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Washington

Musically resplendent Don Carlo in Washington

By , 03 March 2018
****1
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Adelaide

To sing or not to sing: Brett Dean's Hamlet in Adelaide

By , 02 March 2018
****1
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London

Brooding Tabarro and a humdinger of a Gianni Schicchi from ETO

By , 02 March 2018
****1
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Cologne

An effectively unsettling The Emperor of Atlantis at Oper Köln

By , 02 March 2018
***11
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London

Hot ice and strange snow: an unseasonal return for Carsen’s bed-hopping Dream

By , 01 March 2018
****1
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Budapest

A journey to the Indies: an excellent Les Indes galantes at Müpa Budapest

By , 27 February 2018
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Naples

Raindrops are falling in Lorenzo Amato's Traviata in Naples

By , 27 February 2018
***11
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Stockholm

Great debut for Christina Nilsson as Aida in Stockholm

By , 26 February 2018
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London

Disappointing Dialogues des Carmélites at Guildhall School

By , 26 February 2018
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New York City

Ermonela Jaho lives the part of Butterfly at the Met

By , 26 February 2018
*****
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Zürich

Enlightenment through compassion: Claus Guth's stellar Parsifal in Zurich

By , 25 February 2018
*****
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San Francisco

West Edge Opera’s Snapshots of the future

By , 25 February 2018
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Milan

Mourning becomes Orpheus: Gluck at La Scala

By , 24 February 2018
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Glasgow

Dove’s Flight: Witty and poignant tale of airport life at Scottish Opera

By , 24 February 2018
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London

Damp squibs prevent ETO's Rossini: Fireworks! from taking off

By , 22 February 2018
***11
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Cardiff

A thrilling Don Giovanni at Welsh National Opera

By , 22 February 2018
****1
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New York City

The Met's Bohème: As if it were new

By , 21 February 2018
*****
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Leeds

Funny blends with sinister: witty Don Giovanni revival at Opera North

By , 21 February 2018
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Sydney

What’s up (with) Kosky’s Nose?

By , 21 February 2018
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Chicago

Questions remained unanswered in a Così fan tutte revival in Chicago

By , 21 February 2018
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London

Crime, punishment, forgiveness, redemption: Dead Man Walking finally reaches London

By , 20 February 2018
*****
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New York City

A gaudy stand-and-sing Semiramide at the Met

By , 19 February 2018
**111
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Cambridge

“Rising up triumphant!”: Odyssey Opera’s Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher

By , 17 February 2018
****1
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Berlin

Periwigs and a plane tree: Baroque bawdiness at Komische Oper Berlin

By , 17 February 2018
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Philadelphia

Sex, angels and cannibalism: Written on Skin at Opera Philadelphia

By , 16 February 2018
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Turin

Turin's Salome devoid of lunar magic

By , 15 February 2018
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London

Kosky's Carmen fails to light fires at Covent Garden

By , 14 February 2018
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Madrid

A marble and a star: a vivid Street Scene at the Teatro Real

By , 14 February 2018
***11
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London

A colourful, exuberant riot: Iolanthe at English National Opera

By , 13 February 2018
****1
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Berlin

Modified rapture: Tcherniakov's new Tristan und Isolde at the Staatsoper Berlin

By , 11 February 2018
***11
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Amsterdam

Traetta's Antigona a forceful Baroque drama in Amsterdam

By , 10 February 2018
***11
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Budapest

Senza sangue the ideal partner to Bluebeard’s Castle in sensational Hungarian double bill

By , 10 February 2018
*****
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Chicago

Victorian murder mystery: Elizabeth Cree at Chicago Opera Theater

By , 10 February 2018
****1
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Lyon

Respighi rarity a riotous romp at Opéra de Lyon

By , 09 February 2018
***11
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Cardiff

An uncomplicated, thrilling Tosca from WNO

By , 09 February 2018
****1
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Milan

Myung-whun Chung's Simon Boccanegra is worth a watch at La Scala

By , 08 February 2018
***11
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London

A persistent meditative state: Glass' Satyagraha at English National Opera

By , 07 February 2018
***11
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Amsterdam

The Rake’s Progress in the here and now at Dutch National Opera

By , 06 February 2018
****1
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New York City

Suffering, transcendence, redemption: The Met's Parsifal is a long trip, well worth it

By , 05 February 2018
*****
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Dresden

Götterdämmerung splutters to a tepid conclusion in Dresden

By , 04 February 2018
***11
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Copenhagen

The other Lulu: a Danish rarity in Copenhagen

By , 04 February 2018
***11
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Zürich

Minimalistic new production of Idomeneo in Zurich

By , 04 February 2018
***11
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Leeds

Murder on the dance floor: an underwhelming Ballo in maschera from Opera North

By , 03 February 2018
**111
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Geneva

Outstanding direction of a fine cast: Faust at Grand Théâtre de Genève

By , 03 February 2018
*****
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Glasgow

Scottish Opera’s Greek: a lively update on Oedipus

By , 03 February 2018
****1
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Venice

La Fenice's superb new Widow is always Merry, even without sequins and ostrich feathers

By , 02 February 2018
*****
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Cardiff

Wheel of Fortune: Preziosilla spins Pountney's Force of Destiny

By , 02 February 2018
****1
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Prague

An uninspired Figaro in Prague

By , 01 February 2018
***11
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Dresden

Christian Thielemann's Staatskapelle Dresden excels in Siegfried

By , 01 February 2018
****1
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London

Finely cast Orlando from La Nuova Musica

By , 01 February 2018
****1
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