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Die Gezeichneten © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
Berlin

Penetrating Schreker’s kaleidoscopic score: Die Gezeichneten in Berlin

By , 11 July 2018
****1
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Sir Bryn Terfel (Falstaff) and Rupert © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

Sir John in Love: the fat knight returns to Covent Garden

By , 10 July 2018
****1
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Misha Didyk (Hermann) © Valtteri Hirvonen
Savonlinna

Staging, spectacle, singing: three-card trick at Savonlinna's new Queen of Spades

By , 10 July 2018
****1
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Sae-Kyung Rim (Cio-Cio-San) and Mikael Kohi © Soila Puurtinen
Savonlinna

Butterfly's castle: Puccini soars at Savonlinna

By , 09 July 2018
****1
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Paul Nilon (Idomeneo) © Richard Hubert Smith
Buxton

Monsters of the mind: Idomeneo at the Buxton Festival

By , 08 July 2018
***11
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James Cleverton (Gusmano) and Jung Soo Yun (Zamoro) © Richard Hubert Smith
Buxton

Revolutionary jungle fever: Verdi's Alzira staged at the Buxton Festival

By , 07 July 2018
****1
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Trial by water: Stanislas de Barbeyrac (Tamino), Mari Eriksmoen (Pamina) © Pascal Victor | artcompress
Aix-en-Provence

Putting the magic back into Zauberflöte: Simon McBurney at Aix

By , 06 July 2018
*****
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Aušrinė Stundytė (Renata) © Pascal Victor | artcompress
Aix-en-Provence

Occult, mystical, extreme: Treliński brings Prokofiev’s Fiery Angel to the Aix Festival

By , 05 July 2018
****1
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Alice Poggio (Skater) © Johan Persson
High Wycombe

Shivers up and down the spine: David Sawer's The Skating Rink at Garsington

By , 05 July 2018
*****
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Galina Averina (Partenope) © Mitzi de Margary Photography
Bradford on Avon

Queen's dating dilemma: Handel's Partenope at Iford

By , 04 July 2018
****1
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Rupert Charlesworth (Dancing Master), Sabine Devieilhe (Zerbinetta) and troupe © Pascal Victor / Artcompress
Aix-en-Provence

Blissful soprano singing marooned in corporate-land: Ariadne in Aix

By , 04 July 2018
***11
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Aoife Miskelly (Susanna), Anna Harvey (Cherubino) and Sky Ingram (The Countess) © Robert Workman
Gateshead

The Marriage of Figaro: beautiful and beastly at Sage Gateshead

By , 04 July 2018
****1
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Lucia Cirillo (Despina), Federica Lombardi (Fiordiligi) and Annalisa Stroppa (Dorabella) © Rammella & Giannese/Piva | Teatro Regio Torino
Turin

A strong Italian cast in a traditional production of Così fan tutte in Turin

By , 01 July 2018
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John Chest (Pelléas) and Christina Gansch (Mélisande) © Richard Hubert Smith
Glyndebourne

Shadows among the organ pipes: an enigmatic Pelléas et Mélisande on location in Glyndebourne

By , 30 June 2018
***11
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Sonya Yoncheva (Imogene) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Sonya Yoncheva triumphs in Il pirata at La Scala

By , 29 June 2018
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Mariusz Kwiecień (Don Giovanni) and Hrachuhí Bassénz (Donna Elvira) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Hell is oneself: Don Giovanni returns to the Royal Opera in heavenly form

By , 29 June 2018
*****
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Richard Pinkstone (Sandy), James Atkinson (Blazes) and Timothy Edlin (Arthur), different cast © Chris Christodoulou
London

Obsession, isolation and terror at the Royal College of Music

By , 29 June 2018
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Jessica Pratt (Lucia) and ensemble © Prudence Upton
Sydney

Mad scenes in Sydney for Jessica Pratt’s Lucia

By , 28 June 2018
*****
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Martin Bárta (Nabucco) © Patrik Borecký
Prague

A beautiful but lifeless Nabucco in Prague

By , 28 June 2018
***11
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Nina Stemme (Kundry) © Ruth Walz
Munich

Pierre Audi’s new Parsifal grinds the gears in Munich

By , 28 June 2018
****1
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Anna Patalong (Violetta) © Matthew Williams-Ellis
Moreton-in-Marsh

Shame, camera, action: Verdi's La traviata at Longborough

By , 26 June 2018
****1
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Olena Tokar (Juliette) and David Junghoon Kim (Roméo) © Robert Workman
West Horsley

Romantic love blooms in the lost garden of West Horsley

By , 26 June 2018
***11
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Francesca Boncompagni (Dafne) © Camilla Ricci
Florence

Dafne returns to Florence four centuries later

By , 25 June 2018
***11
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Javier Camarena (Edgardo) and Lisette Oropesa (Lucia) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Camarena does it again: Lucia di Lammermoor at the Teatro Real

By , 25 June 2018
****1
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Philippe Sly (Don Giovanni) and ensemble © Jean-Pierre Maurin
Lyon

