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Tara Erraught (Angelina) © Jane Hobson
Cardiff

“Once upon a time”: Rossini's Cinderella in Cardiff

By , 05 October 2018
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Nathalie Stutzmann © Simon Fowler
Dublin

Dark, passionate Dvořák 7 for Culture Night from Stutzmann and the RTÉ NSO

By , 21 September 2018
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Taylor Stayton, Nikolay Borchev, Michèle Losier, Renato Girolami © Xavi Montojo
Edinburgh

La Cenerentola at Edinburgh Festival: comic direction to savour from Stefan Herheim

By , 24 August 2018
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Davide Luciano (Figaro) and Aya Wakizono (Rosina) © Studio Amatio Bacciardi
Pesaro

Pier Luigi Pizzi’s Barbiere triumphs in Pesaro

By , 16 August 2018
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Adina in Pesaro © Studio Amatio Bacciardi
Pesaro

Adina in Wonderland: Lisette Oropesa shines in Pesaro

By , 15 August 2018
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Juan Diego Flórez (Ricciardo) and Pretty Yende (Zoraide) © Studio Amatio Bacciardi
Pesaro

Ricciardo e Zoraide: Orientalism at the Rossini Opera Festival

By , 14 August 2018
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Stacey Alleaume (Fiorilla) and Paolo Bordogna (Selim) © Keith Saunders
Sydney

A giggle a minute: Il turco in Italia in Sydney

By , 10 August 2018
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Sir Antonio Pappano conducts the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 37: Saluti da Roma as Pappano conducts Bernstein and Mahler

By , 10 August 2018
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José Coca Loza (Haly), Cecilia Bartoli (Isabella) and Alessandro Corbelli (Taddeo) © Monika Rittershaus
Salzburg

Camels and comic capers in Algiers: Cecilia Bartoli stars in a frothy Italiana at the Salzburg Festival

By , 08 August 2018
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Guillaume Andrieux (Figaro) © Ryan Buchanan
Edinburgh

Tales from the Stave: Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Edinburgh Festival

By , 05 August 2018
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Christine Lyons (Amenaide) © Steven Pisano
Purchase

Will Crutchfield and his Teatro Nuovo shed new light on bel canto’s beginnings

By , 05 August 2018
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Il viaggio a Reims © Thomas Aurin
Berlin

Journey to nowhere: Il viaggio a Reims at the Deutsche Oper

By , 22 June 2018
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Shiyeon Sung © Yongbin Park
London

Lovely programme... but the Philharmonia's Grieg and Tchaikovsky could deliver more

By , 14 June 2018
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John Irvin (Almaviva) and the Grange Chorus © Simon Annand
Alresford

Ludicrous, but brilliant: The Barber of Seville at The Grange Festival

By , 09 June 2018
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Joyce DiDonato and Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Guido Pijper
Rotterdam

Yannick Nézet-Séguin says au revoir to Rotterdam

By , 09 June 2018
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Rachel Kelly (Isabella) and Leonardo Galeazzi (Mustafa) © Frances Marshall
Lismore

L’italiana in Algeri at Blackwater Valley Opera Festival

By , 01 June 2018
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Jennifer Rivera (Rosina) and Colin Lee (Almaviva) © Monika Rittershaus (2010)
Berlin

Finely etched: Berghaus' Barbiere at the Staatsoper

By , 24 May 2018
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Catherine Trottmann © Caroline Doutre
Aix-en-Provence

Catherine Trottmann, mezzo-soprano and actress, is beguiling in French mélodies

By , 05 April 2018
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Carmela Remigio (Elcia) and Enea Scala (Osiride) © F. Squeglia
Naples

From darkness to light for Rossini's Mosè in Egitto in Naples

By , 15 March 2018
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Elena Xanthoudakis © William Knight
London

Damp squibs prevent ETO's Rossini: Fireworks! from taking off

By , 22 February 2018
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Angela Meade (Semiramide) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

A gaudy stand-and-sing Semiramide at the Met

By , 19 February 2018
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Riccardo Chailly © G. Gori | Filarmonica della Scala
London

Taking flight from the Scala pit: Riccardo Chailly and the Filarmonica della Scala on tour

By , 24 January 2018
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Roberto Frontali (Guillaume Tell) © Rosellina Garbo
Palermo

Damiano Michieletto's controversial Guillaume Tell resurfaces in Palermo

By , 23 January 2018
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Orla Boylan, Fergus Sheil, Anna Devin and the RTE National Symphony Orchestra © Ste Murray
Dublin

The Big Bang: a starry launch for Irish National Opera

By , 09 January 2018
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Carlo Rizzi © Tessa Traeger
Manchester

