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Anna Patalong (Nedda) © James Glossop
Paisley

Pagliacci comes to Paisley’s operatic Big Top

By , 26 July 2018
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Lucy Crowe (Countess Almaviva) © Alastair Muir
London

Lust and labyrinths: The Marriage of Figaro at English National Opera

By , 29 March 2018
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Sasha Cooke (Marnie) © Richard Hubert Smith
London

Muhly's Marnie fails to find the drama of Winston Graham's novel

By , 18 November 2017
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Sir Bryn Terfel (Hans Sachs) © ROH | Clive Barda
London

Excellent in parts: Kaspar Holten's new Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at Covent Garden

By , 11 March 2017
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Matthew Rose (Baron Ochs) and Renée Fleming (The Marschallin) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

Stop all the clocks: Renée Fleming's valedictory Marschallin at the Royal Opera

By , 17 December 2016
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Martin Winkler (Platon Kuzmich Kovalyov) © ROH | Bill Cooper
London

Vaudeville. Nasality. Shostakovich. Kosky.

By , 20 October 2016
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Gyula Orendt (Almaviva), Rosa Feola (Susanna) © Robbie Jack
Glyndebourne

Every detail finely tuned in Glyndebourne's Le nozze di Figaro

By , 03 July 2016
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Jochen Kupfer (Beckmesser) and Gerald Finley (Hans Sachs) © Tristam Kenton
Glyndebourne

Humour and humanity: McVicar's Meistersinger touches the heart at Glyndebourne

By , 21 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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Bernarda Bobro (The Countess) © Philip Newton
Seattle

Arresting aristos make for a fine Figaro in Seattle

By , 16 January 2016
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Erwin Schrott (Figaro) and Anita Hartig (Susanna) © Mark Douet | ROH
London

The One with Figaro’s Wedding: a deftly directed revival at Covent Garden

By , 15 September 2015
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Ambrogio Maestri (Falstaff) © Catherine Ashmore | ROH
London

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

By , 06 July 2015
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Iréne Theorin (Turandot) and Alfred Kim (Calaf) © Tristram Kenton
London

Still crazy after all these years: Turandot at Covent Garden

By , 17 February 2014
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Maria Bengtsson as Countess Almaviva; Christopher Maltman as Count Almaviva  ©  ROH / Douet
London

David McVicar and John Eliot Gardiner give us an enjoyable Figaro at Covent Garden

By , 16 September 2013
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Members of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, The Glyndebourne Chorus, and the London Philharmonic Orc ©  BBC/Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 60: Glyndebourne's Billy Budd silences the Albert Hall

By , 27 August 2013
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Anne-Marie Lemieux as Quickly, Ambrogio Maestri as Falstaff  ©  ROH 2012 / Catherine Ashmore
London

Robert Carsen's new Falstaff at Covent Garden

By , 19 May 2012
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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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