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Stockholm

Iréne Theorin triumphs as Elektra in Stockholm

By , 10 January 2018
****1
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London

The Beauty is the Beast: Malin Byström sings a chilling Salome

By , 08 January 2018
****1
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New York City

Alagna shines as murky Cav and exciting Pag reappear at The Met

By , 08 January 2018
****1
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London

Elena Zilio leads the verismo thrills as Cav & Pag return to the Royal Opera

By , 06 January 2018
****1
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Manchester

A sinister Bluebeard's Castle from the NYOGB

By , 05 January 2018
*****
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Zürich

Play on the Parisian profile: Offenbach’s La Vie parisienne

By , 03 January 2018
***11
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New York City

Beautiful singing, realistic staging for the Met’s new Tosca

By , 03 January 2018
****1
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Mannheim

“Auf nach Mahagonny" in Mannheim!

By , 30 December 2017
****1
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Kassel

The show must go on: Lucio Silla in Kassel

By , 29 December 2017
**111
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Schwetzingen

More Porpora operas, please (just not this one!): Mitridate at Schloss Schwetzingen

By , 28 December 2017
***11
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Stuttgart

In Konwitschny's modern Medea, monsters are made by men

By , 27 December 2017
****1
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Düsseldorf

Stars and Léhar's score shine in The Count of Luxembourg at Deutsche Oper am Rhein

By , 25 December 2017
***11
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Hannover

Ingo Kerkhof's production of Salome stripped bare in Hannover

By , 22 December 2017
***11
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Hannover

West Side Story visually vibrant but musically mediocre in Hannover

By , 21 December 2017
***11
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Hamburg

Guy Joosten’s La bohème a feast for voyeurs in Hamburg

By , 19 December 2017
***11
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Stuttgart

Rousseau and a boxing ring: Ariodante in Stuttgart

By , 17 December 2017
***11
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Vienna

Hagen: Part 1 of a “Second Generation” Ring at the Theater an der Wien

By , 17 December 2017
***11
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Amsterdam

A magical Golden Cockerel at the Concertgebouw

By , 16 December 2017
****1
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New York City

The Met's Merry Widow fails to convince

By , 16 December 2017
***11
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London

Big city alienation and love in the LSO's Bernstein 100 season

By , 16 December 2017
****1
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London

Dimitri Platanias stands out in a mixed Covent Garden Rigoletto

By , 14 December 2017
***11
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Rome

Dark humour: Michieletto and Gatti provide an adventurous La Damnation de Faust

By , 14 December 2017
****1
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Vienna

Putting frippery before Freud: Sven-Eric Bechtolf’s Arabella at the Wiener Staatsoper

By , 14 December 2017
***11
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Berlin

A heavy crown: austere Monteverdi at the Staatsoper

By , 13 December 2017
***11
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Paris

Lully's Alceste a great success in Versailles

By , 10 December 2017
****1
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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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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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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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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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New York City

A mighty second cast for Met’s Norma revival

By , 05 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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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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Paris

Cavalli's Erismena charms in Versailles

By , 02 December 2017
***11
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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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Bamberg

Hrůša conducts a flawed Don Giovanni in Bamberg

By , 01 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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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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