David Marton turns Don Giovanni into a wrist-slashing wimp in Lyon

By , 25 June 2018
**111
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Daniel Alexander Sidhom (Miles) © Johan Persson
London

Knocking it out the (Regent's) Park: ENO's The Turn of the Screw

By , 25 June 2018
*****
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Jonathan Lemalu (Osmin) and Paul Curievici (Pedrillo) © Simon Annand
Alresford

Harem capers: Copley directs a knockabout Seraglio at Grange Festival

By , 24 June 2018
***11
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Daniel Brenna (Siegfried), Stacey Tappan, Renée Tatum and Lauren McNeese (Rhinemaidens) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

The San Francisco Ring: Episode IV – A New Hope

By , 24 June 2018
*****
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Keith Phares (Roderick Usher), Jamielyn Duggan (Madeline Usher) and Dominic Armstrong (Poe) © Craig T Mathew
Santa Monica

Two Gordon Getty operas get the Masterpiece Theatre treatment

By , 24 June 2018
****1
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Julie Fuchs (Poppea) © Monika Rittershaus
Zürich

Monteverdi’s Poppea in Zurich: metaphor for the modern world

By , 24 June 2018
****1
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Rules of Good Behavior © Marek Olbrzymek
Prague

Prague embraces the shock of the new

By , 23 June 2018
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Daniel Brenna (Siegfried) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

A gritty Siegfried continues the San Francisco Opera Ring

By , 22 June 2018
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Il viaggio a Reims © Thomas Aurin
Berlin

Journey to nowhere: Il viaggio a Reims at the Deutsche Oper

By , 22 June 2018
***11
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Stuart Skelton (Florestan) and Ricarda Merbeth (Leonore) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

No protests required: Deborah Warner's Fidelio returns to La Scala

By , 21 June 2018
****1
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Emma Pearson (Athalia) and Freddie Shaw (Joas) © Robert Catto
Sydney

Pinchgut Opera's Athalia in Sydney: fabulous performance marred by directiorial problems

By , 21 June 2018
***11
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Plácido Domingo (Macbeth) and Anna Netrebko (Lady Macbeth) © Bernd Uhlig
Berlin

Sparks fail to fly at the Staatsoper Berlin's new Macbeth

By , 21 June 2018
***11
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Joseph Shovelton (First Gunman), John Savournin (Second Gunman) © Tristram Kenton
London

Brush up your Shakespeare: Opera North's Kiss me Kate arrives in London

By , 20 June 2018
***11
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Iréne Theorin (Brünnhilde) and her Valkyrie sisters © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

Valkyries parachute into San Francisco

By , 20 June 2018
****1
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Falk Struckmann (Alberich) and Greer Grimsley (Wotan) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

A strong start for San Francisco Opera's Ring

By , 19 June 2018
****1
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Sophie Koch (Venus) and Stephen Gould (Tannhäuser) © Zsófia Pályi, Müpa Budapest
Budapest

Tannhäuser's long and tortuous journey of the spirit in Budapest

By , 17 June 2018
****1
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Henry Waddington (Falstaff) © Clive Barda
High Wycombe

Songs of innocence and experience: Verdi's Falstaff at Garsington

By , 16 June 2018
****1
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Allison Oakes (Isolde) and Peter Seiffert (Tristan) © Zsófia Pályi, Müpa Budapest
Budapest

The ultimate love story: Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde in Budapest

By , 16 June 2018
****1
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Maria Agresta (Mimì), Matthew Polenzani (Rodolfo) in Act 4 © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

La bohème at the Royal Opera: a simple tragedy, heart-rendingly told

By , 16 June 2018
****1
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Günter Papendell (Platon Kuzmich Kovalyov) © Iko Freese | drama-berlin.de
Berlin

Kosky's Nose comes home to Komische Oper

By , 16 June 2018
****1
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Kirstin Sharpin (Senta) and Jonathan Stoughton (Erik) © Matthew Williams-Ellis
Moreton-in-Marsh

Der fliegende Holländer: an exhilarating storm-tossed evening in the Cotswolds

By , 13 June 2018
***11
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Lucy Hall (Galatea) © Dani Harvey
London

#Handel@ENO: Acis and Galatea for the social media age

By , 11 June 2018
****1
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Sarah Connolly (Giulio Cesare) and Joélle Harvey (Cleopatra) © Bill Cooper
Glyndebourne

Carry on Cleo: Joélle Harvey leads terrific revival of Giulio Cesare at Glyndebourne

By , 10 June 2018
****1
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Francesca Aspromonte (Alceste) and Ann Hallenberg (Teseo) © Thomas Ziegler
Halle

Simply outstanding: Arianna in Creta at the Halle Handel Festival

By , 09 June 2018
*****
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Claire Rutter (Amelia) and Vincenzo Costanzo (Riccardo) © Robert Workman
West Horsley

Country-house Ball: Verdi at Grange Park Opera

By , 09 June 2018
***11
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Juanjo Mena © Michal Novak
Manchester

The BBC Philharmonic say adiós to Mena

By , 09 June 2018
*****
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