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Berlin

A wing and a prayer: the Deutsche Oper's Le Prophète

By , 26 November 2017
****1
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Oslo

Into the abyss: a harrowing Wozzeck in Oslo

By , 25 November 2017
*****
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San Francisco

The dark side of the gold: John Adams' Girls of the Golden West gets its world première in San Francisco

By , 21 November 2017
****1
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London

Joyce DiDonato leads the vocal pyrotechnics in a dazzling Semiramide at the Royal Opera

By , 19 November 2017
****1
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Los Angeles

Nabucco goes to Hollywood, courtesy of Thaddeus Strassberger and LA Opera

By , 19 November 2017
****1
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Paris

Baroque pyrotechnics: Handel's Serse dazzles at Versailles

By , 19 November 2017
*****
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London

Muhly's Marnie fails to find the drama of Winston Graham's novel

By , 18 November 2017
***11
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Paris

Stéphanie d'Oustrac shines as Sesto in Willy Decker's Paris Clemenza

By , 18 November 2017
***11
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London

Devilishly good fun at OperaGlass Works' The Rake's Progress

By , 17 November 2017
****1
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Tokyo

Heart and soul: Irina Lungu sings Traviata in Tokyo

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

Ailyn Pérez stands out in a mixed performance of Massenet's Thaïs at The Met

By , 15 November 2017
***11
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Munich

Die schweigsame Frau: a commedia del Kosky staging in Munich

By , 15 November 2017
***11
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Turin

Falstaff in Turin: elegant, but with little mass

By , 15 November 2017
***11
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Amsterdam

Death in Florence: Zemlinsky and Puccini explore related themes at Dutch National Opera

By , 14 November 2017
****1
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Milan

The memory of Baroque: Sciarrino's Ti vedo, ti sento, mi perdo at La Scala

By , 14 November 2017
****1
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Berlin

Rousing musical success in imaginative Tannhäuser at Deutsche Oper Berlin

By , 11 November 2017
****1
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Los Angeles

Clockwork precision and sparkle in Dutoit's all-Ravel program in Los Angeles

By , 10 November 2017
****1
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Boston

Attend The Tale of Burke and Hare: a world première at Boston Lyric Opera

By , 08 November 2017
****1
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New York City

Weak leads sink beautiful Met Butterfly

By , 06 November 2017
***11
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Munich

A searing Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk in Munich

By , 05 November 2017
****1
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Zürich

Brecht and Weill’s Mahagonny in Zurich: a tale of excess and depravity

By , 05 November 2017
***11
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Chicago

David Pountney's riveting Walküre opens at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 05 November 2017
****1
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London

Tragedy undermined: Peter Brook's La Tragédie de Carmen at Wilton's Music Hall

By , 04 November 2017
**111
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Hamburg

Sara Mingardo leads a strong cast in Monteverdi's Ulisse in Hamburg

By , 04 November 2017
****1
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Madrid

Jamie Barton shines in La Favorite in Teatro Real gala

By , 02 November 2017
***11
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Dresden

A stunning Götterdämmerung in Dresden

By , 01 November 2017
****1
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London

A devastating revival of Katie Mitchell's Lucia di Lammermoor

By , 30 October 2017
****1
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London

Menotti's fiercely topical The Consul delivers an emotional protest at Guildhall School

By , 30 October 2017
****1
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Budapest

Hungarian State Opera makes a strong case for Verdi's Stiffelio

By , 30 October 2017
****1
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Naples

Theatre for theatre's sake: Giorgio Strehler's Abduction from the Harem in Naples

By , 29 October 2017
****1
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Paris

Gold-plated Don Carlos cast compensates for Warlikowski’s frosty Paris staging

By , 28 October 2017
***11
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Gelsenkirchen

Local colour: Mathis der Maler in the Ruhr

By , 28 October 2017
***11
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Budapest

Les Huguenots powerfully driven by Oliver von Dohnányi at Hungarian State Opera

By , 28 October 2017
****1
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Stockholm

Dracula: vampires take centre-stage at Royal Swedish Opera

By , 28 October 2017
****1
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Boston

An American First: Odyssey Opera presents L’assedio di Calais

By , 28 October 2017
****1
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Prague

Don Giovanni: Plácido Domingo fulfills a dream in Prague

By , 27 October 2017
*****
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New York City

Adès' riveting The Exterminating Angel debuts at the Metropolitan Opera

By , 26 October 2017
****1
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Boston

Hell and Damnation: Dutoit leads The Damnation of Faust with the Boston Symphony

By , 26 October 2017
****1
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Sydney

Sydney bids farewell to beloved Madama Butterfly

By , 26 October 2017
****1
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Milan

Nabucco at La Scala: Verdi's score in the hands of a special maestro

By , 24 October 2017
***11
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Vienna

Leonore 1805 a boon for Beethoven buffs in Vienna

By , 24 October 2017
***11
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Florence

La rondine: a flimsy work in pastel colours in Florence

By , 22 October 2017
***11
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Wexford

Rigoletto showcases great new voices at Wexford Festival Opera

By , 22 October 2017
****1
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Glyndebourne

“Or not to be”: dislocated Shakespeare as Brett Dean’s Hamlet is revived for Glyndebourne’s tour

By , 21 October 2017
***11
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Wexford

Franco Alfano's Risurrezione brought to life by Wexford Festival Opera

By , 21 October 2017
****1
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Düsseldorf

Between two worlds: Wozzeck in Düsseldorf

By , 20 October 2017
****1
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Wexford

An utterly unmissable Margherita at Wexford Festival Opera

By , 20 October 2017
*****
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Glasgow

Safe and simple pleasures from Scottish Opera's La traviata

By , 19 October 2017
****1
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Wexford

Lise Davidsen utterly captivating as Medea at Wexford Festival

By , 19 October 2017
****1
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Budapest

Hungarian forces at their finest: Nabucco revived at the Erkel Theatre

By , 19 October 2017
***11
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