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Magdalena Kožená in L'Enfant et les sortilèges © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 48: Rattle and the LSO play Ravel

By , 18 August 2018
***11
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Mansfield Park © Waterperry Opera Festival
Wheatley

Austen-tastic opera: Mansfield Park, Waterperry Opera Festival

By , 18 August 2018
*****
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The Beggar's Opera © Patrick Berger
Edinburgh

Baroque meets jukebox musical in a wryly topical Beggar’s Opera at EIF

By , 16 August 2018
****1
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Stuart Skelton © Guðmundur Ingólfsson
Perth WA

Tristan und Isolde: a fabulous musical night for Perth

By , 16 August 2018
****1
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Davide Luciano (Figaro) and Aya Wakizono (Rosina) © Studio Amatio Bacciardi
Pesaro

Pier Luigi Pizzi’s Barbiere triumphs in Pesaro

By , 16 August 2018
****1
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Robin Tritschler (Poet) © Bregenzer Festspiele | Anja Köhler
Bregenz

Thomas Larcher's The Hunting Gun receives world première at the Bregenz Festival

By , 15 August 2018
****1
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Adina in Pesaro © Studio Amatio Bacciardi
Pesaro

Adina in Wonderland: Lisette Oropesa shines in Pesaro

By , 15 August 2018
***11
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Juan Diego Flórez (Ricciardo) and Pretty Yende (Zoraide) © Studio Amatio Bacciardi
Pesaro

Ricciardo e Zoraide: Orientalism at the Rossini Opera Festival

By , 14 August 2018
****1
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Kate Lindsey (Nerone) and Sonya Yoncheva (Poppea) © Salzburger Festspiele | Maarten Vanden Abeele
Salzburg

Sacrifice to passion: L’incoronazione di Poppea in Salzburg

By , 12 August 2018
****1
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Mikaela Bennett and Ross Lekites © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 38: Superlative playing from the John Wilson Orchestra in West Side Story

By , 11 August 2018
***11
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Angel Blue (Bess) and Alfred Walker (Porgy) © Philip Newton
Seattle

Seattle Opera's Porgy and Bess is a vocal and dramatic stunner

By , 11 August 2018
****1
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Stacey Alleaume (Fiorilla) and Paolo Bordogna (Selim) © Keith Saunders
Sydney

A giggle a minute: Il turco in Italia in Sydney

By , 10 August 2018
****1
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Evgenia Muraveva (Lisa) and Brandon Jovanovich (Hermann) © Monika Rittershaus
Salzburg

Jansons and the Vienna Phil trump Neuenfels' tame Pique Dame in Salzburg

By , 10 August 2018
***11
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Asmik Grigorian (Salome) © Ruth Walz
Salzburg

On the rocks: Castellucci delivers an ice-cold Salome in Salzburg

By , 09 August 2018
****1
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José Coca Loza (Haly), Cecilia Bartoli (Isabella) and Alessandro Corbelli (Taddeo) © Monika Rittershaus
Salzburg

Camels and comic capers in Algiers: Cecilia Bartoli stars in a frothy Italiana at the Salzburg Festival

By , 08 August 2018
*****
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The cast at curtain call © Ryan Buchanan
Edinburgh

A heroic performance of Siegfried at the Edinburgh International Festival

By , 08 August 2018
****1
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Virginie Verrez (Erika), Emma Bell (Vanessa) © Tristram Kenton
Glyndebourne

Barber's Vanessa at Glyndebourne: repression in a cold climate

By , 05 August 2018
****1
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Guillaume Andrieux (Figaro) © Ryan Buchanan
Edinburgh

Tales from the Stave: Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Edinburgh Festival

By , 05 August 2018
****1
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Christine Lyons (Amenaide) © Steven Pisano
Purchase

Will Crutchfield and his Teatro Nuovo shed new light on bel canto’s beginnings

By , 05 August 2018
****1
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Shane Lowrencev (Hans Sachs) © Bernard Hull
Adelaide

A Meistersinger Act 3 to celebrate a State Opera Wagner anniversary

By , 04 August 2018
****1
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Pigmalion © Bengt Wanselius
Drottningholm

Pigmalion: French Baroque meets modern dance at Drottningholm

By , 31 July 2018
***11
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Raffaella Lupinacci (Romeo) and Leonor Bonilla (Giulietta) © Fabrizio Sansoni
Martina Franca

Vaccai's Giulietta e Romeo resuscitated in Martina Franca

By , 31 July 2018
****1
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Teresa Iervolino (Rinaldo) © Paolo Conserva
Martina Franca

Who are the champions? Rinaldo given a rock makeover in Martina Franca

By , 29 July 2018
***11
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Efim Zavalny (The Demon) © Stephanie Berger
Annandale-on-Hudson

The Demon: Leon Botstein sheds light on another neglected opera at Bard

By , 27 July 2018
***11
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Anna Patalong (Nedda) © James Glossop
Paisley

Pagliacci comes to Paisley’s operatic Big Top

By , 26 July 2018
***11
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Leonardo Capalbo (Rodrigue) and Dorset Opera Chorus © Fritz Curzon
Blandford Forum

