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Molly Barker (Zita) and Quentin Hayes (Gianni Schicchi) in Gianni Schicchi © Robert Workman
Manchester

Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi in Manchester double bill

By , 09 December 2018
****1
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Bryn Terfel (Sweeney Todd) and Barry Banks (Pirelli) © Monika Rittershaus
Zürich

Sweeney Todd: Zurich ventures into a bloody musical

By , 09 December 2018
***11
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Sir Thomas Allen with the Inquisition © Mark Allan
London

Missing too many bullseyes: Bernstein's Candide semi-staged by the LSO

By , 08 December 2018
***11
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Ildar Abdrazakov (Attila) © Teatro alla Scala | Brescia e Amisano
Milan

She came, she saw, she conquered: Saoia Hernández wins La Scala hearts in a conservative Attila

By , 07 December 2018
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La traviata © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Met welcomes Nézet-Séguin with a new Traviata

By , 04 December 2018
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Edward Tracz (Actéon) © Bruce Zinger
Paris

A celebration of French Baroque opera-ballet: Actéon and Pigmalion at Versailles

By , 02 December 2018
***11
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Quirijn de Lang (Lt Audebert), Richard Burkhard (Lt Horstmayer) and Timothy Nelson (Lt Gordon) © Tristram Kenton
Leeds

The futility of war: Opera North gives Kevin Puts’ Silent Night its UK première

By , 30 November 2018
*****
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Julien Van Mellaerts (The Travelling Companion) and David Horton (John) © Robert Knights
London

“God save us all from goblins”: a rare outing for Stanford's Travelling Companion

By , 30 November 2018
****1
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Gaëlle Arquez (Carmen) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Royal Opera Carmen: slicker, but still a mountain to climb

By , 30 November 2018
***11
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Vivica Genaux (Mandane) and David Hansen (Arbace) © Brett Boardman
Sydney

Hasse's Artaserse receives its Australian première

By , 29 November 2018
*****
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Antoinette Halloran (Hanna Glawari) © Darren Williams
Adelaide

An effervescent Merry Widow from State Opera in Adelaide

By , 29 November 2018
****1
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Ivana Rusko (Ellen Orford) and Marco Jentzsch (Peter Grimes) © Bernd Uhlig
Cologne

An emotionally distant Peter Grimes at Oper Köln

By , 28 November 2018
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Karl-Magnus Fredriksson (Rigoletto) © Markus Gårder
Stockholm

A static Rigoletto at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm

By , 28 November 2018
***11
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Natalya Romaniw (Mimì) © Robert Workman
London

A house debut to savour: Natalya Romaniw soars in revival of ENO's Bohème

By , 26 November 2018
****1
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Plácido Domingo (Gianni Schicchi) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Trittico's 100th anniversary and Domingo's 50th celebrated at The Met

By , 26 November 2018
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Anna Bonitatibus (Enrico) © Gianfranco Rota
Bergamo

A metatheatrical take on Donizetti's Enrico di Borgogna in Bergamo

By , 25 November 2018
*****
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Reinoud Van Mechelen (Hippolyte), Anna Prohaska (Aricie), Staatsopernchor © Karl and Monika Forster
Berlin

Too many mirrors spoil the Staatsoper Berlin's Hippolyte et Aricie

By , 25 November 2018
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Allan Clayton (Candide) © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

Voltaire à la Kosky: a magical Candide at Komische Oper

By , 24 November 2018
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Imelda Drumm (Amneris), Manfred Hemm (Ramfis), Graeme Danby (King) and Gwyn Hughes Jones (Radamès) © Pat Redmond
Dublin

In Dublin, an Aida that successfully strips away the Egyptian iconography

By , 24 November 2018
*****
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Jessica Pratt (Elisabetta) © Gianfranco Rota
Bergamo

The first, forgotten Tudor Queen: Il castello di Kenilworth in Bergamo

By , 24 November 2018
***11
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Anush Hovhannisyan (Violetta) © Jane Hobson (2017 for Scottish Opera)
Southampton

McVicar's Traviata is still darkly impressive

By , 23 November 2018
***11
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Vittoria Yeo (Lady Macbeth) and Luca Salsi (Macbeth) © Michele Crosera
Venice

A psychological Macbeth from Michieletto and Chung at La Fenice

By , 23 November 2018
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Arsen Soghomonyan, Ermonela Jaho and the LPO © Russell Duncan
London

Drama in concert: Elder and the LPO in Puccini's Le Willis

By , 21 November 2018
***11
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Golda Schultz (Clara) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

It's a Wonderful Life: a new holiday tradition for the opera world

By , 20 November 2018
*****
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Madama Butterfly © Markus Gårder (September 2018)
Stockholm

