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Aix-en-Provence

Carmen as therapy: Tcherniakov challenges clichés but is stumped in Aix

By , 04 July 2017
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Munich

Paradise regained: Schreker's Die Gezeichneten returns to Munich after nearly a century

By , 04 July 2017
****1
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Llangollen

Neither shocking nor shabby: Tosca at Llangollen

By , 04 July 2017
****1
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Aix-en-Provence

Boesmans' dark Pinocchio opens Festival d'Aix-en-Provence

By , 03 July 2017
***11
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Munich

Fairy Music: Petrenko conducts a revelatory Frau ohne Schatten in Munich

By , 02 July 2017
****1
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Leipzig

Leipzig's Ring Cycle concludes with a satisfying Götterdämmerung

By , 02 July 2017
****1
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Mannheim

Polished Mahagonny: Weill and Brecht's satire remains as relevant as ever

By , 01 July 2017
****1
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Leipzig

Magnificent singers, orchestra and production in a Leipzig Siegfried

By , 01 July 2017
****1
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Cologne

Fidelio: delightful Beethoven in Cologne

By , 01 July 2017
****1
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Liège

Tragic dignity and pathos from José Cura as Otello in Liège

By , 29 June 2017
****1
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Zürich

“Smile despite your sorrows”: Franz Lehár’s valuable lesson in Zurich

By , 29 June 2017
****1
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Leipzig

Die Walküre is full of anxiety in Leipzig

By , 29 June 2017
****1
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West Horsley

Museum piece? Stephen Medcalf offers an intriguing Walküre at Grange Park Opera

By , 29 June 2017
****1
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London

Spyres and Crowe take the vocal honours at Covent Garden's Mitridate

By , 29 June 2017
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Leipzig

Humorous Das Rheingold in Leipzig

By , 28 June 2017
***11
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Birmingham

Die Fledermaus: WNO's jolly good romp in Birmingham

By , 28 June 2017
****1
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High Wycombe

Personenregie perfection: Martin Duncan's Il turco in Italia at Garsington

By , 26 June 2017
****1
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Munich

Don Giovanni in Munich: the final day in the life of a dissolute rake

By , 26 June 2017
***11
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Alresford

John Copley directs a peach of an Albert Herring for Grange Festival

By , 25 June 2017
****1
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Glyndebourne

Keep calm and carry on singing: love and art overcome wartime adversity in Glyndebourne’s Ariadne

By , 25 June 2017
****1
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Berlin

Wim Wenders successful dive into opera: Les Pêcheurs de perles at the Staatsoper Berlin

By , 24 June 2017
****1
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Moreton-in-Marsh

Impressive singing in Longborough Fidelio

By , 24 June 2017
***11
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Snape

Opera North sails in to the Aldeburgh Festival with a buoyant revival of Billy Budd

By , 24 June 2017
*****
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Vienna

Rossini's The Touchstone triumphs at Wolf Trap

By , 23 June 2017
****1
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Valencia

Rossini triumphant: Daniela Barcellona heads a stylish and emotional Tancredi in Valencia

By , 23 June 2017
*****
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Snape

Myth illustrated with music: Purcell's King Arthur at the Aldeburgh Festival

By , 22 June 2017
****1
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Auckland

Ridding Carmen of cliches in Auckland

By , 22 June 2017
*****
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London

A bronze-toned lion of Venice: Kaufmann debuts as Otello at Covent Garden

By , 21 June 2017
****1
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Turin

From Scotland to Sicily: Macbeth in the deep south in Emma Dante's staging in Turin

By , 21 June 2017
****1
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New York City

A noisy rendition of The Guilty Mother: Milhaud in New York

By , 20 June 2017
*1111
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St Petersburg

The epitome of Russianness: Boris Godunov at the Mariinsky

By , 20 June 2017
***11
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Ghent

Rewriting Rimsky: Daniel Kramer directs a dismal Sadko in Ghent

By , 20 June 2017
**111
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St Petersburg

An intoxicating fusion of mystic, sacred and profane: The Enchanted Wanderer at the Mariinsky

By , 19 June 2017
*****
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Barcelona

Don Giovanni: Into the abyss at the Liceu

By , 19 June 2017
****1
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High Wycombe

Light and shade: Garsington Opera’s Pelléas et Mélisande at Wormsley

By , 18 June 2017
****1
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St Petersburg

Netrebko takes on Adriana Lecouvreur at the Mariinsky

By , 18 June 2017
****1
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Boston

Snap, crackle and popping Pergolesi: Boston Early Music Festival presents La serva padrona and Livietta e Tracollo

By , 17 June 2017
*****
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Leipzig

Elisabet Strid makes an outstanding debut in new production of Salome in Leipzig

By , 17 June 2017
****1
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Milan

Strehler's dreamy Die Entführung aus dem Serail returns to La Scala

By , 17 June 2017
****1
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Alresford

A striking Carmen at Grange Festival

By , 15 June 2017
*****
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Sydney

Disconnected dégustation: Pinchgut Opera's Anacréon and Pigmalion

By , 15 June 2017
***11
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London

A sardonic tirade: Royal Academy tackles The Threepenny Opera

By , 15 June 2017
***11
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London

Ekaterina Bakanova a touchingly fragile Violetta in Covent Garden Traviata

By , 14 June 2017
***11
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Berlin

Cold discomfort: Andrea Breth's uncompromising Kát'a Kabanová at the Staatsoper

By , 14 June 2017
****1
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Rome

Grace and delirium: Michieletto's Il viaggio a Reims lands in Rome

By , 14 June 2017
****1
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Prague

Wolfgang Wagner's swansong: Lohengrin in Prague

By , 14 June 2017
****1
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Basel

Love finds a balm for pain: Handel’s Alcina in Basel

By , 13 June 2017
***11
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Oslo

A web of white packing tape: Calixto Bieito’s Tosca in Oslo

By , 11 June 2017
***11
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Snape

A silvery Dream lost among the shadows: Britten at the Aldeburgh Festival

By , 11 June 2017
****1
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Glyndebourne

Shakespeare boldly adapted by Brett Dean: Hamlet at Glyndebourne

By , 11 June 2017
****1
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