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Renée Fleming © Andrew Eccles | Decca
Amsterdam

The many facets of Renée Fleming in recital at the Concertgebouw

By , 07 February 2019
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RTÉ Philharmonic Choir © RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Dublin

Pleasing rendition of Great Opera Choruses by RTE Philharmonic Choir

By , 25 January 2019
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Anna Netrebko © Chris Lee
New York City

A diva debut: Anna Netrebko in recital at Carnegie Hall

By , 09 December 2018
****1
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Tango time © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

A Cav & Pag double bill with virtues and flaws at San Francisco Opera

By , 30 September 2018
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Anna Patalong (Nedda) © James Glossop
Paisley

Pagliacci comes to Paisley’s operatic Big Top

By , 26 July 2018
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Carmela Remigio (Nedda) and Fabio Sartori (Canio) © Yasuko Kageyama | Teatro dell’Opera di Roma
Rome

Opera as circus: a controversial Cav & Pag double bill in Rome

By , 05 April 2018
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Roberto Alagna (Canio) in Pagliacci © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Alagna shines as murky Cav and exciting Pag reappear at The Met

By , 08 January 2018
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Elena Zilio (Mamma Lucia) and Byran Hymel (Turiddu) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

Elena Zilio leads the verismo thrills as Cav & Pag return to the Royal Opera

By , 06 January 2018
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Simon Keenlyside (Tonio), Bryan Hymel (Canio), Carmen Giannattasio (Nedda) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

Evil under the sun: Hymel triumphs in Cav and Pag at Covent Garden

By , 02 December 2017
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Peter Auty (Canio) and Elin Pritchard (Nedda) © Tristram Kenton
Leeds

Opera North's Little Greats: jealousy, murder and childhood fantasy

By , 16 September 2017
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Anne Sophie Duprels (Zazà), Joel Montero (Milio) © Robert Workman
London

Verismo with a capital V: Zazà at Opera Holland Park

By , 18 July 2017
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Catriona Morison © BBC Wales (B Tarr)
Cardiff

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2017: A Thrilling Finale

By , 18 June 2017
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Juan Diego Flórez © Simon Fowler | Decca
London

An operatic big hitter: Juan Diego Flórez at the Royal Albert Hall

By , 02 June 2017
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Rosario La Spina (Turiddu) and Jacqueline Dark (Santuzza) © Ali Feo
Adelaide

Quality performances of Cav and Pag open State Opera of South Australia’s season

By , 20 April 2017
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Dragana Radakovic (Santuzza), Dominica Matthews (Mamma Lucia) and Diego Torre (Turiddu) © Keith Saunders
Sydney

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

By , 12 January 2017
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Roberto Frontali (Tonio), Fabio Sartori (Canio) and Erika Grimaldi (Nedda) © Ramella & Giannese | Teatro Regio di Torino
Turin

An orthodox Pagliacci stands alone in Turin

By , 11 January 2017
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Lise Davidsen (Santuzza) © Erik Berg
Oslo

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

By , 17 December 2016
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Renée Fleming and Carl St Clair © Nick Koon
Costa Mesa

Renée in the OC: Fleming opens Pacific Symphony season

By , 13 September 2016
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Inna Dukach (Zemfira) and Stefan Szkafarowsky (Aleko) © Sarah Shatz | New York City Opera
New York City

Aleko and Pagliacci double bill an auspicious start for New York City Opera

By , 08 September 2016
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Adelaide

‘Love evolved’ in Puccini Spectacular in Adelaide

By , 02 September 2016
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Scene from Eugene Onegin © ROH | Clive Barda
London

Bright singing, grim staging: the JPYA Summer Performance at Covent Garden

By , 17 July 2016
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David Kempster (Tonio) and Gwyn Hughes Jones (Canio) © Bill Cooper
Cardiff

Cav & Pag: a nostalgia trip for Welsh National Opera

By , 29 May 2016
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Benjie del Rosario as Canio (Pagliaccio) © Laurent Compagnon
London

