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Dresden

Valkyries scramble over theatre seats as Semperoper Dresden's Ring advances

By , 30 January 2018
***11
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Dresden

All hands on Decker for Das Rheingold in Dresden

By , 29 January 2018
***11
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Madrid

Clarity and rhythm: Spanish première for Heggie's Dead Man Walking

By , 29 January 2018
****1
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Berlin

Catherine Naglestad's splendid Salome at Deutsche Oper Berlin

By , 28 January 2018
***11
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Saint Paul

Arrestingly effective: Dead Man Walking at Minnesota Opera

By , 27 January 2018
****1
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London

A topsy-turvy Rheingold in concert from Jurowski and the LPO

By , 27 January 2018
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Los Angeles

Stunning Candide from LA Opera

By , 27 January 2018
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Frankfurt am Main

Words or music? Collaboration or resistance? A new Capriccio in Frankfurt

By , 24 January 2018
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Palermo

Damiano Michieletto's controversial Guillaume Tell resurfaces in Palermo

By , 23 January 2018
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New York City

Exquisite musicianship in Met's revival of Il trovatore

By , 22 January 2018
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Dresden

Nostalgia and neurosis as Die tote Stadt returns to the Semperoper after nearly a century

By , 21 January 2018
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Hong Kong

Jaap van Zweden blazes trail for the Hong Kong Philharmonic with Götterdämmerung

By , 21 January 2018
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Milan

Fledermaus debuts at La Scala but misses some sparkle

By , 21 January 2018
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Berlin

Toy Story: Calixto Bieito stages Die Gezeichneten at the Komische Oper

By , 21 January 2018
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Oslo

Maybe it’s make-believe: a curious Norma in Oslo

By , 20 January 2018
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Toronto

Crisper, tighter, more relevant: revival of Christopher Alden's Rigoletto at the COC

By , 20 January 2018
****1
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Glasgow

Double dealings with Death: Sāvitri and The Emperor of Atlantis at RCS

By , 20 January 2018
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Berlin

Carmen the butcher: a grotesque new production at Deutsche Oper Berlin

By , 20 January 2018
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Bologna

Vick and Mariotti refresh Bohème in Bologna

By , 20 January 2018
*****
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Leeds

Opera North's Madama Butterfly is much more than a tear-jerker with a social conscience

By , 19 January 2018
****1
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London

Josep Pons and the BBCSO bring Spanish heat to an operatic double-bill

By , 19 January 2018
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Cologne

Oper Köln's delightful Orpheus enraptures audience of all ages

By , 19 January 2018
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Dresden

Marek Janowski returns to Weber’s Euryanthe in Dresden after 44 years

By , 19 January 2018
****1
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Amsterdam

Tristan und Isolde smoulders at Dutch National Opera

By , 18 January 2018
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Prague

Anchors askew in Prague

By , 18 January 2018
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Turin

An enigmatic Turandot in Stefano Poda's dream staging at the Teatro Regio in Turin

By , 16 January 2018
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London

Tosca at Covent Garden with Calleja, Finley and Pieczonka: promise as yet unfulfilled

By , 15 January 2018
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Vienna

Bringing a picnic to the poltergeist: Don Giovanni in Vienna

By , 14 January 2018
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Paris

“It must be so": Handel's Jephtha at the Palais Garnier

By , 13 January 2018
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Naples

A warm Mimì in a cold Bohème in Naples

By , 11 January 2018
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London

Monteverdi on a doughnut: A drab Return of Ulysses fails to thrill the Roundhouse

By , 10 January 2018
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Stockholm

Iréne Theorin triumphs as Elektra in Stockholm

By , 10 January 2018
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London

The Beauty is the Beast: Malin Byström sings a chilling Salome

By , 08 January 2018
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New York City

Alagna shines as murky Cav and exciting Pag reappear at The Met

By , 08 January 2018
****1
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London

Elena Zilio leads the verismo thrills as Cav & Pag return to the Royal Opera

By , 06 January 2018
****1
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Manchester

A sinister Bluebeard's Castle from the NYOGB

By , 05 January 2018
*****
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Zürich

Play on the Parisian profile: Offenbach’s La Vie parisienne

By , 03 January 2018
***11
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New York City

Beautiful singing, realistic staging for the Met’s new Tosca

By , 03 January 2018
****1
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Mannheim

“Auf nach Mahagonny" in Mannheim!

By , 30 December 2017
****1
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Kassel

The show must go on: Lucio Silla in Kassel

By , 29 December 2017
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Schwetzingen

More Porpora operas, please (just not this one!): Mitridate at Schloss Schwetzingen

By , 28 December 2017
***11
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Stuttgart

In Konwitschny's modern Medea, monsters are made by men

By , 27 December 2017
****1
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Düsseldorf

Stars and Léhar's score shine in The Count of Luxembourg at Deutsche Oper am Rhein

By , 25 December 2017
***11
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Hannover

Ingo Kerkhof's production of Salome stripped bare in Hannover

By , 22 December 2017
***11
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Hannover

West Side Story visually vibrant but musically mediocre in Hannover

By , 21 December 2017
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Hamburg

Guy Joosten’s La bohème a feast for voyeurs in Hamburg

By , 19 December 2017
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Vienna

Hagen: Part 1 of a “Second Generation” Ring at the Theater an der Wien

By , 17 December 2017
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Stuttgart

Rousseau and a boxing ring: Ariodante in Stuttgart

By , 17 December 2017
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London

Big city alienation and love in the LSO's Bernstein 100 season

By , 16 December 2017
****1
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Amsterdam

A magical Golden Cockerel at the Concertgebouw

By , 16 December 2017
****1
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