Novel approaches to old favourites from Carlo Rizzi and The Hallé

By , 10 December 2017
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Sol Gabetta and Cecilia Bartoli © Esther Hasse | Decca
London

Dolce Duello: Cecilia Bartoli and Sol Gabetta in Baroque sparring at the Barbican

By , 01 December 2017
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Johanna Rudström (Angelina) and Ole Aleksander Bang (Don Ramiro) © Sören Vilks
Stockholm

A British Cinderella in Stockholm

By , 29 November 2017
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Joyce DiDonato (Semiramide) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Joyce DiDonato leads the vocal pyrotechnics in a dazzling Semiramide at the Royal Opera

By , 19 November 2017
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Martha Argerich and the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia © Chris Lee
New York City

A glorious return to Carnegie Hall for Martha Argerich

By , 20 October 2017
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Joshua Hopkins (Figaro) © Joerg Wiesner
Oslo

An underwhelming Barber in Oslo

By , 14 October 2017
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Laura Verrecchia (Rosina) and Tobias Greenhalgh (Figaro) © Bill Cooper
Glyndebourne

Strong ensemble cast gives fizz to Glyndebourne's touring Barber

By , 08 October 2017
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Morgan Pearse (Figaro) © Robbie Jack
London

A razor sharp Barber of Seville revived at English National Opera

By , 05 October 2017
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Maxim Mironov (Almaviva) © Toni Suter
Zürich

Neon and cubes in Zurich: a revival of The Barber of Seville

By , 01 October 2017
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Il viaggio a Reims at the Liceu © A. Bofill
Barcelona

Il viaggio a Reims: A simply staged Rossinian rarity in Barcelona

By , 13 September 2017
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Giuseppe Sabbatini © Suntory Hall
Tokyo

Suntory Hall’s grand reopening with Rossini’s not so “Petite” Messe Solennelle

By , 01 September 2017
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Luca Pisaroni (Mahomet II) and Nino Machaidze (Pamyra) © Amati Bacciardi
Pesaro

A new critical edition of Le Siège de Corinthe at the Rossini Opera Festival

By , 13 August 2017
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Nicola Alaimo (Duke) and Salome Jicia (Dorliska) © Amati Bacciardi
Pesaro

Political satire: Torvaldo e Dorliska at the Rossini Opera Festival

By , 12 August 2017
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Aya Wakizono (Clarice) © Amati Bacciardi
Pesaro

A frivolous La pietra del paragone at the Rossini Opera Festival

By , 11 August 2017
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Jennifer France (Countess Adèle) and Nico Darmanin (Count Ory) © Dorset Opera
Blandford Forum

Threesome? Sheep? Le Comte Ory at Dorset Opera

By , 25 July 2017
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Michael Spyres and Joyce El-Khoury in Les Martyrs © Russell Duncan (2014)
London

From Auber to Halévy: El-Khoury and Spyres celebrate a pair of French stars in style

By , 14 July 2017
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Aleksandar Marković © Vladimir Miloradovic
Amsterdam

Wrong rep sinks opera evening at the Concertgebouw

By , 12 July 2017
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Geoffrey Dolton (Geronio), Quirijn de Lang (Selim) © Alice Pennefather
High Wycombe

Personenregie perfection: Martin Duncan's Il turco in Italia at Garsington

By , 26 June 2017
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The cast of Touchstone © Scott Suchman
Vienna

Rossini's The Touchstone triumphs at Wolf Trap

By , 23 June 2017
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Jessica Pratt (Amenaide) and Daniela Barcellona (Tancredi) © Tato Baeza
Valencia

Rossini triumphant: Daniela Barcellona heads a stylish and emotional Tancredi in Valencia

By , 23 June 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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© Clärchen & Matthias Baus | Dutch National Opera (2015)
Rome

Grace and delirium: Michieletto's Il viaggio a Reims lands in Rome

By , 14 June 2017
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Nahuel di Pierro © Alvaro Yanez
London

Rosenblatt bows out in style with a fine recital from Nahuel di Pierro

By , 05 June 2017
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Reinaldo Macias (Serano), Cecilia Bartoli (Elena), Vivica Genaux (Malcolm) and Salzburger Bachchor © Marco Borrelli
Salzburg

Cecilia Bartoli debuts La donna del lago at the Whitsun Salzburg Festival

By , 04 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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Sir Antonio Pappano © Riccardo Musacchio & Flavio Ianniello
London

There’s no place like Rome: Pappano and the Santa Cecilians dazzle in Respighi

By , 11 May 2017
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