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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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Madama Butterfly © Markus Gårder (September 2018)
Stockholm

Asmik Grigorian an extraordinary Butterfly in Stockholm

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

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

By , 18 November 2018
****1
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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
***11
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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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Christoph Späth (Scarecrow), Tom Erik Lie (Tin Man), Alma Sadé and Carsten Sabrowski (Lion) © Jaro Suffner
Berlin

Berlin becomes the Emerald City as The Wizard of Oz arrives at Komische Oper

By , 28 October 2018
****1
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Andrea Carè (Radamès) and Maria Katzarava (Aida) © Markus Gårder
Stockholm

Cavanagh's undercooked Aida returns to the Royal Swedish Opera with a new cast

By , 27 October 2018
**111
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Maxim Emelyanychev © Jean-Baptiste Millot
London

A Serse like no other from Maxim Emelyanychev and Il pomo d'oro

By , 26 October 2018
*****
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Andreas Schager © Národní divadlo
Prague

Less than fascinating: Wagner-lite in Prague

By , 26 October 2018
***11
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Philippe Jaroussky, Davóne Tines and Nora Kimball-Mentzos © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Echoes in the comfort zone: Saariaho's Only the Sound Remains at the Teatro Real

By , 26 October 2018
***11
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Sarah Tynan (Lucia) © John Snelling
London

English National Opera revives Lucia di Lammermoor in chilling style

By , 25 October 2018
****1
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Isabel Leonard (Marnie) and Iestyn Davies (Terry) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Superb production and cast can't make The Met's Marnie live

By , 22 October 2018
***11
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Nicholas Mogg (Aeneas), Alison Manifold and Sky Ingram (Dido) © Richard Hubert Smith
Durham

Dido and Aeneas rescue a disappointing Baroque triple bill from ETO

By , 22 October 2018
**111
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Alex Esposito (Assur) and Jessica Pratt (Semiramide) © Michele Crosera
Venice

A regal, integral version of Semiramide in Venice

By , 21 October 2018
*****
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Alessandro Luciano (Pisani) and Ekaterina Bakanova (Violetta) © Clive Barda
Wexford

Sublime music compensates for a weak libretto: Wexford revives Mercadante's Il bravo

By , 21 October 2018
****1
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Venera Gimadieva (Violetta) © Scott Suchman
Washington

Venera Gimadieva leads a moving Traviata in DC

By , 21 October 2018
****1
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Craig Irvin (Dan Packard) and Susannah Billar (Kitty Packard) © Clive Barda
Wexford

William Bolcom's Dinner at Eight served up at Wexford Festival Opera

By , 20 October 2018
***11
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Hanna-Elisabeth Müller (Sandrina) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

La finta giardiniera: Mozart’s early masterpiece charms at La Scala

By , 20 October 2018
****1
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Sean Panikkar (Gandhi) © Cory Weaver
Los Angeles

Strange and stirring Satyagraha at LA Opera

By , 20 October 2018
****1
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Rosa Feola (Lucia) © Sandra Then
Basel

“Quench the evil flame by blood”: A striking Lucia di Lammermoor in Basel

By , 19 October 2018
****1
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Leon Kim (Uin-Scî) and Joo Won Kang (Cim-Fen) in L'oracolo © Clive Barda
Wexford

Bloody and marvellous: Wexford Festival Opera opens with a double bill by Leoni and Giordano

By , 19 October 2018
****1
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Collegium Musicum Choir © Robert Workman
London

Bach up close and personal: English Touring Opera's St Matthew Passion

By , 18 October 2018
***11
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Lina Johnson (Gilda) © Julie Howden
Glasgow

A dark, unflinching Rigoletto from Scottish Opera

By , 18 October 2018
****1
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