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Bryn Terfel (Boris) and Roger Honeywell (Shuisky) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

The coronation and tragedy of Boris revived at Covent Garden

By , 19 June 2019
***11
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Jacques Imbrailo (Billy Budd) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

Billy Budd finally drops anchor again at The Royal Opera

By , 23 April 2019
****1
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Neal Davies © Gerard Collett
Glasgow

The Ultimate Romantic: BBCSSO uncovers Lélio, a Berlioz rarity

By , 17 February 2019
****1
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Christoph Pohl (Guillaume Tell) and Anita Rosati (Jemmy) © Moritz Schell
Vienna

Strongly cast Guillaume Tell hits its mark at Theater an der Wien

By , 16 October 2018
****1
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Alice Poggio (Skater) © Johan Persson
High Wycombe

Shivers up and down the spine: David Sawer's The Skating Rink at Garsington

By , 05 July 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
***11
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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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Adrian Dwyer (Florestan) © Matthew Williams-Ellis
Moreton-in-Marsh

Impressive singing in Longborough Fidelio

By , 24 June 2017
***11
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Sam Furness and Alessandro Fisher © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots gets a rare outing from Classical Opera

By , 21 March 2017
****1
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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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Jurgita Adamonytė © Oksana
London

La Calisto: Sublime singing saves Cavalli’s work from farce

By , 28 November 2016
****1
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Rachel Kelly (Donna Elvira) and Henk Neven (Don Giovanni) © Robert Workman
Belfast

Hedonism and downfall in Oliver Mears' farewell production at Northern Ireland Opera

By , 18 November 2016
****1
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Ambrogio Maestri © Dario Acosta
Birmingham

Belly laugh: Verdi's Falstaff ends CBSO season in high spirits

By , 13 July 2016
****1
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Mary Bevan © Victoria Cadisch
London

Friars just wanna have fun: Cesti's Orontea with La Nuova Musica

By , 14 December 2015
****1
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High Wycombe

Love's not Time's fool: Intermezzo at Garsington

By , 06 June 2015
****1
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Glasgow

Scottish Opera's Jenůfa: powerful and haunting

By , 07 April 2015
****1
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London

Opera's Spaghetti Western: Puccini's Girl of the Golden West at ENO

By , 02 October 2014
****1
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High Wycombe

Garsington Opera's Fidelio proves entertaining but emotionally flat

By , 06 June 2014
***11
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London

Laments and combats: Deep emotions in Monteverdi Ballets at Spitalfields

By , 17 June 2013
***11
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London

British Youth Opera 25th anniversary season: The Bartered Bride

By , 08 September 2012
***11
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Simon Neal (Cardillac) © Opera Ballet Vlaanderen
Antwerp

Quand l’amour de l’art rend fou : Cardillac à l'Opéra de Flandre

By , 03 February 2019
****1
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