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Diana Damrau © A. Bofill
Barcelona

Ambroise Thomas’ lavishly orchestrated Hamlet in concert at the Liceu

By , 10 March 2019
****1
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Elena Copons (Clotilde) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Raquel García-Tomás' Je suis narcissiste premières in Madrid, ma non troppo

By , 06 March 2019
***11
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Francesca Dego © Davide Cerati
Seville

The Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla connects the written word to music

By , 15 February 2019
***11
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Greer Grimsley (Wotan) and Sophie Bevan (Freia) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

A pale Rheingold begins Teatro Real's revival of Carsen’s Ring

By , 19 January 2019
***11
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BNE in Ritmos © Jesús Vallinas
Madrid

Ballet Nacional de España presents a vibrant 40th anniversary gala

By , 08 December 2018
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Philippe Jaroussky, Davóne Tines and Nora Kimball-Mentzos © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Echoes in the comfort zone: Saariaho's Only the Sound Remains at the Teatro Real

By , 26 October 2018
***11
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Pretty Yende (Elvira) © A. Bofill
Barcelona

Vocal sparkle but a dull staging in the Liceu's Puritani

By , 11 October 2018
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Piotr Beczała (Faust) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

La Fura dels Baus’ Faust 5.1 opens the new season at the Teatro Real

By , 22 September 2018
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Javier Camarena (Edgardo) and Lisette Oropesa (Lucia) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Camarena does it again: Lucia di Lammermoor at the Teatro Real

By , 25 June 2018
****1
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Gregory Kunde (Des Grieux) and Liudmyla Monastyrska (Manon) © A. Bofill
Barcelona

A forlorn Manon Lescaut arrives in Barcelona

By , 07 June 2018
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© Paco Villalta
Madrid

Flamenco Reimagined: Olga Pericet’s punchy, elegant satire on flamenco clichés

By , 03 June 2018
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Faun © Marc Haegeman
Madrid

Cherkaoui and Pite in Royal Ballet of Flanders’ attractive triple bill in Madrid

By , 19 May 2018
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Josep Pons © Igor Cortadellas
Barcelona

Contemplating death: two Strauss swansongs and a prankster’s end in Barcelona

By , 28 April 2018
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Anna Caterina Antonacci (Elizabeth) and Leigh Melrose (Cecil) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

The vindication of a neglected masterpiece: a landmark Gloriana at the Teatro Real

By , 14 April 2018
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Oksana Dyka (Gulnara) © Miguel Lorenzo and Mikel Ponce | Les Arts
Valencia

Byron writes himself the lead role in Verdi's Il corsaro in Valencia

By , 28 March 2018
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Kate Lindsey (Ariodante) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Handel’s Ariodante comes from Vienna to Madrid

By , 18 March 2018
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Aida at Teatro Real © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

A tale of two princesses: a dusty Aida revived at the Teatro Real

By , 10 March 2018
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Jonas Kaufmann and Sondra Radvanovsky © A. Bofill | Gran Teatre del Liceu
Barcelona

Great success for Radvanovsky and Álvarez at Kaufmann's night: Andrea Chénier at the Liceu

By , 09 March 2018
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Joel Prieto (Sam) and Mary Bevan (Rose) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

A marble and a star: a vivid Street Scene at the Teatro Real

By , 14 February 2018
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Joyce DiDonato (Sister Helen) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Clarity and rhythm: Spanish première for Heggie's Dead Man Walking

By , 29 January 2018
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Frank Peter Zimmermann © Harald Hoffmann | Hänssler Classic
Barcelona

Zimmermann's Bach and Schumann stand out in Barcelona

By , 15 December 2017
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Iréne Theorin (Isolde) and Stefan Vinke (Tristan) © A. Bofill
Barcelona

Tristan und Isolde: an abstract tryst by moonlight at the Liceu

By , 02 December 2017
****1
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© Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Ballet Nacional de España’s Sorolla: a disapointing collage of Spanish dances

