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New York City

Muti and the Chicago Symphony demonstrate the benefits of a long-lasting relationship at Carnegie Hall

By , 10 February 2018
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Milan

Myung-whun Chung's Simon Boccanegra is worth a watch at La Scala

By , 08 February 2018
***11
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Leeds

Murder on the dance floor: an underwhelming Ballo in maschera from Opera North

By , 03 February 2018
**111
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Cardiff

Wheel of Fortune: Preziosilla spins Pountney's Force of Destiny

By , 02 February 2018
****1
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London

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

By , 24 January 2018
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New York City

Exquisite musicianship in Met's revival of Il trovatore

By , 22 January 2018
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Toronto

Crisper, tighter, more relevant: revival of Christopher Alden's Rigoletto at the COC

By , 20 January 2018
****1
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Dublin

The Big Bang: a starry launch for Irish National Opera

By , 09 January 2018
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London

Dimitri Platanias stands out in a mixed Covent Garden Rigoletto

By , 14 December 2017
***11
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New York City

The Metropolitan Opera pays tribute to Dmitri Hvorostovsky with Verdi's Requiem

By , 24 November 2017
***11
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Los Angeles

Nabucco goes to Hollywood, courtesy of Thaddeus Strassberger and LA Opera

By , 19 November 2017
****1
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Tokyo

Heart and soul: Irina Lungu sings Traviata in Tokyo

By , 16 November 2017
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Turin

Falstaff in Turin: elegant, but with little mass

By , 15 November 2017
***11
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Milan

A forgotten work rediscovered: Riccardo Chailly conducts the Messa per Rossini at its La Scala première

By , 10 November 2017
****1
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Budapest

Hungarian State Opera makes a strong case for Verdi's Stiffelio

By , 30 October 2017
****1
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Paris

Gold-plated Don Carlos cast compensates for Warlikowski’s frosty Paris staging

By , 28 October 2017
***11
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Milan

Nabucco at La Scala: Verdi's score in the hands of a special maestro

By , 24 October 2017
***11
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Wexford

Rigoletto showcases great new voices at Wexford Festival Opera

By , 22 October 2017
****1
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New York City

A glorious return to Carnegie Hall for Martha Argerich

By , 20 October 2017
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Glasgow

Safe and simple pleasures from Scottish Opera's La traviata

By , 19 October 2017
****1
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Budapest

Hungarian forces at their finest: Nabucco revived at the Erkel Theatre

By , 19 October 2017
***11
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Vienna

Verdi’s family drama: Die Räuber at the Volksoper

By , 14 October 2017
***11
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London

Herheim’s lavish Vêpres siciliennes returns to Covent Garden in triumphant style

By , 12 October 2017
****1
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Barcelona

A dark masquerade in Barcelona: Verdi's Ballo returns to the Liceu

By , 07 October 2017
***11
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Chicago

Surrealist Rigoletto at the Lyric impresses with vocal talent

By , 07 October 2017
***11
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Naples

An Old School staging for Simon Boccanegra in Naples

By , 07 October 2017
***11
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Atlanta

Spano conducts a concert version of Verdi's Otello in Atlanta

By , 07 October 2017
***11
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Cleveland

An Italian journey for Cleveland Orchestra gala

By , 07 October 2017
***11
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Prague

Singing carries the show in new Prague Ballo in maschera

By , 05 October 2017
***11
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Parma

A melancholy Falstaff at the Verdi Festival in Parma

By , 01 October 2017
***11
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Parma

Nothing short of a coup: Stiffelio at the Verdi Festival, Parma

By , 30 September 2017
*****
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London

Billowing silk and blue hair: Phelim McDermott creates an evocative Aida for ENO

By , 28 September 2017
****1
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Amsterdam

Thrilling singing in Simon Boccanegra at the Concertgebouw

By , 16 September 2017
****1
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Amsterdam

Solid La forza del destino opens Dutch National Opera season

By , 09 September 2017
***11
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Washington

Graffiti meets Nefertiti: Aida in Washington DC

By , 09 September 2017
****1
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Edinburgh

Opulent Turin Macbeth arrives at Edinburgh International Festival

By , 18 August 2017
***11
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Sydney

Verdi's Requiem given an operatic take in Sydney

By , 10 August 2017
****1
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Salzburg

Netrebko triumphs as musical performances transcend Salzburg Festival staging of Aida

By , 09 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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Martina Franca

Soprano makes directorial debut with early Verdi in Martina Franca

By , 30 July 2017
****1
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London

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

By , 14 July 2017
****1
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Amsterdam

Wrong rep sinks opera evening at the Concertgebouw

By , 12 July 2017
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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

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

By , 07 July 2017
*****
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Liège

Tragic dignity and pathos from José Cura as Otello in Liège

By , 29 June 2017
****1
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Chicago

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

By , 23 June 2017
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Turin

From Scotland to Sicily: Macbeth in the deep south in Emma Dante's staging in Turin

By , 21 June 2017
****1
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London

A bronze-toned lion of Venice: Kaufmann debuts as Otello at Covent Garden

By , 21 June 2017
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London

Ekaterina Bakanova a touchingly fragile Violetta in Covent Garden Traviata

By , 14 June 2017
***11
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Zürich

Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera in Zurich: a danse macabre of pallid beauty

By , 07 June 2017
****1
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