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London

Lust, silk and strangulation: Zemlinsky's A Florentine Tragedy

By , 07 August 2017
***11
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Edinburgh

Memorable and epic Die Walküre at Edinburgh International Festival

By , 06 August 2017
*****
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London

Prom 29: Twilight of the Old Believers as Semyon Bychkov leads a majestic Khovanshchina

By , 06 August 2017
****1
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Drottningholm

A night of deceit and fun: Così fan tutte at Drottningholm

By , 05 August 2017
****1
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Salzburg

Murderously brilliant: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at Salzburg Festival

By , 05 August 2017
*****
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Seattle

Trying to rethink Madama Butterfly at Seattle Opera

By , 05 August 2017
***11
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Cooperstown

Francesca Zambello’s Porgy and Bess successfully revived at Glimmerglass

By , 05 August 2017
****1
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London

Duel of duos: Rimsky-Korsakov's Mozart and Salieri, Mascagni's Zanetto

By , 03 August 2017
****1
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Martina Franca

Alessandro Talevi offers an updated Margherita d'Anjou at the Festival della Valle d'Itria

By , 02 August 2017
****1
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Glyndebourne

Tears before bedtime: El-Khoury transcends Cairns’ chilly Glyndebourne Traviata

By , 01 August 2017
****1
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Moreton-in-Marsh

Simplicity in Longborough's Orfeo ed Euridice

By , 01 August 2017
****1
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Martina Franca

A fabulous, truly Baroque Orlando furioso in Martina Franca

By , 31 July 2017
****1
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Bayreuth

Musically sublime, packed with ideas: Kosky's Meistersinger von Nürnberg at Bayreuth

By , 31 July 2017
*****
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Martina Franca

Soprano makes directorial debut with early Verdi in Martina Franca

By , 30 July 2017
****1
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Munich

Testé, Spyres and Pudova stand out in Bavarian State Opera's Hoffmann

By , 30 July 2017
***11
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Santa Fe

Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered: Alcina casts some surprising spells in Santa Fe

By , 29 July 2017
****1
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Salzburg

Evil triumphs beautifully in Monteverdi 450 Poppea

By , 29 July 2017
****1
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Salzburg

Monteverdi 450's Ulisse docks in Salzburg

By , 28 July 2017
***11
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Munich

Top class voices, powerful drama in Bayerische Staatsoper's Andrea Chénier

By , 28 July 2017
****1
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Barcelona

The (not so) Merry Widow in concert at the Liceu

By , 27 July 2017
***11
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Bregenz

When the cards fall in your favour: a striking Carmen from Kasper Holten in Bregenz

By , 27 July 2017
****1
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Glyndebourne

One for sorrow: Claus Guth directs a taut, dark Clemenza di Tito at Glyndebourne

By , 26 July 2017
***11
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Salzburg

An emotional L'Orfeo for Monteverdi 450

By , 26 July 2017
*****
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Blandford Forum

Dorset Opera deals with the devil in Gounod's Faust

By , 26 July 2017
****1
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Blandford Forum

Threesome? Sheep? Le Comte Ory at Dorset Opera

By , 25 July 2017
****1
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Sydney

Sparking leads wow audience in rare Sydney concert performance of Thaïs

By , 24 July 2017
****1
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Oxford

Green-eyed miracle: Salieri’s The School of Jealousy

By , 22 July 2017
****1
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Santa Fe

Steve Jobs scores a success in Santa Fe

By , 22 July 2017
***11
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London

Prom 9: Refined beauty in Beethoven's Fidelio

By , 21 July 2017
***11
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Verbier

A Salome lacking drama at the Verbier Festival

By , 21 July 2017
**111
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Santa Fe

Brenda Rae carries Santa Fe Opera's Lucia

By , 21 July 2017
***11
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Santa Fe

The Golden Cockerel soars in Santa Fe

By , 19 July 2017
****1
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London

Verismo with a capital V: Zazà at Opera Holland Park

By , 18 July 2017
****1
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Moreton-in-Marsh

Who pulls the strings? Mozart's Magic Flute at Longborough

By , 15 July 2017
****1
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Lenox

One Rheingold to rule them all: the Boston Symphony and Andris Nelsons at Tanglewood

By , 15 July 2017
*****
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London

Kát’a Kabanová compellingly staged at Opera Holland Park

By , 15 July 2017
***11
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Auckland

Fascinating Manon Lescaut in Auckland

By , 14 July 2017
****1
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Munich

Stunning revival of Barbara Frey's production of Jenůfa in Munich

By , 14 July 2017
****1
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Glyndebourne

Buffa as blood sport: Mariame Clément's Don Pasquale at Glyndebourne

By , 13 July 2017
***11
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Savonlinna

McVicar brings his inimitable vision of Rigoletto to the Savonlinna Festival

By , 10 July 2017
****1
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Buxton

For teenage kicks: Mozart's Lucio Silla at Buxton International Festival

By , 09 July 2017
***11
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Buxton

Fresh peaches of temptation: Britten's Albert Herring at Buxton

By , 08 July 2017
****1
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Savonlinna

“Amid the black water": a sensational new work from Aulis Sallinen at the Savonlinna Festival

By , 08 July 2017
*****
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Katonah

Bellini's Il pirata docks at Caramoor

By , 08 July 2017
***11
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Savonlinna

An ill-rocked cradle, a cursed life: Kullervo at the Savonlinna Festival

By , 08 July 2017
****1
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Riga

Dido and Aeneas enjoys a meticulous musical makeover from Christian Frattima in Riga

By , 07 July 2017
***11
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Savonlinna

Similarities overcome divisions in Savonlinna's Die Entführung aus dem Serail

By , 07 July 2017
****1
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Aix-en-Provence

Tangled plot, sensuous score: Cavalli's Erismena illuminates the Jeu de Paume

By , 07 July 2017
***11
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Buxton

Clamorous harbingers of blood and death: Verdi's Macbeth at Buxton International Festival

By , 07 July 2017
*****
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Naples

Clémentine Margaine's Carmen seduces more than the production in Naples

By , 07 July 2017
***11
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