By , 12 November 2017
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Javier Camarena and Jamie Barton © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Jamie Barton shines in La Favorite in Teatro Real gala

By , 02 November 2017
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Carlos Álvarez (Renato) and Piotr Beczała (Riccardo) © A. Bofill
Barcelona

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

By , 07 October 2017
***11
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Julian Rachlin © Janine Guldener
Barcelona

Julian Rachlin thrills in Tchaikovsky's concerto in Barcelona

By , 30 September 2017
****1
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Kurt Streit (Lucio Silla) © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

Opera seria goes wild: Lucio Silla at the Teatro Real

By , 16 September 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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© Jaime Villanueva
Madrid

Victor Ullate’s Carmen seduces Madrid

By , 30 August 2017
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Josep Pons © Igor Cortadellas
Barcelona

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

By , 27 July 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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Julia Lezhneva (Zerlina) and chorus © A. Bofill
Barcelona

Don Giovanni: Into the abyss at the Liceu

By , 19 June 2017
****1
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Madrid

Death not passion at the heart of Johan Inger’s Carmen

By , 15 June 2017
****1
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Josep Pons © Igor Cortadellas
Barcelona

Orquestra Simfònica del Gran Teatre del Liceu excels in Tchaikovsky's Fifth

By , 25 May 2017
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Leticia Moreno © Omar Ayyashi
Barcelona

Temirkanov and Leticia Moreno: tradition and the future, together in Barcelona

By , 23 May 2017
*****
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Albert Dohmen (The Dutchman) © Antoni Bofill
Barcelona

Framed: a dream world Flying Dutchman in Barcelona

By , 18 May 2017
***11
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Bernhard Forck © Adam Walanus
Barcelona

AKAMUS struggles with Bach in Barcelona

By , 11 May 2017
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Cristian Măcelaru © David Swanson
Barcelona

Bach dressed by other composers in Barcelona

By , 28 April 2017
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René Jacobs © Josep Molina
Barcelona

Sparkling Così fan tutte from René Jacobs in Barcelona

By , 24 April 2017
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Isabelle Faust © Josep Molina
Barcelona

Isabelle Faust and Freiburger Barockorchester show excellent rapport in Barcelona

By , 22 March 2017
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Gustavo Dudamel © Nohely Oliveros
Barcelona

Dudamel conquers Barcelona with Beethoven’s symphonies

By , 13 March 2017
*****
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© Jesús Ugalde
Bilbao

Yaron Traub y la Sinfónica de Bilbao dan vida a una abrumadora “Resurrección” de Mahler en Musika-Música

By , 04 March 2017
****1
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Nino Machaidze © Antoni Bofill
Barcelona

Plácido Domingo returns to the Liceu for Massenet's Thaïs

By , 01 March 2017
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Anna Spina (Moncha), viola © Javier del Real | Teatro Real
Madrid

World première of Elena Mendoza's City of Lies at Teatro Real

By , 21 February 2017
***11
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© Alice Blangero
Madrid

Les Ballets de Monte Carlo’s Romeo and Juliet: fate and grace.

By , 10 February 2017
****1
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Pablo Heras-Casado © Antoni Bofill
Barcelona

Pablo Heras-Casado explores Monteverdi in Barcelona

By , 09 February 2017
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Jacques Imbrailo (Billy Budd) and Clive Bayley (Dansker) © Javier del Real | Teatro del Real
Madrid

Deborah Warner's new Billy Budd sets a new standard in Madrid

By , 03 February 2017
****1
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Piotr Beczała (Werther) © Antoni Bofill
Barcelona

Piotr Beczała leads a comprehensively excellent Werther in Barcelona

By , 28 January 2017
*****
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Valery Gergiev © Alexander Shapunov
Barcelona

Gergiev brings the Mariinsky magic to Tristan und Isolde in Barcelona

By , 27 January 2017
****1
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Leonidas Kavakos and Enrico Pace © Antoni Bofill
Barcelona

Greece and Germany in harmony: elegant refinement from Kavakos and Pace in Barcelona

By , 26 January 2017
*****
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