Sins of the fathers: Le Cid at Dorset Opera Festival

By , 26 July 2018
****1
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Lauren Michelle (Musetta) and Charles Johnston (Alcindoro) © Fritz Curzon
Blandford Forum

A girl next door: La bohème at Dorset Opera Festival

By , 25 July 2018
****1
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David Portillo (Pasquale) and Elena Sancho Pereg (Eurilla) © Wilfried Hösl
Munich

Reality and fantasy in a new production of Orlando Paladino in Munich

By , 25 July 2018
****1
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Salome Jicia (Violetta Valéry) © Alfredo Tabocchini
Macerata

Svoboda’s “Traviata of the Mirrors” returns to Macerata

By , 22 July 2018
****1
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Alex Esposito (Dulcamara) © Alfredo Tabocchini
Macerata

Michieletto's L'elisir d'amore finds its ideal setting at the Macerata Festival

By , 21 July 2018
*****
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Nathan Keoughan (Pink) and James Eder (The Judge) © Philip Groshong
Cincinnati

Pink Floyd as opera: Another Brick in the Wall receives US première at Cincinnati Opera

By , 21 July 2018
***11
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Emma Novak (Frog) and Eric Owens (Forester) © Karli Cadel
Cooperstown

Eric Owens’ Forester the highlight of Glimmerglass' Cunning Little Vixen

By , 21 July 2018
***11
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Guido Loconsolo (Papageno) and Valentina Mastrangelo (Pamina) © Alfredo Tabocchini
Macerata

Graham Vick's new Magic Flute opens the Macerata Opera Festival

By , 20 July 2018
***11
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Kate Howden (Cendrillon) and Bradley Smith (Prince Ramir) © Bampton Classical Opera
Oxford

Une princesse inconnue: Isouard's Cendrillon from Bampton Classical Opera

By , 20 July 2018
****1
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Karina Gauvin (Merab), Anna Devin (Michal), Iestyn Davies (David) and Allan Clayton (Jonathan) © Bill Cooper
Glyndebourne

Everybody loves David: Handel’s Saul at Glyndebourne

By , 19 July 2018
****1
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Elena Gabouri (Amneris) and Amber Wagner (Aida) © Prudence Upton
Sydney

Digitally Aida’d: A new production at Opera Australia

By , 18 July 2018
****1
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Laurent Naouri © Russell Duncan and Opera Rara | ROH
London

Donizetti's L'Ange de Nisida shines at its belated world première

By , 18 July 2018
****1
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Christina Gansch (Mélisande) and John Chest (Pelléas) © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 5: Glyndebourne's baffling Pélleas et Mélisande arrives at the Proms

By , 17 July 2018
****1
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Jennifer France (Zerbinetta) © Robert Workman
London

Ariadne aus Glasgow: Strauss’ opera gets a few twists at Opera Holland Park

By , 17 July 2018
****1
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Russell Thomas © Fay Fox
Los Angeles

Dudamel serves up Otello at the Hollywood Bowl

By , 15 July 2018
***11
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Riccardo Muti conducting the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino © Silvia Lelli
Ravenna

Riccardo Muti conducts a majestic Macbeth in Ravenna

By , 15 July 2018
*****
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Jonathan Tetelman and Kristine Opolais © Hilary Scott
Lenox

Nelsons sheds light on Puccini's canvas in a concert performance of La bohème at Tanglewood

By , 14 July 2018
****1
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Anne Sophie Duprels (Isabeau) © Ali Wright
London

Mascagni's Isabeau at Opera Holland Park

By , 14 July 2018
*1111
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Ermonela Jaho (Suor Angelica) © Wilfired Hösl
Munich

Kirill Petrenko and a luxury cast grace Il trittico in Munich

By , 14 July 2018
*****
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Saimir Pirgu (The Duke of Mantua) and Nino Surguladze (Maddalena) © Francesco Squeglia
Naples

A solid, dramatic staging for Rigoletto in Naples

By , 14 July 2018
****1
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Laura Aikin (Singer) © Clärchen und Matthias Baus
Berlin

Ti vedo, ti sento, mi perdo: Jürgen Flimm's farewell to the Staatsoper Berlin

By , 13 July 2018
***11
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Clare Presland (Composer) © Matthew Williams-Ellis
Moreton-in-Marsh

A game of two halves: Ariadne auf Naxos at Longborough

By , 13 July 2018
****1
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Pelléas et Mélisande © Monika Rittershaus
Berlin

Pelléas et Mélisande: Kosky's sleep-talking, nightmare at Komische Oper

By , 12 July 2018
*****
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Brian Jagde (Cavaradossi) and Ainhoa Arteta (Tosca) © Luciano Romano
Naples

Tosca finally set in its own time and place at the Teatro San Carlo

By , 12 July 2018
***11
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Clemens Unterreiner (Valentin) © Valtteri Hirvonen
Savonlinna

Satan, sex, blood and redemption: Faust in Finland

By , 11 July 2018
****1
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