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Cardiff

An uncomplicated, thrilling Tosca from WNO

By , 09 February 2018
****1
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Bologna

Vick and Mariotti refresh Bohème in Bologna

By , 20 January 2018
*****
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Leeds

Opera North's Madama Butterfly is much more than a tear-jerker with a social conscience

By , 19 January 2018
****1
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Turin

An enigmatic Turandot in Stefano Poda's dream staging at the Teatro Regio in Turin

By , 16 January 2018
***11
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London

Tosca at Covent Garden with Calleja, Finley and Pieczonka: promise as yet unfulfilled

By , 15 January 2018
***11
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Naples

A warm Mimì in a cold Bohème in Naples

By , 11 January 2018
***11
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New York City

Beautiful singing, realistic staging for the Met’s new Tosca

By , 03 January 2018
****1
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Hamburg

Guy Joosten’s La bohème a feast for voyeurs in Hamburg

By , 19 December 2017
***11
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Zürich

Simplicity the key to Ted Huffman's new Madama Butterfly in Zurich

By , 10 December 2017
****1
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Naples

La fanciulla del West walks wistfully into the Naples sunset

By , 09 December 2017
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Adelaide

A Mimì to die for: La bohème in Adelaide

By , 08 December 2017
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San Francisco

A Turandot to remember in San Francisco

By , 03 December 2017
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Amsterdam

Dutch National Opera revives a musically gorgeous La bohème

By , 01 December 2017
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Amsterdam

Death in Florence: Zemlinsky and Puccini explore related themes at Dutch National Opera

By , 14 November 2017
****1
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New York City

Weak leads sink beautiful Met Butterfly

By , 06 November 2017
***11
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Sydney

Sydney bids farewell to beloved Madama Butterfly

By , 26 October 2017
****1
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Florence

La rondine: a flimsy work in pastel colours in Florence

By , 22 October 2017
***11
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New York City

Dyka and Antonenko shine in an extravagant Turandot at the Met

By , 17 October 2017
***11
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New York City

Angel Blue impresses in her Met debut in an enthralling Bohème

By , 06 October 2017
***11
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Stockholm

Asmik Grigorian returns to Stockholm as a moving Manon Lescaut

By , 20 September 2017
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Darmstadt

A curiously uninvolving Tosca in Darmstadt

By , 17 September 2017
***11
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San Francisco

A colorful Turandot opens the San Francisco Opera season

By , 12 September 2017
***11
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London

No moonlight, no magic: Richard Jones directs a vanilla Bohème for the Royal Opera

By , 11 September 2017
***11
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New York City

Exciting, loud Fanciulla opens NYCO season

By , 06 September 2017
****1
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Adelaide

What a contrast! Tragedy and comedy in a double bill in Adelaide

By , 31 August 2017
****1
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Seattle

Trying to rethink Madama Butterfly at Seattle Opera

By , 05 August 2017
***11
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Auckland

Fascinating Manon Lescaut in Auckland

By , 14 July 2017
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Amsterdam

Wrong rep sinks opera evening at the Concertgebouw

By , 12 July 2017
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London

Spectacular riddles: Serban's Turandot returns to Covent Garden

By , 05 July 2017
****1
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Llangollen

Neither shocking nor shabby: Tosca at Llangollen

By , 04 July 2017
****1
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Chicago

Muti in his element: Italian opera with the Chicago Symphony and Chorus

By , 23 June 2017
****1
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Cardiff

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2017: A Thrilling Finale

By , 18 June 2017
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Oslo

A web of white packing tape: Calixto Bieito’s Tosca in Oslo

By , 11 June 2017
***11
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West Horsley

Grange Park Opera's inaugural Tosca

By , 08 June 2017
***11
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London

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

By , 02 June 2017
****1
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London

A swallow among the peacocks: La rondine at Opera Holland Park

By , 01 June 2017
****1
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Glasgow

Scottish Opera’s detailed La bohème bursts with joie de vivre

By , 20 May 2017
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Washington

Madama Butterfly an aesthetic treat at Washington National Opera

By , 06 May 2017
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Leeds

Magnificent Turandot in concert from Opera North

By , 28 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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London

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

By , 27 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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London

Star quality: Sondra Radvanovsky's Rosenblatt debut

By , 16 March 2017
****1
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Turin

Something borrowed: a lacklustre Manon Lescaut in Turin

By , 14 March 2017
***11
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London

Puccini without passion: a bloodless Tosca from English Touring Opera

By , 04 March 2017
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Sydney

Tosca under Nazi occupation breaks hearts at Opera Australia

By , 25 February 2017
****1
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Stockholm

Royal Swedish Opera revives José Cura's Scandinavian Bohème

By , 31 January 2017
***11
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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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Prague

A too-real Tosca from Arnaud Bernard in Prague

By , 28 January 2017
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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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