Asmik Grigorian an extraordinary Butterfly in Stockholm

By , 20 November 2018
****1
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Gábor Bretz © Rosellina Garbo
Palermo

Inevitable solitude in the Ricci/Forte's new diptych at the Teatro Massimo

By , 18 November 2018
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Marina Prudenskaya (Witch) © T+T/Tanja Dorendorf
Zürich

Mom’s a hooker, Santa’s the witch: Hansel and Gretel reloaded in Zurich

By , 18 November 2018
***11
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Michael Kupfer-Radecky (Hans Sachs) © Jeff Busby
Melbourne

Master masons: Holten’s Meistersinger comes to Melbourne

By , 17 November 2018
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Susan Graham (Witch) © Cory Weaver
Los Angeles

Susan Graham stars in LA Opera's charming Humperdinck revival

By , 17 November 2018
****1
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Pretty Yende (Leïla) and Javier Camarena (Nadir) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Pearl Fishers: a lackluster evening at The Met

By , 17 November 2018
***11
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Roderick Williams and David Butt Philip © Richard Hubert Smith
London

Inspiration eludes Kramer in Britten's War Requiem at English National Opera

By , 16 November 2018
***11
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Carlos Álvarez (Boccanegra) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

Political intrigues at the Royal Opera as Simon Boccanegra returns

By , 15 November 2018
****1
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Leigh Melrose (Clov) and Frode Olsen (Hamm) © Ruth Walz | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Beckett at La Scala: world première of Kurtág's Fin de partie

By , 15 November 2018
****1
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Matthieu Lécroart (Raoul) © Leikny Havik Skjærseth
Trondheim

Finding Rossini’s French roots in Scandinavia: Grétry’s Raoul Barbe-bleue in Trondheim

By , 15 November 2018
****1
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Lina Dambrauskaite (Semele) © Robert Workman
London

By Jove! A terrific Semele at the Royal Academy of Music

By , 14 November 2018
****1
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Christian Van Horn (Mefistofele_ © Karen Almond | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Devil takes all in The Met's Mefistofele

By , 12 November 2018
***11
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Georgia Jarman © Adam Janisch
Berlin

Written on Skin: A modern operatic classic makes Berlin debut

By , 12 November 2018
****1
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Oliver Arno (Petruchio), ensemble © Thilo Beu
Bonn

A superbly entertaining Kiss Me, Kate at the Theater Bonn

By , 10 November 2018
****1
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Ashley Riches and Louise Alder © BBC | Jamie Simonds
London

The Silver Tassie makes a triumphant return

By , 10 November 2018
*****
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Il barbiere di Siviglia at Dutch National Opera © Marco Borggreve | DNO 2018
Amsterdam

“Let them eat cake!” A revolutionary Barbiere at Dutch National Opera

By , 10 November 2018
****1
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Andrei Bondarenko (Guglielmo), Ruzan Mantashyan (Fiordiligi) and Francesco Guglielmino (“Sempronio”) © Monika Rittershaus
Zürich

Sensuality and solidarity in Serebrennikov's new Così fan tutte in Zurich

By , 08 November 2018
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Le villi © Paul Sirochman
Philadelphia

Superb AVA Puccini double bill in Philadelphia

By , 08 November 2018
*****
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Yosep Kang (Rodolfo) and Maija Kovalevska (Mimì) © Jeff Busby
Melbourne

Life on the precipice: Opera Australia revives its Berlin Bohème

By , 07 November 2018
***11
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Phillip Rhodes (Scarpia) and Kari Postma (Tosca) © Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

A dystopian police state for Reisopera's new Tosca

By , 06 November 2018
***11
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Matthew Rose © Lena Kern
London

A stylish Rake's Progress from Jurowski and the LPO

By , 03 November 2018
****1
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Le nozze di Figaro © Yasuko Kageyama | Opera di Roma
Rome

An elephant in the room: Graham Vick's new Figaro opens in Rome

By , 03 November 2018
***11
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Marily Santoro (Norma) © Antonio Sollazzo
Reggio Calabria

A convincing Norma at the Teatro Francesco Cilea, Reggio Calabria

By , 02 November 2018
***11
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Erika Gál (The Queen of Sheba) © Attila Nagy | Hungarian State Opera
New York City

Goldmark's The Queen of Sheba a rare Hungarian delight in New York

By , 02 November 2018
***11
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András Palerdi (Bluebeard) and Ildikó Komlósi (Judith) © Attila Nagy | Hungarian State Opera
New York City

Idiomatic Bluebeard's Castle from the Hungarians in New York

By , 01 November 2018
****1
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Levente Molnár (Bánk bán) and István Rácz (Tiborc) © Attila Nagy
New York City

A worthy rarity: Erkel’s Bánk bán has its belated American première

By , 30 October 2018
****1
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