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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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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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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

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
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London

A devastating revival of Katie Mitchell's Lucia di Lammermoor

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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Boston

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

By , 28 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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Prague

Don Giovanni: Plácido Domingo fulfills a dream in Prague

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

Adès' riveting The Exterminating Angel debuts at the Metropolitan Opera

By , 26 October 2017
****1
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Vienna

Leonore 1805 a boon for Beethoven buffs in Vienna

By , 24 October 2017
***11
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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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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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Wexford

An utterly unmissable Margherita at Wexford Festival Opera

By , 20 October 2017
*****
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Düsseldorf

Between two worlds: Wozzeck in Düsseldorf

By , 20 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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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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Amsterdam

Paula Murrihy a fantastic Sesto in Concertgebouw Clemenza

By , 18 October 2017
****1
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Vienna

Giulio Cesare in concert: Lawrence Zazzo and Emőke Baráth came, saw and conquered Vienna

By , 18 October 2017
****1
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Southampton

Natalya Romaniw an imperious Tatyana as Tchaikovsky is unleashed from the Mayflower pit

By , 18 October 2017
***11
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Vienna

Robert Carsen serves up a flawless Wozzeck for new Theater an der Wien staging

By , 17 October 2017
*****
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New York City

Dyka and Antonenko shine in an extravagant Turandot at the Met

By , 17 October 2017
***11
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Berlin

“To infinity and beyond!” Cosmic Mondparsifal in Berlin

By , 15 October 2017
*****
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Berlin

A dark and brooding Pelléas et Mélisande at the Komische Oper

By , 15 October 2017
****1
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Saint Paul

Minnesota Opera Don Pasquale “goes Hollywood”

By , 15 October 2017
****1
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Turin

Patience is a virtue in the Teatro Regio's marvellous Tristan und Isolde

By , 14 October 2017
****1
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Oslo

An underwhelming Barber in Oslo

By , 14 October 2017
**111
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Vienna

Verdi’s family drama: Die Räuber at the Volksoper

By , 14 October 2017
***11
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Dublin

Intriguing Irish opera Eithne makes a comeback after a century

By , 14 October 2017
****1
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Glyndebourne

Getting to the heart of Don Alfonso: Così fan tutte revived for Glyndebourne Tour

By , 13 October 2017
****1
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Rome

Comedy and drama in Auber's Fra Diavolo: a balance well obtained at Opera di Roma

By , 13 October 2017
****1
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London

Herheim’s lavish Vêpres siciliennes returns to Covent Garden in triumphant style

By , 12 October 2017
****1
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Berlin

Blurred lines: Peter Sellars' half-baked semi-staging mars a fine performance of The Cunning Little Vixen

By , 12 October 2017
***11
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Philadelphia

Rebirth of Cool: West Side Story in concert

By , 12 October 2017
*****
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Amsterdam

Eliogabalo’s dark carnival in Amsterdam

By , 12 October 2017
***11
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Leeds

Destiny and South Sea escapes: Osud and Trouble in Tahiti from Opera North

By , 11 October 2017
***11
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