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Sabine Devieilhe (Ophélie) and Stéphane Degout (Hamlet) © Vincent Pontet
Paris

“A very palpable hit”: Degout and Devieilhe star in Hamlet revival at the Opéra Comique

By , 17 December 2018
****1
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recadre
Paris

The sacrifice of Bérénice: a long break-up at the Opéra Garnier in Paris

By , 29 September 2018
***11
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Philippe Sly (Don Giovanni) and ensemble © Jean-Pierre Maurin
Lyon

David Marton turns Don Giovanni into a wrist-slashing wimp in Lyon

By , 25 June 2018
**111
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Nathalie Stutzmann © Simon Fowler
Dublin

An uplifting Beethoven Ninth from an orchestra in peril

By , 25 May 2018
****1
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Tomislav Lavoie (Don Iñigo Gomez) and Katrin Wundsam (Concepción) © Paul Leclaire
Cologne

Hours of fun: Ravel's two one-act operas in Cologne

By , 12 October 2016
***11
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Rene Jacobs © Josep Molina
New York City

An illuminating performance of Idomeneo at Lincoln Center

By , 18 August 2016
*****
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Marc Minkowski © Marco Borggreve
London

Prom 7: Disappointing French fare from Minkowski and the BBCSO

By , 20 July 2016
**111
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Philippe Talbot (Platée) © Agathe Poupeney / Opéra national de Paris
Paris

Platée at Opéra Garnier : Folly in charge

By , 09 September 2015
*****
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Lise Davidsen, Plácido Domingo and Ioan Hotea © Alastair Muir
London

One-shot saloon: Operalia 2015 a triumph for the ladies

By , 19 July 2015
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Marlis Petersen (Elettra)  ©  Werner Kmetitsch
Vienna

Blood, mud, Mozart: Michieletto's Idomeneo at Theater an der Wien

By , 17 November 2013
****1
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Stephen Hough  ©  Sim Canetty-Clarke
London

Haydn, Hummel and Ravel performed with confidence by the BBC Symphony Orchestra

By , 12 October 2012
****1
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Stéphane Degout (Hamlet) © Werner Kmetitsch
Vienna

Olivier Py’s uncertain Hamlet

By , 28 April 2012
****1
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I. Vermillion (Mrs. Quickly), A. Erdi (Nannetta), C. Colclough (Falstaff), K. Rüütel (Mrs. Meg Page) © Annemie Augustijns
Antwerp

Kein großes Opernkino bei Christoph Waltz' Falstaff in Flandern

By , 29 December 2017
***11
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© Jean-Louis Fernandez
Lyon

Alceste fait son cinéma : la nouvelle mise en scène de La Fura dels Baus à l’Opéra de Lyon

By , 02 May 2017
***11
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© Vincent Pontet
Paris

Entre gris clair et gris foncé : Don Giovanni par Stéphane Braunschweig

By , 05 December 2016
***11
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Michael König (Florestan) und Christiane Libor (Leonore) © Monika Rittershaus | Wiener Festwochen
Vienna

Achim Freyers Fidelio - Spektakel bei den Wiener Festwochen

By , 16 June 2016
***11
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Jeremy Ovenden © Luca Sage
Vienna

Mehr als ein Grund zum Feiern: Mozarts Idomeneo am Theater an der Wien

By , 22 January 2016
****1
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Charles Dutoit © Chris Lee
Geneva

Ravel au sommet sous la baguette de Dutoit !

By , 28 October 2015
****1
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Mélody Louledjian (Ciboulette) © Vincent Pontet
Paris

Avec Ciboulette, l’Opéra Comique nous offre un beau voyage

By , 29 April 2015
*****
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Jean-Christophe Spinosi à la tête de l'ensemble Matheus © Edouard Brane
Lyon

Un Messie crescendo à Lyon avec l'ensemble Matheus

By , 02 April 2015
***11
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© Jean-Pierre Maurin / Opéra de Lyon
Lyon

Idoménée à l’Opéra de Lyon : une production qui doit tout à ses voix

By , 23 January 2015
***11
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François-Xavier Roth © Marco Borggreve
Paris

Une fantastique aventure musicale : Christophe Colomb de Félicien David à Versailles

By , 13 December 2014
****1
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