella), Patrick Carfizzi (Don Alfonso) and Rebecca Farley (Fiordiligi) © Elise Bakketun
Kansas City

The Great War of the Sexes: Così in Kansas City

By , 16 March 2019
***11
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Carlo Vistoli (Orfeo) and Mariangela Sicilia (Euridice) © Fabrizio Sansoni
Rome

A minimalist reading of Orfeo ed Euridice in Rome

By , 15 March 2019
****1
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Thomas Oliemans (Papageno) © Donald Cooper
London

Simon McBurney's Magic Flute makes a joyous return to ENO

By , 14 March 2019
****1
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© Chris Christodoulou
London

Who knew desert islands could be such tuneful fun? Offenbach's Robinson Crusoe at the RCM

By , 13 March 2019
****1
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Laura Wilde (Katya) © James Glossop
Glasgow

A finely sung Katya Kabanova in rust-bucket Russia

By , 12 March 2019
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Corinne Winters (Rachel) and Ray Cornelius Smith (Éléazar) © Opera Ballet Vlaanderen
Antwerp

Mob mentality: a powerful La Juive at Opera Vlaanderen

By , 10 March 2019
****1
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Diana Damrau © A. Bofill
Barcelona

Ambroise Thomas’ lavishly orchestrated Hamlet in concert at the Liceu

By , 10 March 2019
****1
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Madeleine Pierard (Lady Macbeth) © Richard Hubert Smith
London

A potent concoction: Macbeth is ETO's hit of the season

By , 09 March 2019
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Charles Workman (Tammu) © Arno Declair
Berlin

Jörg Widmann's Babylon revised for Staatsoper Berlin premiere

By , 09 March 2019
****1
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Elaine Alvarez (Aida) © Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège
Liège

Under the eye of Horus: a traditional Aida in Liège

By , 09 March 2019
***11
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