Tragic tears of a clown: Cav and Pag at Hampstead Garden Opera

By , 14 May 2016
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Juan Diego Flórez at the RAH © Jonathan Rose
London

Peruvian sunshine struggles to beat the clouds: Juan Diego Flórez at the Royal Albert Hall

By , 29 March 2016
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Oakland

The “other” Bohème delights at West Edge Opera

By , 20 March 2016
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Roberto Alagna (Canio) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

A 50% success rate: McVicar’s take on Cav and Pag at the Met

By , 25 January 2016
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Carmen Giannattasio (Nedda) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

Passion Plays: Michieletto’s interwoven Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci

By , 03 December 2015
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Riccardo Massi (Milio) and Ermonela Jaho (Zazà) © Russell Duncan
London

Leoncavallo's Zazà: another successful Opera Rara excavation

By , 27 November 2015
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Ana María Martínez (Nedda) and Marco Berti (Canio) © Craig T Mathew | LA Opera
Los Angeles

LA Opera goes Hollywood in season opening double bill starring Plácido Domingo

By , 12 September 2015
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Nadine Koutcher claiming the BBC Cardiff Singer crown © Brian Tarr
Cardiff

When the voice alone is not enough: BBC Cardiff Singer prize eludes favourite

By , 21 June 2015
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Violeta Urmana (Santuzza) and Stefano La Colla (Turiddu) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Waking Nightmares: Mario Martone's Cav—Pag double bill reprised at La Scala

By , 12 June 2015
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New York City

Darkly intense Cavalleria rusticana and cluttered Pagliacci at the Met

By , 14 April 2015
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London

Celeste Aida: Garifullina shines in Rosenblatt Recital debut

By , 03 December 2014
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Naples

In the world of Pagliacci, everybody is a clown

By , 27 May 2014
*****
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Madrid

Black il Pagliaccio: A Night of Verismo and Zarzuela in Madrid

By , 04 April 2014
***11
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Leeds

From Paris With Love at the Grand Theatre, Leeds

By , 14 February 2014
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San Diego

San Diego Opera's intriguing Pagliacci vocally lacking

By , 25 January 2014
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London

A game of two halves: Cav and Pag at Opera Holland Park

By , 07 June 2013
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Dublin

Drama at Joseph Calleja's concert in Dublin

By , 06 April 2013
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Oslo

Easter in Italy: Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci at the Norwegian National Opera

By , 02 March 2013
****1
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Hong Kong

New Year double bill in Hong Kong: Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci

By , 05 January 2013
***11
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Helsinki

Joseph Calleja with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra in Helsinki

By , 08 October 2012
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Paris

Rustic chivalry and clowns in Paris: Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci

By , 06 May 2012
****1
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Washington

Joyce DiDonato Performs in Kennedy Center, Washington DC

By , 15 February 2011
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Cavalleria rusticana: Elīna Garanča (Santuzza) © Michael Pöhn | Wiener Staatsoper GmbH
Vienna

Wenn Erwartungen übererfüllt werden: Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci an der Wiener Staatsoper

By , 11 March 2019
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Pagliacci: Audun Iversen (Tonio) und Aldo di Toro (Canio) © Oper Graz | Werner Kmetitsch
Graz

Cavalleria rusticana und Pagliacci als szenischer Totalausfall in Graz

By , 29 September 2018
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Cavalleria rusticana © La Monnaie
Brussels

Cavalleria rusticana et Pagliacci à La Monnaie : une réussite musicale et théâtrale

By , 06 March 2018
*****
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Roberto Alagna (Canio) in Pagliacci © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Roberto Alagna beeindruckt in Cavalleria rusticana und Pagliacci an der Met

By , 13 January 2018
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Cavalleria Rusticana © Frédéric Stéphan
Toulon

Giuliano Carella : le sauveur de Cavalleria et Pagliacci à Toulon

By , 09 October 2016
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Anna Netrebko © Dario Acosta
Paris

Gala Anna Netrebko and Friends à Versailles : les russes en Italie

By , 04 July 2015
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