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New York City

Pretty Yende + Javier Camarena = pretty spectacular Puritani duo

By , 14 February 2017
****1
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Hamburg

From femme fatale to angel: Lulu in Hamburg

By , 12 February 2017
****1
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Berlin

An inconsistent Tannhäuser at Deutsche Oper Berlin

By , 12 February 2017
***11
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Chicago

A luscious new Carmen in Chicago

By , 11 February 2017
****1
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Hamburg

Staff issues: Mozart's Figaro in Hamburg

By , 11 February 2017
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London

Telling Tales: Danyal Dhondy's Shahrazad unveiled at Leighton House

By , 11 February 2017
***11
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Dortmund

Bartoli celebrates Rossini's La cenerentola in Dortmund

By , 11 February 2017
****1
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Amsterdam

Nixon in China returns to Amsterdam

By , 11 February 2017
****1
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Hamburg

Troy Story: Les troyens in Hamburg

By , 10 February 2017
***11
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London

Petticoated pirate romp: The Pirates of Penzance at ENO

By , 09 February 2017
***11
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New York City

The Met's new Rusalka: a missed opportunity but with great musical values

By , 09 February 2017
***11
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London

Sensational Mattila, restrained Kaufmann in the LSO's exceptional Walküre Act 1

By , 08 February 2017
****1
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Amsterdam

Finding release among the poppy fields: Dmitri Tcherniakov's powerful Prince Igor reaches Amsterdam

By , 07 February 2017
****1
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London

Gerald Finley's exquisite melancholy suffuses Covent Garden's Adriana Lecouvreur

By , 07 February 2017
***11
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Vienna

Alagna, Netrebko and Tézier triumphant in Vienna's new Trovatore

By , 05 February 2017
*****
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Vienna

The Congress dances in Vienna

By , 04 February 2017
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San Francisco

Perfectly staged, Lamplighters' Patience stills demands patience

By , 04 February 2017
***11
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Madrid

Deborah Warner's new Billy Budd sets a new standard in Madrid

By , 03 February 2017
****1
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London

Riotous journey to the Underworld: Royal Academy's Orphée in Hackney

By , 03 February 2017
****1
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Lyon

Joan laid bare and buried: Romeo Castellucci has done with the era of appropriations of the mythical figure

By , 03 February 2017
*****
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Milan

Verdi's last opera nostalgically staged by Damiano Michieletto in Milan

By , 02 February 2017
****1
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Leeds

A real feast: Opera North's witty and perceptive Hansel and Gretel

By , 02 February 2017
****1
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London

Miller's Rigoletto makes a flawed return to English National Opera

By , 02 February 2017
***11
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London

Anita Rachvelishvili takes the honours in Covent Garden's Il trovatore

By , 31 January 2017
***11
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Stockholm

Royal Swedish Opera revives José Cura's Scandinavian Bohème

By , 31 January 2017
***11
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Oslo

A man’s world: Bieito’s Carmen revived in Oslo

By , 28 January 2017
***11
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Prague

A too-real Tosca from Arnaud Bernard in Prague

By , 28 January 2017
**111
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Barcelona

Piotr Beczała leads a comprehensively excellent Werther in Barcelona

By , 28 January 2017
*****
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Los Angeles

LA Opera debuts Roaring Twenties, Mozart-lite Entführung aus dem Serail

By , 28 January 2017
****1
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Berlin

Beyond mere technical wizardry: thrilling reinterpretation of Petrushka at the Komische Oper

By , 28 January 2017
*****
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Chicago

In new Norma, bel canto in the Iron Age

By , 28 January 2017
**111
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London

The Royal Ballet: Les Enfants Terribles

By , 28 January 2017
**111
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Cardiff

A musically and visually opulent La bohème from Welsh National Opera

By , 28 January 2017
****1
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Basel

Sexism and callousness in Richard Jones' Don Giovanni in Basel

By , 27 January 2017
***11
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Budapest

Péter Eötvös' Love and other demons: music for martyrs in Budapest

By , 27 January 2017
***11
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Glasgow

Unfulfilled potential in Philip Glass' The Trial

By , 24 January 2017
**111
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Zürich

A great crime of passion: Médée in Zurich

By , 22 January 2017
**111
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Hong Kong

Dramatically powerful Siegfried as the Hong Kong Philharmonic continues its Ring cycle

By , 22 January 2017
****1
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Stockholm

A funny, original take on The Merry Widow at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm

By , 21 January 2017
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Berlin

Magnificent music and opulent visuals: Purcell's King Arthur in Berlin

By , 21 January 2017
****1
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Oslo

Rossini ex machina: Stefan Herheim’s Cenerentola in Oslo

By , 21 January 2017
*****
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Glasgow

Handel’s Agrippina in a swinging 60s production at RCS

By , 21 January 2017
****1
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Vienna

All the world’s a stage in Mariame Clément's take on The Fairy Queen in Vienna

By , 21 January 2017
****1
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Leeds

Snowflakes and sunflowers: rare Rimsky-Korsakov opera revived by Opera North

By , 21 January 2017
***11
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London

Fidelio with footnotes from Vladimir Jurowski and the LPO

By , 21 January 2017
****1
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Sydney

Sicilian inspiration: Szymanowski's King Roger arrives in Sydney

By , 20 January 2017
****1
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New York City

The Met hits the jackpot with revival of its Vegas Rigoletto

By , 20 January 2017
****1
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Naples

Tragedy comes full circle in San Carlo's Rigoletto

By , 18 January 2017
****1
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Vancouver

Thoroughly modern Macbeth: Third World Bunfight's Macbeth in Vancouver

By , 17 January 2017
*****
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Milan

La Scala regulars provide a fine musical display in Don Carlos

By , 17 January 2017
****1
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