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Paul Appleby (Pelléas) and Elena Tsallagova (Mélisande) © BAUS
Amsterdam

Pelléas et Mélisande at the Holland Festival: austerely beautiful but flawed

By , 05 June 2019
***11
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Peter Mattei (Don Giovanni) © Marty Sohl | Met Opera
New York City

A colorless Don Giovanni at the Metropolitan Opera

By , 15 April 2019
***11
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Girls of the Golden West © Ruth Walz
Amsterdam

Adams’ dark Gold Rush opera arrives in Amsterdam

By , 28 February 2019
***11
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Isabel Leonard (Mélisande) © Karen Almond | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The lights are out in Allemonde: Miller's dull staging of Pelléas et Mélisande returns

By , 15 January 2019
***11
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Tamara Mumford © Fay Fox
Cleveland

A festive Messiah heralds the holidays in Cleveland

By , 06 December 2018
***11
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Manfred Honeck © Felix Broede
Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Symphony closes season with magnificent Beethoven and Berlioz

By , 16 June 2018
****1
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Erin Morley (Cunegonde) © Chris Lee
New York City

Glittering Candide: a celebration at Carnegie Hall

By , 18 April 2018
*****
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Andrew Watts (Baba the Turk) and Paul Appleby (Tom Rakewell) © Monika Rittershaus
Amsterdam

The Rake’s Progress in the here and now at Dutch National Opera

By , 06 February 2018
****1
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Davóne Tines (Ned Peters), Julia Bullock (Dame Shirley) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

The dark side of the gold: John Adams' Girls of the Golden West gets its world première in San Francisco

By , 21 November 2017
****1
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Paul Appleby (Tom), Hilary Summers (Mother Goose) and Chorus © Pascal Victor | Artcompress
Aix-en-Provence

McBurney paints The Rake's Progress onto a blank canvas in Aix

By , 05 July 2017
****1
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Lenneke Ruiten (Konstanze) © Michel Schnater
Amsterdam

The Abduction from the Seraglio a soprano vehicle at Dutch National Opera

By , 13 January 2017
***11
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Amanda Majeski (Donna Elvira) and Ildar Abdrazakov (Don Giovanni) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

A direct and engaging Don Giovanni at the Met

By , 04 November 2016
****1
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Simon Keenlyside (Don Giovanni) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

A winning cast sparks joy in Don Giovanni revival at the Met

By , 27 September 2016
***11
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Paul Appleby (Bénédict) and Stéphanie d'Oustrac (Béatrice) © Richard Hubert Smith
Glyndebourne

Boxed in: Pelly serves up a grey Béatrice et Bénédict at Glyndebourne

By , 23 July 2016
***11
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Gustavo Dudamel © Mark Hanauer
Los Angeles

Waves of spiritual energy: Dudamel conducts Pärt and Mozart in LA

By , 19 May 2016
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Die Entführung aus dem Serail at The Met © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

John Dexter's genial Entführung revived at The Metropolitan Opera

By , 22 April 2016
***11
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© Cory Weaver / San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

A colorful but static Magic Flute in San Francisco

By , 20 October 2015
***11
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Glyndebourne

Alchemy from Barrie Kosky in Handel's Saul at Glyndebourne

By , 26 July 2015
*****
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New York City

The Rake’s Progress makes for a rare, gratifying evening of neoclassical whimsy at The Met

By , 01 May 2015
****1
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New York City

Musically solid Meistersinger at the Met fails to move

By , 02 December 2014
***11
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New York City

Opera in the Internet era: Two Boys at the Met

By , 09 November 2013
****1
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New York City

The Met's soul-searing Dialogues des Carmélites can't be missed

By , 04 May 2013
*****
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