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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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Berlin

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

By , 17 February 2018
****1
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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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Philadelphia

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

By , 16 February 2018
****1
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Turin

Turin's Salome devoid of lunar magic

By , 15 February 2018
**111
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London

Kosky's Carmen fails to light fires at Covent Garden

By , 14 February 2018
**111
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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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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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Dresden

Götterdämmerung splutters to a tepid conclusion in Dresden

By , 04 February 2018
***11
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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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Leeds

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

By , 03 February 2018
**111
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Cardiff

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

By , 02 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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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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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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London

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

By , 27 January 2018
***11
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Los Angeles

Stunning Candide from LA Opera

By , 27 January 2018
****1
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Saint Paul

Arrestingly effective: Dead Man Walking at Minnesota Opera

By , 27 January 2018
****1
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Frankfurt am Main

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

By , 24 January 2018
****1
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Palermo

Damiano Michieletto's controversial Guillaume Tell resurfaces in Palermo

By , 23 January 2018
****1
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New York City

Exquisite musicianship in Met's revival of Il trovatore

By , 22 January 2018
****1
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Hong Kong

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

By , 21 January 2018
****1
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Milan

Fledermaus debuts at La Scala but misses some sparkle

By , 21 January 2018
***11
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Berlin

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

By , 21 January 2018
***11
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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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Glasgow

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

By , 20 January 2018
****1
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Berlin

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

By , 20 January 2018
***11
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Bologna

Vick and Mariotti refresh Bohème in Bologna

By , 20 January 2018
*****
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Oslo

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

By , 20 January 2018
**111
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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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Cologne

Oper Köln's delightful Orpheus enraptures audience of all ages

By , 19 January 2018
****1
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