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Maypole dancing © Clive Barda
High Wycombe

Czech mate: a hilarious and immaculately executed Bartered Bride at Garsington

By , 29 May 2019
****1
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Allison Cook (Salome) © Catherine Ashmore
London

Flogging a dead horse: a new Salome at English National Opera

By , 28 September 2018
**111
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Karina Gauvin (Merab), Anna Devin (Michal), Iestyn Davies (David) and Allan Clayton (Jonathan) © Bill Cooper
Glyndebourne

Everybody loves David: Handel’s Saul at Glyndebourne

By , 19 July 2018
****1
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The Return of Ulysses © ROH & Roundhouse | Stephen Cummiskey
London

Monteverdi on a doughnut: A drab Return of Ulysses fails to thrill the Roundhouse

By , 10 January 2018
**111
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Andrea Bonsignore (Agrippo), Jakub Józef Orliński (Orimeno) and Francesca Aspromonte (Erismena) © Pascal Victor
Paris

Cavalli's Erismena charms in Versailles

By , 02 December 2017
***11
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Carlo Vistoli (Idraspe) and Francesca Aspromonte (Erismena) © Pascal Victor
Aix-en-Provence

Tangled plot, sensuous score: Cavalli's Erismena illuminates the Jeu de Paume

By , 07 July 2017
***11
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Christopher Purves (Saul) © Tony Lewis
Adelaide

Glyndebourne's Saul wins over Adelaide

By , 03 March 2017
*****
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Jacques Imbrailo and Ellie Laugharne © Benjamin Ealovega
London

Classical Opera's Don Giovanni: a masterclass in concert performance

By , 17 June 2016
****1
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Rachel Kelly © Gerard Collett
London

Mixed verdict: Jommelli's Vologeso thrown to the lions

By , 28 April 2016
***11
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Marta Fontanals-Simmons (Ursula) © Robert Workman
Glyndebourne

The value of Nothing: a dark operatic thriller at Glyndebourne

By , 27 February 2016
*****
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Saul Act I © Richard Hubert Smith
Glyndebourne

Biblical spectacle: an eye-popping, heart-stopping Saul for Glyndebourne’s Tour

By , 27 October 2015
****1
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London

A worthy revival of J.C. Bach's Adriano in Siria by Classical Opera

By , 14 April 2015
****1
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London

Polyphony excels in Good Friday St John Passion

By , 18 April 2014
****1
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Huddersfield

Israel in Egypt with the Huddersfield Choral Society

By , 01 November 2013
***11
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London

An absorbing Eugene Onegin at Royal Academy Opera

By , 11 March 2013
****1
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London

Haydn's La vera costanza at Royal Academy Opera

By , 19 November 2012
***11
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Vienna

A mixed St John Passion from Stephen Layton and the OAE

By , 03 April 2012
**111
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London

A very Gallic bel canto: Béatrice et Bénédict at Royal Academy Opera

By , 23 November 2011
****1
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La divisione del mondo à l'Opéra national du Rhin © Klara Beck
Strasbourg

L’Amour, affaire de famille : La divisione del mondo à l’Opéra du Rhin

By , 10 February 2019
*****
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Gabrieli Consort & Players © Andy Staples Photography
Lucerne

Brillanter Chor: Händels Messias mit Gabrieli Consort & Players im KKL Luzern

By , 19 December 2015
****1
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