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London

Kát’a Kabanová compellingly staged at Opera Holland Park

By , 15 July 2017
***11
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West Horsley

Natalya Romaniw leads an emotionally gripping Jenůfa for Grange Park Opera

By , 11 June 2017
****1
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Berlin

The New American Gospel: John Adams in Berlin

By , 27 January 2017
****1
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London

Le Grand Macabre at the Barbican: surreal, madcap, touching the sublime

By , 15 January 2017
*****
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Amsterdam

Andrea Breth's Manon Lescaut abandoned in a chilly Louisiana desert at Dutch National Opera

By , 10 October 2016
***11
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London

Prom 11: Wagner and Tippett make an effective pairing

By , 23 July 2016
****1
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London

Janáček's score, Alden's direction and Wigglesworth's conducting make a searing Jenůfa at ENO

By , 23 June 2016
*****
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London

Returning to the crime scene: fresh blood improves Royal Opera's Lucia di Lammermoor

By , 11 May 2016
****1
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London

Flawed and floored: Katie Mitchell delivers a powerful Lucia at Covent Garden

By , 07 April 2016
***11
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Amsterdam

Dutch National Opera's Hänsel und Gretel from the favela both delights and disturbs

By , 03 December 2015
*****
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Amsterdam

Dutch National Opera toasts its 50th birthday

By , 06 November 2015
***11
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London

Das Liebesverbot: A Wagner rarity with no wine, no women and no carnival!

By , 25 October 2015
***11
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London

A Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at ENO to hit you between the eyes

By , 26 September 2015
*****
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London

A second helping for Carsen’s delicious Falstaff at the Royal Opera

By , 06 July 2015
*****
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London

Carte blanche: A muddled Queen of Spades from David Alden at ENO

By , 06 June 2015
***11
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London

A heaven of hell, a hell of heaven: Brecht and Weill's Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

By , 10 March 2015
****1
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London

ROH comeback for Anna Nicole, but do shock tactics dull with repetition?

By , 11 September 2014
***11
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New York City

A Tale of Two Wozzecks: Goerne and Levine at the Met

By , 06 March 2014
****1
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New York City

Dallapiccola's bleak Il prigioniero at the NY Philharmonic

By , 06 June 2013
****1
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London

European première of Shostakovich's Orango at The Rest is Noise

By , 16 May 2013
*****
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London

Die Zauberflöte at Covent Garden

By , 16 April 2013
****1
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Birmingham

David Pountney and Welsh National Opera's superb new Lulu in Birmingham

By , 05 March 2013
****1
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Los Angeles

Salonen and the Philharmonia deliver a razor-sharp Wozzeck at Disney Hall

By , 13 November 2012
*****
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London

Donizetti's Belisario at the Barbican

By , 28 October 2012
****1
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London

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

By , 17 September 2012
***11
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London

Man, with two faces: Beethoven's Fifth and Dallapiccola's Prisoner

By , 26 January 2012
*****
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London

Terry Gilliam reinvents Berlioz's reinvention of Goethe's Faust

By , 08 May 2011
****1
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London

Anna Nicole

By , 04 March 2011
*****
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London

Sir Colin Davis conducts a masterful Magic Flute at Covent Garden

By , 01 February 2011
****1
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London

Raskatov's A Dog's Heart: new opera at the ENO

By , 20 November 2010
***11
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London

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

By , 20 September 2010
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Lyon

Une Lady Macbeth sublime d'horreur à l'Opéra de Lyon

By , 27 January 2016
****1
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