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Shane Lowrencev (Hans Sachs) © Bernard Hull
Adelaide

A Meistersinger Act 3 to celebrate a State Opera Wagner anniversary

By , 04 August 2018
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Miah Persson (Countess), Sam Furness (Flamand) in background © Johan Persson
High Wycombe

A gentle, sympathetic Capriccio at Garsington

By , 01 June 2018
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ENO Chorus © Clive Barda/ArenaPAL
London

A colourful, exuberant riot: Iolanthe at English National Opera

By , 13 February 2018
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A silhouetted fairy © Hugo Glendinning
Snape

A silvery Dream lost among the shadows: Britten at the Aldeburgh Festival

By , 11 June 2017
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Ashley Riches (The Pirate King) and Andrew Shore (Major General Stanley) © Tom Bowles
London

Petticoated pirate romp: The Pirates of Penzance at ENO

By , 09 February 2017
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Stephen Richardson (The Mikado) © James Glossop
Glasgow

Scottish Opera’s Mikado: A Victorian variety show on Japanese Night

By , 07 May 2016
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Allison Bell © Felipe Pagani
London

Inspired by Shakespeare: a London gala to celebrate The Bard

By , 23 April 2016
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Nicholas Lester (Figaro) and Nico Darmanin (Almaviva) © Richard Hubert Smith
Bristol

Welsh National Opera's Barber of Seville underwhelms

By , 15 March 2016
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Calixto Bieito's production of The Force of Destiny © Robert Workman
London

Barbed wire and gruel: cold comfort in ENO’s Force of Destiny

By , 09 November 2015
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Andrew Shore (Dr Bartolo) and Barnaby Rea (Don Basilio) © Mike Hoban | ENO
London

Shore’s Bartolo shines in a Barber as frothy as Figaro’s shaving foam at ENO

By , 28 September 2015
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Andrew Shore (Major-General Stanley) © Tristram Kenton | ENO
London

That sinking feeling: ENO’s Pirates of Penzance scuppered at the Coliseum

By , 09 May 2015
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Rachel Nicholls (Eva) and Iain Paterson (Hans Sachs) © Catherine Ashmore | ENO
London

Iain Paterson and Edward Gardner lead a top quality rendering of Wagner's Meistersinger for ENO

By , 07 February 2015
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David Butt Philip (Rodolfo) and Angel Blue (Mimì) © Thomas Bowles
London

Jonathan Miller's La bohème returns to ENO

By , 29 October 2014
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Bo Skovhus and cast © Dan Rest
Chicago

Die Fledermaus rings in the holidays at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 10 December 2013
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Rhian Lois as Adele in Christopher Alden’s Die Fledermaus  ©  Robert Workman
London

Burlesque and bats: Christopher Alden reinvents Die Fledermaus for ENO

By , 30 September 2013
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Budapest Festival Orchestra, Le nozze di Figaro in the Mostly Mozart Festival 2013 with Iván Fische ©  Gordon Eszter
New York City

Iván Fischer's Mostly Mozart Figaro is fresh and fun

By , 11 August 2013
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John Graham-Hall as Aschenbach  ©  English National Opera
London

John Graham-Hall outstanding in ENO's Death in Venice

By , 14 June 2013
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Lucy Crowe  ©  Scott Rylander
London

Outstanding Rossini singing from Lucy Crowe in ENO's Barber of Seville

By , 25 February 2013
***11
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New London Orchestra at the Queen Elizabeth Hall; photo by Antony Fitz-Harris
London

The walk to paradise: Delius' A Village Romeo and Juliet on the South Bank

By , 25 September 2012
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Peter Hoare as Michel  ©  Richard Hubert Smith
London

Surrealism in the opera house: Martinů's Julietta at ENO

By , 17 September 2012
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Nicholas Folwell and Audun Iversen as Antonio and Count Almaviva in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figar ©  BBC / Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 60: Glyndebourne's outstanding Figaro

By , 28 August 2012
*****
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Andrew Shore as Jakob Lenz,  ©  Stephen Cummiskey
London

Rihm's Jakob Lenz at Hampstead Theatre: a Testament to Modern Opera

By , 17 April 2012
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Sir John Tomlinson as Ochs and Sarah Connolly as Octavian  ©  Clive Barda
London

A stellar cast lights up ENO's Rosenkavalier

By , 28 January 2012
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Ben Johnson  ©  Tristram Kenton
London

The ENO's Elixir of Love

By , 15 September 2011
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©  Erik Jacobs for Boston Lyric Opera, 2011
Boston

Britten and the Bard at Boston Lyric Opera

By , 29 April 2011
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Dan Rest / Lyric Opera of Chiacgo
Chicago

Off with Their Heads!

By , 11 December 2010
****1
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Amanda Roocroft as Emilia Marty: credit Neil Libbert, ENO
London

Janáček's Makropulos Case - it's a fairy tale, but not as we know it

By , 20 September 2010
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