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London

La traviata at Covent Garden: imperfect but enjoyable

By , 16 January 2017
***11
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Vienna

The Dead City lacks excitement in Vienna

By , 15 January 2017
***11
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London

Le Grand Macabre at the Barbican: surreal, madcap, touching the sublime

By , 15 January 2017
*****
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Berlin

Muddled symbolism: Verdi's Nabucco at Deutsche Oper Berlin

By , 14 January 2017
**111
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Valletta

A historical curiosity in Valletta: Atys en Folie

By , 14 January 2017
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Glasgow

Food for thought in Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s The Last Supper

By , 14 January 2017
****1
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Seattle

Two Violettas in 24 hours: Seattle Opera fields double-casts in Konwitschny's Traviata

By , 14 January 2017
****1
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London

A grisly love triangle: Written on Skin returns to Covent Garden

By , 13 January 2017
****1
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Amsterdam

The Abduction from the Seraglio a soprano vehicle at Dutch National Opera

By , 13 January 2017
***11
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Sydney

Joined at the hip: Michieletto's brilliantly interwoven Cav & Pag in Sydney

By , 12 January 2017
****1
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Vienna

A visually strong Der Kaiser von Atlantis at the Kammeroper

By , 11 January 2017
***11
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Turin

An orthodox Pagliacci stands alone in Turin

By , 11 January 2017
***11
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London

Patchy recital from Stefano La Colla and Maria Katzarava at Wigmore Hall

By , 10 January 2017
***11
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Florence

Dido left stranded by the director in Florence

By , 08 January 2017
**111
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Sydney

Biographica: a mazy musical melange at Sydney's Carriageworks

By , 07 January 2017
****1
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Vienna

Alma Deutscher's Cinderella reaches the stage in Vienna

By , 04 January 2017
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New York City

Star turns in Met's new Roméo et Juliette

By , 04 January 2017
****1
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Zürich

Zürich revives Loy's magnificently entertaining Alcina

By , 02 January 2017
*****
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Stockholm

A fun, interactive Magic Flute in Stockholm

By , 26 December 2016
***11
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Budapest

Oldie but goodie: La bohème at the Hungarian State Opera

By , 23 December 2016
***11
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Oslo

The most wonderful time of the year? A Christmas Cav & Pag in Oslo

By , 17 December 2016
**111
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London

Stop all the clocks: Renée Fleming's valedictory Marschallin at the Royal Opera

By , 17 December 2016
****1
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Bologna

Werther's middle-class dream in Rosetta Cucchi's Bologna staging

By , 15 December 2016
****1
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Brussels

Black gold: Rimsky-Korsakov's Golden Cockerel in Brussels

By , 13 December 2016
****1
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New York City

A Nabucco lacking a central baritone at The Met

By , 12 December 2016
***11
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Stockholm

Asmik Grigorian a heartfelt lead in Fedora, framed by Christof Loy in Stockholm

By , 10 December 2016
****1
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Chicago

The Magic Flute: American nostalgia invoked in Chicago

By , 10 December 2016
****1
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Venice

Verdi at full throttle: an exhilarating Attila returns to La Fenice

By , 09 December 2016
****1
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Vienna

McVicar’s Falstaff a timely success at the Haus am Ring

By , 09 December 2016
****1
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Düsseldorf

Operetta on a count: Lehár in Düsseldorf

By , 08 December 2016
*****
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Berlin

A Kosky Berliner Schnauze: Die Perlen der Cleopatra

By , 07 December 2016
*****
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Milan

Tears of blood among the cherry blossoms: La Scala make amends with a return to Puccini's original Madama Butterfly

By , 07 December 2016
****1
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Cologne

Not easily assimilated: Candide in Cologne

By , 07 December 2016
***11
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Amsterdam

Audi's spectacular Parsifal at Dutch National Opera

By , 06 December 2016
****1
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Turin

Sixty years after its debut, Bernstein's West Side Story is back in a traditional version

By , 06 December 2016
****1
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New York City

Racette an unlikely success at Met's Revival of Salome

By , 05 December 2016
****1
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Berlin

Flimm's Hollywood Manon Lescaut is fleet-footed but effective in Berlin

By , 04 December 2016
****1
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London

An alternative Nativity at the Barbican: John Adams' El Niño

By , 04 December 2016
***11
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London

Comic strip Trovatore a damp squib at the Royal Opera

By , 04 December 2016
**111
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Prague

A contemporary conundrum in Prague: Reich's Three Tales

By , 03 December 2016
****1
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Zürich

Shaking fists at the fates: Christian Spuck's Messa da Requiem in Zurich

By , 03 December 2016
*****
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Paris

Warlikowski's provocative staging of Iphigénie en Tauride a theatrical experience in Paris

By , 02 December 2016
***11
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Tokyo

An enchanting Barber visits Tokyo: Il barbiere di Siviglia at the New National Theatre

By , 01 December 2016
****1
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New York City

Kaija Saariaho's L'Amour de loin triumphs at the Met

By , 01 December 2016
****1
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Naples

Rossini's Otello returns to its birthplace in Naples

By , 30 November 2016
****1
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Sydney

Theodora: a musical, if not dramatic, triumph in Sydney

By , 30 November 2016
****1
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Vancouver

Into the Woods: Vancouver Opera's new Hansel and Gretel

By , 29 November 2016
****1
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London

The importance of being Alice: a tale of diminishing returns

By , 28 November 2016
***11
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London

La Calisto: Sublime singing saves Cavalli’s work from farce

By , 28 November 2016
****1
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Melbourne

The way the world ends: brilliant Götterdämmerung crowns Melbourne cycle

By , 28 November 2016
*****
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