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Zürich

Neon and cubes in Zurich: a revival of The Barber of Seville

By , 01 October 2017
***11
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Parma

Nothing short of a coup: Stiffelio at the Verdi Festival, Parma

By , 30 September 2017
*****
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London

Billowing silk and blue hair: Phelim McDermott creates an evocative Aida for ENO

By , 28 September 2017
****1
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Leeds

Opera North presents stark contrasts with Cavalleria rusticana and Trial by Jury

By , 27 September 2017
****1
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New York City

Grigòlo stars as Debus leads thrilling Hoffmann at The Met

By , 26 September 2017
****1
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New York City

The Met opens its season with a fine new Norma

By , 25 September 2017
****1
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Vienna

A stellar cast for a Handelian rarity: Ottone at the Theater an der Wien

By , 24 September 2017
***11
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Budapest

Don Giovanni stripped bare in Budapest

By , 24 September 2017
****1
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Zürich

Wretched fates and quirky staging: Eugene Onegin in Zurich

By , 24 September 2017
****1
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Chicago

John Neumeier's Orphée et Eurydice a bold season opener for the Lyric Opera

By , 23 September 2017
****1
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Cardiff

Stark and spellbinding: Mussorgsky's Khovanshchina leads WNO's Russian season

By , 23 September 2017
*****
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Cleveland

Cleveland Orchestra opens 100th season with a stunning Cunning Little Vixen

By , 23 September 2017
*****
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London

Complex Oedipus: Enescu’s ambitious only opera opens the LPO season

By , 23 September 2017
*****
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Birmingham

Porpora's L'Agrippina offers momentary pleasures 300 years on

By , 21 September 2017
**111
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Vienna

Salome in Vienna is big on decibels, but short on detail

By , 21 September 2017
***11
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Stockholm

Asmik Grigorian returns to Stockholm as a moving Manon Lescaut

By , 20 September 2017
****1
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London

Rattle leads the LSO on a thrilling ride into the abyss

By , 19 September 2017
****1
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Auckland

A heartwrenching Káťa Kabanová in Auckland

By , 19 September 2017
*****
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London

Tainted Love: a passionate Hungarian double bill in Hackney

By , 19 September 2017
*****
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Darmstadt

A curiously uninvolving Tosca in Darmstadt

By , 17 September 2017
***11
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Wrocław

La Currentzis di Tito: a Mozartian mishap in Wrocław

By , 17 September 2017
**111
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Amsterdam

Thrilling singing in Simon Boccanegra at the Concertgebouw

By , 16 September 2017
****1
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Philadelphia

Squatters’ rites, sacred sites in We Shall Not Be Moved

By , 16 September 2017
****1
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Leeds

Opera North's Little Greats: jealousy, murder and childhood fantasy

By , 16 September 2017
****1
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Alresford

Grange Festival delivers an engaging Mansfield Park by Jonathan Dove

By , 16 September 2017
****1
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Madrid

Opera seria goes wild: Lucio Silla at the Teatro Real

By , 16 September 2017
****1
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Boston

A rousing rarity in Boston: Odyssey Opera’s The Maid of Orléans

By , 16 September 2017
*****
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Philadelphia

Magicking Flutes – and pink elephants – in the Roaring Twenties in Philadelphia

By , 15 September 2017
****1
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London

Roderick Williams’ charming birdcatcher leads a spirited revival of The Magic Flute at Covent Garden

By , 14 September 2017
****1
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Philadelphia

Murder She Wrote: Elizabeth Cree launch Opera Philadelphia's Fall Festival

By , 14 September 2017
****1
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Geneva

Elena Langer's Figaro Gets a Divorce shines in Geneva

By , 14 September 2017
****1
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Barcelona

Il viaggio a Reims: A simply staged Rossinian rarity in Barcelona

By , 13 September 2017
***11
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San Francisco

Night at the Elektra museum in San Francisco

By , 13 September 2017
****1
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San Francisco

A colorful Turandot opens the San Francisco Opera season

By , 12 September 2017
***11
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Milan

Plácido Domingo returns to La Scala in Handel's Tamerlano

By , 12 September 2017
*****
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London

No moonlight, no magic: Richard Jones directs a vanilla Bohème for the Royal Opera

By , 11 September 2017
***11
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Amsterdam

Solid La forza del destino opens Dutch National Opera season

By , 09 September 2017
***11
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Washington

Graffiti meets Nefertiti: Aida in Washington DC

By , 09 September 2017
****1
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Budapest

Boom or bust: the Hungarian State Opera's new Bánk Bán

By , 09 September 2017
****1
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New York City

Exciting, loud Fanciulla opens NYCO season

By , 06 September 2017
****1
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Milan

Bechtolf applies a touch of magic realism to Hänsel und Gretel at La Scala

By , 06 September 2017
*****
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Bucharest

A blazing Oedipe kicks off Bucharest’s Enescu Festival

By , 02 September 2017
****1
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Darmstadt

The Flying Dutchman: a Romantic ghost story in Darmstadt

By , 02 September 2017
****1
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Perth WA

Enjoyable Manon from Opera Box in Perth

By , 01 September 2017
***11
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Adelaide

What a contrast! Tragedy and comedy in a double bill in Adelaide

By , 31 August 2017
****1
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London

Prom 59: La clemenza di Tito transfers from Glyndebourne to the Proms

By , 28 August 2017
****1
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Stockholm

Rex tremendae majestatis: impressive Stravinsky at the Baltic Sea Festival in Stockholm

By , 21 August 2017
****1
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Cooperstown

Donizetti rarity given American première at Glimmerglass

By , 19 August 2017
****1
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Sydney

The Repairing of Lucretia at Sydney Chamber Opera

By , 19 August 2017
****1
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Cooperstown

Handel's Xerxes comes to Glimmerglass

By , 18 August 2017
***11
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