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Lauren Michelle (Natasha) and Jonathan McGovern (Prince Andrei) © Clive Barda
Cardiff

Ferocious intensity: David Pountney's new War and Peace at Welsh National Opera

By , 15 September 2018
*****
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Björn Bürger (Billy Budd) © Barbara Aumüller
Frankfurt am Main

Indomitable: Billy Budd in Frankfurt

By , 25 May 2018
*****
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Alan Oke (Skuratov) © Clive Barda
Cardiff

An arresting From the House of the Dead at Welsh National Opera

By , 08 October 2017
****1
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Robert Hayward (Khovansky) © Clive Barda
Cardiff

Stark and spellbinding: Mussorgsky's Khovanshchina leads WNO's Russian season

By , 23 September 2017
*****
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Daniela Pini (Olympia) © Clive Barda | ArenaPAL
Wexford

Apocalyptic Herculanum opens Wexford Festival Opera

By , 26 October 2016
***11
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Lance Ryan (Siegfried), Katharina Magiera, Britta Stallmeister, Jenny Carlstedt (Rhinemaidens) © Monika Rittershaus (2012)
Frankfurt am Main

Save the Rhine: Frankfurt Ring concludes with a strong message

By , 17 July 2016
****1
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Sir Mark Elder © Simon Dodd
London

The OAE celebrates in style with Weber’s Der Freischütz

By , 07 June 2016
****1
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Chris Addison (Smith) and Kate Lindsey (Lazuli) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

L'Étoile proves a disappointingly flat foray into opéra-bouffe for the Royal Opera

By , 01 February 2016
**111
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X. Sabata (Alidoro), P. Murrihy (Orontea), L. Alder (Silandra), M. Rexroth (Corindo) & Ensemble © Monika Rittershaus
Frankfurt am Main

Amorously enormously entangled: L'Orontea in Frankfurt

By , 14 February 2015
****1
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Conductor Martyn Brabbins  ©  Sasha Gusov
Hereford

Dyson's Canterbury Pilgrims at the Three Choirs Festival in Hereford

By , 25 July 2012
***11
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Das geheime Königreich: Davide Damiani (Der König) © Barbara Aumüller
Frankfurt am Main

Gesellschaftskritik statt feinster Musikalität: Drei ironische Opern von Ernst Křenek

By , 30 April 2017
***11
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