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Paris

Rites of Spring: Tcherniakov embraces Rimsky-Korsakov's hymn to nature at the Bastille

By , 15 April 2017
****1
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Boston

The bleeding heart of Zemlinsky’s Der Zwerg at Odyssey Opera, Boston

By , 14 April 2017
****1
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Turin

Rare and witty: Vivaldi's L'incoronazione di Dario staged in Turin for the first time

By , 13 April 2017
****1
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Milan

Rossini’s Thieving Magpie doesn’t quite take flight at La Scala

By , 12 April 2017
***11
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Linz

Music drama of the spheres: Hindemith's Die Harmonie der Welt in Linz

By , 11 April 2017
****1
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Brno

Pharaonic spectacle: Aida in Moravia

By , 10 April 2017
****1
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Zagreb

Don Carlo in Zagreb is a feast for musicologists and fulsome fare for gourmands of grand opera

By , 10 April 2017
***11
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Berlin

Fractures made whole: Claus Guth's shattering Frau ohne Schatten at the Berlin Staatsoper

By , 09 April 2017
****1
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Naples

A shocking Strauss Elektra in Naples

By , 09 April 2017
****1
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Bologna

Intensity-laden La voix-Cav diptych in Bologna

By , 09 April 2017
*****
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Berlin

End of the tunnel: final outing for Götz Friedrich's Ring at Deutsche Oper

By , 09 April 2017
***11
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Berlin

The Staatsoper's remarkable Parsifal remains as moving as ever

By , 08 April 2017
*****
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Braunschweig

New lamps for old: rediscovery of a Swedish Arabian Nights opera

By , 07 April 2017
****1
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Vienna

The wrath of a woman scorned: Reimann’s murderous Medea at the Wiener Staatsoper

By , 07 April 2017
****1
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Perth

La scala di seta: sparkling comedy from Scottish Opera in concert

By , 07 April 2017
****1
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Zürich

A delightful confection: Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore in Zurich

By , 07 April 2017
****1
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Warsaw

Mariusz Treliński turns La traviata into a tawdry travesty in Warsaw

By , 07 April 2017
**111
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Oslo

Keeping up appearances: Pelléas et Mélisande finally receives its Norwegian première

By , 07 April 2017
****1
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Geneva

A lacklustre Maid of Orleans in Geneva

By , 06 April 2017
***11
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London

A for effort, but mixed achievement for an ambitious Les fêtes d'Hébé

By , 05 April 2017
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Dun Laoghaire

An Irish pub setting for Acis and Galatea in Dublin

By , 05 April 2017
****1
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London

Rich pickings from Ivan Magrì's Rosenblatt Recital

By , 03 April 2017
****1
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Zürich

Provocation as part of the package: Massenet’s Werther in Zurich

By , 02 April 2017
****1
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Berlin

The devil made me do it: Sorochyntsi Fair at Komische Oper

By , 02 April 2017
****1
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Frankfurt am Main

Perfect Pelléas: Debussy's opera seduces in Frankfurt

By , 01 April 2017
*****
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Glasgow

What’s behind Bluebeard’s 8th door? Chilling double bill from Scottish Opera

By , 01 April 2017
***11
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New York City

The Gospel According to David Robertson and the St Louis Symphony Orchestra

By , 31 March 2017
****1
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Frankfurt am Main

On the Rake: Stravinsky at Oper Frankfurt

By , 31 March 2017
****1
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New York City

Netrebko a magnificent Tatyana in The Met's Onegin

By , 30 March 2017
*****
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London

Paradise reduced: pared-down Delius from New Sussex Opera

By , 28 March 2017
***11
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London

Broken wings: Ermonela Jaho a devastating Madama Butterfly at Covent Garden

By , 27 March 2017
****1
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New York City

Krassimira Stoyanova triumphs in The Met's Aida

By , 27 March 2017
****1
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Bergen

Un turco in norvegia: Rossini's Selim puts ashore in Bergen

By , 25 March 2017
****1
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Los Angeles

A beautifully sung Tales of Hoffmann at LA Opera

By , 25 March 2017
***11
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Antwerp

Agrippina meets Dynasty: Joan Collins' spirit hovers over Antwerp

By , 25 March 2017
****1
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Basel

An elemental ancient ritual: Xenakis’ Oresteia in Basel

By , 24 March 2017
****1
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Milton Keynes

Nagasaki comes to Bedfordshire: WNO's Madama Butterfly in Milton Keynes

By , 24 March 2017
***11
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Amsterdam

The New Prince a colourful and fast-paced revue in Amsterdam

By , 24 March 2017
***11
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Auckland

The Bone Feeder: Haunting new opera premiered in Auckland

By , 23 March 2017
****1
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Naples

An emotional Lucia di Lammermooor in Naples

By , 22 March 2017
*****
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Munich

A slice of history painted in loving detail: the Bavarian State Opera’s Andrea Chénier

By , 22 March 2017
****1
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London

Breaking up is hard: La Voix humaine showcases the acting talents of Anne-Sophie Duprels

By , 22 March 2017
****1
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Milton Keynes

Bitter wine: Frank Martin's Le Vin herbé an acquired taste

By , 21 March 2017
***11
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London

Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots gets a rare outing from Classical Opera

By , 21 March 2017
****1
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Budapest

Musical performances stand out in new Siegfried at the Hungarian State Opera

By , 19 March 2017
***11
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Bodø

Adventures in knitting: A sensationally sung Ariadne auf Naxos in Bodø

By , 19 March 2017
*****
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Berlin

Elegiac decline of a poet: Graham Vick's new Death in Venice at Deutsche Oper

By , 19 March 2017
****1
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Milan

A glorious Meistersinger from Harry Kupfer at La Scala

By , 19 March 2017
****1
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Amsterdam

Ugly and brilliant: Wozzeck at Dutch National Opera

By , 18 March 2017
*****
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Amsterdam

B’rock Orchestra’s inspired Ritorno d’Ulisse at the Concertgebouw

By , 18 March 2017
*****
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